Xequte April Newsletter: Free Clip Art Selection for DVD PixPlay

20 April 2007


In this Issue:

  • Free Clip Art Selection for DVD PixPlay
  • DVD PixPlay V3.35 Released
  • Freeware Spotlight: KwikTest Joke IQ Tester
  • Program Tips
Dear Xequte Software User,
Not much to report this month as we are still HDAU with development of our new product.  We are presently looking to release a beta in May, which is later than we originally planned because we decided to expand the features for the initial release.  We are still looking for beta testers (particularly amongst current MailList King users), so if you are interested please visit:
We do have a special bonus for DVD PixPlay users this month; free clip art!  Please see details below…
Nigel Cross
Xequte Software
* Free Clip Art Selection for DVD PixPlay
We have recently added the following to our DVD PixPlay Plug-In Page:
- 150 Clip Art Files
- Selection of Background Sound files
Note: These are only available to registered users. When installing you will need to supply the username (your email address) and serial number you were supplied when purchasing (though generally the installer will automatically detect them).
Download from:
The Clip Art is selection of the 300,000 images offered by the Graphics Factory, who are kindly offering a $10 discount to Xequte customers ($49.95 for a year's access):

* DVD PixPlay V3.35 Released
DVD PixPlay allows you to create slideshow discs from your digital photos and videos for playback on DVD players and computers.  V3.35 is a minor update that fixes an issue with DVD PixPlay when communicating with DVD burners under some installations of Windows 98 and ME (you will get an error that reads: Initialization Error 37).

Windows 2000, XP and Vista users do not need to update if they are already using v3.34.

Complete Change List:  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/changes.html
More info and download:  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/
(Simply install the new version over your old one.  No new key is required if you are already using v3.*).
* Freeware Spotlight: KwikTest Joke IQ Tester
Do you have a know-it-all in your office?  Then e-mail them our joke IQ tester to bring them down to size.  Don't worry, our sneaky tricks will ensure they never get more than one answer correct!
KwikTest is freeware and can be downloaded from:
* Program Tips
- DVD PixPlay: Features of the Add Images Dialog
As you will know clicking the "Add Images" button in DVD PixPlay brings up a thumbnail browser so you can add images and videos to your project.
On the bottom right of there are three buttons you might not have noticed:
-          Preview: Displays the current image full size in a view window
-          Sort: Allows you to choose the order in which images are displayed.  This is important because it also controls the order in which the images you've selected are added to your project.  For instance you may prefer your images to be displayed in chronological order (by photo taken date) rather than by filename
-          File Display: Choose whether thumbnails or small images are displayed, and also whether to show images, videos or both
Also on the bottom left is a drop down box that controls whether the images you've selected are added directly after the currently selected thumbnail or at the very end of the slideshow.
- MailList King: Double Opt-In and Opt-Out Support
If you are having complaints from recipients of your mailing list messages that they never signed up to your list, then Double Opt-In is for you.  Double Opt-In essentially means that subscription will be a two-step process; when a subscribe message is received, a confirmation message is sent to the subscriber who must reply to the message before they are added.  You can enable this option under View>Options, Double Opt-In.
- Smart Pix/MegaView: Displaying files from multiple folders
If you want to display many folders at once (great when you want to play music files that are into many folders) you can right-click the folder and choose the "Show Sub-folders" option.
- Diji Album: Replicating Objects throughout your Album
You can quickly copy objects to every page of your album without having to add them all manually.  For example, let's say you want to add a page number at the bottom of each page.  Start by creating the object using Insert>Text and enter the text as %PAGE_NUMBER% (you can select this by clicking 'Special...') so that the page number is automatically displayed.  Click OK.  Your object will be added to the page. 
Now right-click the new object and select the 'Add Object to All Pages...' option.
You can also choose a range of pages that the object should be added to.