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JC

posted on 29/6/21 at 07:39 AM Reply With Quote
4 Prong binder

Hi all - I'm sure someone will know what I'm talking about - I just can't work out what to google!

I need a binder for an A4 document with 4 holes. The ones I want are hard card / board and have 4 straight prongs. 2 are attached to the binder and 2 come off attached a flat strip when you push a release on the end of the strip - leaving the loose sheets held in place by the 2 prongs attached to the binder........

The result is a thick document that is held square in the binder.

HELP!!!

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sheepish0001

posted on 29/6/21 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
Is this just a 4 ring binder?

https://www.consortiumeducation.com/a4-4-ring-65mm-presentation-ring-binder?gclid=CjwKCAjwieuGBhAsEiwA1Ly_nY4IjX1k6atN0j5IsZup_7VOMFq5rLv9gteqMic6u9v8 OCiF3AsgURoC9rEQAvD_BwE

Something like that?

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Toys2

posted on 29/6/21 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
I think that they call them Lever Arch Files, but I can't find a 4 hole version, just the ring binder type as shown above
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JC

posted on 29/6/21 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
What I'm looking for is like this.... but in a folder!

https://www.printfinishingsuperstore.co.uk/gbc-velobind-a4-binding-strip-spines-navy-blue-75mm--s1-12-prong---9741003tn-4682-p.asp

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nick205

posted on 29/6/21 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
You may have specific reasons for wanting/needing to file paper documents. For me at home and at work I do my level best to avoid this and store/view documents eletronically.

Wherever possible I save my own documents to my personal cloud (web viewable) and work documents to my work cloud (web viewable). I then use phone, tablet or if necessary laptop to view the documents. I also have a Google Drive account which allows me to store a few documents to take with me and view off line as and when I need to.

Work asked why I was chucking out x 4 drawer filing cabinets a while back. When I told them all the docs were stored on the servers/cloud and the filing cabinets were empty I was given a hand to shift them.

In summary - get paperless!

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James

posted on 29/6/21 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205


In summary - get paperless!


Haha! I wish it was that easy!

In my office they recently forced us to a cloud-based computer. This included taking away Outlook and forcing us to use a slow and under-developed web tool on a Domino server. The new one can't view your old .pst. Also, unless you specifically archive e-mail it is deleted after 60 days. The archiving process is so cumbersome it takes ages to save individual e-mail (each of which have to be assigned a retention period) so you just dump the entire inbox into the archive- without deleting the spam. So many people print everything out!

As for normal files- these also get deleted unless individually assigned a retention period. For longer than 5 years you have to get managerial approval to save it. As a result- people print everything!

My colleague in Facilities has just been told to produce 3 years of taxi expenses for the company. Fortunately he has a 5' tall stack of paper he can go through and scan in!


Sheers madness!!!





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adampage

posted on 29/6/21 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
Would this work?

Not quite the same but i used to use these at work for binding documents but within a cardboard file....

https://www.paperstone.co.uk/filing-archiving/manilla-folders-files/transfer-spring-files/q-connect-transfer-pocket-files-300gsm-foolscap-green-pack-o f-25/p-75072?p1=CcSVYDqpBUY1&gclid=CjwKCAjwieuGBhAsEiwA1Ly_nW1de87oeUVlHLob1EmqcI2nnLEJ0QNX-icWMFyFzxEOTiHr5-sBYBoCb78QAvD_BwE

Good luck!

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JC

posted on 29/6/21 at 10:04 AM Reply With Quote
@nick - its to store the pages for an aircraft technical log - for a lot of complex reasons we aren't approved paperless on it yet

@Adam - the link is broken but thanks - I'll use that to look!

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nick205

posted on 29/6/21 at 10:49 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JC
@nick - its to store the pages for an aircraft technical log - for a lot of complex reasons we aren't approved paperless on it yet




Understood - every situation is different and has reasons behind it.

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nick205

posted on 29/6/21 at 10:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James
quote:
Originally posted by nick205


In summary - get paperless!


Haha! I wish it was that easy!

In my office they recently forced us to a cloud-based computer. This included taking away Outlook and forcing us to use a slow and under-developed web tool on a Domino server. The new one can't view your old .pst. Also, unless you specifically archive e-mail it is deleted after 60 days. The archiving process is so cumbersome it takes ages to save individual e-mail (each of which have to be assigned a retention period) so you just dump the entire inbox into the archive- without deleting the spam. So many people print everything out!

As for normal files- these also get deleted unless individually assigned a retention period. For longer than 5 years you have to get managerial approval to save it. As a result- people print everything!

My colleague in Facilities has just been told to produce 3 years of taxi expenses for the company. Fortunately he has a 5' tall stack of paper he can go through and scan in!


Sheers madness!!!




At work we moved a couple of years ago from in-house Microsoft Outlook on an in-house server to Outlook 365 (Microsoft cloud based) email. No issues so far with email archiving etc. It may be that Microsoft have it sorted to work as people want/need it to work.

We did get bombarbed with Microsoft adverts trying to persuade us to switch to full Windows and Office 365, but they've given up with that now.

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SteveWalker

posted on 29/6/21 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
Another option is to print to pdf and save the pdfs somewhere safe.
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adampage

posted on 30/6/21 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry, my link broke...

Try this one:
https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/guildhall-transfer-spiral-pocket-file-315gsm-foolscap-mauve-25-pack-34/5016196253392.html

Or google for "foolscap transfer pocket file" or "spiral pocket file" seems to do the trick, hope it works!


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geoff shep

posted on 30/6/21 at 04:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JC
Hi all - I'm sure someone will know what I'm talking about - I just can't work out what to google!


I know what you mean - but I have no idea what they are called! Tried searching for everything but no joy - like this (ish):



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JC

posted on 1/7/21 at 10:44 AM Reply With Quote
Thats exactly what I mean!
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geoff shep

posted on 1/7/21 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
The hours I spent doing amendments to documents secured like that!
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