Page size for TAMS

#1
I need to send some laminated cards of information out to a mate on Herrick and want to make them the right size to fit whatever aide memoire folder is in general use today.

Could someone suggest a standard page size and the spacings for holes to fit the rings?



Thanks!
 
#2
It should be A5 if I'm correct.
 
#3
The TAM is approx 11cm x 17 cm, which is not A5 :(

If want to send him some cards, get this: http://www.rvops.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_70&products_id=1735
also available in desert: http://www.rvops.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_70&products_id=1734

Then get the template from here:
Downloadable templates to use with "Rite in the Rain" Loose Leaf Copier Paper: http://www.riteintherain.com/images/pdf files\LLtemplate.ppt

and create them.

This is not too easy, as the loose leaf paper is Letter and not A4, so you will have to tell your printer to expect Letter size paper (and possibly move the paper guides inside the paper tray). That having been said, it is not beyond the capabilities of someone who has a moderate level of technical competence.

As a hint, try just giving the boxes on the template a light gray border and printing them with no text. That way, if they don't line up right, you haven't wasted any paper, as you can use them as blank sheets.

If you need a hand drop me a PM, as I have made some templates which allow for double sided printing and have had quite a bit of practice over the last few days ;)

msr
 
#4
I stand corrected!

Cancel my last tssch!
 

Mr Happy

LE
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#5
ISTR that the page size was the same as a filofax (as in 80's stockbroker). This includes the positioning of the holes.

ISTR that I used a bright red filofax to hold my TAM etc and a military TAM folder to hold my broker's contact details and restaurant guide etc...
 
#6
You'd think they'd have the common sense to publish TAMs and other pocket books in A6 which, apart from being a convenient pocket size, would make it a zillion times easier to produce material to fit....

.... then again, common sense in procurement....?
 
#7
The filofax size is fairly sensical though.

I'm just waiting for the folder for all the newish MATTs gubbins to be held in!
 
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the_mentalist

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#8
The AATAM takes filofax personal size paper, there are many types of filofax out there, but that is the size you need.

T_M
 
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the_mentalist

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#9
EX_STAB said:
I need to send some laminated cards of information out to a mate on Herrick and want to make them the right size to fit whatever aide memoire folder is in general use today.

Could someone suggest a standard page size and the spacings for holes to fit the rings?



Thanks!
OMG! Where on earth did you get that TAM from? The AATAM which is the current aide mémoire, came out in 2002! If your mate is on Herrick, let’s hope he has up to date publications out there!

T_M
 
#10
the_mentalist said:
EX_STAB said:
I need to send some laminated cards of information out to a mate on Herrick and want to make them the right size to fit whatever aide memoire folder is in general use today.

Could someone suggest a standard page size and the spacings for holes to fit the rings?



Thanks!
OMG! Where on earth did you get that TAM from? The AATAM which is the current aide mémoire, came out in 2002! If your mate is on Herrick, let’s hope he has up to date publications out there!

T_M
I thought 2005 was the latest version...

msr
 
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the_mentalist

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#11
You are not wrong MSR, that is the latest amendment, but as I said the AATAM came out in 2002.

T_M
 
#12
On the subject of the paper, I managed to get a ream of continuous-fold (or whatever its's called) Filofax Personal paper from somewhere on eBay a few years ago. It was already punched, just required separating sheet from sheet before loading into the printer.

There may be more of it if you search around, it's a damned sight more economical than buying 20-sheet packs and less labour-intensive than cutting A4 to size.

Haven't yet come across laminate pockets with holes in the right place though....
 
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the_mentalist

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#13
You can buy the hole punch for filofax personal at good stationary shops, or do what I did and get your clerk to order one out of the stationary catalogue!!

T_M
 
#14
putteesinmyhands said:
On the subject of the paper, I managed to get a ream of continuous-fold (or whatever its's called) Filofax Personal paper from somewhere on eBay a few years ago. It was already punched, just required separating sheet from sheet before loading into the printer.

There may be more of it if you search around, it's a damned sight more economical than buying 20-sheet packs and less labour-intensive than cutting A4 to size.

Haven't yet come across laminate pockets with holes in the right place though....
Laminated pockets? Do the job properly: http://www.rvops.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=cPath=81_70&zenid=h28gk4j1qvft5mi8ljku51r587

msr
 
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the_mentalist

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#16
The tight wad that I am, I never pay for anything that I can get through the system, if it means putting 12 sheets in an A3 laminating pouch then spending an hour cutting them out and hole punching them, then so be it, the Army is paying me for sitting behind my desk doing just that!!!

T_M
 
#17
T_M,

I am lead to believe that Rite in the Rain paper is available through the system now.

msr
 
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the_mentalist

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#18
You are not wrong again my wise friend, I have a drawer full of it, I just enjoy seeing myself off!!

Edited to read: Don't tell everyone about the paper, I thought it was my secret!!

T_M
 
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the_mentalist

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#20
tearsbeforebedtime said:
Like Fablon?

Only found 3m wide stuff 150m length or so. My pleas of "But it'll last for ages!" cut no ice what so ever!
Fablon!! PHHUUU! How old old skool.

I bet you didn't even need it did you, just took it because it was there!!! :D

T_M
 

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