After months of development, and weeks of frantic testing and fixing and documenting, it’s finally here:
Six weeks ago I promised that it was coming. I thought it was two weeks away, but I kept thinking of ways to improve it, and I kept finding those last little dumb things that needed fixing.
This utility rolls together most of the existing Peltier Tech chart drawing tools, which are being retired, and adds quite a few nice chart formatting and manipulating tools as well. It runs in Excel 2013, for which the old ones were not designed.
Here’s a quick look at the new Peltier Tech ribbon tab (click for a full size view in a new browser tab):
The utility draws a number of custom charts, including two types of waterfall, plus clustered-stacked bars or columns, Marimekkos, cascade charts, boxplots, dot plots, and XY scatter charts from a variety of data layouts. There are a number of helpful tools, most taken from the pages of this blog: series formula editing, labeling, exporting, and so on. For more details, go to The Peltier Tech Chart Utility, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, or read the documentation, Using the Peltier Tech Utility (PDF).
The list price of this new utility is $79US. Discounts will be applied as before to purchases of multiple licenses. Also, users of the existing utilities will get discounts. If you paid the regular list price of $49US for one utility, your upgrade to the new utility will be priced at $40. If you have licensed more than one of the old utilities, you will receive a larger discount; if your license was older and cost less, your discount will not be as large. Email Peltier Tech to get a discount code to enter at checkout, or make your purchase now and email me afterwards, and I’ll apply a discount to your transaction.
This is the “Standard” version of the new utility: there are a couple more versions in the works. The next version (“Advanced”) has all this, plus another 6 to 8 chart types and several additional tools. The final version (“DeLuxe”) will have 6 to 8 more chart types and more goodies. I can’t pretend to know when these will be available, later this spring and into summer. Don’t wait for them. If you license the standard version now, the upgrades to the Advanced and DeLuxe versions will cost the difference in their respective prices.