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* Use a speakerphone when you have to be on hold, so you're free to do other stuff. --[[User:MVance|MVance]] 14:44, 24 Mar 2005 (EST) * Use a speakerphone when you have to be on hold, so you're free to do other stuff. --[[User:MVance|MVance]] 14:44, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
* Files, paper, markers? Ask the office first: there may be a store for this stuff, and it's, like, for work! --[[User:Robert Brook|RB]] 16:47, 24 Mar 2005 (EST) * Files, paper, markers? Ask the office first: there may be a store for this stuff, and it's, like, for work! --[[User:Robert Brook|RB]] 16:47, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
-* If you label your files, and have a printer at your desk, keep a blank sheet of Avery file labels at your desk (mine's in the front of my tickler file hanger) and create a Word file called Labels.doc on your computer desktop. Every time you need to create a label, open the Word doc, erase the text in the last label space, move the cursor down a row and type in the new file label. Put the label sheet in the printer, print out the single label, and save the Word doc with the last label position. Works much faster and is less conspicuous than having a label-maker at your desk. --[[User:Ed Goodwin|egoodwin]]+* If you label your files, and have a printer at your desk, keep a blank sheet of Avery file labels at your desk (mine's in the front of my tickler file hanger) and create a Word file called Labels.doc on your computer desktop. Every time you need to create a label, open the Word doc, erase the text in the last label space, move the cursor down a row and type in the new file label. Put the label sheet in the printer, print out the single label, and save the Word doc with the last label position. Works much faster and is less conspicuous than having a label-maker at your desk. --[[User:Egoodwin|Egoodwin]] 00:09, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
-* Keep a file folder full of blank fax cover-sheets at your desk (again at the front of the tickler-file hanger). When you need to send a fax, fill in the fax-sheet ''by hand''. It works much faster than opening up the word processor and tabbing around to the various fields since there isn't that much data that needs to go on a cover sheet. --[[User:Ed Goodwin|egoodwin]]+* Keep a file folder full of blank fax cover-sheets at your desk (again at the front of the tickler-file hanger). When you need to send a fax, fill in the fax-sheet ''by hand''. It works much faster than opening up the word processor and tabbing around to the various fields since there isn't that much data that needs to go on a cover sheet. --[[User:Egoodwin|Egoodwin]] 00:09, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
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  • File Marker - Sometimes, you don't want to go through the hassle of finding a file's alphabetical location after you've taken it out to file something or for reference. Try using a different coloured folder or piece of card to mark its place. --Abizer 18:33, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
    • Alt File Marker: I just set the folder behind the one I removed askew. --Victor 10:53, 23 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Labels in a pinch - If your labelmaker is not on hand, but you have a folder in need of a label right now, there's nothing as handy as a post-it note. Just place the sticky part where the label would go, and you're good to go. --rdonoghue 11:49, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Blue highlighter doesn't show up on photocopies. -- GH 21 Mar 05
  • Yellow highlighter doesn't either. For forms that are stored in a public place, write "File Copy, Do Not Remove" in yellow highlighter on the bottom copy. No one will take it, but you can easily make more copies from that one.
  • If you never complain about somatic problems to your coworkers, you'll get no flak when you call in sick to catch up on personal stuff. -- GH 21 Mar 05
  • Use a speakerphone when you have to be on hold, so you're free to do other stuff. --MVance 14:44, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Files, paper, markers? Ask the office first: there may be a store for this stuff, and it's, like, for work! --RB 16:47, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • If you label your files, and have a printer at your desk, keep a blank sheet of Avery file labels at your desk (mine's in the front of my tickler file hanger) and create a Word file called Labels.doc on your computer desktop. Every time you need to create a label, open the Word doc, erase the text in the last label space, move the cursor down a row and type in the new file label. Put the label sheet in the printer, print out the single label, and save the Word doc with the last label position. Works much faster and is less conspicuous than having a label-maker at your desk. --Egoodwin 00:09, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Keep a file folder full of blank fax cover-sheets at your desk (again at the front of the tickler-file hanger). When you need to send a fax, fill in the fax-sheet by hand. It works much faster than opening up the word processor and tabbing around to the various fields since there isn't that much data that needs to go on a cover sheet. --Egoodwin 00:09, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
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