Often times people overlook the collate function of their office equipment. This visual aid helps you collate your documents and recommends what type of documents benefit best from collating.
This simple option is a great tool for printing documents for a large group and putting together packets. Collate means to print pages in grouped sequential order, like 1-2-3, 1-2-3. Uncollated means to print pages groups by individual page, like 1-1-1, 2-2-2, 3-3-3 The most important thing to know about this function is that it originates from your computer NOT your copier. Whatever application you are in, you can choose the different settings easily. Just choose your 1-2-3 or 1-1-1 option!
Easy documents to collate:
- New Hire Packets: Let’s say your new hire packet contains 15 pages. You have two options to print. You can either print all fifteen pages in order (1 – 15), staple them, and store them to use as each new team member starts with your company. You can also print a certain amount of each page and sort them by type. That way, you can always have each portion of the packet accessible. This is a great option for documents that need to be accessible at varying times.
- Agendas and Notes for Meetings: Most companies have large meetings that require printed material. A great way to provide material for these meetings is to print the agenda and a document for notes. You can print and staple them in a 1-2 fashion or print the pages by presentation to pass out throughout the meeting. Either way – you can provide great options for your co-workers and save time for yourself!