SVG is cool. ie. Inkscape is cool

If you don’t know anything about SVG, know this, it’s different than raster graphics, and stuff like bitmaps or jpgs or gifs. With SVG, you can zoom in on an SVG graphic without loss of detail. Ever try to stick a jpg graphic into a document and then resize it only to discover afterwards that the graphic has become pixellated, or fuzzy? With Inkscape (It’s FREE), you can make a little freehand drawing, then scan it, and convert it to an SVG and use the “Trace Bitmap” in the Path menu to convert the graphic into a path. Once that’s done, you can resize it without loss of detail.
Check out what I did with this little decorative swirl for an ML-3000 in inkscape.

Decorative swirls for label ML-3000

Notice even when you zoom in on the SVG, the quality is still high.

ML-3000 template, same as Avery 5160

And the final product is a nice little ML-3000 label design:

Decorative swirls for label ML-3000

Chicago Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup!

Congratulations to the 5 hockey fans out there who actually care about hockey. Oh come on, we’re just kidding. Really, congratulations Chicago. It was a great overtime victory. 4-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers. (I don’t know why some people call them the Filthydelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Fans are the nicest folks)
Here is a ML-3000 template so you can make sure everybody knows that the Blackhawks won. Feel free to litter the office with them.
Wooooo Hoooooo! Yeahhhhhhh Baby!

ML-3000 Template for the Chicago Blackhawks, Same as Avery 5160 Template

Manipulating Graphics in Word

Have you ever placed graphics in a word document, and formatted it so that the graphic appears behind the text, and then you can’t figure out how to select it? Well, you can select the clip art. Here’s how. Select the Home tab at the top left. Then select “Select” all the way on the right. It’s right under Find and Replace. Then select “Objects”. Once you do that, you’ll see you can click on and manipulate the graphics. I just used this to select a graphic in one of our Avery 5160 Equivalent Laser labels, at http://www.macolabels.com/ml-3000.html .
Here’s an example of graphics on a label layout: