February 2016 Release
In February 2016 Palisade officially released BigPicture 2016 v.1.
Data Cleaning for Data Maps, Linked Maps and Organizational Charts
New Data Map Calculation Options
BigPicture can now calculate a variety of additional statistics on your data, show those statistics in End Tables and display them as rollup calculations in your Data Maps. (See #1)
You can also calculate multiple statistics on the same column in your data set. These statistics can be shown in End Tables and displayed as rollup calculations in your Data Maps. (See #2)
Improved Data Map End Tables
Data Map End Tables are not displayed in floating windows as in previous versions of BigPicture, but are in a single task pane to the right. You can stack and sort multiple tables by selecting the "Display Multiple Tables" option.
Improved Conditional Formatting
BigPicture has improved support for coloring topics with conditional formatting from linked cells. Map topics pick up both conditional format cell colors and conditional formatting icons from linked cells. Data Maps and Organizational Charts can also link to conditional formatting in data. In true BigPicture style, topic color and icons change when the format of linked cells change.
Tags or text markers can be attached to map topics to describe and group topics. Tags can have Excel formatting attached to them so topics and connectors that have common tags will be formatted the same.
Improved Marker and Tag Entry
Enhanced Outline Pane
Import from Text Outline to Map
BigPicture can now import a text outline and create a map from it, or export a map to an outline where it can be edited and re-imported.
New Example Files
To help demonstrate some of BigPicture's new features the following Example Spreadsheets have been added to BigPicture. Example Spreadsheets can be accessed via the Help drop down menu. (See #1)
- Conditional Topic Color with Icons.xlsx
- Outline to Map.xlsx
- Simple Org Chart with Conditional Formatting.xlsx
- Tags and Markers.xlsx
A Selection of Significant Fixes
- Improved the auto-sizing of topics in Data Maps
- Improved right-click options for Connectors
- Topic Pane's Picture: Keep Size and Position now saves changes to picture rotation
- Improved the presentation of text in some non-English dialogs