Xequte December Newsletter: Happy Holidays from the Xequte team

25 December 2014


In this Issue:

  • MailList King Crashes!?!
  • MailList King v13.03 Update
  • Text Lightning for Outlook v3.20
  • ImageEn v5.2.0 Released
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List


Dear Xequte Software User,

All the best for the silly season from the Xequte and ImageEn teams, and here’s to a great 2015 for you and your dearest.

My 2015 Christmas card features a shot from the USA road trip I mentioned in my last newsletter. With my family, I drove a 3000km (1800mi) journey from LA to San Francisco, through Yosemite, Death Valley, Southern Utah and finally to Las Vegas. The highlight was catching up with some old friends who lived on the same Japanese Island as us in the early nineties. Despite not seeing many of them in twenty years, once we got together it was like we had never been separated at all. Another favorite was Zion National Park, which must be one of the most visually spectacular parks in the world (and this is coming from a New Zealander which has its own fair share of great National Parks), and seeing a space shuttle. For the kids, it was Knott’s Berry Theme Park in LA, which they preferred even to Disneyland and Universal Studios.

And I managed to drive on the right side of the road on all but one occasion :-o



Nigel Cross
Xequte Software


» MailList King Crashes!?!

If you are a MailList King user then you may have recently encountered the catastrophic error when creating messages. This is due to an update to Internet Explorer as part of Windows Update KB3003057.

This has proven to be a huge headache for both us and our customers and we have fielded a lot of angry messages from frustrated customers. While we were quick to get a fix out for v13, fixes for older releases have taken much longer because so much dependent code has changed in the many subsequent releases. Fixes for v11 and v12 are now available, but it is not practical for us to update versions older than this. Unfortunately it is simply not possible for us to guarantee compatibility with all future versions of Windows and/or Internet Explorer.

So if you purchased (a license or upgrade) after 1 July 2011 you can email us for a free fix.

Options for users of v10 or older:

1. Status Quo: Uninstall and disable the offending update or Internet Explorer 11 as described at: http://www.xequte.com/userforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4494

2. Cheap Fix: No matter what the version, what the edition or what the year, you can upgrade to a fixed version for $28. You can choose from the v11.23 (old style UI) or v12.07 (new Microsoft Office style UI): http://www.xequte.com/cgi-bin/secure.asp?v=28&p=MLK_Quick_Fix

3. Latest and greatest: Upgrade to the latest release, v13.03, at: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/upgrade.html

If you have any queries or concerns, please email us.


» MailList King v13.03 Update

MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer.  Since our last newsletter there have been three updates.

  1. Various styles of horizontal lines can be inserted
  2. Much better at cleaning content from Microsoft Word
  3. New suffixes for personalization fields to force upper, lower or title case
  4. Much improved at unsubscribing all addresses when duplicates are permitted
  5. Fix for "New Email" crash due to Windows Update KB3003057

Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/changes.html

More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/download.html

Registered Users: You can download the update by selecting Help > Check for Updates or by completing the following form:


Upgrades:  http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/upgrade.html


» Text Lightning for Outlook v3.20

Text Lightning allows you to clear your Outlook Inbox faster than ever before with instant access to the most common replies and text snippets you insert into your emails.  It also offers quick searching, auto salutation (“Dear John”) and much more. Text Lightning is freeware and works with all 32bit versions of Outlook 2013, but not 64bit versions yet. 

Top Five Recent Changes
  1. New UI graphics and better theme color matching
  2. Now shows a list of recently used Quick text items 
  3. New field that prompts to specify text
  4. Can now display a large product selector
  5. Fix for "New Email" crash due to Windows Update KB3003057
More info and download: http://www.xequte.com/textlightning/ (no ads and no payment!)
» ImageEn v5.2.0 Released
ImageEn is a photo editing and processing library for Delphi, .NET and ActiveX developers. V5.2.0 adds some great new features.
  1. Much improved TImageEnMView, including gesture support and styling enhancements
  2. Powerful Dithering, including Floyd-Steinberg
  3. Meta-data Helper Unit for improved functionality when accessing and displaying EXIF, IPTC and DICOM meta-data
  4. Significant DICOM improvements, including better reading speed and memory requirements, support for more sub-formats and implementation of the official list of 5,000 Dicom tags
  5. Numerous TIFF improvements including optimization and support for more sub-formats
  6. 64bit Database Components
  7. VCL Theme Support for all ImageEn components
  8. TImageEnFolderMView can now display content of multiple folders simultaneously
  9. Continuing improvements to our Media Foundation API implementation
  10. Now compatible with Delphi and C++ Builder XE7
More Information: http://www.imageen.com
This is a free update for all purchasers in the past 12 months. You can download the update by completing the following form:
Other users can extend their registration at:
» Program Tips
* DVD PixPlay: Word and Letter Transitions
DVD PixPlay 8 has a great way of introducing slideshows with its word transitions. Fade in your slideshow title, or show a countdown to an important slide. To do this:
  1. Select a frame
  2. Choose Frame > Frame Properties from the menu
  3. Click the “Transition Effect” tab
  4. Select a “Word Effect” transition
  5. Specify the text to display and whether to display the whole word or each letter in sequence
* MailList King: Fix the Casing of the Personalized Fields
If you are using MailList King then naturally you will be personalizing your messages with the recipient’s name using personalized fields, e.g. Hi #FirstName#
MailList King already has the first and last name of almost all your contacts because it automatically extracts it from their email address. But how do you cope with people who have poorly capitalized their names, e.g. NIGEL or, ye gads, NIGel?
Simply use one of the many field prefixes that MLK offers to fix the capitalization, e.g. Hi #FirstName.TICASE#
Note: Use % rather than # symbols. See the Help file for more detail.
* Text Lightning: Advanced Fields
When inserting quick text (pre-generated replies) into messages, Text Lightning offers some powerful ways to enhance the text:
  • Recipient’s name or email: By automatically extracting details from the message, TXL can guess the name of the recipient
  • Paste from Clipboard. Select a portion of the message, copy it and insert your quick text. The text can be modified by the clipboard content
  • Prompt for Text: TXL can automatically popup up a request for more information, which can be inserted into the message or used to change the content of the message



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