Format Fling: 3X5 Circa vs. Myndology

Have others happily noticed that the Myndology 3X5 disc-bound notebook is formatted fully horizontal? --- Not just discs on the "long side", but the LINES are printed the longways as well. (i.e., 5 inch lines)

A spirited discussion previously took place here: [ Circa 3X5 PDA vs Notebook ]. So, I thought I'd note the Atoma/Myndology product difference -- and then wonder aloud why Levenger/Circa only had the 'short lines' format.

My handwriting can get big, so it's nice to get more than a few words on a line. Any other opinion or preference on that? I might *have to* order a CircaPDA to test it out myself. :-)

-Dan

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Rings get in the way

Hi.

If I have rings on the long side and try to use the card in portrait, the rings bug me a lot. I can't write on the back side of the card much at all because those pesky disks get in the way of my hand. It's less pronounced when the rings are small, but still, ick.

Using a 3x5 card that's bound *has* to happen top-bound for me unless I'm only writing on one surface of the card.

shris

Top Rings

I totally agree. That's the nice part about Myndology: The lines are such that you write in Landscape mode and the rings are still along the top. I much prefer it.

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If I have rings on the long

If I have rings on the long side and try to use the card in portrait, the rings bug me a lot. I can't write on the back side of the card much at all because those pesky disks get in the way of my hand. It's less pronounced when the rings are small, but still, ick.

But isn't that how Circa notebooks are laid out - with the rings on the long side? Or am I missing something here?

Your Q re Rings on the Long Side Mynd

Yes, Chet, rings/discs are on the long side for both Circa (non-PDA) and Myndology 3x5's.

However:
- Circa's ruled lines run the short way -- so you are writing 'portrait' with rings to your left or right.
- Myndology's ruled lines run the long way -- so you are writing 'landscape' with the rings on the top.

And, of course, Myndology doesn't have the perferated card deal going... the smurfs are punched right into the 3X5 card... much better in many respects.

All that make sense... sorta?

-Dan
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That's how it's always been,

That's how it's always been, anyway, Circa with rings on the long side and short lines and recently, the CircaPDA with rings on the short side and short lines.

I use blank sheets of paper with my home-made Circa notebooks, but I don't worry about whether the lines are long or short.

Mynd over matter

I'm in love with the colors... some days just call for some bright cheery hues - they are perfect. I have a "review" of sorts in the works for my blog of both Levenger Circa stuff and Myndology items... I love the versatility of both lines. :)

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Cannot DIY with Myndology

...until they offer a punch.

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actually

If you just want to insert small things... or a few inserts at a time... You could use the DIY Circa/Rolla punch method: LINK

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I was under the impression...

...that Rolla/Circa-punched pages would work fine on the Myndology rings, because the main difference between the pages was that the Rolla smurfs are higher-domed. Meaning, of course, that there would be a bit more play in and out, but otherwise, just fine. Am I wrong on this? I had thought of trying a Myndology notebook, just because of the style, but if this doesn't work...

-Jon

mixed opinions

There's another thread about interchangeability. IMO it works fine especially with smaller pages :)

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ur right jon

You are correct. I did a test myself. It should work.
Duc Ly

Horizontal & Vert. Challange

A good topic of discussion Dan, I use my mostly horizontal for notes, data, records, but I do my gtd list vertically.
Duc Ly

You can write either direction on a gridded card...

Such as the one sold by Oxford that's quadrille ruled (1/4" squares). I use them because they're versatile. On the other hand, if you use a blank index card, you can write in any direction you want! :-) Actually, some might feel "hemmed in" by a gridded card.

Walter

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