Page numbering conundrum

Subject: Page numbering conundrum
From: "Nyman, Rikki" <NymanR -at- ALLIEDSIGNAL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 09:37:00 -0700

The following is a real problem -- it is not a joke! (Really!)

Have any of you run into this problem?

Our doc's department at AlliedSignal generates a gazillion reports for
customers and agencies like the FAA that often incorporate material from
our archives (pre-computer), from suppliers and vendors, or use original
flight test data. Most of this material is not paginated, so the
solution here is to print a page of page numbers (sometimes for
hundreds of pages), waxing the page of page numbers, then cut out each
individual page number with an exacto knife, drop it onto the page, and
burnish it down. (This is an old department with a lot of legacy
documents and people who have been here since 1965.) This takes so much
time, it's crazy.

Many ideas have been bandied about regarding the creative use of copiers
and printers; those ideas I have suggested have been blown off as not
being usable in this environment.

The question is then, if you have to incorporate **a lot** of outside
documentation into new reports, how do you do it? Is there a solution?


rikki -dot- nyman -at- alliedsignal -dot- com

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