What's New?

Version 7.1.0

Released January 27, 2018

 

New Features

  • Make Same Horizontal/Vertical Spacing - make the horizontal/vertical spacing (per the selected spacing mode) between the selected shapes the same as that between the reference shape and the first selected shape. There are four horizontal spacing modes and four vertical spacing modes.
  • Pick Up Horizontal/Vertical Spacing - pick up the horizontal/vertical spacing (non-overlapping mode only) between the reference shape and the first selected shape. The picked up spacing may be applied in any direction using the Adjoin tools with the Spacing option selected.
  • Apply picked up Spacing option in Adjoin tools - the picked up spacing may be applied in any direction.
  • Text Split Join - if one shape is selected, split each text paragraph to its own shape; if multiple shapes are selected, join all the text into the first shape and delete all the selected shapes except for the first.
  • Added labels (not displayed on the ribbon) to all tools for ease of reference when customizing the ribbon
  • Added documentation to the User Guide regarding automating ToolsToo so that multiple tools can be invoked in a single click

 

Changes in Behavior

  • The Replicate tool now replicates any number of shapes in a grid pattern within the reference shape
  • Default file names created by the Extract Slides tool are now adjusted so as to replace characters that are invalid in file names (<, >, :, ”, /, \, |, ?, *, line break)  with spaces and then trim any leading or trailing spaces

 

Infrastructure Changes

  • .NET Framework V4.7

 

Bug Fixes

  • The Distribute Horizontally and Distribute Vertically tools now work within a group
  • The Remove Empty Sections tool now works in presentations with no slides
  • The alignment tools now yield the same results for rotated lines (not common) as for non-rotated lines with the same appearance
  • The shortcut for the Reset Motion Path Start tool was corrected to ALT-XPS (from ALT-XPE)
  • The shortcut for the Copy to Motion Path End tool was corrected to ALT-XPE (from ALT-XPS)

 

Version 7.0.0

Released January 3, 2017

 

New Features

  • Make Same Motion Path End – make the end point of the selected shapes' first motion path the same as that of the reference shape
  • Reset Motion Path Start – reset motion path start point to center of selected shapes
  • Copy to Motion Path End – copy selected shapes that have a motion path to the motion path end point
  • Split Animation – split on-click animation sequences to multiple slides

 

Changes in Behavior

  • Swap Shapes tool now uses the center of each shape to set its position rather than the top left corner

 

Infrastructure Changes

  • .NET Framework V4.6.1
  • New installer

 

Bug Fixes

  • COM errors after Undo
    • Add to Group
    • Make Title
    • Remove Embedded Chart Data
  • COM error when processing SmartArt in Set Language tool
  • Error in Extract tool when no slides selected
  • Set Language tool now handles placeholder objects
  • Incorrect chart picture size set in Remove Embedded Chart Data

 

Version 6.2.1

Released December 21, 2015

 

Bug Fixes

  • Opening the User Guide in 64-bit Office

 

Version 6.2.0

Released November 10, 2015

 

New Features

  • Remove Unused Slide Masters and Layouts – remove all unused slide masters and unused slide layouts in current presentation

  • Remove Unused Slide Masters and Image Layouts – remove all unused slide masters and unused slide layouts with embedded images in current presentation

  • Make Same Table Column Widths – make the column widths of selected tables the same as those of the table selected as the reference shape

  • Set Language – set language for entire presentation from the default editing language

  • The following tools now support manipulation of shapes within groups:

    • Adjoin

    • Stretch

    • Align

    • Make Same

    • Order

    • Pick Up

    • Make Title
    • Make Line Horizontal/Vertical

    • Swap Shapes

    • Scale to 100%/Height/Width

  • Add to Group – groups the selected shapes while preserving the first selected shape’s animation and front-to-back sequencing

 

Bug Fixes

  • Tab order on all dialogs

  • Color selection for dimmed agenda text

  • Animation sequencing produced by the Animation Resequence tool

 

Version 6.1.0

Released January 17, 2015

 

New Features

  • Additional reference shape option: Slide
  • Replicate tool – replicates selected shape in a grid pattern within the reference shape
  • Make Same Adjustments tool – makes the adjustments of the selected shapes of the same type as the reference shape the same as those of the reference shape
  • Make Same Rounded Corner tool – makes the rounded corners of the selected shapes the same radius as those of the reference shape
  • Remove All Empty Sections tool – removes all empty sections in current presentation
  • Slide Statistics:
    • Audio clips and total duration
    • Video clips and total duration
    • Empty sections

 

Changes in Behavior

  • Extract Slides tool now deletes all empty sectio

 

Version 6.0.0

Released November 4, 2014

 

New Features

  • Additional reference shape option: Picked Up Shape
  • Pick Up tool to set the Picked Up reference shape
  • Make Body tool to set next available object placeholder to the selected text or picture shape
  • Paste Thumbnail from Clipboard tool (not available in PowerPoint 2010)
  • Swap Shapes tool to rotate the positions of selected shapes
  • Scaling tools to ensure selected images are not distorted:
    • Scale to 100% – scales both the height and width to 100%
    • Scale to Height – scales the width the same as the height
    • Scale to Width – scales the height the same as the width
  • Agenda Copier: Highlight Sub-Topic Text All at Once
  • Reformat Slides tool to use new theme with slide’s original colors
  • Remove Embedded Chart Data tool to replace charts that have embedded data with pictures
  • Remove Unused Master Layouts tool to delete any master templates that are not used by any slides in the current presentation
  • Extract Selected Slides:
    • File name defaults to title of lowest indexed slide selected
    • Warning if the presentation has been changed since its last save
    • Extract Selected Slides & Email tool to attach extracted slides to an email
  • Ribbon changes:
    • Renamed the Align Edge tools to Stretch tools
    • Split the Tools group into a Shape Tools group and a Slide Tools group
    • Added the Font group from the Home tab
  • Opposite option for the Stretch tools to select which side of the reference shape will be used for the stretch operation: the same side as the side being stretched or the opposite side
  • Additional Statistics:
    • Master Layouts
    • Unused Master Layouts
  • Rewritten as a COM add-in for greater compatibility, including 64-bit editions of PowerPoint
  • New installer

 

Version 5.1.0

Released July 4, 2012

 

New features:

  • Make Same Scale

Bug fixes:

  • Relative to Presentation Space can now be used when editing master layouts

New logo

 

Version 5.0.0

Released January 1, 2012

 

New features:

  • Single click center horizontally and vertically
  • Make Same Bevel
  • Make Same Animation
  • Animation Resequence with Staggered Animation option
  • Make Title
  • Calculation of the estimated presentation duration as part of slide statistics

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed Windows Vista/7 issue where Microsoft Word was hidden in the background when invoking the User Guide or extracting notes

Changes in behavior:

  • Agenda Copier now copies the current slide if it is an Agenda slide or the first Agenda slide otherwise

 

Version 4.5.0

Released October 24, 2010

 

  • Support for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Presentation Space
  • Line rotation
  • Statistics formatting

 

Version 4.4.0

Released July 21, 2010

 

  • Enhancements to the "Make Same Rotation" tool to compute real rotation of lines

 

Version 4.3.0

Released February 27, 2010

 

  • Enhancements to the "Copy Agenda Slide" feature:
  • Set Agenda Title
  • Improved detection of improper setup situations

 

Version 4.2.0

Released May 28, 2009

 

  • First public release
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