Changelog

Grunt is actively developed and new versions are released monthly. Please reach out to us at support@grunt.pro if you have a feature request. We’d love to hear from you!

Latest version: 2022.184
Released: 39 days ago
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.
2022-August-6

Version 2022.135

Bug fixes

  • The "Conditional" rules (Font conditional, Style conditional, etc.) sometimes did not match conditions with the text as they should. We've tightened some bolts under the hood to make sure they do.
  • "Swap" now also swaps the Z-order when swapping objects, like it always should have.
  • "Same size" and its cousins "Same height" and "Same width" now works with objects with locked aspect ratios, which is the default for images.
  • Drop-down menus were placed on the wrong side on monitors with touch support.
  • Improved error messages in some instances.
2022-June-25

Version 2022.118

What's new

  • Series labels have arrived in Stacked Bar 100% Charts.
  • You can now link the series label color in line charts to the line color. Click the series label and select the new option "Link to line" in the font color picker.
  • Grunt now supports communication through authenticated proxies, which should make life easier for anyone using proxies.
  • We’ve also tinkered a bit under the hood in preparation for future feature improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Occasionally, exporting Grunts to native shapes would add bullets if the default text box format was bulleted. We've made sure that won't happen anymore.
  • The date range adjuster in Charts with date axes was sometimes stuck, making it impossible to move.
  • The text wrapping when editing did not account for wrap settings set by the Paragraph Style rule.