- A file is a collection of papers or documents dealing with one person or topic
- The equipment in which they are kept is known as a file cover or binder
- Filing equipment includes file cover and filing cabinets.
- These are different types of file covers
- Box files
These have a solid box like construction and spring loaded compression pad which holds down the filled material firmly
Box files may be used to keep letters,leaflets,catalogues etc.
- Lever arch files
These contain metal devices opened and closed in the center of the folder operated by the lever
- Concerting files
These are made up of a number of succession pockets into which similar documents can be collected readily for processing like petty cash vouchers and such documents which don’t need to be punched e.g. certificate etc.
- Ring binders
These are made of hard covers and two or more rings which open to allow the insertion and removal of documents