Harvard Planner

I have tried so many planners and end up with 5 or 6 at the end of the year, all of them a little bit used. This year I discovered the Harvard Planner and find it closer to what I want. It is 2 page/week and has the week at the top of the pages and actions on the bottom half. There are built in ways to use the actions using A-Z and numbers to schedule actions.

However it is designed for the high powered person with lots of meetings and contacts and delegations. I don't need the number of options. I'm going to try to make one myself. I am using Open Office and need to know if I should use the drawing option or the calc option. (I am new to Open Office.)

Or maybe, someone else has done it....anyone out there? Thanks. Ruth

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Either Draw or Calc will work

Whatever you are comfortable with. You could even do it with Writer (Word clone).
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"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)

Search this site...

... I'm pretty sure somebody's already done it--they may not have a 2010 version, but if you PM them, maybe they still have the original for modifying. I think Jason (javajeb) did one...

-Jon

Yes, but...

I looked at harvardplanner.com and found three different styles, one daily journal and two weekly planner styles
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"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)

yes, javajeb!

I found the one Javejeb created for 2008. Maybe you can contact java to see if you can get the ods file version and update it from there instead of recreating the entire file...

http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4803

Best of Luck!
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Harvard Planner

thanks everyone for your comments! I wrote to Javejeb and will let you know what he says. His files are pdfs and I don't know how to work from a fixed pdf... is there a secret out there???

No secret

You either cough up major $$$'s for Adobe Acrobat or you find one of the graphic applications that will import a PDF as an editable graphic.

Probably easier to just get an editable file from JavaJeb.
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I am quite happy with

I am quite happy with PDF-Xchange Viewer (free). If all you want is to fill out forms, or even add annotations all over the PDF (my favorite use of the program), PDF-Xchange Viewer will let you do just that.
If you want to alter the PDF, that's more complicated, though the program does have some graphic editing abilities.
Reviews describe the program as a PDF editor, though I am not sure that is quite correct, strictly speaking. It seems rather to treat the PDF like a graphic and writes on top of it, while preserving the PDF.

Is this it ?

PDF-Xchange Viewer link

PC only :(
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"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)

That's the one, I did not

That's the one, I did not include the link to avoid going through the whole process of having it fished out of the grasp of the spam filter, down in some forgotten topic somewhere. :-P

Got the Message

I received the message and it's on the list. I still need to see if I'm going with last year's template or a new one I worked on. But life is a bit busy now. Once I get it done, I'll let you know.

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life

Check email

rcapers - check your email. You have some files. They're not prepped for addition to the site, but I wanted to get them to you as quickly as possible.

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life

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Me too, me too! I'd like to give that a try.

NTP
An ADD pastor in search of structure....but enjoying a certain level of chaos!