Recently, at a meeting, I shared that part of my workflow consists of a folder structure that contains a “Master Folder” (job jacket) plus three interior folders for “Original Files”, files I’m “Working On”, and files that are “Final” and ready to returned to the client. One additional document, an excel compatible worksheet that I use to track changes, is also included.
With each file delivery from a client this is a repeating process so I want to share a tip that helps me save time and may help in your workflow. Its really quite simple.
Step 1. Create a set of files and folders ahead of time.
Step 2. Select all the files and folders and compress or zip or stuff them. File > Compress.
This creates an Archive file – you can change the name if you wish.
Now when you need to setup a new series of files and folders simply unzip the Archive file with a double click, This is now the master folder (Job Jacket).
But the best part is the Archive file remains, ready for use again.