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

Version 7.2.2

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

Version 7.2.1

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

Version 7.2.0

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

Version 7.1.0

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)

Version 7.0.0

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