Symbol Note Enhancements
Display notes in a circle/ellipse
Symbol notes are used, in addition to symbol text, to annotate dates on the schedule. They are easy to move and can be used for lengthy or short notes. A new feature, useful for presentation schedules is the option to display notes in a rounded shape. Here’s an example:
All lines types are available to be used for symbol notes borders:
Show angled symbol text at a reverse angle:
Bar and Symbol Customization
2 new connector Bar Types
Horizontal bar types 74 and 75 offer a taller connector with built-in arrowheads:
Individual override of bar outline color:
Customization of pattern bar types:
Circular bitmap symbol clipping improved:
New Symbol Patterns:
New Symbol Right-click options:
Column and Date Heading Customization
Minimize the Date Headings
When space is at a premium, minimize the Date Heading space. Normally, a cushion of about one half of the text height is reserved above and below the heading text. With Minimize Height selected only about one tenth of the text height is reserved.
Default with padding:
Add Prefixes And Suffixes To FY Headings
Fiscal year date headings can now have prefixes and suffixes:
Hide Inner Gridline for a Column Heading, make your Column Headings looked merged:
Easier entry of custom date headings
Entry of dates for custom headings has been made easier. Date icons to the right of the date field will bring up the date picker. After the first date is chosen, the date picker will automatically set the date for the next entry to make subsequent entries faster.
Project and Primavera XML Interface Improved
Cleaner, updated interface
Cleaner, updated interface to Microsoft Project and Primavera XML includes improved com munication of problems found during the import process:
See schedule changes in the color of your choice
When a schedule is changed via Project or Primavera refresh, updated symbols can be highlighted in any color:
A new option makes it easier to use a filter to isolate certain types of data to a schedule subset. This is useful when using a filter to view just part of the schedule.
First, apply a filter, or hide the tasks that are not relevant. Then, right-click the DataGraph and choose DataGraph Properties:
Trillions support improved:
Datagraphs have also been improved to support up to 8 decimal places!
Bold current tab
The current toolbar tab is now bolded to make it easier to work with:
Move a toolbox row
Editing the toolbox has been made easier. In addition to being able to copy and paste toolbox rows, it’s now possible to move toolbox rows up and down within the toolbox. First, select an entire toolbox row. Then, right click and choose Move Selected Row.
Additional colors added to color palette
For those who have a list of favorite colors, it’s possible to replace any of the colors in the color palette. At customer request, 5 new color slots have been made available to edit via Tools | Options | General | Customize Chart Colors. All colors except for white and black can be customized.
Toolbox size options
The Toolbox can now be displayed at, 100%, 150%, or 200%.
Tools Tab -> Edit button, or Right-click the Toolbox “Toolbox Properties”:
The startup screen now populates with sample schedules until your saved schedules dominate:
The size of the startup screen can be adjusted at the top of the screen:
Smallest size, largest size: