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Easy ways to save paper

There's a great (and superusable) tip on IdealBite today. Evidently, reducing your margins on Word docs can save reams upon reams of paper. This morning I saved one piece of paper by reducing the margins on a story I'm editing from 1 inch to 0.5 inches. Here are more good ways to cut down on your office's paper use

1. Print only the pages you need. After you select "print," enter the page range (ie: 1 to 1, 4-6). In Excel, you can also select a range of cells to print.

2. Print two pages per sheet. Most peoples' eyes can handle two to four pages per sheet.

3. Set computer printing defaults to two-sided.

3. Print text from webpages in Word by selecting the desired text and copying/pasting it into a Word document. That way you won't end up with html code, blank picture boxes, or random headers and footers. OR select "printer friendly" or "text only" (usually at the top of a webpage) and print.

4. Ask your office to purchase 100 percent post-consumer-recycled office paper from a eco-conscious office-supply company. (Our offices buy from Colorado-based Eco-Products.

5. Only print when you have to!

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