Changelog

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Latest version: 2023.2
Released: 24 days ago
2023-January-10

Version 2023.2

What's new

  • The last releases have introduced "label lines" – lines that appear when dragging labels outside of their slot to help with readability. By popular demand, this version adds a toggle for visibility of these label lines in Line and Combo charts on or off, depending on your preferences. Just the click the label to find the new toggle in the label mini toolbar.
2022-November-19

Version 2022.208

What's new

  • Value Jumps are pushed slightly out in small charts to keep them looking neat. Their default margin is also reduced slightly - for the same reason.
  • What does "Reset" really mean in the Chart context menu? We didn't have a good answer, so we removed it. Series visibility is better managed with the Chart Series editor👍.
  • We've changed the behavior when directly dragging a label in Charts to better reflect the user's probable intention. By default, just a single label will be moved instead of the entire series. To move all at once, click to select before dragging.

Bug fixes

  • We've fixed a rare issue in Bubble/Scatter charts where the chart would stop responding if all the values in a Category were 0 and the axis had manually set tick marks.
  • Date levels in Gantt now toggle off if you select them and press "Delete" since, you know, deleting them was probably what you were trying to do.
  • Text in Gantt processes should now obey alignment from the Alignment rule.
  • We've fixed a minor issue where the label line distance to the label would vary depending on the angle the label was positioned in.
2022-December-1

Version 2022.205

What's new

  • We've added "Subheader" as a new row/column type in Visual Grid. Subheaders are convenient in several cases, for example, when highlighting particular rows in a financial table. A row marked as a subheader will not move if sorted, ensuring its placement is correct if used for subtotals.
  • Minor adjustments to the rendering of CAGR-arrows.

Bug fixes

  • We've fixed a bug preventing the Grunt ribbon from activating after opening and attempting to edit protected presentations marked as "Read-Only" or "Final."
  • The row/column insert options disappeared from the context menus in the previous release due to some tinkering under the hood. We've tinkered some more, and now they're back.
  • We've fixed a bug preventing the insertion of new rows in Mekko charts.
  • The X-axis in Line charts could expand beyond the chart size if only numbers were entered as Category names. Now it should stick to the appropriate size.
2022-November-9

Version 2022.201

What's new

  • Improved label anti-collision: Labels are now avoiding collisions with more items in the object and are just a tad smarter about how to handle the collisions in a pretty way👌. If dragging labels out of their slots, we're now drawing an "label" line back to its origin to help with readability.
  • Harvey ball rule defaults are changed to be a bit simpler and easy to use in common use cases.
  • You can now double-click a Value Jump to reverse its direction, just like you already could for the Level Difference.
  • PPT combo charts can be converted to Grunt charts.
  • We've cleaned up some rarely used dimension types in the Visual Grid to make space for some new upcoming ones.
  • A few new icons have joined the library - mostly weather and transportation related.

Bug fixes

  • Collaboration stability is improved in general, and in particular when working on the same chart legends at the same time.
  • Stability fixes: We've fixed several rare but serious issues that could result in dead objects or prevent Grunt from loading on startup.
  • Specific rule views could sometimes hijack the CTRL+B hotkey and apply it to the rule rather than a PPT text box, even when the PPT box was selected. This all cleaned up.
  • On PCs with touch screens, context sub-menus had the habit of appearing to the left rather than the right-hand side. As fun as it was trying to move the mouse really, really fast from one side to the other to get to the sub-menu, we've put a stop to this madness.
  • In some cases, the Visual Grid cell mini toolbox would stay open even when it should close down. We told it to close down.
  • Date axis labels can now be added again if you delete them. Because, you know, changing your mind is ok.
  • In the new chart series editor, reordering series could force all hidden series to be visible again. The order was also not always reflecting the visual state in the chart.
  • Columns and rows in Visual Grids with overflowing text should be a bit simpler to select now that the Visual Grid "chrome" is in front of the text.
  • The button called "Add blank row/column" that appears if you have no visible rows/columns in a Visual Grid now actually adds a row/column.
2022-October-20

Version 2022.184

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some additional edge cases where objects could stop responding.
2022-October-17

