TaskMap: Processes Made Easy

TaskMap Update: 4.0.3


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

Version 4.0.1

  • Updated code in TaskMap Capture for Excel to check for version 4 license
  • Rearranged buttons on toolbar so they are in same sequence as on the ribbon
  • Added "(PRO only)" to entries on dropdown for Check My TaskMap
  • Save as Project checks for existence of Project on user's system before displaying field mapping dialog rather than after
  • Corrected problem in user-defined fields customization dialog that caused dropdown list to contain double entries for type = Number
  • Changed text in About TaskMap dialog to reflect full version number, e.g., 4.0.1

Version 4.0.0

  • Initial release of version 4; includes all features listed under v3.5.6 below, plus those listed under this heading.
  • Activated Dynamic Grid for documents opened in Visio 2010
  • Made placement of buttons on dialog boxes more consistent; Cancel is always on bottom right.

Version 3.5.6 (Beta test for 4.0)

Standard and Professional

  • Added support for all editions of Visio 2010
  • Added TaskMap tab to Visio 2010 ribbon
  • Can now select Task with a single click
  • Added SmartTags for access to Task functions
  • Dropping a Task on a Task Link splits the Task Link
  • Dropping a Connector on page automatically attaches a Label to the Connector
  • Find/Replace now works for all Task data fields Spell check now works for all Task data fields
  • Created new TaskMap reports dialog to simplify report creation
  • Hyperlink dialog now shows both Task ID and Task Description when creating link to Task on another TaskMap page
  • Reconfigured Task Display Option dialog and added option for user to turn off display of Notes Indicator and Task ID
  • Changed text wrapping on Task Links for improved readability
  • Subprocess field and Connectors can now have document and web page hyperlinks in addition to Page/Task links
  • Hyperlink dialog now lists Office 2000-2010 document types
  • Bookmark browse button in hyperlink dialog can browse for bookmarks both Word and Excel in all Office versions through 2010
  • Added option to suppress display of Task ID Suggestion dialog for first Task dropped on a page
  • Added option to suppress Task Link splitting Hyperlink dialog appears much more quickly
  • Network license is now released when last TaskMap is closed rather than when Visio is closed

Professional only

  • Added Check My TaskMap to identify:
    • Tasks with duplicate Task IDs
    • Connectors without hyperlinks
    • Task Links that are not connected at both ends
  • Added hyperlink report
  • Added Save as PowerPoint
  • Added Save as Microsoft Project plan
  • Added Save as TaskMap Process Folder
  • Enhanced Save as TaskMap Capture for Excel workbook to include all data from current TaskMap
  • Added one user-defined field for a total of three All user-defined fields are now fully customizable, including field name, data type, prompt text
  • TaskMap Capture for Excel works with customizable user-defined fields
  • Added option to create Tasks from linked data, i.e., to create a map from Tasks listed in the External Data window
  • Lines from Task to Guidelines/Resources/Supporting Roles are now protected so they do not change color if user applies Color by Value data graphic
  • TaskMap logo is no longer locked to page for TaskMap Professional

Revision History