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I've done some data entry in my life. The main advantage with using paper is that it's easy to put a ruler on a paper and mark what line you're on. While some programs will allow you to use a highlighter or draw a line on the screen, it's usually more cumbersome and it also requires you to shift from keyboard to mouse and shift focus between programs. It ...


I've been in a number of companies where a workflow similar to this was critiqued. It is true that by not printing the data you are saving money in paper, toner and secure disposal costs but, as Ollie Jones mentioned in his excellent answer these are really very small costs. Often this procedure endures as it does because 'it works' but, in my experience ...

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