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    Chart to show year ranges for time line

    I'm trying to make a historical timeline. Like, so-and-so lived from 220-289, and such-and-such lived from 270-340. Using the standard timeline mechanism doesn't work because a) I don't have actual dates; just years, and b) they're all prior to the 1800s.

    I can't figure out how to do this, but it should be simple. I thought I could use a line graph, but they don't format right.

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    Re: Chart to show year ranges for time line

    I am having trouble visualizing exactly what you have and exactly what you want. My first guess is that you want some kind of "Gantt" chart. If the built in Gantt chart tool does not know how to work with your "just years" data, then a Gantt chart can easily be created as a stacked bar chart, which should have no trouble with the data you have. Help us understand exactly what you are trying to end up with, and we should be able to help you program that into the spreadsheet.
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    Re: Chart to show year ranges for time line

    Yeah, a Gantt chart might work. Just not sure how to do one of those in Excel.

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    This shows how to build a basic Gantt chart as a stacked bar chart: https://www.excel-easy.com/examples/gantt-chart.html

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    Re: Chart to show year ranges for time line

    That helps a lot! Thanks.

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