Is your copy of Milestones Professional 2023 up-to-date?

Check under Help | Keys and Information | View System Info for a Rev. date,
or, if you are not using the Enhanced Toolbar, check under Help | About Milestones | System Info. Download this Update if your Rev date is older than the current revision date (m/d/y format) of 5/13/2024

List of new features and fixes for Milestones Professional 2023

May 13, 2024

  • GUI. Corrected a problem in the XER/XML Importer that would not import ResourceNames and ResourceInitials if present in the XER or XML file.

May 12, 2024

  • GUI. Corrected a problem in the XER Importer that would not place Activity ID in Text1.

May 9, 2024

  • GUI. Corrected a problem in the XER Importer that would sometimes cause Milestones to crash if the XER file has multiple projects.

May 6, 2024

  • GUI. Added check in the XER Importer to verify if the XER file being imported is an XER file that actually contains tasks. Some XER files only contain resources.

May 2, 2024

  • GUI. Added checkbox in Tools, Options, General to allow metadata to be suppressed when using the Milestones File Save as PDF option.
  • Project Import. When MS Project is not installed, an alternate program is used to obtain the tasks from the MPP file when it is being imported or refreshed. This program has been updated to correct a problem that caused some tasks to be skipped over. This was not an issue when importing on computers that have MS Project installed.

April 23, 2024

  • GUI. Corrected problem with Advanced Undo being turned off when the Copy All Pages to PowerPoint feature is used.
  • GUI. Added Make Selected Line Horizontal/Vertical buttons added to the Selected Line Toolbar.

March 7, 2024

  • GUI. Replaced 5 unsigned DLL files in the Milestones System folder with signed versions.

December 12 2023

  • GUI. Corrected vertical alignment for single row Legends.
  • GUI. Corrected Thumbnail and Preview handlers to handle file paths of more than 260 characters.

December 5, 2023

  • Project Interface. For Link to active project task, fixed an issue with the unique ID field not appearing on the right-click menu.

December 4, 2023

  • Project Interface. Fixed an issue with refreshing symbol notes.

November 28, 2023

  • Project Interface. Adjusted Coded Symbols and Bars 2 to allow for the rare situation when someone might only have one task.

November 15, 2023

  • Project Interface. Corrected issue with Refresh from Project Server. When appending tasks, was going to the wrong dialog box upon return.

October 31, 2023

  • Project Interface. Corrected obsolete symbol issue/refresh.

September 28, 2023

  • Project Interface. Added new checkbox to “Leave all Microsoft Project schedules open” to refresh dialog box. This will appear when refreshing using a refresh list.
  • GUI. Added appearance and operational improvements to Custom Symbol Editor.

September 27, 2023

  • Project Interface. Microsoft Project enterprise fields were not appearing for selection on some Project to Milestones wizard screens. This has been corrected.
  • GUI. Problem with Copy Bitmap to Clipboard when screen is not at Fit-in-Window view has been corrected.

September 13, 2023

  • Project Interface. Corrected two Resource Import templates.

August 16, 2023

  • GUI (full installer only). Automation Help File Updated.
  • GUI (full installer only). Removed SQLite DLL file from XER Import Programs Folder. File was not actually needed.

August 8, 2023

  • Project Interface. Added code to clear the current date from the template.
  • Project Interface. Corrected Wizard to remember last used settings for Coded Symbols and Bars.

August 2, 2023

  • GUI. Removed unsupported JPEG 2000 image type from various menus.

July 19, 2023

  • GUI. Corrected summary display for connectors 74 and 75.

July 14, 2023

  • GUI. Problem with spin controls in Curtain Add/Edit dialog not displaying correctly.
  • Project Interface: Fixed issue with finish text not being remembered between refreshes.

April 20, 2023

  • GUI. Option added to Hourly/Minute setup screen to force symbols to always be displayed in both date and time order. If this option is not checked, then time is ignored for schedules longer than 20 days.

April 1, 2023

  • GUI. More Custom vector symbol fixes. When anti-aliased, dashed/dotted line patterns had display issues.

March 30, 2023

  • GUI. Fixed problem where sometimes the text alignment setting on task row date headings was being ignored.

March 29, 2023

  • GUI. Custom vector symbols now support anti-aliasing. When anti-aliased, positioning of lines should be better.

March 27, 2023

  • Project Interface. Coded Finished Dates, fixed several issues.

March 8, 2023

  • Project Interface. Changed wording on link to task dialog box to make it more clear.
  • Project Interface. Fixed issue with swim-lane colors.
  • Project Interface. For schedules imported with tasks 0%, corrected refresh % issue when % remains zero.
  • Project Interface. For Let the Wizard Guide you, fixed a stoplight issue for single value stoplights disappearing when changed.
  • PowerPoint Interface. Increased wait factors and added additional diagnostics to PowerPoint Interface.

March 1, 2023

  • PowerPoint Interface. More debug messages added.
  • GUI. Temp Folder name added to Display System Info screen.

February 27, 2023

  • Project Interface. Fixed minor issues with coded Gantt bars.
  • Project Interface. Added help button back in for coded formats.

February 22, 2023

  • GUI. Added three new command line feature override parameters: /nocho (used to suppress Startup Choices dialog – goes directly into an empty chart based on the default template), /nothm (used to suppress small chart thumbnails in dropdown most recently used box in the File menu), /noenh (forces the legacy file open/save dialogs to be used).

January 25, 2023

  • GUI. Corrected issue where circular notes were using too much memory.
  • GUI. Added page date override warning to Shift Dates dialog.

January 18, 2023

  • GUI. Corrected issue where circular notes were not being anti-aliased even when option is active.

