If you use the plain manila file folders, as recommended in the book, for your general reference filing, do you use the standard one-third cut type?
I guess those are designed to alternate the folder title tab among the three positions: left, center, right, followed again by left, center, right, etc., so as to maximize visibility of the labels. However, if you want to have the folders alphabetized, then I guess that doesn't quite work, because you never know when you're going to want to insert a new topic into the alphabetized stream.
How do you handle this? Do you just simply not worry about maintaining that sort of idealized "alternating" position of the folder title tabs?