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RE: [greenyes] Paperless Office


A few months ago our office printer broke. That's when I realized that Adobe
Acrobat came installed on on my machine allowing me to "print" pdf
documents. I quickly realized that so much of the paper printing was
completely unnecessary.



Our office now does little or no printing for the sake of filing. Now we
"print" pdf files and store on our machines. Doing this in conjuction with
google desktop tool (allows you to do goolge searches of the contents of
your computer's hard drive) We now find documents faster than when they were
filed in paper form. Plus mis-filling is less of an issue since Google will
find doc. as long as it is somewhere on the hard drive. With these 2 tools
we cut our need to print to paper by at least 50%.



Upside is Google desktop is free and Adobe Acrobat sometimes comes
preinstalled. Downside is Acrobat costs around $200 if you have to purchase
seperate.



Food for thought.



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QFI0IKBLL4AVDJBKIV2

http://desktop.google.com/



Vincent Cobb | Pono Products, Inc.

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From: Amy Hemmert [mailto:amy@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:45 PM
To: GreenYes; Alan Muller
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Paperless Office



Hi Alan,



This probably isn' t the answer you were looking for, but I recently
replaced my office chair with a large exercise ball. I can now sit
comfortably for longer periods of time, and I tend to stretch at more
frequent intervals. (I just have to remember to look behind me after
standing up as the ball has a tendency to roll away when I'm not looking!)



Also, when I bought my last computer, I paid a few extra bucks for a larger
monitor. It sits at a comfortable distance from my eyes, and I can adjust
the font size as needed without half of the document becoming hidden. It
feels much better on the eyes.



Cheers,



Amy Hemmert
Obentec, Inc.
amy@no.address
831-457-0301
www.laptoplunches.com
www.wastefreelunches.org



----- Original Message -----

From: Alan Muller <mailto:amuller@no.address>

To: GreenYes <mailto:greenyes@no.address>

Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 1:30 PM

Subject: RE: [greenyes] Paperless Office



This is an interesting issue to me on a very nuts and bolts level.

Seems I spend my life in a disorganized office overrun with both paper and
various forms of electronic storage. My personal experience is that
documents of any length are slow and tedious to read on screen, so I end up
printing them out--feeling somewhat guilty about it. Is this a common
experience? Is there a level of computers and display devices that makes
this issue go away? If so, what is it?

Regards,




Alan Muller, Executive Director
Green Delaware
Box 69
Port Penn, DE 19731 USA
(302)834-3466
fax (302)836-3005
greendel@no.address
www.greendel.org <http://www.greendel.org/>



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