Color-Coded Filing System

Create a Color-Coded or Chronological Filing System

Customize and color code your filing system with color-coding labels. These labels make it fast and easy to file, store and recognize files. Labels are available in a variety of shapes and colors.

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Step 1: Open Template for a Color-Coded System

Instructions: To create a color-coded filing system, open the Assorted File Folder template.

Step 2: Enter File Information

Instructions: Type in your file titles. Use the different colored labels to separate subjects.

Step 3: Open Template for a Chronological System

Instructions: To create a chronological filing system, open the White File Folder template.

Step 4: Enter File Information

Instructions: Type in your file titles.

Step 5: Print

Instructions: Print on Avery Extra Large Filing Labels and apply to your file folders.

Step 6: Create Labels

Instructions: Use templates found in your desktop software or Avery Design & Print Online to create clear filing labels.

Step 7: Print

Instructions: Print on Avery Clear File Labels and apply to file folders. They labels disappear so the labels look like they are printed directly on the tabs.

Step 8: Use Labels

Instructions: Add Avery Color Coding Labels to create a color-coding system that will indicate contents, urgency or activity at-a-glance.

Step 9: Helpful Hint

Instructions: Create a color "key" to identify your color-coding system. Keep it in a sheet protector for quick reference.