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    kick myself, again and again....

    I am just sorting a pile of pages I had ordered a while ago and I feel like pulling my hair out. How many times must I remind myself to put a dang date on the page!!!??? Sometimes I do, other times I don't and then I have to look at their faces to see if they were older or younger in the picture. It's really aggravating and so unnecessary! So, please remember to put a date somewhere..... Maybe this time around I will listen to my own rant!!

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    I have finally trained myself to do this. If I don't put the date on a tag or other element, I at least include it at the end of my journaling. It makes organizing the printed pages SO much easier.

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    I do exactly the same thing! I am ALWAYS forgetting the dates.

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    I would always take way too much time looking for just the right date tab, or label, etc. Now, I write it somewhere and if I forget to look for a date in my stash, it's on the page somewhere. Anke...maybe write the date on the back of the pages that you forgot to include a date, just so you have it for reference?

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    I am manic about dating my pages, usually a month/year will suffice for me, but always dated.

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    If you are talking about the date you created the layout, Persnickety puts the file name on the back. With the file name, you can check your computer to see the date of creation.

    If you mean the date of the photos in the layout, you're on your own here! We had about 3 years when Dick's camera only had one date, and it didn't bother him at the time. Now that the camera is gone, we know when our iphone pics are because that shows up in iPhoto.
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  7. Anke - I feel your pain
    if you include the date in your page name it will print on the back when you send it to persnickety ie 02 08 2014 Winter Snow.... it helps if you don't want that date on the page but really need it for your sanity..of course you could make a game of it the next time family is all together ......kind of like how many spelling errors did debbie make this time.....
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    I wish it was the date of the page, I can look that up in my folder. I am not a chronological scrapper, I go back a long way sometimes Then I don't print my pages right away, so I will get a stack of 100 or so. I just have to remember to put the dates on from now on...

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    I too save my page with the date as part of the file name! Like Deb said, Persnikcity Prints (where I buy my prints from) include the file name on the back! I think I'm pretty good at putting a date in the page. I seem to struggle at times with adding some journaling.
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    Oh that is so frustrating! I haven't put a date on my latest page, I had closed down iPhoto by that time and couldn't quite be bothered opening it again to search for the date of the photo. Every time I look at the page, I know I need to go back and add the date, but I haven't had a chance yet!

    Hope you match up at least years/seasons to each of those pages!
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    You always think you'll remember when something happened .... and it's always surprisingly hard to actually do so!

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    GUILTY!! Good reminder, Anke I need to go back and add a few dates!!!

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    You could always tag your photos with "scrapped" - then if you look back (I use Lightroom) you can see when the photo was taken - it's not that hard to find them then. And I put the date in the photo name when I import.
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    I'm normally pretty good at this... Putting a month and year on my page though I do sometimes have to think hard if the photo is from way back and like you Anke, I tend to guess a bit by working through things like "well, it was then that Hayley had that dress, etc, etc! But for the last few years I've been good at saving my pics by year and month folders.

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  15. done the same thing, such a good reminder. i think last year i started including the date in the file name, but before that, i have had to go and look when i forgot to include on the page.
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    I am pretty good about adding the dates to my pages. I think it has just become habit. I also save my file with the date in it so that it makes it easier to sort for printing books. I try to be helpful by adding a text path on layer works too!

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    Ever since I have been using a Mac with iPhoto, getting the date is no problem and I have all my current photos in Event listing and date order. That said, I am the one who usually will put the wrong year in the journaling (so many times, it's laughable) or what's worse is put 204 as the year instead of 2014. I really need to slow down and PROOF READ my journaling!

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    It's interesting to read how everyone does this. I'm afraid I'm a bit pedantic about filing, and every page has the date in the filename and is in a folder by year. Every now and then I'll find a stray page that I've lazily saved in the folder with the template I used and I'll get so cross with myself!
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