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List of new features and fixes for Milestones Professional 2021
January 13, 2023
- GUI: Find In Files corrected to include .MLJ files in the search.
December 13, 2022
- GUI: Edit | Find Again now works for tag searches.
October 14, 2022
- GUI: The Tools | Files and Automation option to allow double quotes on a column paste now also applies to imported data.
October 12, 2022
- GUI: Program icon updated to show version number when running on Windows 11.
August 16, 2022
- Project Interface: Fixed 3 items in import coded symbols and bars 2.
July 27, 2022
- GUI: Corrected problem with some connector fade types not showing correctly on screen.
June 27, 2022
- GUI: Corrected problem with importing and Quick View of XER/XML/MPP(without Project installed) format files while the Windows Region setting was not US English.
May 10, 2022
- GUI: Corrected problem with Cost and Baseline Cost values not appearing in schedules created by the XER/MPP Quick View feature.
May 6, 2022
- GUI: Corrected KIDASA Software, Inc. address embedded in copy of License Agreement available from the Help menu.
April 25, 2022
- GUI: Corrected problem with bar color being ignored for baseline summary bars when the bar type was in row 17 or below in the Toolbox.
March 30, 2022
- GUI: When the Edit menu, Copy Schedule to Clipboard (OLE) option is used, altered the the Text data copied to the Clipboard to include symbol times if symbol time is displayed on the schedule. See the Dates menu, set Symbol Date Format option.
March 10, 2022
- Project Interface: Discovered a bug with tagging of symbols with symbol notes field. Found that symbols were being tagged with data not field name. Fixed.
- Project Interface: Refresh from Project using “only visible tasks” was not working. Added increased error detection and correction.
March 1, 2022
- GUI: Added easy switch to Legacy Toolbox back into Toolbox Properties dialogs and Toolbox right-click menus.
December 14, 2021
- GUI: Improved memory management to better support import and refresh from large XER and XML files.
- GUI: removed unwanted taskline undo if file is very large.
December 7, 2021
- GUI: Limit on number of XER/XML tasks read in for refresh raised from 30,000 to 60,000.
November 30, 2021
- Project Interface: Minor User Interface correction in Project Refresh.
November 18, 2021
- GUI Updater: Updater improved to support Windows Server 2022.
November 16, 2021
- GUI: Returned ValueSet defaults screen to Toolbox Symbol Options.
November 15, 2021
- GUI: Improved error message when Copy Metafile to Clipboard fails, to provide more alternatives.
November 3, 2021
- GUI: Corrected issue with schedule area losing focus when any drop down box selection is made in the Symbol Toolbar.
October 28, 2021
- GUI: Removed several older format imported bitmap formats. Milestones can still import, .BMP, .JPG, .PNG, and .GIF images. Milestones can still export a schedule image to .PNG, .BMP, .EMF, and .JPG formats. Note that .EMF is the recommended resizable vector format (best for PowerPoint, Word, etc.), and .PNG is the recommended bitmap format for web pages.
October 22, 2021
- GUI: Corrected PDF and HTML export to handle hyperlinks on angled free form text.
- GUI: Changed all HTML Hyperlinks to start a new window or tab if the option in the HTML Export wizard is selected.
- GUI: Removed all import or export of TIFF graphics. If you need to import a TIFF graphic convert it to PNG first.
October 6, 2021
- GUI: Made a few cosmetic changes to better support Windows 11.
October 1, 2021
- GUI: Issues with date heading prefixes and suffixes not displaying correctly in bottom aligned date headings have been corrected.
- Project Interface: Fixed an issue with notes not coming in when using Link to Active MS Project Task (for Milestones Task Rows).
September 2, 2021
- GUI: Added option to also show symbol text in Symbol Notes report.
August 4, 2021
- GUI: In the Tools | Symbol Notes Report there is now a checkbox that lets you also include symbol text. Report upgraded to also include symbols with text and no notes if the Show Symbol Text option is checked.
July 30, 2021
- GUI: In the Tools | Symbol Notes Report there is now a checkbox that lets you also include symbol text.
July 14, 2021
- GUI: You can now select the image resolution of bitmaps included in Milestones generated PDF files (the Save As PDF… option). You can pick from 150 DPI to 1200 DPI. The default is now 600 DPI. Before this update, the default was 150 DPI.
June 28, 2021
- Project Interface: Improved Export to Project option.
June 14, 2021
- GUI: Corrected problem where find/replace on symbol text sometimes added extra line breaks to changed text.
