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gLabels Avery 5167 Template Problem

Was having trouble printing some 5167 Return Address labels using gLabels. The alignment was significantly off in my set-up using the default predefined template installed with gLabels on my Linux Mint LMDE netbook.

In comparing the template definition file with the stock measurements I found several things to be off slightly. In addition, my Samsung ML-2851ND laser printer appeared to be shifting the page image a bit also.

I created a custom template, adjusted for what I was experiencing, and now I can print consistent cleanly formatted labels within the stock outlines. Should you be experiencing similar issues, you could use my custom 5167 template. Just save into a file named as your_filename_here.template in the location set by your distribution (for Linux Mint LMDE, I discovered that was in ~/.confg/libglabels/templates).

BTW, should you need to customize the template further, see this documentation.

Good luck!

Another rung on the Windows-freedom ladder: gLabels

As you might have gathered from other posts on this blog, I’m an open source fan with a liking for Linux. I’ve used UNIX, VAX, MS Windows of all flavors, OS X, etc. but have come to prefer Linux (currently Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.10). There are just a few applications which have tethered me to the need to keep a Windows machine (virtual machine in my case) around.

These applications are:
Quicken
TurboTax/HR Block at Home
GoToWebinar
Avery Labelmaker/ID Automation Barcode Labeling

Today I discovered an excellent open source replacement for that last entry, gLabels. This Linux application is very actively maintained and was just a free Synaptic download away. In under 15 minutes I’d downloaded the app and used it to create the Christmas card address list labels for next year. It was intuitive and worked great!

Just three more apps to go…