We are in the process of redesigning NodeXL's user interface. Our goal is to make NodeXL easier to use for beginning and experienced users alike.
The first phase of the redesign, introduced in version 188.8.131.52, overhauls the NodeXL tab in Excel's Ribbon. Some Ribbon groups have been removed, new ones have been added, and the individual NodeXL commands have been rearranged into what we think is a
more rational order. If you're a previous NodeXL user, you should be able to find most of the commands you've used with no problem. The one exception is the old "Customize Vertex Menus" command, which is now in the Options dialog that is
accessible from the graph pane.
Version 184.108.40.206 introduced hidable column groups and "schemes" of visual properties that can be applied to a graph in one step; version 220.127.116.11 expanded visual properties to allow edge colors or vertex shapes, for example, to be easily set from
the Ribbon; and version 18.104.22.168 added a legend to the graph pane.
We plan to improve the way the mouse is used to interact with the graph pane, and there are other changes in the pipeline as well.