ToolsToo Pro for PowerPoint V9.0.1

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected error message when using Make Same Table Format tool and clipboard history is turned on
  • Updated add-in name in PowerPoint add-ins screen

ToolsToo Pro for PowerPoint V9.0.0

New Tools:
  • Make Same Text Margins
  • Make Same Block Arrow
  • Make Same Line Arrow
  • Paste into Group
  • Transpose Tables
  • Rotate to Incremental Angle tools
New Features:
  • Hide Format Tab – hides the contextual Shape Format tab that normally becomes active whenever a shape is selected. This has the effect of keeping the ToolsToo tab in focus until another tab is manually selected.
  • Extract Slides tools
    • Support for saving to any file format offered by PowerPoint
    • Option to run the Remove Unused Slide Masters and Layouts tool
  • Add Connection Sites now also adds a connection site in the center of each selected shape
  • Ability to use a custom ribbon
  • Ability to use custom icons
  • Renamed tools:
    • “Lock Aspect Ratio” → “Preserve Aspect Ratio”
    • “Text Split/Join” shape tool → “Split/Join Text”
    • “Split Text” slide tool → “Split Text to Two Slides”
  • New icons for the following tools:
    • Preserve Aspect Ratio
    • Make Line Horizontal
    • Make Line Vertical
    • Swap Arrows
Changes in Behavior:
  • Make Same Adjustments tool scope has been expanded to copy adjustment values from the Reference Shape to any selected shape
  • Revised identification of lines to include additional shape types such as arcs, freeform scribbles, and curves
  • Lock Aspect Ratio settings are preserved
  • Add to Group tool now preserves the group hierarchy and name
  • Make Same Rotation now normalizes all computed rotation angles to 0 <= rotation angle < 360
  • Add Connection Sites now also adds a connection site in the center of each selected shape
  • Make Same Table Column Width and Make Same Table Format now work when the current selection is a table cell and the Reference Shape mode is not First Shape
  • Set Title now produces one message for all slides that could not have their title set rather than a message per slide
Infrastructure Changes:
  • New name: ToolsToo Pro for PowerPoint
  • Reduced DLL size by more than 78% compared to ToolsToo V8.2.2 to improve load times and reduce memory footprint
  • Added global exception handler (turned off by default) for easier trapping of runtime exceptions
Bug Fixes:
  • Corrected z-order preservation in Add to Group tool
  • Corrected exception in Make Same Rotation tool when attempting to rotate non-rotatable object types (e.g., tables)
  • Corrected exception in the Make Same Motion Path End, Animation Splitter, and Copy to Motion Path End tools when running in locales which use a decimal symbol other than a period
  • Corrected exception in Make Same Column Width and Make Same Table Format tools when nothing was selected
  • Make Same Table Format does not proceed if Clipboard history is enabled in Windows
  • Implemented retry mechanisms to address copy and paste issues in Make Same Table Format

ToolsToo V8.2.2

Bug Fixes
  • Added error handling to Extract Notes tool to catch exceptions when the notes contain content that cannot be pasted in Microsoft Word

ToolsToo V8.2.1

New Features
  • Reference Shape shortcut keys – instead of first setting the Reference Shape mode then clicking on a tool, simply click on the tool along with the appropriate shortcut key to select the Reference Shape mode to use with that tool
First ShapeCTRL + click
Picked Up ShapeCTRL + SHIFT + click
Presentation SpaceCTRL + ALT + click
SlideSHIFT + click
Use Reference Shape mode as selected in Ribbonclick
  • Delete from Group – preserves group animation when deleting shapes from a group
Changes in Behavior
  • Add to Group ends with the expanded group selected

ToolsToo V8.1.0

New Features
  • Swap Arrows – swap begin and end arrows for each selected line
Bug Fixes
  • Removed extraneous vertical separator from Align group in Beginner UI mode
  • Add to Group tool: corrected z-order of shapes being added to the group relative to the z-order of the group itself

ToolsToo V8.0.0

New Features
  • New ribbon layout with refreshed custom ribbon icons
  • Hide/Show shape tools
    • Hide All But Selected
    • Hide Selected
    • Show All
  • Word Count tool to count words, characters, and paragraphs in selected objects or text
  • Set Title tool to set the title for one or more slides
  • Edge to Edge option in the Replicate tool to specify whether to leave space between the Reference Shape edges and the replicated shapes
  • Select Same tools
    • Select Same Fill
    • Select Same Font Color
    • Select Same Font Name
    • Select Same Font Size
    • Select Same Line Color
    • Select Same Line Dashes
    • Select Same Line Weight
    • Select Same Shape
  • Make Same Table Format
  • Guide Tools – not available in PowerPoint 2010
    • Save/Restore Guides
    • Remove Guides
    • Remove All Guides
Changes in Behavior
  • The Copy Agenda Slide tool now uses the color of the first non-dimmed agenda text paragraph as the color for the highlighted topics. If no non-dimmed agenda text is found, it will use the default foreground color.
  • Due to the new ribbon layout, the shortcut keys for many of the tools were changed.
Infrastructure changes
  • .NET Framework V4.8
Bug Fixes
  • The Extract Selected Slides tools are now restricted to PowerPoint Presentation file types
  • Corrected exceptions in the Reformat Slides tool when reformatting more than 1 slide
  • The Make Same Table Column Width now handles placeholder shapes that contain tables

ToolsToo V7.2.2

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected Custom UI Runtime Error caused by EnabledInVersion15 callback

ToolsToo V7.2.1

New Features
  • Page Break Between Notes toggle for the Extract Notes tool
Changes in Behavior
  • Shortcut key for Extract Notes has been changed from Alt+XLN to Alt+XLNE

ToolsToo V7.2.0

New Features
  • ToolsToo ribbon now has 3 UI modes (Beginner, Intermediate, Expert)
  • Added icons to each ToolsToo ribbon group. These icons appear if the window is too narrow to display the group
  • Consolidate Layouts – consolidate all layouts with the same name (or the same name prefixed by a number and underscore) in all master layouts to the layout with that name in the current slide’s master layout
  • “Slides with Comments” counter added to Slide Statistics tool
Changes in Behavior
  • Shape added to master to represent the slide Reference Shape is now named “ToolsToo_Slide”
  • Shortcut key to access the User Guide has been changed from Alt+XU to Alt+XUG
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected positioning of “Slides with transition effects” in Slide Statistics
  • “Picked Up Shape no longer accessible” now exits rather than attempting to continue
  • Corrected positioning of shapes when using Make Same Horizontal Spacing or Make Same Vertical Spacing with Non-overlapping Spacing Mode with some shapes overlapping the Reference Shape

ToolsToo V7.1.0

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)