TaskMap: Processes Made Easy

TaskMap Update: 2.1


TaskMap Update 4.0.3 Highlights

We are pleased to let you know that TaskMap version 4.0.3 is now available!
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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.

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Task shape showing AutoConnect

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.

Edit Guideline Text - New feature in 4.0.3

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 .

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Revision History 2.1

Version 2.1.6

  • Changed TaskMap to retrieve Visio menu items by ID rather than index or name; allows TaskMap to run with Visio 2002/2003/2007 and both English and non-English versions.
    Fixed problem that caused Task Links to be repositioned with Guidelines or Resources were added to an attached Task.

Version 2.1.5

  • Reverts to retrieving Visio menu items by text as a work around to issue in Visio 2007 that causes Visio to hang on startup; for use only with English versions of Visio

Version 2.1.4

  • Updated installation program to accommodate Visio 2007 file paths.
  • Changed operation of TaskMap to work around list handling bug introduced by Microsoft in Visio 2007 (Visio places INDEX() function instead of list entry into shapesheet cell).
  • Created stencil v2.6: changed format picture for Time Between Tasks from “#,###.####” to “#,##0.####” to display zero when time value is zero; this is a workaround for Visio 2007 bug that incorrectly displays decimal point instead of nothing for format picture of #.# when data value is zero.
  • Fixed minor bug that causes spurious entry to be placed in hyperlink list when editing TaskMap-type links.
  • Removed TaskMap version number from uninstall dialog box.
  • Fixed problem with display of radio buttons in Visio 2007.
  • Fixed bug that occurred when creating a TaskMap-type link to a TaskMap that had previously been converted from v1 to v2.
  • Fixed minor problem when browsing bookmarks in documents that have been moved to another location.
  • Fixed minor spacing problem when Guideline/Resource text wraps to two or more lines (Visio 2007 only)

Version 2.1.3

  • Changed technique used to add “Last Save Date/Time” to the Visio Insert menu so that it works correctly with non-English versions of Visio.

Version 2.1.2

  • Removed trailing “#” from hyperlink syntax to resolve MS Project bug that caused hyperlinks to .mpp files to fail.
  • Updated various sections of help text and increased base font size to 9 pts. Also fixed hyperlinks to external email and html addresses.

Version 2.1.1

  • Added chapter on relative hyperlinking to help text; expanded section on saving and publishing web pages and included three examples.
  • TaskMap adds “Last Save Date/Time” to the Visio Insert menu allowing you to add this field to most shapes.
  • Updated stencil to v2.5 to correct problem that could occur if TaskMaps are opened alternately in Visio 2002 and 2003.
  • Made minor change to title of TaskMap Options dialog.
  • Corrected problem that caused misplaced Guideline, Resource and Supporting Role icons on PCs using “,” instead of “.” as the decimal separator character.
  • NOTE: v2.1.1 includes features/fixes listed for version 2.1.0 immediately below

Version 2.1.0 (not released to all customers)

  • Added browse button for web page hyperlinks
  • Removed extra save request message that appeared when closing a TaskMap that was already saved.
  • Fixed error that caused Task Link Description to disappear if it contained a “#” character, digits or fewer than 3 characters.
  • Hyperlink dialog now opens Word documents in read-only mode when browsing for bookmarks, eliminating display of a dialog asking user what to do. (Previously, if the target Word document was open, TaskMap appeared to hang while waiting for you to respond to the open document dialog.)
  • Hyperlink dialog now allows typing or pasting of location field information; previously, only the browse button successfully entered a location path.
  • All dialog boxes, including hyperlink dialog, can be dismissed with the Escape key.
  • Hyperlink dialog issues warning if you attempt to close it without first applying changes.
  • Corrected alignment of Relative/Absolute link choice on Web Page hyperlink dialog.

Revision History