New features and fixes to Milestones Professional
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revision date of 2/15/2010.
List of new features and fixes:
The most recent new features and fixes are at the top of the list.
February 15, 2010
Added some fixes needed for Windows 7 64 bit related to date order
December 18, 2009
Added some fixes needed for Windows 7 64 bit.
November 14, 2009
Added some fixes needed for Windows 7 32 bit.
March 25, 2009
Fixed problem with Date control and other dialogs not appearing in
the correct location on a multi-monitor system when the secondary
monitor is configured left of the primary.
March 11, 2008
Changed Automation function CopyMetafileToClipboard to not return
until metafile has been placed on the clipboard, and to try multiple
times to lock the clipboard in case the first lock attempt fails.
September 18, 2007
Corrects a problem with hyperlinks being left off of the HTML map
command when the hyperlink parent was the last task line on a page in a
tiered hierarchy output.
Corrects a problem with an error 13 in earned value timescaled
August 30, 2007
Corrects a problem with using Milestones/Project Refresh using fields
other than UniqueID as the update key.
August 29, 2007
Corrects problems with some task lines being left out of HTML files
created using the Tiered Hierarchy Internet Publishing feature. The
problem was more likely to occur in situations where the schedule has few
lines per page set.
August 28, 2007
New feature in Hyperlinks added. Now, any hyperlink to a PowerPoint
file can be preceded by a "slideNNN," and then, when Milestones activates
the PowerPoint hyperlink, that particular slide will be activated. For
example "slide002,c:\temp\slideshow.ppt" will cause c:\temp\slideshow.ppt
to be loaded into PowerPoint and slide 2 to be shown. To enter hyperlinks
to PowerPoint files to take advantage of this feature you must use the
Add URL... button, instead of the ADD File... button in order to key both
the slide designation and the PPT path and file name. Note that this
feature only applies to hyperlinks activated directly by the Milestones
GUI, not Milestones created HTML files with embedded hyperlinks. Note
also, that the slideNNN part must have "slide" followed by a 3 digit
slide number, then a comma. Use as many leading zeros as needed to comply
with the exact format required.
August 7, 2007
Corrects problems with symbols in summary lines ignoring custom
symbol date formats.
June 26, 2007
Corrects problems with Taskline Hyperlink importing from MS Project
sometimes causing an Error 13 message.
June 25, 2007
Corrects more problems with Earned Value (EV) values not importing
correctly from MS Project.
June 21, 2007
Corrects problem with Earned Value (EV) values not importing
correctly from MS Project.
June 13, 2007
Corrects problem with SV values not importing correctly from MS
May 9, 2007
Corrects problem with MS Project imported symbol text.
April 26, 2007
Corrects problem with MS Project refresh.
April 20, 2007
Corrects problem with MS Project refreshed symbol text appearing as
April 16, 2007
Corrects problem with TotalSlack appearing as NA in files imported
from MS Project.
April 6, 2007
Corrects problem where Open with Arrow Tool Active choice was ignored
when opened via Windows Explorer.
February 21, 2007
Corrects 'Save Copy of Chart' problem with schedules opened from an
embedded location, like from within a PowerPoint or Word document.
February 14, 2007
Corrects Copy all Pages to Powerpoint problem with Microsoft Office
February 13, 2007
For the Microsoft Project interface, Milestones with duration of zero
will now be filled and considered complete if percent complete is 100.
For the Microsoft Project interface, when using a Master schedule
with a resource pool, corrected the way the Milestones interface accesses
the resource pool.
December 26, 2006
An optional 3rd parameter was added to the ApplyColorTheme Automation
method. If set to "True", then gridlines are left out of the result.
December 19, 2006
Two new methods were added to the Automation interface:
SetSummarySymbols and SetBaselineSummarySymbols
Both methods have 3 arguments, the start symbol, the
connector, and the end symbol. All three parameters are based upon the
index of the desired symbol or connector in the ToolBox. the symbol
numbers can range from 1 to 32 and the connector numbers can range from 1
to 16. For example, SetSummarySymbols(3,2,4) would cause the 2nd row of
the ToolBox to be used as the symbols and connector used in automatically
drawn summary bars.
