New Features and Fixes to Milestones Professional
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List of new features and fixes:
The most recent new features and fixes are at the top of the list.
June 30, 2014
Should eliminate a crash related to reading files with named symbols.
April 28, 2014
Corrected a possible crash. Sometimes, but only on Windows 8.0 or 8.1, Milestones would crash if a schedule object
was copied to the Clipboard, and File Explorer was open, and the File Explorer ribbon was
January 27, 2014
Corrected a problem that was not allowing all possible lines to display in a cell even
if there was enough room. Most of the time the problem was not apparent except in large size
charts that were being converted to metafiles or PDFs.
October 4, 2013
MS Project Import: limit of how many symbols per row that can be refreshed increased.
Appearance of percent complete symbol improved.
September 10, 2013
MS Project Import: you can now select the uniqueid to use when importing using a custom template.
August 1, 2013
MS Project Import: corrected an issue with the dialog box settings for coded/coded.
April 19, 2013
Option added to Tools | Program Options | General to enable extra space to be added to the bottom of the Enhanced Toolbar.
February 21, 2013
Problem with taskline based ValueSet font color of number display corrected.
February 12, 2013
Additional optional debug messages added to MS Project interface.
December 7, 2012
Correction made to master schedule update code that corrects a potential memory free problem that could lead
to later program crashes.
November 13, 2012
Correction made to percent complete gridlines function. If a column was being used to specify
the percent, and the column was on the right side of the chart, then the software was using the
column next to the one it was supposed to use. This has been corrected.
November 7, 2012
Correction made to column movement function, which could sometimes cause a crash.
October 15, 2012
Additional MS Project registry info shown in Display System Info screen to help in debugging MS Project startup problems.
August 16, 2012
Fixed a problem with rolled up bars sometimes not showing the correct status date shading.
April 18, 2012
Fixed a problem with sign of result when two date columns subtracted and result is displayed as duration.
March 16, 2012
Fixed a crash related to display off-page vertical connection bubbles.
March 14, 2012
Fixed a problem related to display of the last refreshed MPP file name introduced in the 2/24/2012 rev.
March 5, 2012
Added "UpdateSymbolTextFromLinkedSymbol" to the SetSymbolProperty automation call. Argument 4 on the call is either 0 (False) or 1 (True).
February 24, 2012
Fixed a problem that would sometimes prevent Project Refresh from starting.
February 9, 2012
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed a problem where files opened from Project Server were not opened as Read Only.
Added more info to the Help | View System Info option to add the list of installed .Net Frameworks.
January 23, 2012
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed a problem handling non US decimal point settings.
Fixed a problem with size display of arrowhead-ended connectors (types 30, 31, and 32). They now properly size to the current global symbol size.
December 16, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed a problem adding Project Server files to Milestones Master Schedule list.
December 14, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed the constraint option for the refresh feature.
December 13, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixes an error in the Microsoft Project Interface.
When refreshing, an incorrect error message was shown about the Microsoft Project installation.
December 1, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Changed performance indicators format to respect user-specified outline level.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Additional error messages added when install problems detected.
October 17, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixes a problem with symbol text tagging using the Link to Active MS Project task.
September 15, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed issue with optional gantt symbology to eliminate spaces in symbol tag.
September 14, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed issue with some start milestones shading when %complete is zero.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed issue with Top Level Tasks template and EV SPI percentage bar problem.
Milestones Automation interface: SetMiscProperty "CreateHyperlinksOnPDFSave" property added.
The value can be 0 (do not create hyperlinks when SavePDF is called)
or 1 (do create hyperlinks when SavePDF called.
September 8, 2011
Microsoft Project Exports: - Changed Export to Project option to handle Milestones schedules with minimum outline levels > 1.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Changed work remaining vs money remaining to use remaining cost and cost fields.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Fixed "ESC for cancel" to be more uniform and produce a "process cancelled" message.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Append task error corrected.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Compact Sequential tasks - changed to allow symbol text selection.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Space Saver - changed to allow symbol text selection.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Scatter Chart - changed to allow symbol text selection.
