Analog / Digital

Agenda Semanal 2010 en español - 2010 Spanish Weekly Calendar

Agenda semanal tamaño A4.
A4 Spanish Weekly Calendar.

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Usage advice: 

Hice esta agenda semanal tomando prestado el modelo ya publicado en este sitio. Es fácilmente traducible a otros idiomas mediante "buscar y reemplazar". Yo la imprimí en doble faz y la mandé a anillar junto con otros formularios. Un detalle: los días de la semana no tienen el número correspondiente (por ejemplo "lunes 4 de enero") Era demasiado trabajo hacerlo en la computadora, así que opté por escribir los números a mano (es más divertido). En otro post pondré los formularios que hice y las carátulas para que puedas aprovecharlos.

I made this calendar borrowing a popular model from this site. It's in Spanish but it should be easily translated by "search and replace". You can print it in double side and ring-bound it with other forms to made a good planner. Just a detail: the week days don't have the number, it was a lot of work doing it with the computer so I preferred to add it by hand (more fun). I'll post the other forms and the covers so you can use them too.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.org Draw - Acrobat Reader - Fuente Blue Highway
Language: 
Spanish

Weekly Calendar 2up dynamic

I've written a small program to create a Weekly 2up calendar.

Should work for all paper sizes.

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Usage advice: 

Just select start and end dates (the program always uses the whole week), set the papersize and margins to your needs and print it out.

[ADMIN NOTE]: This software is DonationWare

Paper size: 
Other
License: 
Public Domain
Applications required: 
.Net 2.0
Language: 
English

A Review of the Pomodoro Technique

My friend, Colin, started using the Pomodoro Technique a month ago. Today he wrote about his experiences (so far) with this timed productivity method.

It has been one month as of today that I started using the Pomodoro Technique at work in an attempt to increase my productivity. I think that after a month of use I can provide an evaluation of the technique; what I find good about it along with some of the negative sides. While I think that using pomodoros has increased my productivity overall, there are still some gaps that I have yet to discover ways of filling.

Go visit his blog to read his lengthy review of how the Pomodoro Technique fits into his life. Perhaps it might inspire you to give it a whirl and boost your productivity?

A Spreadsheet Month

Here is a quick and dirty Open Office Calc document with two sheets (one for First Day of the Week is Monday, one for Sunday)

I tinkered this up while playing with the two Chaos spreadsheets and though it worth sharing.

Usage advice: 

Just change the month and/or year at the top of the sheet and it will show the month you want. Leave the day in that cell at "1" or it will mess up the dates.

Print it out on whatever size paper you desire.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Open Office
Language: 
Should match your machine's language

FiloFax - Page Creator

This is a template-template I use for creating new forms for my FiloFax Personal.

This file consists of the template-template and of three different pages (a folding page with three pages, a left page and a right page).

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Usage advice: 

After having sketched a new form - inspired by need, by this site or by what I have seen others use - I start creating the new form in my template-template (TT).

Everything needed is copied to and adjusted on the blue page template. When I am satisfied that setup is grouped and copied to e.g. the left page template.
I make three copies here and adjust the grouped objects to match the measurements given at the top of the page. That way they fit exactly on a standard page.
I ungroup, delete the blue pages and delete the rectangles that show where the holes are to be punched.

I do the same for the right page.

Then it is just a matter of printing on both sides of the paper, cutting and punching.
Please note - these TT's are adjusted to fit A4 and my Canon IP 4200 printer. It should be no problem re-aligning all the pages.

I have used this approach to create all of my templates - and I can create those in a matter of minutes.

Feel free to comment or ask if you are in doubt of anything.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Powerpoint
Language: 
NA

Month calendar

A simple month calendar template inspired by filofax 'month on two pages'. Can be customized for any paper size while prepared for A5 format.

Automatically places weekdays in their place, highlights weekends, may be prepared for any month in one step.

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Usage advice: 

To get a template for a certain month, just enter any date of a needed month in B1 cell in 'a5' and 'small' sheets or in U1 on 'a5_2up' sheet. ('Small' sheet is just for the month to be copypasted into any other odg/ods template)

The template will produce big requested month calendar with previous and next months in small boxes, with weekends and current date highlited.

Highlights are easily customized via styles (cal_* set of styles). Language can be set via locale setting and cell format.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Enjoy your month!

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
OpenOffice
Language: 
multiple

New Product Temptation: Notepods

My friend and forum member, David Solot, just tossed this tasty tidbit over to me: Notepods. Apparently, these notepads feature a design that is "reminiscent of a popular smart phone."

The front of each sheet has a 52mm by 77mm area of blank space that's perfect for doodling. The back has a light 6mm grid rule that seems great for engineering new product designs. A three-pack of these pads costs $17.95 USD; shipping from Australia.

Has anyone purchased a set yet? I'd love to know what everyone thinks.
(Image taken from the Notepod site.)


Personal Tracking worksheets

This is an Excel workbook with various templates I use. Some are modified versions of other template I have found here and elsewhere. I hope someone else can find them useful. These are mixed letter and classic sizes.

Usage advice: 

I use most of these forms in a Family Binder for quick reference along with copies of insurance cards and kids' school, Scouts and sports schedules.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Excel 97-2003 or later
Language: 
English

Organize IT Weekly Planner

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Usage advice: 

Version 3 of my weekly planner, designed to keep track of everything that is on your mind and plan out your week. In the main column you list all the tasks you want to do for the week then tick the appropriate day you want to do them plus a time/deadline where appropriate. The second column is a mind dump for capturing any other thoughts or tasks that don't have to be done during that week.

For a further explanation, please visit Organize IT.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF reader
Language: 
English