We’ve had a couple exciting releases recently I wanted to be sure to tell everyone about. There’s some fun new features to explore, and a whole bunch of bug fixes. Since we are a beta product, we really value all your feedback about things you may uncover while you are using SlideRocket, so we wanted to start telling you more about the issues we are finding and fixing. This isn’t an exhaustive list of recent bug fixes, but highlights some of the bigger ones from the last couple of releases. We will be posting these kinds of updates regularly from now on, and we hope you find them helpful.
First off, let’s talk about new features:
- Folders: The biggest thing we’ve pushed out recently is our new collaboration folder structure. You can read all about that here.
- Recycle Bin: A bunch of you have requested (in UserVoice and beyond!) a recycle bin, where you can put items you no longer want in your library without deleting them completely. Well, now you have one! When you drag and drop presentations/slides/assets into the Recycle Bin, they will no longer be visible but will be available for 30 days should you decide you want them again. One of the nifty things about our Recycle Bin is that there is actually one for each library (Presentations, Slides, Assets, Themes). When you drag a presentation to the Recycle Bin, the various Slides, Assets and Themes in that presentation will automatically be put in their respective Recycle Bins. This way, if you want to restore any part of your presentation, you are able to do so without having to restore the entire presentation. Of course, you can also drag individual Slides, Assets and Themes into your Recycle Bin.
- PowerPoint Import: We completely overhauled this feature. Previously, our importer had you choose between importing and making things editable (which would not work for things SlideRocket can’t recognize), and importing as flat non-editable images to preserve 100% fidelity. We’ve made this much easier, as well as improving the overall import functionality. The default option is now a merged version of the previous importer – everything that we can edit will come in editable, and those things we can’t yet (such as SmartArt) will come in as flat images so the fidelity of your PowerPoint is always preserved. You can also still choose to import everything in your PowerPoint as a flat image if you like. We will keep improving on this and adding functionality, of course, but we’re pretty psyched with the new importer, and would love to hear what you think. We’ve seen some nice tweets about it like this one, and appreciate any and all feedback!
- Tables: Ditto on these – we did a big overhaul here as well. While this isn’t technically a new feature, we’ve improved them so much we kinda think it is. The biggest changes you’ll find here are that it is much easier to work with bigger tables, multi-selecting of cells is also much improved, and manipulating cell size is now super easy. Again, please let us know what you think!
And here are some of the bugs we have fixed in the last couple of releases:
- Keyboard shortcuts in IE are up and running – please let us know if you find any shortcuts that aren’t functioning the way they should
- We’ve dramatically improved our “Undo” functionality, and it should now be consistent. Again, please let us know if you are finding any Undo glitches – we definitely want to hear about them
- We’ve fixed a couple of issues with hyperlinks: “previous” and “next” hyperlinks now work, and duplicating a presentation with hyperlinks in it now preserves those in the presentation copy
- Notes were being copied across all slides in a presentation; this is now fixed
- The “tab” key. This wasn’t working for everyone before. It should be all good now
- You can now add bullets easily to textboxes that already contain lines of text
- All “Invite” statistics, including time viewed and length slide viewed, are now corrected and shown
- When rewinding a video in a Web Meeting, your attendees are now dropped to the right place
- If your company deletes a user, that person’s folders now get reassigned to someone so nothing is lost
- When a new shared folder is created, a permissions dialog now pops up so you can set folder permissions immediately
- A warning dialog that all permissions will be removed now shows when an item is moved from the shared folders to the private folders
- When a presentation is checked out for editing, it now specifies who is editing it
- Some library slides were missing names; this is now fixed
- A few people were seeing that upon adding a slide to the library from a shared presentation, the slide was then locked for the creator; this is now fixed
- Selecting a folder or search in one library no longer affects folders or searches when moving to a different library
- When changes are made to images, you are now always prompted to save changes when exiting SlideRocket
- You can now delete a theme even if it is in use in presentations
- Purchased images will now immediately show in your Asset Library
- Wipe/Sparkle builds no longer flash before playing
- If the first slide in a presentation has a transition, it now plays correctly in the full-screen player
Again, this is just a smattering of what was in our recent releases. Hopefully, this info is helpful to you, and we will be doing these posts with every release going forward. Let us know if you have any thoughts/questions!