Xequte August Newsletter: Sneak Peek of Cruise Control, Rapid Email Responding Software

20 August 2007


In this Issue:

  • Sneak Peek: Cruise Control
  • Power Print V3.14 Update
  • Freeware Spotlight: XClock Digital Clock Screen Saver
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List
Dear Xequte Software User,
If you are a regular subscriber, you're probably wondering where we've been for the last few months.  Well we were so keen to get our new software released that we carted all our computer equipment and several boxes of instant noodles out to a cave, rolled a rock over the door and set to work without distraction.  It's amazing how much you can get done when blogs, newsgroups, the Discovery channel, Desperate Housewives and Lost are removed from your life.
So what has three months living as a troglodyte produced?  Our first new commercial product in five years, "Cruise Control", Rapid Email Responding software.
We even have a sneak peek for you…
Nigel Cross
Xequte Software
* Sneak Peek: Cruise Control, Rapid Email Responding Software
The curtains are raised!  After more than a year in development finally we can reveal more detail on our new product, Cruise Control.  Cruise Control has been designed from the ground up as an email tool to help you clear your Inbox faster than ever before (well excluding that day you totally lost it and hit the big delete button).
Based on your past responses, together with a selection of commonly used text and other tools, Cruise Control will enable you to rapidly generate a personal response to every message.  It can function as a stand-alone email program or as a plug-in for Outlook, Outlook Express, Gmail, etc.
Wait, before you reach for your wallet, Cruise Control is not available just yet.  We're currently in Beta and will be going live in September.  We'll be sending you a newsletter when it's ready.
* Power Print V3.14 Update
Power Print is a complete solution for printing of digital images from your camera and computer, offering wizards to perform such common tasks as printing of images at photo frame sizes, posters and greeting cards.  V3.14 improves speed, enhances Vista integration and adds other improvements.
More info and download:  http://www.xequte.com/powerprint/
* Freeware Spotlight: XClock Digital Clock Screen Saver
Now your PC can be useful even when you are not using it!  XClock displays a large glowing digital clock on your screen whenever your PC is idle.
XClock is freeware and can be downloaded from:
* Program Tips
- DVD PixPlay: Adding dates and file names to frames
Do you want to display the date a photo was taken, the name of the file or your own custom text on the frames of your slideshow?  Well you could use the "Add Text" function, which would allow you to lay out your text, add clip art and shapes to your images.  However that could take a long time if you have a lot of frames in your slideshow.
The other option is to use the Frame Captions function.  Select Edit>Slideshow Properties, Frame Captions tab.  Now you can specify text that is added automatically to every frame, including the date and filename.  You can also choose the "Custom Text" option.  This adds a small text box to the bottom right of the main window where you can quickly type the text for each of your frames.
- MailList King: Running in the System Tray
If you run MailList King 24x7 you may want to use the option: "Don't close application, send to System Tray". 
This allows you to keep MailList King running (e.g. to continue automatic processing and sending of messages) without a window displayed in the task bar.  Enact the setting under View>Options, Other, Advanced.  When you close the application it will now continue running in the System Tray (with a small icon so you can quickly access common functions or shut it down).
- Smart Pix/MegaView: Batch Image Rotation
To rotate a selection of images in a folder you don't need to use the Batch Processing function, you can just select all the files and click the rotate button.  All files will be rotated and saved without prompting.  Lossless JPEG rotation is supported too, so you won't lose any of the image quality when you do it.
- Power Print: Using Auto Text
Most digital cameras embed information into your photos, such as the shutter speed, focal length, aperture, flash usage, etc.  Many programs, including Smart Pix, MegaView and Picasa can also embed such information. 
In Power Print you can display this information in your captions using "Auto Text"
To add auto text to an image:
  1. Add an image to Power Print
  2. Add a caption to the image
  3. Double-click the image to open the editor
  4. In the Caption Editor, click the Auto text button and choose the items you want.  It will display as <ShutterSpeed> or similar
  5. Close the editor.  The caption will now display the correct information (e.g. 200 for shutter speed)