I often find myself with a stack of papers that are either not numbered, or are several small series of numbers. Instead of writing 1-50 or so on the pages, I can do this is a matter of seconds. I can then put them in order of how high the mark is on the page.

(I made this for my father in a hurry. Please forgive the image quality.)
This reminds me of something I've tried to forget over the years.&nbsp; Back in the '70s I&nbsp;worked in a job where we invited about 50 people to come read bids for a huge missile contract.&nbsp; Each bid was about three hundred pages, 3 volumes, and the readers were invited to disassemble the bids and spread out if they needed to.&nbsp; Among other things I&nbsp;was in charge of bid check-in/check-out and putting the books back together.&nbsp; At the end of each day for 2 weeks I had to have all 15,000 pages in order ready for the next day.&nbsp; What I&nbsp;did was draw a diagonal line across the edges of the pages while the volume was closed in the binder.&nbsp; As I&nbsp;checked them in I put them in the file cabinet so I&nbsp;could see all the edges of all the docs in each drawer.&nbsp; Any pages out of order were easy to find.&nbsp; <br />
&nbsp;Brilliant! yet so simple

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