SmartDraw.com announced the release of version 2009.5 of SmartDraw. This new release includes updated features and enhancements that allow easier interoperability with Microsoft Office applications:
PowerPoint Animation Support: Users can now add images, animation, and text that is replicated within PowerPoint as native PowerPoint objects when exported from SmartDraw.
Microsoft Project Interoperability: Users can take the tasks, sub-tasks, and dependencies from a smaller SmartDraw-created Gantt chart and export it directly into a larger Microsoft Project chart.
Integrating Excel Spreadsheets: Users can directly import and manipulate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets inside of SmartDraw, which means charts and graphs can be created and changed without exiting the SmartDraw file.
Existing version 2009 users of SmartDraw can get the 2009.5 upgrade free of cost.
More info is available on the SmartDraw site…