Microsoft Project Imports: - Presentation Timeline - corrected to display text for single day milestones.
Four new connector types added.
July 21, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: corrected Dynamic Rollup 'Set Titles'
option. Added option to change symbol text for dynamic rollup.
Microsoft Project Imports: corrected 'Coded Symbols Symbol Text' option.
Microsoft Project Imports: corrected 'Coded Symbols With Slips' option.
July 14, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: Fixes error in Microsoft Project import using the Dynamic Roll-up option when the Microsoft Project
schedule does not have a baseline as expected.
New option added to Tools | Program Options | Edit to enable the automatic top margin
calculation to be disabled. This makes it easier to create charts with very small top margins.
July 6, 2011
In the Automation interface, a new method was added to support the sorting of tasklines based on
symbol dates, but also ignoring outline levels. The new method is: SortTasksBySymbolDateNoOutline.
The only argument is a 1 or a 2 depending upon whether the first symbol (1) or last symbol (2)
on the line should be used.
Microsoft Project Imports: Basic Gantt 2 template corrected to have normal symbol types for summary bars.
June 28, 2011
Corrections made to Enhanced Toolbar that was sometimes preventing the symbol date fields from
being edited when a single symbol was selected.
Microsoft Project Imports: Symbol text for Status Stoplight format fixed.
June 22, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: Corrected Gantt step-by-step template to show symbol text for tasks with one day duration.
Microsoft Project Imports: Added check for use of dual monitor.
Microsoft Project Imports: Corrected issue with Summary Chart - Compact Sequential Tasks so that "NA" is not displayed for symbol text.
Microsoft Project Imports: Corrected refresh to accurately update symbol text when no tag is used.
May 13, 2011
Microsoft Project Imports: Fixed problem with cost indicators in Stoplight Indicators schedule.
April 22, 2011
Problem with sorting of tasks sometimes failing has been corrected (when tasks contained automation tags
longer than 39 characters).
Problem with creating MS Project Task Links to some field types has been corrected.
April 7, 2011
Problem with keyed percent completes on a single day schedule being ignored corrected.
Automation Help file updated to correct a documentation error.
April 4, 2011
SetSymbolProperty(..."Connector1Color"..) and SetSymbolProperty(..."Connector2Color"..)
now support -1 as a color, which has the effect of resetting the color override back to
the Toolbox default.
MS Project Interface: Fixed an error in CPI/SPI on Earned Value DataGraphs.
Problem with symbol order sometimes being incorrect after the symbol date
was adjusted using the Symbol Toolbar has been corrected.
March 30, 2011
MS Project Interface: Fixed an error in gantt step by step as related
to weekly graphs of numerical information.
MS Project Interface: Minor enhancement to Task by Resource
Detailed format, to show tasks outlined by resource.
MS Project Interface: When refreshing, duration and
work values on summary bars were not displayed.
MS Project Interface: Fixed problem with some international date
formats not displaying properly in columns.
March 7, 2011
MS Project template for Tasks by Resource Detailed updated.
Corrected error in starting point for outgoing vertical connection in case where starting symbol is also the
target of an off-page vertical connection.
January 31, 2011
Corrected error in refresh from multiple Microsoft Project files.
Corrected error in refresh from multiple Microsoft Project Server files.
January 26, 2011
Issues with Multi-project refesh were fixed.
Issues with a screen staying open after a MS Project format XML import has been corrected.
January 24, 2011
Issues with stacked ValueSets resetting after just two were stacked corrected.
December 10, 2010
Issues with custom templates corrected.
Gantt Step-by-step: stoplight option improved.
Coded Summary - Dynamic Rollup option corrected.
Right click option for tagging a row fixed.
Refresh issues: % complete issue corrected, working with Project Server issues corrected,
Microsoft Project tasks with unique ID 0 now refresh correctly
November 5, 2010
Updated the Project Interface to delete small temporary files which were being left in the temp folder.
Changed the daily generic date heading to allow a frequency setting of up to 300. The old limit was 60.
October 29, 2010
Fixed a problem in the Project Interface - columns added during the wizard not importing in some circumstances.
