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Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

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While many home printers have a scanner function, there are scanner options available that will send your scanned documents directly to your computer for easy filing. Simply configure your scanner software to use optical character recognition (OCR) to automatically turn every scanned document into a searchable PDF, which allows you to find documents by searching for words they contain. It is helpful to have a scan, discard, and file system.

Snail Mail 101

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This category includes bills, medical forms to file, an insurance or telephone plan to compare with what you have now, information about a product you intend to buy and a list of activities put on by a group you belong to. Be careful about filing too much. Most people’s file cabinets are neglected paper graveyards. Things you are keeping that you don’t need to: receipts that are not for tax purposes or under-warranty purchases.

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Simplify Receipts with Shoeboxed.com

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Inputs to Shoeboxed.com Shoeboxed.com will take your receipts (and business cards) in a number of ways: US Postage paid envelopes Scanned documents you upload Email Mobile The postage-paid envelopes are sweet. This would be a great help for specific stores; the one that pops into mind would be having anything purchased at my local Girl Scout council be flagged as a Girl Scout purchase for end-of-year reporting. This would be a great check against credit card bills.

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Tips to Go Almost Paperless - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

  I have so many piles and I don't want to file it all."   If your computer files are organized, you will be able to do a search and find what you are looking for quickly.   Eliminate a lot of paper by having your statements sent to you electronically in PDF format.  We get the email notifications and save them to a file on our computer (we do not print them).    I have so many piles and I don't want to file it all."

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Beyond Books: Building Multiple Streams of Income

Andrea Kalli

Ebooks The easiest way to create an ebook is to convert your printed book to a PDF document. Book formats on Smashwords include PDF documents and formats that can be read by ebook readers and devices like Kindle, Sony Reader, iPod, and Palm. Informational teleseminars, in-depth interviews, or live presentations can also be recorded and sold as a CD or downloadable MP3 file.

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Beyond Books: Building Multiple Streams of Income | Internet.

Andrea Kalli

Ebooks The easiest way to create an ebook is to convert your printed book to a PDF document. Book formats on Smashwords include PDF documents and formats that can be read by ebook readers and devices like Kindle, Sony Reader, iPod, and Palm. Informational teleseminars, in-depth interviews, or live presentations can also be recorded and sold as a CD or downloadable MP3 file.

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