Welcome to our Year-End Newsletter, featuring news about the ClipMate 7.3 update, a special offer, and a ClipMate usage tip.
Most of the changes are "under the hood" upgrades to various libraries, but you're going to like the new printing features, such as the "paper saver", which optimizes print jobs to print multiple (small) clips on a single page. You can print up to 6 graphics on a single page too! See Tools | Options | Printing, for the new settings. ClipMate 7.3 is a free update for registered users of ClipMate 7, and it's available in English, Multi-Language, PortableApps and U3 versions.
ClipMate recently featured in Preston Gralla's "20 Downloads You Can't Do
Without" list in PC World. You can read the review here:
Have you wanted to do a review? These days, anyone can! Fire up your blogging skills and give it a try, or leave some helpful comments on other review sites.
If Santa is bringing lots of new toys, you may want to "step up" to a
household pack so that you can run ClipMate on up to 5 computers in the same
household. If you are an existing ClipMate 7 user, you can "step up" to the
5-computer "household pack" for only $49.95 (that's a $30 savings) by using
Or maybe you just need an extra license or two, but not enough to justify moving up to a Household Pack or Site License? Use this link to add another license for that 3rd computer or that new USB stick that Santa brings.
Back by popular demand is our "Give the Gift of ClipMate" this holiday season! If you are a registered user of ClipMate, we invite you to give a gift copy to a friend... at a very special price of $24.95 (that's $10 off)! You can add a CD for $9.95 (includes shipping). If you don't need a CD (or don't have time because you waited too long), there are two options for e-mail delivery. You can have the e-mail sent immediately, or during a special "Santa run" at 12:01 on the morning of December 25th. We're extending the offer right up until midnight on New Year's Eve, to accommodate those of you who are late shoppers, or who need a way to quickly reciprocate an unexpected gift!
ClipMate's new printing engine is "report driven", meaning that there is a
library of report layouts, and when ClipMate prints, it selects the print
layouts that are appropriate for the selected data. In the Tools | Options
| Printing dialog, you'll find the new options, and the list of available
reports. The "Report Selection" box has 3 selectors, as there are
generally 3 types of items: Text, Bitmaps, and LARGE Bitmaps. There is a
settings to determine what is considered "Large", which will cause any given
image to be diverted to the report for small, or large bitmaps. This
distinction is important because the "paper saver" reports will print up to 6
images on a page, while the "single item" reports will always print one image on
a page. We recommend a setting between 600 and 1024, as criteria for
deciding "large" vs "small". Using the drop-down lists, you can choose the
report used for each category. For example, you can choose the single-clip vs.
multi-clip option for text, and choose the report that meets your preference for
portrait vs. landscape orientation.
Another change that you'll note is that the clips will print in "batches", grouped by type. So you may notice that if you print a mixed selection of text and graphics, the text clips will come out first, then the smaller graphics, followed by the large, full-page graphic clips.
That's it for now! As always, please feel free to contact us with any
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