Hi, about to take the Circa plunge and need some clarification

Hello,
After carrying a Palm T3 (which is now dying) a power-to-go battery pack, a small moleskine notebook and a Sun Graphix traveler calendar, I've come to the realization that I can probably combine all of this into a Circa compact notebook.
I've already filled my shopping bag at the Levenger site, but I just needed some confirmation.
I chose the compact size because I need to carry this notebook on my person (I work as a paramedic) and on days off it will be carried in my MEC pod sling pack, so size is important.
My question is can I print the 4-up 3x5 D*I*Y pages, cut them up, punch them with the Circa desk punch and have them easily fit in the Circa compact notebook? Will I have to alter the scaling at all to get these pages into my notebook?
I'd really appreciate hearing from those of you that have made a similar transition already. Any comments, tips or advice would be appreciated. Thanks, --Ray.

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you are golden

you can incorporate small sizes along with the 3.75" by 6.75" compact sized levenger paper.

Here is an image of mine LINKIE

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Thanks...the photo makes for

Thanks...the photo makes for great clarification...I suspect I will end up doing something similar to what you are doing. Thanks, --Ray.

circa fun

I pulled paper out of a variety of different "collection devices" and now keep them all together. The process is bizarre but possible thanks to the circa design... I should come up with a solution to my chaos soon but in the meantime this works :)

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It should work, but what do YOU want ?

Circa compact is 3 3/4"W x 6 3/4"H
You will have some extra space in it.

Would you prefer templates of a Compact size or of a Hipster (3"x5") size ? I am not clear as to what you are shooting for. Please clarify. We can help.
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Yes, I'd ideally prefer the

Yes, I'd ideally prefer the Hipster PDA sizes. Thanks, --Ray.

About the case...

Is the extra size an issue ?
Would you prefer a smaller case if one was available ?
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I think, ideally, I'd prefer

I think, ideally, I'd prefer to have it smaller, but I really like the idea of using Circa's compact monthly calendar tabs (2-page per month view) as that is what I'm used to be with my Sun Graphix Traveler calendar and other calendars I've used.
If there were D*I*Y hipster-sized monthly calendar pages, it would be a no-brainer.

If there were D*I*Y hipster-sized monthly calendar pages...

Patience, grasshopper, there will be.

I take it you want One Page per Month as opposed to the Two Page per Month digital template I posted ?
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great to know. again,

great to know.

again, ideally, I would be looking for hipster-sized 2-page per month view pages. If they already exist that is great. And, yes, I ideally I would be looking for a high quality leather (circa) notebook that would better suit the hipster-size pages, but if the compact is my best option, thats the way I will go. Thanks again, --Ray.

hipster-sized 2-page per month is already there !!

Here, actually.
All you have to be able to do is define a 3 by 5 paper size.
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fantastic...

I am printing to PFDCreator...do I set the paper size in the .exe file before I "print" or do I set the paper size in Adobe Reader?

Use both

Paper size is driven by the printer settings -- thru the "Page Setup" button
Make sure, bith from Page Setup and from your print dialog, that the paper size is set to what you want.

Holler if you have questions.
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hmmm...

what size do I select in the Page Setup from the DIY_Two_Page_Month program? I get lots of choices, but nothing that says "3x5"...maybe I'm missing something? --Ray.

Probably custom...

If nothing says something like "index", then you will have to define an index card page
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This will help also...

Newer version of the two page month application. Just published it.
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3.75x6.75 inch

many refills for "personal" sized planners come in that size too... I have quite a stash from my days of the 6 ring cambridge binder.

you can apply a piece of clear packing tape or even just punch the pages again with the circa/rolla punch. the other holes don't impact the functionality for me.

just thought i would throw that out ... in case someone has those refills left over OR finds a great deal on them. :o)

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thanks so much, you two...

Sara & Ygor,
Thanks so much for all your great replies in this thread. Its making my transition to back to paper and the circa/D*I*Y hPDA much easier.
Looking forward to reading what else you (and maybe others) have to type and taking the plunge and making my order with levenger.

hehe

Sometimes I think Ygor and I race to see who can reply first... or find a link first...

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You just love...

seeing me all hot and sweaty and out of breath from racing.

>:D
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lol

How about...

a big, sweaty, squishy hug ?
:)

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I can feel the love....

...hehe

Something else before you plunge

Before you buy the punch from levenger, you might want to consider getting it from Rollabind instead. The desk punches cost about the same thing, but the portable punch is less expensive at Rollabind. (I've been using it, and the quality's fine.) If you're already placing an order from Levenger, the shipping cost might cancel out the savings at Rolla -- but, when I took the Circa plunge not long ago, I got some things from Levenger and some from Rolla, and saved a lot of money that way. E.g., there's a big difference in the cost of paper, and the rolla paper is every bit as nice as the levenger paper, imo. Anyway, something to consider.

Have fun!

Thanks...

Thanks...

before you decide to punch your own everyday use sheets...

I would like to add that the sheets that you punch and those that you buy pre-punched are NOT identical.

I did try to punch my own for the Hipster PDA size, and found that they didnt move as smoothly and perfect as those that are pre punched.

This is actually fine and even desirable in other things that one will punch as the quality of the paper is not usually as good as levenger's. However, if this is for sheets you plain as using as your regular everyday paper, I do STRONGLY recommend buying their sheets even if they are expensive. They do after all use very good paper and it *is* a pleasure to write on that paper.

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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

Thanks..

thanks...