Glenda on September 9th, 2009

I was patiently waiting for Inkscape version 0.47, the stable and final version. Last night, I got tired of waiting and downloaded 0.47 pre 2-1. Congratulations to myself!. I should have done that before. My stylus from the Bamboo works fine now and I have new tools to play with. Wonderful!! If you want to […]

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Glenda on September 8th, 2009

I had an issue using my Bamboo stylus with Inkscape. It doesn’t  work properly;  the cursor disappears, lags or freezes, which can be very frustrating, making it hard to use the stylus wtih Inkscape. It looks like Inkscape only recognizes one type of input device at a time (the mouse or the stylus). In order to make your pen […]

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Glenda on August 8th, 2009

Inkscape would be my software of choice to convert any .png or .jpeg into .svg. Once an image has the .svg format, you can use that image to cut in any digital cutter like the Silhouette or Cricut machine. These are the steps: Find a good .jpeg, meaning clean lines, better if it is in […]

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Glenda on July 9th, 2009

OK, I’ve been waiting so much for the new release of Inkscape. I use this program almost everyday and like it so much. I’m very happy to be able to download the new release. This is not the final release but the prerelease. I’ll keep you posted! The link to Inkscape website is

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Glenda on July 2nd, 2009

I think word books are so cool. These are books that you can make by cutting each page using a different letter every time. For example, a word book that spells LOVE: one page is the L, another O, another V and the last E. When you finish with your word book, you are able […]

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Sometimes you want to create a mat for your individual letters or for your welded words.  With Inkscape is very easy! Just do the following: Type your text. Go to Outline View: View, Display Mode, Outline. Click on Edit, Duplicate. Click on Path, Outset. Viola! you have a mat. You can repeat the process as […]

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Glenda on May 29th, 2009

If you want to rotate one or more characters using Inkscape, the square bracket is the solution. Write your text. Select the character/s you want to rotate. Press Alt and [  or Alt and ] to rotate the character/s. Viola!

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Glenda on May 22nd, 2009

Ok, now you want to move or adjust the space between characters. Remember, the ALT key is the key. Position your cursor between the characters whose spacing you want to modify. Then, press Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right Arrow, depending on if you want to decrease or increase the space in between. To move to the next […]

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Glenda on May 20th, 2009

If you want to combine text and any shape so they look like one,  follow these steps: Type your text. Any kind of font would work, but I prefer a thicker one. As I always say, experiment! Click on Path and select Object to Path. Now your text is a path and you can see […]

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Glenda on May 19th, 2009

If you want to move one or more characters upwards or downwards from their position,  follow these steps: Create your text. Select or highlight the character you want to move. Press Alt+up arrow or Alt+down arrow to move your character up or dowm from the baseline.

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