MapTool 1.7.0 Released

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MapTool 1.7.0 Released

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MapTool 1.7.0 Release

Download 1.7.0 release here.

Many thanks go out to the community members who contributed code, documentation, translations and time in testing the builds.

A long list of new features and bug fixes can be found in the Change Log for 1.7.0.

Highlights
  • New macro functions for math operations on lists and arrays.
  • New Macro function markdownToHTML() converts text in Markdown to HTML.
  • nmeier has brought the majority of the MapTool UI under the control the Look & Feel themes accessible from the Themes menu.
  • New GM option to disable the use of the Edit Token dialog by players.
  • Issue with decimal point in Map Units per Cell for European locales fixed.
  • New overlay() function allows for transparent overlays over the map area. Think MMORPG-like GUI elements.
  • New Overlay helper functions for management.
  • Huge localization effort by Merudo has brought translatable strings to the majority of the MapTool dialogs.
  • MapTool can now import the Dungeondraft VTT export format.
Documentation for new features is lagging a bit so check the associated issue which is linked from the Change Log if you can't find it.

Change Log for 1.7.0

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Re: MapTool 1.7.0 Released

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Thanks very much! It seems there's a blank "placeholder" area separated by a vertical grey line at the beginning of chat messages made without an impersonated token as of this update. Is there a way to disable that change? I've had no luck picking through the change log or Preferences. I do notice if one disables per-line avatars this space disappears, although the line remains, so that seems not quite to be what I'm looking for.

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The padding on the left has always been there for chat output or standard output from macros. If you use Wiki: broadcast() that goes away.

What changed is that the user/token name is now part of the first line of output to avoid situations like this:
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Re: MapTool 1.7.0 Released

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Phergus wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:03 pm
The padding on the left has always been there for chat output or standard output from macros. If you use Wiki: broadcast() that goes away.

What changed is that the user/token name is now part of the first line of output to avoid situations like this:

Screenshot 2020-06-11 10.59.46.png

Now you get this:

Screenshot 2020-06-11 11.01.47.png
Sorry, perhaps I should clarify a little. (By the way, I love your examples) You're right, essentially, when tokens are impersonated, it works more or less as it did before. When a token is not impersonated, however, there's still a "placeholder" area where the impersonated token would be if you were impersonating one, which wasn't the case previously. (Unless you turn off per-line avatars, in which case there's just a grey vertical line.) I can see some appeal in this (it means the chat messages all line up on the left side whether impersonated or not), but I was curious if it could be disabled or toggled in some manner.

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...but I was curious if it could be disabled or toggled in some manner.
Not currently but you could put in a feature request on GitHub.

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Re: MapTool 1.7.0 Released

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Phergus wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:37 pm
...but I was curious if it could be disabled or toggled in some manner.
Not currently but you could put in a feature request on GitHub.
Fair enough. Thanks!

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Awesome

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