Laying out TaskMaps is now faster than ever. Version 4.0.3 includes a new AutoConnect feature that lets you “shoot” TaskMap shapes (Tasks, Connectors, Start, & End with connecting Task Links) onto the page with a single click. In the Visio 2010 example shown below, when you hover over a Task shape's AutoConnect arrow, a mini-toolbar appears offering you a choice of four TaskMap shapes to add to the page. Once you have the first shape on the page, you almost never need to move your cursor back to the stencil.
Edit Guidelines and Resources more easily. In version 4.0.3, you can right-click any Guideline or Resource in order to edit or delete it, as shown in the image below. It is no longer necessary to open a Task’s Shape Data dialog to perform either of these actions.
Change Guideline, Resource and Role text without losing hyperlinks. TaskMap v4.0.3 fixes a long-standing issue that removed hyperlinks from Guidelines, Resources or Roles if you edited the text of the item. You can now change the text of these entries without affecting attached hyperlinks.
Advantages of Visio 2010. If you are not using Visio 2010 yet, please note that the screenshot above also shows a very handy new Visio feature. The formatting mini toolbar appears above the conventional menu when you right-click any object in Visio 2010, allowing you to apply many style and format changes directly from the right-click menu .
Users can now save their own customized TaskMap templates
Custom role names are preserved when TaskMaps are saved as Templates
Visio 2002 no longer creates duplicate legend, TaskMap logo and Page title when new map is created from a user-defined template
TaskMap now sets current Windows directory to c:\Program Files\TaskMap before checking for license; prevents license not found problem on a very small number of computers
Corrects problem that can cause Guideline, Resource or Supporting Role hyperlinks to be remembered after the Guideline/Resource/Supporting Role has been deleted
TaskMap no longer prints Guidelines, Resources or Roles when display of those items has been turned off
Fixed minor Task renumbering problem when Tasks are copied to another page
Minor updates to help text
TaskMap setup program is now bundled with 15-day evaluation license
Trial license startup message is dismissed before starting web browser when user clicks "Buy Now" button
TaskMap About dialog displays correct license string when user installs a trial license first, then installs a permanent license
Enhanced display of license information in "About TaskMap" dialog, including number of days remaining on a trial license.
Installation program includes option to install a 30-day trial license.
Installation program ensures that Visio is not running before proceeding.
Installation program installs comdlg32.ocx in %systemroot% if it is not already present.
When TaskMap starts and detects a trial license, it displays the number of days remaining in the trial period or displays a trial license expired notice.
TaskMap displays a license failure message if no license is present when it starts.
Recompiled with updated version of Sentinel license management software.
Fixed duplicate role name problem when tasks are copied between TaskMaps.
All fields in Task and Task Link shapes are preserved when shapes are copied, whether copied shapes originated with this or a previous version of TaskMap.
When more than one Task is dropped onto a page, the user is offered a choice of preserving the Task ID numbers or having the system renumber automatically.
Text in the description field is preserved when Tasks and Task Links are copied.
Installation routine displays an error message and stops if Visio is not installed.
Automatically upgrades TaskMaps created with v1.0 so subsequent features work properly
Added yellow highlighting of Task Description text when Task is selected
Added hyperlink indicator (two black circles) to left of Guidelines, Resources and Supporting Role icons whenever hyperlink is present
Corrected minor problem associated with applying fill colors to Task shape