Misc.

Poor Girl's Grocery List

If you're like me and on an extremely tight shoestring budget, buying groceries can be a challenge. I find that the best way to keep within your grocery budget is to estimate how much you're going to spend, and then keep up with how much you're actually spending while you're at the store.

This grocery list is designed with that method of shopping in mind.

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Usage advice: 

This is 2-up.

I made this in Word using the tables menu. If you want to alter it a little bit, download the Word file. I used up pretty much the entire margin limits, so it may be a little wonky on the spacing and page breaks.

I've also attached a PDF version.

I hopefully left enough space for adding those little extras you will inevitably pick up.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or any PDF reader such as Acrobat or Foxit Reader.
Language: 
English

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

Tracking items on loan

This template is to help you keep track of things like DVDs or books that you might lend to friends so you can remember who has what.

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Usage advice: 

This is a pretty standard classic 2-up template. I use the loaned/returned boxes to track dates and the item check box to indicate the item is back. The 'who' and 'num' boxes should be who has the item and of course the 'item' box should be what you have on loan!

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English

Customer Record

Last seen in about 1996

Usage advice: 

Can be printed as is for A4, or booklet print on A4 for A5 size Filofax pages

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
MS Word, Acrobat
Language: 
English

Weekly Undated Calendar in Word with Checklist

This is in Monday - Sunday format. It's very striped-down & customizable and the spacing is small. I just added my own personalized checklist to the right side of each day. There's a blank box after Sunday with lines for notes.

Usage advice: 

I created this in Word after admiring a Lefty template by Alison Kleinschmidt. It's not as pretty as hers, but I wanted a personalized checklist on the right side of each day so I could track sleep, meds, lunch, working out, and connecting & preparing. I just found out that I'm bipolar, so I'm hoping this will help me track a few daily tasks & keep me focused.

After becoming frustrated with trying to learn a new program just to make a template, I decided to go with what I know. Word. I hope you enjoy it!

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
Language: 
English

Shopping List

There are two Open Office files included. One is formatted for one per page and the other for two per page.
It is just a simple template, I hope you can use it. :)

Usage advice: 

If you can print classic size paper you can use the 1-up to print front and back. I usually just print one per page and place a classic size sheet in the upper left hand corner and trace around it and cut and punch.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Open Office Word Processor
Language: 
English

Homeschool Reading Log

We like to keep a record of the books read for personal enjoyment during "Reading" time. With extra large spacing, even the youngest writer should be able to copy the book title into the form. Stars for a rating of the book read may be colored in, if desired.

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Usage advice: 

Book title on the left then date followed by a star rating. The date may either be a range for longer books or the date read for shorter ones. Your preference, of course.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader or Open Office
Language: 
English

Phone Calls

When I check my voice mail I like to keep a running list of the people I need to call back as sometimes I don't do it right away. I took the "To Do" template from the Core D*I*Y list and made some modifications to be a little more specific to Phone Calls. This is a classic 2-up template and the first I have created.

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Usage advice: 

The 'who' and 'num' field are to indicate the called and a contact number. The 'note' field is a quick summary of their message.

I like to indicate whether I have returned the call (check box near 'Called Back') as sometimes I leave a return voice mail, but I won't tick off the complete box until we connect.

I put in a priority which can be used as a checkbox for a boolean sort of priority or could be used with a number scheme. The 'Called' field is intended for date and time.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English

Task-procedure flowchart

This is a basic task-procedure flowchart, commonly used in process analysis.

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Usage advice: 

Use this to detail the steps involved in a process task. For example, if you've made a swim-lane process flowchart, each item on the swim-lane chart could be futher defined by a task-procedure chart.

The swim-lane chart defines the process; the task-procedure chart explains the process steps in detail. It should contain enough detail to suffice for training.

The five symbols in the symbol column are: process, decision, transport, delay, and file/storage.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat, Mac OS X preview
Language: 
English