This weeks pain in the rear end!
Printing the school awards for our Awards Assembly next Friday! There have been times this week when I have been driven to distraction, chasing down names from teachers, making sure I had enough certificates when numbers changed and then the whole kerfuffle of actually printing them!We give a nice range of awards and most of them will just run through my desktop printer easily. But then we have these lovely embossed ones which melt in my printer, so they have to go through a different printer in the back office. Initially I was feeding each one individually into my printer and then my boss became my fave person of the week. She suggested I try our big copier/printer for melting tendencies and when it didn't melt them, I was able to load lots of certificates and shoot them out much quicker.And of course there's trying to line up my typing with the lines on those certificates. At this point I know more about using character and paragraph spacing in MS WORD, then I ever anticipated needing to know in my lifetime! There was one in particular today that took me nearly 45 minutes to finally get lined up and by that time I was at head banging on wall stage. I also got a workout running back and forth to the printer to change certificates and check on them!But I got them done, they all look great and now I have them neatly sorted by teacher in folders waiting to be signed. Then I will sort them for each teacher by student, something they usually do themselves, but I offered this year as I am up to date otherwise.This gives you an idea of just how many I have produced and four folders are missing from this hefty pile. In the end it wasn't as bad as I anticipated, but it sure is time consuming!