A correction was made in the MS Project Import Wizard to ensure that
the various option names display correctly.
December 17, 2006
A new option was added to the Size/Color/Summary tab of the Symbol
Properties dialog box. The new option is a checkbox labeled "Ignore Size
Override when placing text and date". If checked the placement of the
symbol text and symbol date will be controlled by the symbol size
settings for the entire chart rather than any override size attached to
the symbol. This overcomes the problem of poor text and date placement on
non-square symbols with a size override. This is especially useful for
rectangular custom symbols that might need to drawn at a larger than
normal size in order to show the needed detail.
December 12, 2006
A correction was made that should prevent a crash when SnagIt or
other file based printer drivers are set as the default printer.
A correction was made to the Milestones ThumbNail viewer auxiliary
program that should prevent folders set to ThumbNail view from
interferring with Milestones files being opened.
November 2, 2006
A new tab was added to the Format | Dates | Schedule Details dialog
to enable you to view and set the schedule tags.
A new automation method was added: CopySchedule. This method creates
the same OLE objects on the ClipBoard that get created when the GUI Edit
| Copy Schedule to Clipboard selection is made.
Three new Group Policy options were added: DisableHyperlinkInsertion,
DisableHyperlinkLaunching, and DisableInternetPublishing.
October 25, 2006
Critical tasks in the Gantt step-by-step option in the wizard are
filled red past the status date.
Includes option to tag symbols on Milestones Professional schedule
when schedule is exported to MS Project.
October 23, 2006
Corrected a problem with reading colors properly from Milestones Etc.
version 3.1 files.
When a ValueSet is cleared any values for the cleared ValueSet
attached to symbols get reset to 0.0.
October 3, 2006
If you right-click on a column heading you can choose to have an
existing column used to set percent complete. Any valid percent complete
values found will be used to set the percent complete for task level
rows. Note that summary level rows percent complete continue to be
controlled by the percent completes for the underlying tasks. The column
will be converted to a Milestones Percent Complete SmartColumn.
The "Files opened Read Only remain unlocked" option under Tools |
Options | General is now on by default.
September 27, 2006
In the MS Project Refresh Wizard, the Gantt option has a new import
format: Current Plan + Baseline w/Status. The status date field to use is
obtained from the Optional Combo 1 dropdown box in the final screen of
the import wizard.
There is now a new way to export to MS Project. If MS Project is
installed on your computer you can use the new File | Export Data |
Direct to MS Project... option. This option will open MS Project, start a
new Project file, and then copy the tasklines directly into MS Project
without having to create an MPX file.
There is a new option under Tools | Options | General, the "Files
opened Read Only remain unlocked" option. If this option is checked, then
if you open a Milestones file read-only, then others may open it for
update. Without this option checked others cannot update a file which is
already opened by Milestones.
August 29, 2006
In the MS Project Refresh Wizard, the Append New tasks selection has
been returned to the Refresh option.
August 14, 2006
In the MS Project Import Wizard, the Resource - Detailed option now
supports additional columns.
July 27, 2006
-Corrected a problem in the MS Project import feature that prevented
start1/finish1 optional symbols from being connected.
-Fixed issues related to vertical dependencies (applies to all formats)
-Added option "Recompute start/end dates" to refresh
-Fixed feature which sets date range for individual pages - wasn't
working in all cases on Summary - Presentation Timeline
-Added warning message to Custom/SPI Percentage Bar choice to prevent
-Fixed gantt chart bars to display both start and end date for single
day activities which are not zero duration.
July 24, 2006
Added two new import options to the MS Outlook import feature. Import
Data | MS Outlook | Shared Tasks. These two options allow a user to
select a folder of shared tasks or a shared calendar from MS Outlook to
import into Milestones.
July 13, 2006
The MS Project interface Performance import was enhanced to better
handle tasks of short duration.
July 10, 2006
The MS Project interface Gantt import was enhanced to better handle
tasks of short duration.
