Release notes

Version 21.4.940

New features:

  • Added ‘Layout Cleaner’ feature to easily remove incompliant slide layouts.
  • Added ‘Fix bullets’ feature that turn bullets into standard format.
  • Now it is possible to apply a presentation template to only selected slides. This feature is accessible through the ‘New’ window.

Improvements:

  • Improved Clean: improved removal of 3D effects, ribbon button is now a splitbutton such that shortcuts can be set to individual menu items.
  • Improved Stickers: improved behavior when inserting multiple stickers on a single slide, added features to easily delete all stickers in presentation or selected slides.
  • Format Picker: ‘size’ checkbox is now two separate checkboxes: ‘height’ and ‘width’, improved button icon, applying height or width now disables ‘Keep aspect ratio’ on target shapes.
  • Added ‘Apply presentation template’ button to right click menu in Library.
  • Added option in Scan & Fix settings to set a preferred color for the existing ‘Bolded text color’ rule.
  • Added large icon for the ‘Pickup size and position’ and ‘Pickup style’ buttons.
  • Inserting a built-in chart layout when a placeholder is selected now respects the selected placeholder’s dimensions.
  • Improved Library navigation performance.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed edge case bugs in ‘Placeholder position’ rule.
  • Fixed edge case bugs in ‘Inconsistent bullet style’ rule.
  • Fixed edge case bugs when inserting a table from Library.

 

Version 21.4.934

New features:

  • Added feature to share Library Source via email. Right click on Library source > ‘Share folder’ to access this feature.
  • It is now possible to customize Library Search Filters from within Company Settings.
  • The last modification time of Library elements can now be viewed in the Metadata editor.
  • Chart width is now extended when more categories are added to a Column or Waterfall chart.

Improvements:

  • Improved UX in Library window: better display of search results, added possibility to multi-select elements, fixed edge case alignment issues of elements.
  • Improved how custom placement of Chart labels work when resizing a Chart.
  • X-axis on Line charts now crosses the Y-axis at 0.
  • Fixed certain toolbar dropdowns not always being ordered alphabetically.

Bug fixes:

  • Added fix for timeouts occuring in edge cases when connected to SharePoint.

 

Version 21.3.916

New features:

  • Added new feature that enables splitting a shape into a grid. The button is available in the ‘Multiply or replicate dropdown’

Improvements:

  • Selecting a placeholder on the slide and then inserting a Chart or Table shape from Library will now insert into the selected placeholder. It already behaved that way for images, but now it also works for Charts and Tables.
  • When inserting images from Library, Ampler will now use the original image file name as the shape name for the inserted shape, such that it is easily recognizable in the Selection Pane.
  • The Language button now also sets the language in built-in Office Charts and Axis Titles.
  • Added the theme’s Custom Colors (if they exist in the theme of current presentation) to the ‘Color pane’ taskpane. Also optimized the layout and margins for better utilization of available screen space.
  • Added popup message when saving multiple shapes and slides, such that the user can now choose to save multiple shapes as a single Library element or as multiple individual Library elements.
  • Added confirmation dialog that enables overwriting existing elements when adding shapes, slides or stickers to Library and an existing element in Library with the same name already exists.
  • When typing in the Gantt datasheet, Ampler will now autofill the element type to the first in the dropdown list.
  • Improved the Chart Theme Designer such that formatting of all chart decorators can be controlled when setting up a Chart Theme.
  • Improved handling of setting date ranges in Gantt such that setting start after end and vice versa responds more intuitively.
  • Added drag & drop handles such that it is easier to control the height of Gantt elements and activities.
  • It is now supported to set a default Chart Layout and Chart Theme for Gantt charts.
  • The position of a Value Line is now changed when editing the number inside the value line label shape.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed memory leak in the ‘Import from files’ functionality, which could previously cause a degraded import-experience over time in the same PowerPoint session.

 

Version 21.3.892

New features:

  • Level differences are now supported on Area and Line charts
  • Made it possible to change from Pie & Doughnut to other chart types: Stacked, Area, Line
  • Scatter & Bubble charts now support changing the position of the x-axis
  • Now it’s possible to choose the position of the ‘Other series’
  • Font color in growth bubbles now adapt based on background fill color

Improvements:

  • Improved interoperability with Office (works better with built-in buttons, and more)
  • Improved icons related to axis features
  • Improved undo functionality
  • Improved performance of several operations (changing chart type, axis breaks, category gaps, and more)
  • Improved selection behavior
  • Improved drag behavior on Pie & Doughnut
  • Added more shortcuts to Gantt
  • Added more ways to show/hide category labels on x-axis
  • Changing language in Gantt now also translates column label texts: ‘Activity’, ‘Responsible’, ‘Comment’

 

Version 21.2.852

New features:

  • Added support for linking axes across Charts
  • Added new buttons to the Chart datasheet: toggle percentage formatting, flip rows/columns, clear formatting, transpose, and more
  • Added option to disable/enable Ampler Charts from within dropdown

Improvements:

  • Improved compatibility with older Office versions
  • Improved conversion from non-Ampler charts to Ampler Charts
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