Version 2022.180

Bug fixes

  • In some rare instances, Grunt objects could stop responding if containing specific rarely-used symbols. This version makes them responsive again.
2022-October-12

Version 2022.174

What's new

  • Improved Combo chart control: We're introducing a new view to make it easier to set up combo charts the way you want them, with the correct series type and axis association. Look for the new "Chart series" icon in the edge menu to try it out! When inserting combo charts with data from Excel, the new view appears automatically.
  • We've also slightly changed how you interact with charts with two axes. The mini-toolbar now always displays a toggle for the left and right axis separately to control their visibility.
  • Convert native charts to Grunt: Want to bring those old charts lying around into Grunt? In this version, you can right-click any native chart and find the new "Convert to Grunt chart" in the context menu to turn them into Grunt charts with the same data, size, and position as the original. This feature works for all Grunt-supported charts, except for combo charts and waterfalls.
  • Category axes are now limited to displaying labels on two "levels" to avoid strange-looking and unreadable charts when inserting large data sets from Excel.
  • Label anti-collision has been adjusted to yield better results in some instances.
  • Visual grids have gotten a small performance boost and should feel just a tad snappier than before.

Bug fixes

  • Deleting text in Visual Grid with backspace in the data editor could sometimes introduce a special character instead of clearing everything. This is now fixed.
  • When changing the range on an object, the connected range in Excel should be selected as a starting point. This was broken but is now working again.
  • We've also fixed a bug where the Level Difference indicator would be placed too far away from the chart in certain cases.
2022-September-17

Version 2022.163

What's new

  • We've changed a bit how you interact with charts with two axes. The object minitoolbar now always shows a toggle for the left and right axis separately and pressing "Deleting" after selecting the axis does not unassign any series that are assigned to it - it just hides it.
  • Label anti-collision has been adjusted to reduce how far the labels gets pushed out when colliding.
  • Value Line labels have gotten a proper label calculation drop-down.

Bug fixes

  • Fixes a bug where the Level Difference indicator would be placed too far away from the chart under specific circumstances.
2022-September-16

Version 2022.162

Hotfix

  • Empty labels in the "Responsible" and "Comment" columns in Gantt charts were impossible to edit in the last version, making them rather useless. We made them usable again.
2022-September-10

Version 2022.158

What's new

  • Automatically move labels to avoid collisions: We're happy to announce that Grunt supports automatic label anti-collision! This is a great feature to ensure label readability - even if you have lots of them. For now, anti-collision works in Charts and Gantts, and we'll continue to tweak and improve this system in the coming months.
  • Establish Excel connection improvements: When connecting an existing object to Excel, you can now choose the destination range yourself rather than automatically inserting a new sheet. In addition, we've added the option to replace the data with other Excel data, making it easier than ever to reuse objects and templates.
  • Series labels can now link their font color to the series color. Click the labels to find the new option in the font color picker. We've also added series label support to Mekko Stacked and Mekko 100% charts.
  • Milestone labels in Gantt can now be placed above the milestone.
  • The default selection in Pie/Donut charts is changed to select all labels to make it more consistent with the rest of our charts. You can still click twice to select a single label.
  • We've added the default computer language to the "Set Language" tool so more people can get their proofing language right.
  • 100% Bar/Column charts now support axis breaks.

Bug fixes

  • When working with Excel-connected objects, entering a cell and exiting would trigger an override - even if the data was unchanged.
  • We made a boo-boo in the last version which made Gantt charts unresponsive if a bracket was added. We cleaned it up and made them responsive again.
  • We've improved Excel connection reliability by falling back to reading locally synched versions of Excel files if their OneDrive/Sharepoint versions are unavailable.
  • Excel documents can now have capitalized file extensions (.XSLX).
  • Gantt row fill colors weren't duplicating properly when duplicating Gantts, but should now be excact duplicates.
  • Certain specific combinations of flags and row/column sizing options would hide the flag text.
  • Pie-pieces dragged to their exploded position could make the top of the chart itself to be cut off.
  • Average calculations in the Value Line counted empty categories as 0, rather than ignoring them completely.
  • Adding certain markers in line charts in Visual Grids would occasionally make the object unresponsive.
  • We fixed several bugs related to using Axis Breaks on secondary/double axes, which should make for a much smoother experience.