» Tear or Flip?

On our top stapled pads, do you flip the page over or tear it out? I myself don’t like seeing the pages bent so I have to tear out a page before moving on to the next. This works well with “to-do” lists when you are likely to be copying a few items over from the previous list.

Also, do you write on the back of the paper? This seems most convenient once the sheet has been removed from the pad.

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I was just writing in one at lunch, and I have to say I’m a tear and use both sides kind of writer. I have a hard time bending the cover back the first time with a new pad. It just seems wrong to violate the pretty black cover that way, but hey, the paper is worth the abuse;) I love the dotpads. I’d say besides the pencils they’re my favorite Rhodia product.

I’m a flipper! I like being able to reference past pages…even if they are simply jottings or notes or an old to-do list. There just might be a shred of info I need again and I’ll remember seeing it on the page.

Another interesting question is how you orient them–portrait or landscape? I tend to mix it up, myself.

I don’t like tearing pages out of my #12s as I don’t like pads with stubs. And I’m not usually a back of page writer.

Tear, definitely. Especially the hole punched pads that fit into notebooks.

By Brian Debasitis on November 27th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I’m a flipper. How else can I keep from having random pieces of paper all over? I still write on the backs of the pages.

I agree with Brian’s approach. I am more of a flipper, though I tend to use both sides of the page. Tearing has a certain appeal, but loose sheets of paper do not.

For those who tear out your pages, how do you organize them for later reference? In my experience, Rhodia’s multiple sizes make using letter-size file folders or binders cumbersome.

Most of the time I tear and write on the back – I keep some of the loose pages in my pad holder, and others (I jot notes about things done on vacations in one of my pads) go into various notebooks (supposedly to transcribe later, but that hasn’t actually happened yet…).

Because I’m a leftie, I find the stub at the top difficult to deal with after a pad gets low enough, so sometimes I even tear a page out to write on the front…

Tear mostly. The micro perforations make such a neat edge. I might flip temporarily if I’m taking notes in a meeting. If I flip I only use one side and tear them out later.

I use a large pad for permanent notes (like for a class). I use both sides, number the pages and put them in a folder. The smaller sized pads I use more for temporary notes and lists–mostly at work. Don’t always use the back of these, although I know I should. They get recycled, not stored.

In the no.18 and 16 pads I tear, in my tiny pads I fold. I write on the back most of the time but when folding, the back can be hard to get a nice font on..

In the no.18 and 16 pads I tear, in my tiny pads I fold. I write on the back most of the time but when folding, the back can be hard to get a nice font on..
The A3 pad it tear only and two sided! Can’t waste a sheet of a3 goodness


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