Been there, done that.
I have a short fence planed to exactly 1 inch thickness with holes in the edge to accept Rockler's fence clamps. I drew a numeral 1 and arrows on the edge of the fence with a magic marker to help me remember to add one inch to the saw scale. It works . . . most of the time.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain