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PerfectTablePlan newsletter 46

v5.1.3 now available for Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.9Apple released Mac OS X 10.9 ('Mavericks') yesterday. Unfortunately it causes an issue with PerfectTablePlan v5.1.1. Text isn't properly aligned in controls (such as buttons and drop-down menus). This doesn't cause any real problems, but it makes the PerfectTablePlan user interface look a bit odd. So we have been up half the night working out a fix and making a new release.

The new release also fixes a bug in a third party library that sometimes causes PerfectTablePlan v5.1.1 to crash when printing stationery on Mac OS X 10.8. The crash only seems to occur when printing rotated images. Thank you to a number of people who reported this.

Click here to download v5.1.3 for Mac

v5.1.3 is a free upgrade to all customers with a valid v5 licence. We expect to make this the production release for Mac in a few days and recommend that all v5 users with Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9 upgrade. As always, please let us know if you have any problems with the new release.

Note that this is a Mac only release. There is no new Windows release

v5.1.2 was an internal release, for testing.

NB/ You can install Mac OS X 10.9 via the Mac App store. It's free! But it might break some of your existing applications.

Integrating with Eventbrite

EventBriteCollecting RSVPs can be a bit tedious. However there are lots of websites that can automate the process for you. PerfectTablePlan plays nicely with most of them. One of the biggest players in event registration systems is Eventbrite. Their service is free if you aren't using them to collect payment.  We put together a quick video showing you how easy it is to integrate EventBrite with PerfectTablePlan.

EventBrite video

Watch the video

It is only 2.5 minutes long, and you can ignore the last minute if you are an experienced PerfectTablePlan user.

Interested in starting your own software business?

Are you a software developer who is itching to escape your cubicle and start your own business? Or perhaps you know someone who is? I will be calling on my 25 years experience to teach a course on how to start your own software business. The course is on the weekend of the 22/23 November in Wiltshire in the UK. Numbers are limited and the last guaranteed registration is 8th November.

Click here for course details


We thought these were interesting or amusing:

The secret of the five top

The seating chart for every wedding reception you've ever been to

The ultimate wedding RSVP letter

The art of napkin folding

Guest list angst – a statistical approach

Sorority Nearly Breaks Guinness Record for Largest Sit-Down Meal

5 Tips for Mastering a Massive Event

Feel free to send us any links that you think other newsletter readers might like.

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd