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Stapling documents ....

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 3:54 pm

For those who still staple ..........

Do you staple top left or top right?

I am a top left person , however one of the girls in the office is a top right stapler.
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Re: Stapling documents ....

Postby the lynx » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 3:59 pm

Barnsley wrote:For those who still staple ..........

Do you staple top left or top right?

I am a top left person , however one of the girls in the office is a top right stapler.



That's weird. I would have thought that top left is the norm. Especially when you plan to flip the papers to read.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 4:01 pm

Barnsley wrote:For those who still staple ..........

Do you staple top left or top right?

I am a top left person , however one of the girls in the office is a top right stapler.

Is she from a Middle East country?

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 4:05 pm

x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:For those who still staple ..........

Do you staple top left or top right?

I am a top left person , however one of the girls in the office is a top right stapler.

Is she from a Middle East country?


Halfway there ......... Middle Kingdom

I usually do all my own stapling , its just this week I have followed her on a couple of jobs and noticed top right for stapling.
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Postby Addadude » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 5:17 pm

The Wise Old Man of Singapore was notorious for insisting that all documents handed to him for his perusal must be stapled on the top left hand side at a precise 45 degree angle. Woe betide any underling who neglected to follow these instructions to the letter (and degree).

There are different reasons attributed to this. The first was that he flipped out over a document that was so sloppily stapled that he couldn't fold the paper back far enough to read. The second (which seems more likely) is that from his legal background he would have been familiar with the way legal documents are 'capped' at the top left hand corner to cover the staple, thus requiring said staple to be at a 45 degree angle.

Gosh, we are entering into true anorak territory with this thread... :???:
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Postby Addadude » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 5:20 pm

Just to be absolutely clear. When I refer to the "Wise Old Man of Singapore" I am not talking about SMS.
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Re: Stapling documents ....

Postby nakatago » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 6:10 pm

Barnsley wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:For those who still staple ..........

Do you staple top left or top right?

I am a top left person , however one of the girls in the office is a top right stapler.

Is she from a Middle East country?


Halfway there ......... Middle Kingdom

I usually do all my own stapling , its just this week I have followed her on a couple of jobs and noticed top right for stapling.


For my own use, top right...but because I'm a leftie. If for others....not applicable. I'll email you the document and you print it if you want a hardcopy. Staple it in the middle of the page for all I care. :P

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 6:42 pm

I found this topic interesting. I never thought about why the books are always spine on the left hand side. Is it the left/right handed thing?
Why stapling is (Nak?)?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 7:40 pm

x9200 wrote:I found this topic interesting. I never thought about why the books are always spine on the left hand side. Is it the left/right handed thing?
Why stapling is (Nak?)?


Probably.

I'd usually print documents so I can annotate/make notes. I don't like squishing the staple point, or if it's a thick document, that staple point got in the way of me writing.

I use notebooks as if they were Japanese notebooks: I'd start at the back so that the spine is on the right. It started during my chemistry lab classes where we could tear off pages of it to submit the raw data. We could only write on one side of pages. Eventually, the spine got too thick that writing became uncomfortable. Another leftie did the right to left thing and I just copied her.

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:31 pm

nakatago wrote:For my own use, top right...but because I'm a leftie. If for others....not applicable. I'll email you the document and you print it if you want a hardcopy. Staple it in the middle of the page for all I care. :P


Am I correct in saying you are from the Philippines?

As thinking about it I think my colleagues from there used to staple top right also!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:38 pm

Addadude wrote:Just to be absolutely clear. When I refer to the "Wise Old Man of Singapore" I am not talking about SMS.


:tongue: :lol:

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 04 Feb 2015 5:43 pm

Barnsley wrote:Am I correct in saying you are from the Philippines?

As thinking about it I think my colleagues from there used to staple top right also!



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Postby nakatago » Wed, 04 Feb 2015 6:04 pm

I'm not aware of anyone else stapling on the right on purpose so it's just pure coincidence rather than a cultural norm.

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Postby maneo » Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:00 am

x9200 wrote:I found this topic interesting. I never thought about why the books are always spine on the left hand side. Is it the left/right handed thing?
Why stapling is (Nak?)?

That would be mainly western language books.

Right-to-left script language books are bound on the right.

Until recently, most Chinese language printing was bound on the right.
The script for these are written top down.
This seems to continue for both Traditional Chinese and Japanese.

nakatago wrote:I use notebooks as if they were Japanese notebooks: I'd start at the back so that the spine is on the right.

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Re: Stapling documents ....

Postby x9200 » Fri, 06 Feb 2015 4:18 pm

Interesting. I would really expect some link to the predominantly right-handed population. Probably not as the only factor but of some importance at least.

For example, if one is right handed and writes to a book-like notebook then it is more convenient to keep the writing tools on the right hand side and have the spine on the left.
I mean, at the time when this book spine location tendency was probably born and people were using a feather (or a brush) and an ink-pot and some other tools.


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