Xequte January Newsletter: Double Program Tips for the New Year!

10 January 2009


In this Issue:

  • MailList King v8.05
  • DVD PixPlay v4.07
  • Smart Pix Manager and MegaView V10.2
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List



Dear Xequte Software User,


Downunder most kids are currently enjoying their long summer holidays; including our twins.  As usual, we will be heading off for a few weeks of camping.  Of course, what does every tent need?  A laptop!  Yes, as sad as it sounds, I will be sleeping under the stars with Pentium computing power at the ready.  While it is something I would love to avoid, it is not really an option as I constantly need to be accessible by customers.  In fact I have to admit that I have not traveled without a laptop since 1998 (Yes, I did leave it at home for my honeymoon in Canada).


So if you email us next week and are wondering why your technical questions are not answered as quickly as usual, please picture me sitting around the campsite tapping away as furiously as one can with a hotdog in one hand and a beer in the other.


All the best for 2009!  Please do drop us a line if there is anything we can do to make this year better for you J





Nigel Cross

Xequte Software







* MailList King V8.05 Released


MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer.  Since V8.0 we have released 5 minor updates with improvements and fixes.


Top Ten Improvements since v8.0:


1. Generation of recipient lists for scheduled messages is now delayed until sending time

2. Now when pasting HTML from Microsoft Word it tidies it up

3. Added advanced option to allow duplicate addresses in the list

4. Member sent messages now adhere to ISP Limits too

5. Stationery dialog now offers templates and CSS themes

6. Now shows failures when sending to recipient list in Excel file

7. Message Editor now lists recently opened files too

8. When hovering the mouse over a contact it displays full address details

9. Quick access to ISP Limits options available by right-clicking sending graph

10. Many more dialogs are now resizable


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



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


V8 registered users: Please complete the following form if a download link has not been sent to you:




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





* DVD PixPlay V4.07 Released


DVD PixPlay allows you to create slideshow discs from your digital photos and videos for playback on DVD players and computers.  V4.07 addresses are number of minor issues including motion effect not remaining stationery, small thumb grips in the image editor and more.


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 v4.*).


Upgrades (for v3 and older users):  http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/upgrade.html





* Smart Pix Manager and MegaView V10.2 Updates


Smart Pix and MegaView allow you to manage and view your multimedia, documents and digital image collection. 


V10.2 is a minor update that includes the following improvements:


1. Now remembers the password for all files in a zip

2. Faster start up in some network configurations

3. Fixed issue when sending email via Outlook Express

4. Fixed some hidden windows that make the software appear locked

5. Improved layout when using large system fonts


Smart Pix Manager:


More info and download:  http://www.xequte.com/smartpix/

(Simply install the new version over your old one.  No new key is required if you are already using v10).


Upgrades (for v9 and older users):  http://www.xequte.com/smartpix/upgrade.html





More info and download:  http://www.xequte.com/megaview/

(Simply install the new version over your old one.  No new key is required if you are already using v10).


Upgrades (for v9 and older users): http://www.xequte.com/megaview/upgrade.html





* Program Tips


- MailList King: Generate Recipient List at Time of Sending


When creating messages that are scheduled for later sending, MailList King will now delay generation of the recipient list.  This means that any changes to the list in the meantime (subscribes, unsubscribes, etc.) are now included in the delivery.  You can also disable this functionality if you like.  The option is presented at the bottom of the schedule message dialog (i.e. when you click the "Scheduled or Batch Sending" option on the message sending toolbar).


Note the option is only available when:


  • You are sending to all mailing list members or a selection of groups
  • You have not specified excluded addresses or enabled the option not to send to recipients that have been emailed in the last x days


- MailList King: Allowing Duplicate Email Addresses in a List


By default, MailList King will always prevent two contacts with the same email address being added to your list.  With v8.02 you can now disable this checking to handle the situation where contacts share the same email address.  The setting is available under View > Options, Other, Advanced.



- DVD PixPlay: Adding a Stationary Pause during a Motion Effect


Power users now have another style tool in their arsenal.  You can now use motion effects to move or zoom into your photo and then pause for a specified delay before transitioning to the next image.   You will find the "Stationary Display Time" option by selecting Frame > Frame Properties, Motion Effect.



- DVD PixPlay: Viewing Details on all Slideshow Files


Full Details file mode (available under the View menu) allows you to see 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: Automatic Scrolling


With v10 you can now scroll an image simply by hovering your mouse over the display.  You can enable this by selecting Edit > Cursor Action > Auto Scroll



- Smart Pix/MegaView: Maintaining the File Date when Saving


In Windows, whenever a file is modified the date for it is changed.  If you are like me, you like the date for your digital photos to specify when the photo was taken rather than when it was last rotated.


In Smart Pix and MegaView you can choose to maintain the date of a file even when it is edited.  You will find the setting under Tools > Options, Other, Advanced