Timeline Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Interactive Timeline?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the information in the appropriate columns. Enter as many events you wish.
    • Month and Day are optional, but each event requires at least a Year and a Headline.
    • Months must be entered as numbers, not month names.
    • Events will automatically be placed in chronological order.
    • Events with identical dates will appear in the same order as they are in the spreadsheet.
  • Name your timeline by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the Flippity.net link to view your timeline.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to view your timeline.

Frequently Asked Questions

What multimedia can I add to the timeline and how do I do it?

Can I add ranges or time periods in addition to events?

  • Sorry, no. The timeline can only incorporate individual events. Consider adding one event for the start of a time period and one event for the end instead.