The Ultimate Paperless Home Office Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever needed a document for an important meeting and been unable to find it until it was too late? Maybe it's time to take control of your papers and consider a data and document management system for your home office.

Which of the following can potentially replace the piles of papers you currently stockpile in your home office?

  • e-mail software
  • paperless software
  • presentation software

Which of the following must be kept in paper form for your records?

  • deeds
  • notarized documents
  • both of the above

What is an important benefit of replacing paper with paperless software?

  • It's more environmentally responsible.
  • You don't need to learn anything new.
  • You don't need to buy anything new.

How many pounds (kilograms) of paper material does an average American business generate per person per day?

  • 1.7 pounds (0.767 kilograms)
  • 2.7 pounds (1.217 kilograms)
  • 3.7 pounds (1.677 kilograms)

What's the best way to go paperless?

  • all at once
  • one step at a time
  • as quickly as possible

What's the first paper material you should throw out from your home office?

  • copies of bills
  • deeds
  • old magazines

Which everyday financial transactions are easy to handle electronically?

  • paying utility bills
  • checking bank statements
  • both of the above

What's the paperless way to keep track of appointments?

  • post-it-notes
  • a daily diary
  • an electronic diary

_____ is a must-have for storing and finding files in a paperless office.

  • an electronic file system
  • a filing cabinet
  • an Internet browser

A scanner allows you to create _____ from paper documents.

  • graphic images
  • video images
  • digital images

A smart phone combines personal digital assistant (PDA) functions with that of a:

  • cell phone
  • a laptop
  • a printer

A _____ filters information that comes through an Internet connection into your network.

  • datawall
  • infowall
  • firewall

_____ faxing eliminates the need for a fax machine.

  • electronic
  • digital
  • paper

Which Microsoft Word option can you use to save electronic documents that you receive by e-mail?

  • print to file
  • page setup
  • print area

How often should you back up your electronic files?

  • once a week
  • once a month
  • once a year