Time Management

Jan through Apr 2011 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter Size

Daily calendar pages for January through April 2011 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

I just put a link to my site because I was hitting the disk quota when I tried to upload the files.

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Jan_thumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
Language: 
English

Weekly sign-up, one year on a sheet

A year-long calendar on two pages with one blank line per week. The Thursdays calendar highlights that particular day of the week while the 2011 weekly sign-up is generic. You could simply print it and use a marker to highlight the appropriate day of the week.

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2011 weekly sign-up with contrasting months thumb.png
Usage advice: 

I'm using it as a sign-up sheet for a weekly co-op. But it could be used to keep track of anything that happens once a week. The link below takes you to a page where you can generate this kind of calendar for any dates you choose.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Public Domain
Applications required: 
PDF reader or OpenOffice
Language: 
English

Blank Daily Planner Page

A simple template that can be used to write down appointments or take notes for a single day.

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Screenshot.jpg
Usage advice: 

This template can be printed out or used digitally. I use the PDF as a background template in an iPad application called Notetaker HD. I've included the XLS file in case you would like to change the colors or modify the formatting to your liking.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel
Language: 
English

A4 - 2010 - Week to a View

Week across two pages for an A4 planner

Might be able to be scaled OK

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A4 Week to View.png
Usage advice: 

To be printed double sided - and yes the first page is meant to be blank :-)

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
Language: 
English

A4 - 2010 - Week to a Page

From late September through to the end of the year.

Week to a page view for A4 planner users

Hope it's of use :-)

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A4 Week to Page.png
Usage advice: 

Meant for double sided printing - but works without if need be

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
Language: 
English

Shortcut Column

Do you want to learn shortcuts and are tired of all the little notes stuck to the sides of your monitor?

Usage advice: 

Download the shortcut column, add your own shortcut, print, cut and glue and you have a column to put on your desk.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
Language: 
English
Dutch

First page - calendars for Filofax Personal

Three calendars: the big one on a page for the year 2011 in a personal way of draw, the two small on another page for the years 2010 and 2012, in a more classical fashion.

Builded with Scribus and a python script for the automatic setting of the calendars.

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FPage.jpeg
Usage advice: 

Print it front-back on a single sheet, cut, punch and insert them in your personal filofax.

Two attachments:
FirstPage.pdf, the printable template,
FirstPage.zip, the Scribus source file.

Enjoy.

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
GPL
Applications required: 
Any pdf viewer, Scribus.
Language: 
English

Aug through Dec 2010 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter Size

Daily calendar pages for September through December 2010 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

I just put a link to my site because I was hitting the disk quota when I tried to upload the files.

Thumbnail: 
oct_thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
Language: 
English

SamAgenda - a Scribus script for planners

Simple "ruled week on two pages" planner creation wizard for Scribus.
It creates an agenda for a given year and a given language in the Filofax Personal format, on a A4 page, three sheets per page. Just cut and punch the sheets, and close them into the binder.

DESCRIPTION & USAGE:
It's a python script that automates the process of creation a planner in Scribus.
Just unzip the script and copy it into the directory ~\usr\share\scribus\scripts\ (or something similar, depending on your operating system). This way you will have in Scribus a new menu item into the menu [Script] - [Scribus Scripts] : 'SamAgenda'. Click on it and enjoy.

This script take a bit longer time to elaborate the full document, so don't be hurry. Take a look at the progressbar at the bottom of the Scribus main window.

In the "Eng2010.pdf.zip" attachment you can see an example of what i've done in scribus with my script in just 25 seconds: a complete english planner for the year 2010.

Every comment or suggestion is welcome!.

Update: version 0.2
- Discarded the 'calendar' module importation. The standard python module 'calendar.py' seems to be not fully updated on some operating systems (thanks to ygor at diyplanner.com for his great collaboration).
- Added a counter at the upper right side of the page.
- Some minor bugs resolution and cosmethic changes.

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example.jpeg
Usage advice: 

Script for Scribus.
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. (from the Scribus site).

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
GPL
Applications required: 
Scribus; any pdf viewer; the font "Century Schoolbook L"
Language: 
python