Excel Gantt Chart Template Free is a free Gantt chart template, designed by a software programmer, David Gantt. This template comes with all the features of a real Gantt chart and looks very authentic. But as with all other templates, there is a little bit of work required to make it look “just like” the real thing. However, that’s not a huge deal, considering the great quality of this template.
The software is written in PHP and is an open source project. It is really cool to use and is extremely easy to customize as well.
I must say that when I first heard about this template, I did not believe that this was a genuine Gantt chart template but when I actually used it, I got the feeling that this was the case. The basic layout of the template is all simple and there is no styling or “frills”. It is almost a real-deal product and the simplicity of the layout simply adds to its authenticity.
In order to get all the extra features, you will have to pay a small fee. If you like the layout of the free version, you can go ahead and buy the additional features.
You can find it quite difficult to come up with a creative idea when using the free version. All you need to do is type in the information. Of course, this is where the software actually comes into play as it can be customized to meet your exact needs.
Now, if you want to make changes or customizations to the layout, you have to go ahead and pay the upgrade. The customization options include size, font, number of rows and columns, orientation, and background color.
For me, the one drawback of the free version is that you can’t create unlimited charts and tables. If you want to create many more data items, you will have to upgrade to the paid version.
So, it depends on your requirements. I think you will be able to create a great looking and functional Excel Gantt Chart Template free. Just think of the many benefits you will enjoy.