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at work we have these cool copy machines that can also make pdfs (ooh, magic) and then email them to designated recipients. going one step further, you can even make a cover sheet that will tidy up the process. for instance, rather than having the email come from some random-sounding workstation email address, you can set it up to have the email come from a specific person. (you know, like yourself.) you can also use the cover sheet to set up a distribution list, a subject line for your email or a title for your pdf. it's really neat. you can even make your cover sheet single or multiple use.

i have a multiple-use cover sheet that i use regularly. it's very basic. emails come from me to me. yesterday i sent something to myself, but when it didn't show up within 15 minutes, i was baffled. mid-day it can take over an hour sometimes, but at 7 am, the email is usually in my inbox before i even get back from the copier. irritated, i went back and scanned in the document again. 15 minutes later, i still didn't have it. i went back to the copier and just typed in my email address. by the time i got back to my desk, the email from the random workstation was there. i just shrugged.

later that day, i happened to check my junk mail folder -- and there were those two emails from me. so! i'm a junk-mail sender! that's what my firm thinks of me? i expect my pink slip on monday.



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