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Dear Xequte Software User,
Over the last few years Microsoft has been transitioning to a new kind of software interface; gone are the drop down menus that we've since the dawn of graphical computing, and in its place are tabbed toolbars. The change began in the Office products, but now appears throughout the Windows applications.
Naturally, with such a radical change, opinions are divided. On the one hand, it means learning a new interface, while on the other, claims that it is much easier to use.
When planning for MailList King v12, we thought the interface was overdue for improvement and were thus faced with the decision on whether to adopt Microsoft's new model. In our investigations, we concluded that it would be quicker to learn and reduce feature duplication, but our main concern was how existing users would cope with the change. Having given the pre-release of the new version to a selection of old users, we're happy to report that for the most part the change has been welcomed. The general view is that the new styling is slicker, and finding seldom-used functions is easier.
If you're a MailList King user, please take a look at the new version and let us know what you think.
* MailList King V12.0 Released
MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer. V12.0 is a major upgrade with a particular focus on improving the UI and productivity.
Top Ten Changes:
Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/changes.html
More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/download.html
* V12.0 Upgrade Information
V12.0 is a free upgrade to all users who purchased a license or upgrade after Feb. 1, 2013. Everyone who qualifies should already have been emailed a new serial number (e-mail us if not).
Other registered users can upgrade at:
* ImageEn V4.3.1 Released
ImageEn is a photo editing and processing library for Delphi, .NET and ActiveX developers. We have just release the v4.3.1 update.
Top Five Changes in v4.3.1
1. Added support for Delphi and C++ Builder XE4
2. PrintImagesToFile function allows an ImageEnMView to ouput a set of files (thumbnail sheets)
3. All ImageEn global settings are now centralized with the TIEImageEnGlobalSettings class
4. ImageEn actions can now be localized by setting MsgLanguage
5. ImageEnMView allows the selection of multiple regions using the Ctrl ke
Complete Change List: http://www.imageen.com/info/history.html#4.3.1
More information: http://www.imageen.com
* XNumericDownloader Released
XNumericDownloader is a free windows utility to allow you to batch download a sequence of files or images from a site.
More info and download: http://www.xequte.com/other/index.html#XNumDown
* Program Tips
- MailList King: Vacation Expiry
Vacation handling has been a big area of enhancement in MLK v12. The vacation command allows a member to temporarily disable delivery to their address while they are away on holiday or otherwise unavailable.
The new update allows member or the admin to specify an expiry date for each vacation. So if a user knows they will be always for twenty days and don't want to receive any messages they can send a command of:
And at the end of twenty days MLK will automatically resume their delivery. If no expiry is specified then the vacation can be automatically terminated by the default ???Vacation Status??? setting under File > Options, Database, Other Database Options.
The admin can also put members on vacation for a specified period by selecting them in MLK and clicking ???Vacation??? on the Home menu. All members that are on vacation can now also be viewed by clicking ???Vacation??? in the mode tree.
- DVD PixPlay: Viewing Details on all Slideshow Files
Full Details file mode (available under the View menu) displays details of all frames in your slideshow, including start time, transition and motion effects, caption and whether borders have been removed. This allows you to quickly determine which frames need further work.
You can also configure which columns are displayed by selecting View > Select Columns.
- Smart Pix/MegaView: Printing Full Size Posters
An often missed feature of Smart Pix and MegaView is the ability to create huge posters with any printer. Select your favorite family photo or landscape, click File > Print and you can print a wall sized image (up to 15 x 15 feet) using as many as 400 sheets of A4 or Letter sized paper.