Editable Memo Sheets

I would appreciate it if someone could steer me in the right direction or possibly give me a tutorial on how to do something concerning a template.
Due to a medical condition I can still type but writing is getting more difficult. The condition will not get better only progressively worse and I figure now is the time to start making arrangements for a few things I need.

I need to find a way to make editable memo sheets (or anything else for a planner for that matter), but memo comes first. I would like to be able to type the info on the sheets, print them on a laser printer and then cut them out, punch holes and insert in small binder.

What I need is narrow ruled (or wide if necessary), 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" memo sheets. I can get any software I might need (most I probably already have) and already have a 6 hole punch and a professional paper cutter.

Any help would be appreciated. I am on the computer most of the time and would reply fairly quickly. If arrangements need to be made they can be discussed.

Thanks in Advance,

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Aaron - can u help?

Aaron, I have used your new contact page template where you can type your info in and print it or save it to edit later. Would you be able to do this for Brent as well? I see there is a template called "GTD templates for Filofax Personal" which should contain a memo page suitable for Brent's needs. I would do this if I could, but I have no idea how. If you want to explain the system to me, I would gladly set it up if you do not have time.
Brent - best wishes to you. I am glad you are here on the site. It sure is a pleasure to "meet" you!!!

nay nay

P.S. if we do not receive a response from anyone, Brent, I will do some research and we will figure it out!

Let me work on it!

Thanks for the vote of confidence nay nay!! :) If you don't mind giving me a couple of days to work on it, I will see what I can do.

I am trying to put the finishing touches on some auction spreads I am setting up tonight, but should be able to start working on it tomorrow.

thx aaron!

let me know if you need any help! :)
nay nay

PDF forms?

Someone with Acrobat (the program to create PDF's, not just the reader) should be able to create versions of the templates with bits of them set as blank form fields. Then all you would need to do to fill them in would be open with Acrobat Reader (free!) fill in the blanks, and then print.


Posting PDF

It is fairly simple to create a PDF. I have done it once and it didn't seem too bad. Just go to their website (Adboe Acrobat) and follow the instructions. I used it to email a document that I created to someone across the state in my women's club.

Here is another online

Here is another online converter at neevia.com , and if you have the OpenOffice.org suite, you can save a pdf with one click, just as you save any other document. Not sure if you can manipulate any of the pdf files after saving.

That's what I had in mind

That's what I had in mind Kenny. I have Adobe Professional that I can use to take a PDF template and make it into a form. It is not necessarily hard to do, just a little time consuming to make it look nice.

you have acrobat pro?

I didn't realize you had Acrobat Pro. Good. Shouldn't you be able to take almost any existing template and turn a blank spot into a form field? I'm sure that is a bit oversimplified, but is the general idea.


Would this work?


There are some "Notes" templates in the DIY Core package that might be of interest to you. http://www.douglasjohnston.net/files/diyp3/diyp3_notes_cl.pd...

If we modified those templates to enable you to type in them, would that work for you? If so, which style do you prefer? This is assuming Doug et al don't mind me changing up their designs, of course.


A Big Thanks to All

First, I would like to thank Aaron, Nay Nay, Kenny and all the rest for the quick response to my post.

Second, I need to apologize for my slow return response. It is not my usual habit to be so slow.

Aaron, It looks like the note on page #3 of the core package would do the trick. If you would tell me what I need to do on my end, it would be much appreciated. After looking over the posts it seems that I have all programs that might be required.

Thanks Again Everybody,

I'll Git er dun!

Ok Brent, that's what I needed to know. I will get to work on it tonight and let you know when I post it.



That is what we are all here for Brent!

Aaron - thanks for working on this - I knew you could do it!! :)

smiles to all my geeky friends out there,
nay nay


There is something very special about our little family of productivity-geeks ... <3

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Brent - more stuff!

If you go to mead.com and click on the Templates link in the left side column, there is a word document that is set up to type on index cards. It actually prints 5 index cards on one letter size page and then you would have to cut them out. But, the cool part is that the background looks like a notecard and then it is all set up for you to type on it. Even if you print in black and white, it still looks like an index card with typewritten notes. I am going to start using these for work!!

One other spot to look is Microsoft.com. They have quite a few templates that may work for you too! :)

nay nay


I know a lot of people on this site use OpenOffice. You may want to check for OpenOffice templates too.


Am I the only one who read the topic as EDIBLE memo sheets?

You know, just the thing for the organized spy in enemy territory....


Nope, you are not the only one! I read it that way too, which I why I clicked on it so fast. I was like, what the heck are they talking about?? :) giggle. Sometimes I need someone to hit me on the back of the head!

nay nay

Me too

I thought it said edible.


Mmmmm......edible tempies......(insert Homer Simpson mug).


I did it too... went something like this:

"edible"... yuuuummmmy ... i wonder how you write on em... hrmmm... *click* ... doh ... yuh Imma dork.

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Me too.

I was picturing sugar-laced dissolvable paper that you eat after you've finished with the sheet.

Someone seriously needs to invent these. :)

edible archives?

it certainly would reduce the need for archival storage! (exterminator, anyone?)


It exists


There is edible stuff you can run through a printer. They use it for decorating cakes. You take them a photo, they print it on this sugar stuff in an inkjet with edible inks, and then they lay this sheet on regular frosted cake. The moisture from the regular frosting permeates the sheet so if you leave it for a day or two, it basically becomes frosting itself.

I think it's probably thicker than ordinary paper--something like super thick cardstock. And I would expect you'd need a special printer rather than just any inkjet--but I really don't know.

Talk to your local grocery about this--ask them if they can do photo cakes. Then take them a DIY form and tell them you already have your own cake to put it on, can they print it on the sugar stuff?



I read "edible" as well. How

I read "edible" as well. How about blue berry ink on rice paper?

btw. it's wonderful to see how quickly people joined together to help someone!

all the best, jp

stop making me hungry!

I really should stop reading this discussion. It is just making me hungry. I didn't even notice how close "editable" was to "edible" and now all I see is "edible" every time I look at it.

I'm actually tempted to do the diyplanner photo cake idea. My wife's birthday and our anniversary are in the same month. One page per month template, please?


Num- Num- Num- Num- Num- Num- Num- Num- Num- Num !!

Tasty !! :)
"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 read it as edible and was all ready to see what flavors the notes came in...

I also accidently left work an hour early too. Apperently I can't tell time. And we are an a deadline. All the planning in the world won't help me if I look at four clocks and can't tell what they say.

Edible Complex..

is the psychological condition where you feel no one can cook as good as your mother.
"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)