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Because the temple is keeping my cards it has created a book keeping nightmare for me.
How do I now get around having to print my cards 5 times for each person's name? Keeping track of whoes work has been accomplished and at which level can only be accomplished effectively by creating my own spread sheet and or printing all 5 cards at once which means 5 sheets of paper and a lot of very expensive ink. Five times as much paper and five times as much ink has to be used now to accomplish the work. If we have a shortage of paper products and ink how do we accomplish the ordinance work of the temple? What am I missing? Does everyone now have to learn and have at their disposal some type of spread sheet set up for tracking the work that used to be accomplished by printing out one card and bringing it back to the temple untill all the ordinance work was done for a givien person. I suspect this methode of tracking the work was labor intensive for the temple but now the work requires another level of record keeping for patrons not to mention the waste of paper and expensive ink. I suppose the spread sheet can be eliminated by printing all five cards at once which necessitates taking the time to print a stack of 25 cards for the five people for whom the temple allows us to do the B&C ordinances during one visit. Those 25 cards represents additional time and expense for every patron. Please tell me I am over reacting to this situation and describe the simple fix I am presently not seeing. Thank you for your help.
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The Temple now keeps the cards because they scan the cards from each session a number of times to ensure that the completed ordinances are recorded. In the past, during the scanning process cards could stick together or be missed in other ways. Each batch of cards from a session is scanned something like twice on the day that the ordinance was completed, and then again a few days later. If there are any discrepancies then the operator is alerted.
You can use the Temple then My Reservations to keep track of which ordinances still need to be completed so a spreadsheet shouldn't be needed.
When we print ordinance cards we are asked to only print cards for the ordinances which we plan to complete in the one visit. When the ordinance has been recorded it should appear in the Completed list. The completed ordinance will drop from the My Reservations list. If more ordinances are still to be done for an individual the remaining ordinances will show on the My Reservations list.
I agree that it does mean more paper and ink, but hopefully it will prevent ordinances from being completed and not recorded and then having to be completed again. A righteous waste of time!
This knowledge article from the Help Center is relevant to you ....
I hope you find this information useful.1
I'm just a another patron with a couple of suggestions on how to keep track of it all. I don't know if it will help you or not.
You have plainly stated your frustration & stress about how different things are now. It seems that the previous way of doing things worked very well for you. I know it is hard to change & figure out how to work with the new temple procedures. I hope that I can give you a couple of ideas that will help you figure out different ways to accomplish the things you want to do.
I have about 1000 names on my Reservation List. I really like to see things written down. I used to keep track in a spiral notebook by writing down everyone's name and then put a check mark and the date by each ordinance when it was completed. This might work for you, depending on how many names you are keeping track of.
Now I rely on the the computer system to keep track for me. The filters provided are great for bringing up the names that are ready for any given ordinance (except Sealing to Spouse). I played around with all the different filter options to become familiar with how they worked and how I could sort with them. (I do keep a temporary, hand written list of names when they are ready for SS, just until I get at least 3 to print out at the same time.)
The Completed List shows the ordinances for each person after the recording has been done at the temple. There is a filter available to put all the ordinances together for each person. I copy, paste, & do a bit of editing to a word document after the sealings are done (using less paper) & I use the "draft" or "economy" printing (using less ink). This is now the only paper record that I keep. Surprisingly, I have found that it has become easier and less labor-intensive to let the computer program do most of the work for me.
In regards to printing out new cards for each ordinance, using the filters will put all the names together for a particular ordinance so that more than 1 name can be printed out at a time. Using "econo" or "draft" ink setting will use less ink and is still plenty dark for the scanner at the temple to "read" the barcode.
It is a different way of doing things, that's for sure. But the temple is probably never going to go back to returning the cards & the computer program will most likely not change any time soon. So I had to adjust to that & figure out a new way that would work to accomplish the things I wanted to do.
I hope that you find these suggestions helpful.2