Mekko Graphics Release Notes

Overview – This major release introduces several new features and ensures it is compatible with the latest in MS Platform and Office technologies.

  • An updated, modern default color palette that ensures quickly created charts look great right out of the box
  • An all new Office 2013 "look", using Task Panes, which replace the old style dialog boxes. Task panes are:
    • Easier - requiring fewer clicks and menus to open
    • Flexible - Panes can be moved and can be dragged outside of the PowerPoint window, even another monitor
    • Dynamic - allowing for an "instant view" of all setting changes, so that you no longer have to close a dialog box to see an effect
    • Contemporary - matching the look and feel of Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 themes
  • A markedly improved label formatting and handling capability, resulting in more professional charts and a more streamlined user experience
  • Implemented drag and drop user interface for:
    • Axis scale (min, max and tick intervals)
    • Bar gaps
  • Ability to change colors and widths of axes
  • More commands available on right-click (e.g., right-click in spreadsheet to create data row or column)
  • Improved quality of chart picture as displayed in PowerPoint
  • Easier chart resize implemented
  • Refined fit test algorithm to initially place labels on charts.
  • Marked edited labels to show users which labels will not be altered if data changes
  • Altered the algorithm so that moved labels remain connected to their data.  If the data changes, the label also changes
  • Improved user interface for editing individual labels within a chart
  • Bug fixes, including a memory leak that caused PowerPoint to crash when Mekko Graphics and PowerPoint were used intensively

Note:  This release is free to Mekko Graphics customers with active annual subscriptions.  There is no free upgrade for perpetual license customers (e.g., customers who purchased on or before February 1, 2012).  Click here for more information.