June 11, 2021
- GUI: It’s now possible to select multiple projects from a multi-project XER file and import them all at the same time.
June 10, 2021
- GUI: Correction made to a problem which was preventing multi-project XER import from working correctly.
June 8, 2021
- GUI: XER import options now let you pick which project to import from a multi-project XER file.
- Project Interface: fixed an issue with link to active ms project task using the finish field when start selected.
- Project Interface: for refresh report, list the symbol text along with updated symbols.
- Project Interface: Changed Export to Project so that symbol notes are exported to the Project Note field.
- Project Interface: Changed Export to Project to export the symbol date to the Project Text25 field. (Project doesn’t support the date range that Milestones supports.)
- PowerPoint Interface: Fixed an issue with using a hyperlink to link to a specific PowerPoint slide.
- Project Interface: minor changes to Project to Milestones Wizard.
- Project Interface: additional diagnostic messages.
- PowerPoint Interface: changed the way scaling is done when copying to PowerPoint. Added a status box for Copy to PowerPoint.
May 7, 2021
- GUI: Option added to bring up the right-click menu when the Menu keyboard key is pressed. The Menu key is usually the key just to the left of the right-side Ctrl key on most keyboards. This solves the problem of bringing up the context menu for symbols that are difficult to click with the mouse due to their nearness to other symbols. Just arrow key the right symbol then press the Menu key.
- GUI: Made highlighted symbol and gradient rectangles display faster when anti-aliasing is not active.
- GUI: Now allow up to 8 decimal places on Values columns and ValueSets.
April 19, 2021
- GUI: In DataGraphs, text attached to the tops of bars now respects the angled DataGraph font setting.
April 15, 2021
- GUI: Unwanted Copy all Pages to PowerPoint done at end of MPP import corrected.
April 14, 2021
- GUI: Option added to Tools | Options | Edit to allow bitmaps to be forced to be used to fill rectangular areas containing hatch patterns. This option should only be selected if the Windows update has been applied which corrects the January 2021 “printing bug” introduced by Windows Update.
April 13, 2021
- GUI: Options to edit and display logarithmic date headings were added to the Toolbar and also to the date headings dialog box. Before, these settings were only available from the View menu.
April 12, 2021
- GUI: All usage of Windows Clipboard eliminated for the XER, XML, and MPP import feature. New XER, XML, and MPP flat file TXT writer added to make it easy to convert files to Excel format.
April 9, 2021
- GUI:Further improvements made to Quick View imports. All usage of Windows Clipboard eliminated for the Quick View feature.
April 8, 2021
- GUI: Improvements made to Quick View imports and Copy all Pages to PowerPoint.
March 30, 2021
- GUI: Tools | Options dialog made a little shorter to better display on low resolution monitors.
March 23, 2021
- PowerPoint Interface: Made some changes to minimize occurrence of “picture too complex” errors when pasting a schedule into PowerPoint.
March 22, 2021
- GUI: Added capability for connector bar types 25, 26, 36, 40, 41, 62, and 63 to use pattern fills and bitmap fills. Before, these connector bar types were limited to solid color fills only.
March 19, 2021
- Project Interface: Fixed an issue with refreshing from Project Server. Error “Trouble Communicating with Project”.
- Project Interface: CodedSymbolsAndBars2 – fixed an issue with the toolbox not updating when a template is loaded.
- Project Interface: Corrected problem with not being able to add Project Server schedules to the Refresh List.
March 17, 2021
- GUI: When a recent Windows Update was distributed, pattern fills such as hatch patterns in connector bars were no longer displaying in metafiles and in printer output. We altered Milestones to draw these patterns differently. There is also a new setting in Tools | Options | Edit that lets you control the automatic pattern density to accommodate whatever printer you may be using. The default setting is best for metafiles and PDFs.
March 12, 2021
- GUI: Correct a setting not being carried forward from a new chart template to the final product of the Wizard.
February 4, 2021
- GUI: Update made that corrects a crash when there are too many entries in the list of Custom Project Import Templates.
February 3, 2021
- GUI: Corrected problem with yearly headings sometimes getting truncated on very wide schedules.
February 2, 2021
- GUI: Corrected problem with the Milestones serial number sometimes not appearing the About Box screen.
February 1, 2021
- GUI: Update made to correct issue with logarithmic display being limited to 20 years. In version 2021 the limit was raised to 40 years.
January 21, 2021
- GUI: Update made that forces Show Saturdays and Show Sundays to be set when Logarithmic view is active. This was done to prevent some symbols from being displayed on the wrong dates.
January 18, 2021
- Initial Release