2009?

I have looked in dynamic templates. I can't find anything for 2009. And I don't see directions on how to change the years in what is there. I have printed out the 2008 and love it. But time is running out. How do I get 2009? I would like 2 pages per week. But i will take whatever i can get for 2009.

BTW, this is a great idea. Realize you already know that! I had a planner sitting around un-used. But I certainly didn't want to spend lots of $ on pages at an office supply store.

I sew a great deal. I am thinking of designing a cover for my planner that slips on. I have seen it done in a fabric collage for a larger portfolio. I think it would work for this. Then it would really be mine.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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How about this?

Do you have Open Office? If you do, then the calendar at node 5032 (http://www.diyplanner.com/node/5032) could be updated for 2009. It's set up to print classic-sized, 2 pages per week, on letter sized paper. You'll want to read through the comments to figure out how to print it so that all you have to do is cut it down the middle and punch it for your planner. I used it during 2008 without a single problem.

Hey, if you do make a cover, don't forget to post pictures :) And maybe instructions too, this is a very creative group who enjoys projects like that!

Bridget in Bedford

Do or do not. There is no try. --Yoda

planner cover

My planner cover/binder is old- at least 10 years. it is burgundy "leather" and is starting to show some wear in the corners. But I have seen examples and patterns of covers that would slip over what is there. I will have to fiddle with it a bit because mine has a tab that snaps to close it. But I have some ideas to collage it with fabric and make it look great. I will get some photos and share. Thanks!

Some thoughts that come immediately to mind

If yours closes with a zipper, that makes it challenging. The ones with no closure or a snap tab are much easier. You might try using elastic to hold it on. Finish the edges with some cute bias tape, use elastic all around the edge. If you measure it just right, you should be able to make the elastic sit between the edge of the cover and the edge of the zipper, if you get my drift. I can picture it in my mind, but it's so hard to describe things with words.

2009 mod question

Is there anything automatic about modifying the 2008 calendar to make it 2009, or does one have to figure out all the days and dates and input them singly?

Just change the year

What are you trying ?
What results are you getting ?
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still trying to mod to 2009

Downloaded Open Office. Downloaded both versions of FR 2008 Weekly Calendar 2-up. Don't see an arrow to the right of the year 2008 in either. I know I'm close, but...

The ODG file is a graphic, not a spreadsheet

You want 2009 ? Delete the 8 and replace it with a 9
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2009 Calendar

Hi - Newbie here and I'm totally lost. This looks like what I've been looking for to have a totally customized planner/calendar but I don't get how you customize it - heck I can't even understand how to get the dates to be for 2009 and beyond. I downloaded Open Office and tried to find the template but nothing works. Anyone have the time to explain step by step? Much appreciated.

2009 templates

I went to dynamic templates and saved v1.2i to my desk top. Printed that all out and it worked fine. But I can't edit it to change the dates to 2009. Or am I not supposed to? I also don't see a list of templates there that includes 2009. Am I missing something basic? Thanks!

No, I don't have Open Office. I am unemployed right now and that is why I need this planner. I am organizing my job search. All I have is Word and Excel.

Thanks.

Try this...

Use the arrow to the right of the month/year title of the calendar block.

The "First Week/Last Week" controls are restricted so that first week comes before last week and the displayed calendar month is in-between them. If you change the calendar month displayed, the First/Last weeks update as necessary.

I will put some thought into making this more intuitive in the next version.
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thanks!

OK, I get it now. I didn't realize that I needed to get into that zip file to do what I needed. I just thought the windowsv1.2i file would give me what I wanted. Maybe that is what needs to be explained. The file names don't really tell you everything you need to know.

This will be fun to play with. Thanks so much!

Open office Food for thought

Open office and it's Mac-centric partner NeoOffice are both free applications, just like all of the templates on this site. Just got to Openoffice(dot)org to get the details. They ask for donations but it is not necessary.

The program compiles all of the word processing, data entry, and spreadsheet software you could ever want. Many on this site are firm believers in the free information policy, thus making the templates in OpenOffice.

If you know MS word, et al. you should be fine with using OpenOffice. Then you can manipulate any of the templates and fun stuff you get from this site.

Open Office

Thanks. I will try it. My versions of software are from my former employer and so can't be updated. It makes it tough to play with anything. This will be a big help.

So is the open office the

So is the open office the only application nneded to modify or create new templates ???

No

OpenOffice is needed to modify templates made with OpenOffice.
There are many applications one can use to create a template - just about any word processor or spreadsheet or graphics application can be used.
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ygor is right

Ygor is right you can use pretty much use anything to create templates. There are examples here where people have used Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Others have used OpenOffice.org. Some have used PageMaker or other high priced DTP systems.

OpenOffice is attractive because a) it is free to use, b) runs on more than Windows PCs, c) reads Microsoft Office formats --- sometimes better than Microsoft Office can but in all cases at least as good as Office, and d) means other people can modify/tweak templates. Oh and e) includes everything that Microsoft Office Professional has but for free.

There are other open source systems, free like OpenOffice.org, you can use, e.g.Inkscape, Scribus.

Or if you are only intested in 2009 versions of the D*I*Y Planner templates there are ygor's own dynamic template programs to download.

margins?

How do I set margins for my calendar pages? I understand how to advance the weeks and get to 2009. I have mastered a cover and personal info page. I am cutting my own A5 sheets. But in the set up screen for the calendar, all the margins are .5. They don't print out with set backs so you can punch holes. What do I need to change?

The other just print them templates are done with margins preset for hole punching. That was easy. Am I missing something here- again?

Thanks!

Look at the application window...

Left hand side, between the "line Width" slid control and the "Page Setup" button.

The controls are labelled "Margins", Top, Bottom, Inner, Outer

The "Page Setup" only sets the page size. Margin setting there are ignored.
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margins

The controls are labelled "Margins", Top, Bottom, Inner, Outer

Those margins are in millimeters, I believe, just so you know the scale you are using. :-)

-Jon

For now :)

Dynamics TNG are coming !!
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I got that- saw it before.

I got that- saw it before. But what do I do to get the page to change so it prints wider on one side and then moves to wider on the other side? So I can punch holes. Do I have to go in and adjust for each sheet I print? One at a time? How do I set the alternating wide margin so I can print a bunch of sheets? Or is that not possible?

inner / outer margin instead of left / right

Inner margin is on the right for a left hand page, and on the right for a left hand page. For punching, set the inner margin as large as you need it.
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Dynamic template works for any year

At least on my computer the dynamic template makes calendar for any year I want. It is just a matter of changing the first and last week.

- customizing Filofax Personal -

Absolutely !

And more are coming. I have 4 days to hit my goal - TNG by calendar year end
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