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 .
Fixed problem affecting list handling for users with Visio 2007 and non-English versions of Windows
Version 3.0.8 (TaskMap Professional v1.1)
TaskMap menu now includes “Add Tasks to Page…” which will arrange a user-specified number of Tasks into a user-specified number of rows on a TaskMap page; optionally, the Tasks can be automatically interconnected with Task Links.
Version 3.0.7 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Startup time for Visio when not using a TaskMap template is significantly faster
Hyperlink dialog now allows browsing for bookmarks in Excel files
Corrected misreported TaskMap template version number in About TaskMap dialog for maps converted from older format
“Please wait” message box appears when opening and converting older format maps
Version 3.0.6 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Added TaskMap menu entry to link to TaskMap Capture for Excel spreadsheet (Pro only)
Changed means by which Excel locates TaskMap license for TaskMap Capture: modified installer to create LSERVRC environment variable for license manager and eliminated path variable that was used previously.
Installer now places Sentinel License Manager APIs (lsapiw32.dll; lsvbwrap.dll) in \system32 instead of c:\Program Files\TaskMap.
Version 3.0.5 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Add “all files” and “PDF” back to document hyperlink dialog.
Changed default page settings to accommodate automatic Task numbering when using data linking
Version 3.0.4 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Expanded the set of TaskMap data graphics
Changed installer to remove old template/stencil path names from Visio file paths
Version 3.0.3 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Created TaskMap menu entry on Visio main menu that includes Insert Last Save Date/Time and Create TaskMap Capture for Excel worksheet (PRO only).
Set text color formula for data graphic icons and callouts so text is white for darkest colors.
Added new reports for time totals by page.
About TaskMap dialog displays Standard/Professional for TaskMap and shows Standard/Professional for Visio 2007.
User-entered colors and threshold values for data graphics are stored in each TaskMap so they are preserved when document is closed and reopened.
Color and time unit entries on dropdown lists in TaskMap Options dialog can be selected by typing first letter of color name
Installer now allows user to cancel if Visio is running.
Installer now places all four templates on Start menu along with Create TaskMap Capture for Excel worksheet (PRO only).
Version 3.0.2 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Increased precision of time totaling reports from two digits to four.
Added entry on Visio file menu to launch TaskMap Capture for Excel.
Open dialog for document links in TaskMap hyperlink dialog now includes Office 2007 file types.
Ask TaskMap Expert button now addresses message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 3.0.1 (TaskMap Professional v1.0)
Included custom icons, icon sets, callout and data graphics for enhanced data visualization.
Included new in TaskMap Options tabs for easy configuration of data graphics colors and threshold values.
Included TaskMap Capture for Excel template that imports role names, frequencies and time units from a user-selected TaskMap, then creates dropdown lists with those values for easy data entry. The resulting workbook can then be imported directly into a TaskMap.
Allowed user control of text for Guidelines, Resources and Supporting Roles.
Added Task fields to identify decision Tasks and to allow entry of risk and control numbers; fields can be displayed using data graphics.
Added two user-defined fields to the Task shape: one numeric field and one text field; fields can be displayed using data graphics.
Added new reports to report on new fields described above.