Business Expense/Mileage Logs

These forms are designed to work together. I used these forms (though not in DIYPlanner format) for a number of years, and can attest that they work. In fact, my accountant loved this format. :-)

I have to confess, however, that the basic format is not unique to me. In fact, this form is loosely based on a Dome book. However, I constantly worried about losing my Dome book. So, one year, when I couldn't find the Dome book in the store, I made my own forms that fit inside my DayTimer, and created a spreadsheet that would work with my own forms. I have now modified my forms yet again to take advantage of the Widget kit, and make them more general, and less specific to my needs, including adding extra categories, and leaving some blank lines for those who need even more categories.

I've enclosed instructions in the zip file.



Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

See the read me file for specific directions

Public Domain
Applications required: 
a PDF reader, or, zip archive tool
Business Expenses-Mileage.odg13.38 KB
READ ME-Business Expenses-Mileage.odt9.53 KB
READ ME-Business Expenses-Mileage.txt6.02 KB
Business Expenses-Mileage Log.zip50.73 KB
Business Expenses-Mileage.pdf34.26 KB
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Messed up ZIP

It will not unzip without screaming and produces no output.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)


is your downloaded file size the same as the web page says? I just downloaded it and unzipped it fine on my Mac, and the pre-uploaded copy unzipped fine as well.

In any case, I'm about to upload everything separately to help. Sorry for the problems!


I just downloaded on my mac

I just downloaded on my mac it was just fine.


"It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy." -- Steve Jobs

Text File OK, but where is the ZIP ?

Now I see a .TXT file.
Where's the ZIP ?
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

I just downloaded a zipped

I just downloaded a zipped file.

Windows XP


I can download the zip file fine, but when I extract or open it, it has only one item in it, named __MACOSX. After extraction this appears to be a subfolder, but there's nothing in it.

When I attempt to "open" instead of "save" the download, I get an error message about a corrupted or invalid Compressed Folder.



After ygor had problems, I started uploading the individual files, and realized what may have caused him the problems. I had a "/" character in the file names, which may cause problems for some file systems. I had to go back and rename the files, and then my browser crashed, and then I had problems getting everything re-uploaded. I guess you caught my post in the middle of all this! Sorry! In any case, try again, it should all be all right now.


I would really appreciate

if somebody on Windows could try downloading the zip file again, and let me know here if it works or doesn't work. I can't imagine why Windows wouldn't like my zip files, but this seems to be what's happening. Again, sorry for the problems!


Windows XP


I redownloaded on XP and no go--but I remembered that I don't actually have winzip installed on this machine, I only have the native XP ability to read zip docs. So I sent it to another machine that actually has winzip installed.

This second machine (also XP) gave me a more intelligent error message, that the embedded FOLDER name is invalid:

"Business Expenses:Mileage Logs\"

You might want to try ditching the colon as well as the other characters you fixed.



And what's weird is that there were no colons in the original file name!

Well, now I've removed all punctuation and spaces from the file names for you Windows-using folks. I'll re-upload as soon as I get the chance.

Anybody had any problems with the non-zipped files? Or is all hunky-dory with them? (Yes, I'm now getting gun-shy!)


which files need to be zipped?


tell me which files need to be zipped and I will go ahead and make a zip archive of them on my pc and post them.


Everything ;-)

Sorry, Innowen, I somehow missed your post in all my fiddling, trying to get a decent zip uploaded. I tried again this morning (CET), and it may work now, but it would be better if you could zip them. Then we would know. But everything that is here as a separate file is in the zip. I don't know if the zip is necessary, but I like to have it for those who want it all, but don't want the hassle of downloading multiple files. Sorry to be such a headache to everyone!

And thanks for helping!


It's working


The one that's posted right now is working on my XP machine that does NOT have winzip installed. So native XP can handle this kind of zip with these names.


No worries Jonglass. I've

No worries Jonglass. I've zipped everything and will replace your archive with mine. I zipped it on XP so it should work on both systems.