Release notes

Grunt 2021.188

August 14, 2021

What's new

  • Collaboration stability: We know many of you collaborate with colleagues on the same presentation. In this release, we've greatly improved collaboration stability, meaning that when files are stored on SharePoint or OneDrive, you should be able to work simultaneously on it when using Grunt.
  • New chart defaults with smarter labels: We cleaned up chart defaults so that your charts look better out of the box. We've also improved the smartness of labels, for instance avoiding showing both segment and total labels when you only have one series.

Other new features

  • To speed up opening PowerPoint files, Grunt will no longer check for new data immediately when the file is opened.
  • Improved progress tracking and refreshed design when checking for new data, or exporting.
  • Modernized design when browsing folders during export.
  • Streamlined context menus that add the option to copy/paste rules.
  • Added a drag-handle to labels in charts that have more than one placement slot to make repositioning easier.
  • Charts now have tooltips showing the exact value when hovering a data point or segment.
  • Added a background color for labels when they're on top of axis breaks, making them easier to read.
  • Several new targets for rules: First row/column, last row/column in Visual grids, and first/last category in charts.
  • Added a couple of new icons representing teams and people.
  • Added link to release notes in Settings -> Update Center.

Bug fixes

  • When deleting things from charts, two key presses was sometimes required - this is now fixed.
  • Fixed a bug when using axis breaks with CAGR, where the CAGR would not account for the axis break.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Set as total" button were not available when values were small.
  • Using logos from local sources was broken, but are now working as expected again.
  • Fixed a bug in Pie/Donut charts where some options were sometimes lacking from the label floaters.
  • We've squashed a bug that made the "Select identical" and "Select same fill" stop working.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing Shift + Arrows would expand the object instead of the the cell selection in Visual Grid.