Hi! New here. Need calendar please

Hi! I finally found what I wanted with Dynamic Templates v2.05 (I think). So I downloaded it and when I try to open it my computer does not recognize .cpp files. I know nothing about computer language, but I think I need to download something else?

I have a Junior size Circa planner. I've been ordering from Levenger for the last few years, but this year I decided the price they want for a simple 2-page per month calendar is just too much money. I thought it would be easy to find one online to print out - ha!

I have Windows 7 OS and Microsoft Word and Excel 2007. There are templates for calendars in these programs, but when I formatted to correct size something weird happened to all the lines. It seems for me to get what I want, Microsoft wants me to buy WinCalendar! Sheesh.....

Anyway, I think I am very close to getting what I want with Dynamic Templates, but I am not finding how to get my computer to recognize the file.

Can someone help please?

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....as to your comment you need to download something else. ;-) What you downloaded was the last link, the "source" file. You need to download the Windows file: Dynamics Templates v2.05 (Windows).zip.

I don't know if my link above will work, but you can try it. This should get you the correct file. And once you get it launched, we can help with getting the templates working. ;-)

-Jon

Yay! (Sorry though - still need help)

Hi Jon,

Thanks, the link worked! I got the right file downloaded and was able to see the calendar. I'm having trouble figuring out how to print it though.

I'm trying to print a calendar that has a 2-page view of each month. Each page needs to be 8 1/2 x 5 1/4" - so I thought there must be some way to flip them sideways so both print on one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Then I could just cut them in half and trim a little to fit my Circa Junior.

Or do I need to cut the paper first, and print each page separately? I tried this, but before going any further, I thought I should just stop and ask.

If I remember correctly, I couldn't find a setting for custom size paper, so I just chose A5 and since that size is a little bigger than the paper I cut to size, I had print "overflow."

I really do appreciate all your help. I got this far, so maybe there is hope for me yet. ;)

Janet

There's lots of useful info on the download page

http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6210

Under the screenshots, but before the download links.

Here's the bit i think will be of most help to you at this moment (edited a bit):

The application does not print, it generates PDF or SVG files. We have figured out how to arrange and rearrange PDF's for double-sided (duplex) printing:
Arrange Pages for 2-Up Duplex Printing
Dynamic Templates and Multivalent: Example 1 - January 2008 classic booklet
Dynamic Templates and Multivalent: Example 2 - A 2 year classic booklet

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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) ***

Well....

Or do I need to cut the paper first, and print each page separately? I tried this, but before going any further, I thought I should just stop and ask.

Ygor's suggestion of learning how to create those multi-up pages is good advice, but honestly, if you feel it's too much for you, just do what you said above--pre-cut and print on the cut sheets. That _always_ works. ;-)

I have to confess, though, if you had a Mac, you would have it easy. There is a nifty, simple tool you just have to install that adds creating booklets to your print window. I use it literally almost every day.

-Jon

Remind me what the Mac tool is please?

I"m newly converting!!! Shiny new iMac.

CocoaBooklet

http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/products/cbeng/cbeng.html

However, I believe it does NOT work in Snow Leopard. Just Leopard (MacOS 10.5)

(previous forum reference)
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6888#comment-555692
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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) ***

Deprecated... ;-)

I've always wanted to say that word. ;-) Yes, CocoaBooklet--the flat-out best tool for creating booklets--no longer works on Snow Leopard. If you are still running Leopard, you can use that, but if not, this is the one I use myself:
a href="http://web.mac.com/vogelbusch/Site/Programs/Eintr%C3%A4ge/2007/12/6_Create_Booklet_1.0.1.html">Create Booklet 1.0.1.

I also found this on MacUpdate: Create Booklet PDF Service. Oddly, while it claims Snow Leopard compatibility, there is one comment that it didn't work on Snow Leopard. I'm installing it now to see. I still wish the dev of CocoaBooklet could update it to SN compat, but it seems that would be more than he is capable of. :-(

In any case, there are options for Snow Leopard. I don't know Windows enough to know which software to use. I believe there are some free pdf-creating tools (that work like printers) that will also do this, but I daren't recommend any. The one I use is very complex (though very powerful) and since I haven't launched Windows for about a year, I can't even remember its name! (besides, it's on my MSI Wind MacBook Nano, which my daughter now uses)

-Jon

Remember PagePacker ?

Original posting:
http://weblog.bignerdranch.com/?p=23

Source posting:
http://weblog.bignerdranch.com/?p=41

It is written in pure Objective-C. It should work on Snow Leopard, but it is a one-trick pony.
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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) ***

Thanks

I'm still at the stage where my iMac is more frustrating than helpful. It took me weeks to figure out everything I needed stayed in that top menu bar and that the menu bar changed constantly. Ugh. I'm such a PC user. But I'm slowly falling in love with the Mac. And, I'm running snow leopard, so I'll have to try your other suggestions but thank you so much for the responses.

If you're willing to spend a little money...

The Filofax print software that they sell on their web page actually works quite well for managing printing (including manual double-sided) and while it comes set up for Filofax page sizes (and the perforated paper that Filofax sells) by default, you can go in and create your own custom page sizes/layout.

I actually bought the software to use for printing out Filofax Personal pages on their perforated paper, but I'm using it quite happily right now to produce pages on letter sized paper for my Junior Circa - I just cut them in half with a paper cutter or a pair of scissors after they're printed, since it saves me having to store a second paper size or fuss with that's in the printer normally. (The printer is wireless, so I might want to print something while I'm not anywhere near it, which makes having to change papers a real pain. :) )

(The URL for the software in question is here: http://www.filofaxusa.com/store/printtofile.asp)

(I am not associated in any way with Filofax, I just have the software and find it useful and relatively straight forward.)