July 5, 2006
Problems with resetting the "Allow File to be Opened Read-only
without password" flag in the Password dialog were corrected. Once set,
it was difficult to unset again. This update corrects the reset problem.
June 30, 2006
MS Outlook import improvements: 1) The Outlook Import template
now includes columns for "Owner" and "Category" fields from Outlook.
2) Due date slippage for completed tasks is marked with a baseline
milestone showing the "Date Completed" field from Outlook.
June 28, 2006
For MS Outlook import choices "Pending Tasks Only" and "Tasks on or
after Date…," the task’s body text will be inserted into the symbol notes
field in Milestones. Notes are always placed in the end date symbol,
unless the task is a single milestone.
June 15, 2006
In the MS project Import Wizard, a problem with Earned Value #2
graphing was corrected.
In the MS project Import Wizard, a problem with performance/stoplight
(#7) chart was corrected.
In the MS project Import Wizard, a problem with the custom option for
Summary-condensed gantt optional columns import was corrected.
The OLE Automation Help file was updated.
June 2, 2006
Corrected a problem with percent complete displaying an incorrect
value in the Earned Value reports.
Corrected a problem in how Milestones/MS Project Refresh handles a
Flag 10 field containing custom formulas.
Corrected the problem with Hide Legend not working for floating
Corrected the problem the Automation help file missing the
May 19, 2006
Added Deadline dates to the list of fields that can be refreshed
using Milestones/Project refresh.
May 12, 2006
Added a "generic" MPX import filter that is displayed on first-time
use of the MPX import option. Also corrected a display issue with the
outline level selection box in the MPX import wizard.
May 5, 2006
Added read of registry entry
to enable the option added on May 2 to be on by default.
May 2, 2006
Added an option to Tools | Options | View to let the user specify
that metafiles embedded in metafiles being created are to be first
converted to a bitmap before being included. This overcomes an issue with
cropped metafiles not be cropped when embedded. This option is only
needed if cropped metafiles are embedded in a schedule that is going to
be converted to a metafile.
April 25, 2006
Corrected problem which could cause percent completes in Summary
lines to display incorrectly.
April 14, 2006
For MS Project Import, fixed column headings in Performance - Cost
Variance and fixed Summary charts to remember extra columns.
April 7, 2006
Corrected the Help | About | Program Key dialog to properly indicate
that all letters in the Program Key entered are case sensitive.
April 3, 2006
An issue with imported baseline symbol start dates from MS Project
being off has been corrected.
March 30, 2006
Warning note added to the Custom Date Format help dialog mentioning
that the Custom date format masks are Case Sensitive.
New keyboard shortcut that permits all symbols on all lines to be
sorted in date order. Press Ctrl+Alt+J to do the sort. Normally symbols
are automatically kept in date order, but if they get out of order for
any reason, such as from an import or automation operation, this shortcut
will put them back in the proper date order.
March 22, 2006
Corrects serious problem with 3/21/06 rev concerning an issue with
column cells sometimes getting the wrong text when the Text tool is used
to edit cells on-screen.
MS Project duration columns inserted via the Insert menu now get the
Templates for imported MS Project Performance charts updated.
March 21, 2006
For custom MS Project import templates, the files names are saved on
the Open and Save As... menus.
Resource charts 1 and 2 now offer the ability to import multiple
Two Gantt step by step optional symbology problems have been fixed.
March 10, 2006
Positioning of overlayed Datagraphs improved in situations where
a floating DataGragh or bottom date heading is used.
March 9, 2006
Added error message to Save As PDF... function to display a
warning when it appears PDF was not generated.
March 8, 2006
Added option to Tools | Options | Edit to enable legacy CSV
files to be saved as ANSI intead of Unicode.
March 1, 2006
Fixed problem that prevented trial version from allowing 20 file
Correction made to MS Project import to allow refresh of
Physical % Complete columns.
Stop and Resume dates missing from MS project import dropdowns.
Correction made to spacing on the undocked two row Toolbar.
Correction made to MS Project import to prevent Color Theme
selection from changing symbol colors in the Toolbox.
Correction made to MS Project Refresh for the Remaining Work
Current date override issue with some MS Project import