Consider using Microsoft Visio if you need to quickly put together a high-level timeline to share with your project sponsors and team members. If needed, you can easily embed the visual timeline into a regular document or a presentation slide deck.
In Visio 2003, on the File menu, point to New, point to Project Schedule and click on Timeline.
In Visio 2007, Project Schedule is simply called Schedule.
Drag the block, line, ruler, divided or cylindrical timeline into the drawing area.
Add a bracket, block or cylindrical interval as appropriate.
If needed, add an expanded timeline to provide more details to a portion of the timeline.
Jazz up your timeline by adding milestones (diamond, square, circle, X, triangle, 2 triangle, line, pin or cylindrical).