January 15, 2023

  • GUI. DataGraphs updated to better handle values over a trillion.

January 13, 2023

  • GUI. Find In Files corrected to include .MLJ and .MLP files in the search.

January 12, 2023

  • GUI. Added Dropdown in Startup Choices dialog to switch to the compact startup dialog. This makes is easy to reset the dialog in cases where your monitor resolution and scaling do not allow the full dialog to be seen.

January 10, 2023

  • GUI. Fixed problem with Set Default Symbol Text Dialog ignoring Also Reset Size box.

January 9, 2023

  • GUI. Fixed problem with a Toolbox connector attribute not being copied on copy/paste Toolbox row.

January 6, 2023

  • GUI. Now allow Fiscal Year date headings to have added prefix and suffix.

December 13, 2022

  • GUI. Edit | Find Again now works for tag searches.

October 31, 2022

  • GUI. Added option to column heading toolbar that lets you hide the inner grid line of a heading.
  • GUI. Added right-click on symbol option to remove first or second horizontal connection from a symbol.

October 27, 2022

  • GUI. Fixed problem where some cell by cell overrides were not displaying correctly. Also fixed a non-working Reset button on Cell Text color override. There continue to be inconsistencies in how Milestones chooses to display default vs. overrides in both cell and task line toolbars.

October 24, 2022

  • GUI. Fixed bug where DataGraph Y-axis was actually ignoring the Y-axis decimal settings. It was using one of the ValueSet decimals setting.

October 21, 2022

  • GUI. Added Browse Samples to Milestones Startup screen.

October 20, 2022

  • GUI. Fixed problem that cause New File Wizard to fail if anti-aliasing is turned on.
  • GUI. Improved File menu | Pictures | Image Quality Options screen.

October 19, 2022

  • GUI. Added more options for handling of bitmap scaling.

October 18, 2022

  • GUI. Included latest Getting Started PDF.

October 14, 2022

  • GUI. Changed sample dates in date sample dropdowns to use 2023 and 2024.

October 13, 2022

  • GUI. Program Key dialog updated due to space issue for some of the text items.
  • Project Interface. Updated MilesPC Project Interface included.

October 11, 2022

  • GUI. Symbol and text alignment added to Stoplights column dialog.
  • GUI. Screen refresh is now done when the Highlighted changed symbols color is changed.

October 6, 2022

  • GUI. Added ability to select the Refresh Highlighting color to be used to highlight refreshed symbols when the Refresh Highlighting option is used in the Connections screen.

September 29, 2022

  • GUI. Fixed problem where connector outline color overrides were set to black unexpectedly when task rows were moved.

September 23, 2022

  • GUI. Added feature to allow ToolBox rows in the Standard layout ToolBox to be moved up or down.

September 22, 2022

  • GUI. Corrected Symbol Notes callout and bubble connectors to have consistent size regardless of symbol size.

September 21, 2022

  • GUI. Fixed problem where all prior version files opened with all bar connector outline color overrides set to black.
  • GUI. Added bar connector outline color overrides to Clear Symbol Setting screen.

September 20, 2022

  • Project Interface. Changed MilesPC to not minimize PowerPoint.
  • GUI. Added more symbol fill types.
  • GUI. You can now override bar fill outline color on a symbol by symbol basis.

September 7, 2022

  • GUI. Added fade types to the circular symbol note type.

September 2, 2022

  • GUI. Added the circular symbol note type. Before, symbol notes were always rectangular.

August 26, 2022

  • GUI. Calendar icons added to Custom Heading dialog to make entering dates easier.
  • Project Interface. Latest MilesPC included.
  • GUI. Problem with an extra recurrence when setting up daily recurring tasks corrected.
  • GUI. Problem with task row date heading covering up grid lines has been corrected.
  • GUI. Problem with task row date heading background showing on left side when freeze left view is active has been corrected.
  • GUI. On startup choices screen, the file size in KB has been added to display.

August 17, 2022

  • Automation. Added GetMilestonesColor(ColorIndex) method. Returns a string containing the COLORREF value of one of the the 25 default/Custom colors defined in the Tools | General | Custom Color screen.

August 10, 2022

  • GUI. Switched version 2023 to now use Program Keys specific to version 2023. Version 2021 keys will no longer work for version 2023.

August 9, 2022

  • GUI. It is now possible to specify the pattern background color when a pattern is being used to fill a connector.

July 14, 2022

  • Project Interface. MILESPC.EXE updated to expect Project Import Templates to be MLP files.

July 12, 2022

  • All. Full uninstall/reinstall required when updating to this rev from any prior rev. You must uninstall version 2023 and download the full installer and load it.
  • GUI: Lesson files updated.
  • GUI: Feature added to Date Headings toolbar and dialog to allow Date Headings vertical space to be minimized.

July 11, 2022

  • All. Full uninstall/reinstall required when updating to this rev from any prior rev. You must uninstall version 2023 and download the full installer and load it.
  • GUI: Sample files updated to MLP files.
  • Outlook Interface. Import program updated to use MLP templates.
  • Project Import. Project Import Templates updated to MLP files.

July 8, 2022

  • GUI: Added SmartImport to right-click paste options for column and column heading.
  • GUI: Improved tab order in Curtain Add/Edit dialog.

July 7, 2022

  • GUI: Added feature to prefill startup dialog with sample files if no files in MRU list or less than 16 files.
  • GUI: Added the Symbol Text 90 degree (reverse) angle symbol text option.

June 27, 2022

  • XER/XML/MPP import updates to support regions other than US English

May 10, 2022

  • Graphic file format changes

December 14, 2021

  • Example Fix