This is part of a series of articles that will appear over the next few months as part of the Go Paperless initiative at Indiana University.
Reducing paper consumption
Everyone at IU needs to know about how to reduce paper consumption.Paperless systems take up minimal space, they save energy and landfill space. Using digital documents allows easy collaboration with others and on-the-go access wherever you have Internet. In comparison to file cabinet systems, good paperless document organization can help you find the information you need at lighting speed. And there’s no need to worry about fires or floods; using digital documents, it is very easy to create back-ups of all your important data. Moreover, with the security available in backup and storage programs, your digitally stored information has stronger protection from theft. Finally, no need to shred when you are done; virtual documents can be easily purged.
In keeping with that spirit, IT Training has developed a series of articles under the heading, “Go Paperless.” Read on for the many reasons to leap into the modern method of document storage. Here are the articles in our “Go Paperless” Series:
About paperless, digital storage:
- Why Go Paperless?
- Understanding the Cloud Storage Options at IU
- Pros & Cons of Using Different Types of Cloud Storage at IU
Using Box at IU for Storage and Sharing:
- Box: Access Files, Share and Collaborate from Anywhere
- Sharing & Group-Editing Documents in Box (an overview)
- Easily Collaborate on Any File Type Using Box Apps
- Use Box Notes to Collaborate and Stay on Task
Collaborating with Others:
- Real-time Collaborative Editing in Word, Excel and PowerPoint (using Google Drive and OneDrive)
- Co-Editing Documents Online in SharePoint 2010
- Annotating a PDF with Acrobat
- Creating a PDF Form in Adobe Acrobat
- Collaboratively Creating a Presentation with prezi
- Creating a Survey with Google Drive
- Plan Meetings and Events with Doodle
- Uploading Assignments in Canvas at IU