October 27, 2010
Correction made to fix a problem that would sometimes make the MS Project import fail.
October 21, 2010
Added option in Tools | Program Options | Edit that enables you to suppress automatic line
thickness adjustments when creating PDF files.
October 18, 2010
Correction made that would sometimes make the MS Project import fail to start on Windows 7 64 bit if prior
versions of Milestones had been installed.
October 13, 2010
Option to exclude hidden task rows from Internet Publishing textual output added.
September 22, 2010
Correction made to Project Import. Finish Variance field in Project Import was not being formatted correctly.
September 15, 2010
Correction made to feature that allows all prior version linked Milestones filenames to have their
extent replaced with .mld.
Correction made to Project Refesh to allow column refresh even if their are no symbols on the row.
September 9, 2010
Correction made to Project Refresh.
Additional feature added to XML based Project Refresh. You can now select WBS and Text1-Text30 as
alternatives to UniqueID for the tagging ID field.
September 3, 2010
Added feature to Project Refresh, both from MPP files as well as XML files to allow
two additional, but optional text refresh fields for symbol tagging. You can now refresh symbol text
lines 2 and 3 by adding the fields to the symbol tag. For example: 56,finish,text1,text2,text3
August 26, 2010
Correction made to page spanning vertical connection display option. Sometimes secondary connections
were not appearing on intervening pages.
August 24, 2010
Options added to Vertical Link Options dialog screen (the screen that appears when you double-click on
a vertical connector in the Toolbox) that lets you show vertical connections that span a page as well as
draw off-page connection bubbles.
August 16, 2010
Corrected a problem that was sometimes causing symbols and connectors to not be redrawn on a screen refresh. The problem only seemed to occur on XP systems.
August 11, 2010
Corrected a problem that was causing refreshes from MS Project to sometimes not work.
August 10, 2010
Added "TextLine1Color" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is the RGB color override for the first line of symbol text.
Added "TextLine2Color" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is the RGB color override for the second line of symbol text.
Added "TextLine3Color" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is the RGB color override for the third line of symbol text.
Added "TextLine1BoldItal" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is 1 for bold, 2 for italic, or 3 for bold/italic, 0 resets back to default for the first line of symbol text.
Added "TextLine2BoldItal" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is 1 for bold, 2 for italic, or 3 for bold/italic, 0 resets back to default for the second line of symbol text.
Added "TextLine3BoldItal" property to SetSymbolProperty call. Arg 4 is 1 for bold, 2 for italic, or 3 for bold/italic, 0 resets back to default for the third line of symbol text.
Added "OutlineType" property to SetToolboxSymbolProperty call. Arg 3 is 1 to 25.
Corrected a problem that was sometimes causing imports from MS Project to not work.
Added "SymbolName", "LinkedToSymbolName", and "LinkedToFileName" properties to the
OLE Automation GetSymbolProperty method.
July 29, 2010
Corrected a problem that was causing exports to MS Project to not work.
July 28, 2010
Added a feature in Symbol Selection menu | Verticals Links tab that enables you
to selectivly hide vertical links on a symbol by symbol basis. This option is
also available on the right-click menu when you right-click on a symbol.
July 22, 2010
Added feature in Tools | Options | General that lets hyperlink buttons be hidden in
newly created PDF files, but remain functional.
Added feature to the Column Heading selection menu that lets column headings be rotated 90 or -90 degrees.
July 20, 2010
Occasional crash in the Insert menu | Insert baseline function has been corrected.
July 19, 2010
Microsoft project import: On Milestones-Finish Dates selection, if Summary is not selected, the finish date milestone will be shown for the summary.
Microsoft project import: On Milestones-Finish Dates selection, if Color critical red is not selected, the finish date milestones will not be colored red when critical.
Microsoft project import: On resource imports, fixes made to circumvent errors on some MPP files.
June 25, 2010
Master Schedule Add Files... fixed.
Project Import refresh from multiple files corrected.
June 24, 2010
Full installers and 64 bit update installers corrected to allow installs to other than default folder.
June 11, 2010
Correction made to placement of single line Legend entries in PDF and meta files.