Step 4: Staple the pages together
Open out your stapler
Place the upturned paper stack on top of an eraser (positioned where you want to staple) (which will be about 2 inches from the edge of the page exactly on the crease) and slowly but firmly push down on the stapler until you have stapled the pages.
Turn over the pages and pull off the eraser and then fold over the staple ends with the blunt end of a dinner knife or your thumb nail being careful not to break it / stab yourself.
Repeat at the other end of the crease so that each page has just 2 staples in it.
If you, like me have a long arm stapler, simply staple the 8 sheet stack in two places... I knew there was a good reason for borrowing that thing from work.