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D*I*Y Planner Handbook

D*I*Y Planner 3.0 Handbook

Text and template designs

©2004-2007 Douglas Johnston

Welcome to the D*I*Y Planner Handbook, which currently covers version 3.0 of the Classic (5.5" x 8.5") and A5 versions, as well as some of the material of the Hipster PDA Edition. This is under constant revision.

Note that we have moved the Rights, Disclaimers and Distribution sections outside of the handbook.

DiyP3 Other Materials to Produce/Edit

Other materials to writer, edit or proof, along with writer/editor and status.

Writing

  • Release Notes - dougj - WIP

Editing

  • Beginner's Guide - unassigned

Proofing

  • Section to Review - EditorName - WIP
  • Section to Review - EditorName - DONE
  • Section to Review - unassigned

DiyP3 Handbook Assignments

Sections are noted below, along with writers and status.

  • 2.3.3: Section Name - WriterName - DONE

  • 4.5.3: Template: Template Name 1 - WriterName - DONE

  • 4.5.3: Template: Template Name 2 - WriterName - WIP
  • 4.5.3: Template: Template Name 3 - WriterName - WIP
  • 4.5.3: Template: Template Name 4 - unassigned

  • 6.1.1: Section Name - WriterName - WIP

DiyP3 FAQs to Produce

Writers are allocated, along with status.

  • "What is the first FAQ?" - WriterName - DONE

  • "What is the second FAQ?" - WriterName - WIP

  • "What is the third FAQ?" - unassigned

D*I*Y Planner v3 Development Page

Welcome to the D*I*Y Planner v3 Project Development page. See the contents below to find links to the writing and editing tasks.


Table of Contents:

D*I*Y Planner v3 Coming...

For this post, I'll be dispensing with my habitual excessive verbosity (whoops, too late) to give you folks an update on what's going to be happening during the next few weeks. Regular readers may indeed sense a disturbance in the force, and they would be right, for as I speak, the million monkeys are sweating 'round the clock, toiling hard upon their magnum opus.

Of course, I'm referring to the release of the D*I*Y Planner version 3.0. Read on for what's going to happen when, and why we need a few good volunteers.

D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6 (for OpenOffice.org 2.0)

D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit (Sample)A little early Christmas gift for those budding template designers among you: a brand new version of the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit for OpenOffice.org 2.0, stogged tight with graphical elements you can use to create your own forms.

The kit now includes:

  • Better standardisation of widgets, lines and fills to match the forthcoming D*I*Y Planner 3.0 kits.
  • Plenty of annotations and tips to help explain things, ensure consistency, and give a little peek into my process. (These are located to the sides of the pages, so you may have to zoom out.)
  • Several new widgets to round out the set.
  • A sample monthly calendar page that you can use to create your own months.
  • A sample weekly calendar (8 boxes on 1 page) so you can design your own weeks.
  • A sample page with various components laid out so you have something to start tweaking.
  • Colours that match the D*I*Y Planner standard colours (or should I say tones).
  • A new file format (OpenDocument) to take advantage of OpenOffice.org Suite 2.0, which of course is a free download. No guarantees are given for backward compatibility to the 1.x series, but since the new version of Draw is significantly better, I highly suggest getting 2.0 anyway.
  • The Blue Highway fonts (regular and bold), which should be installed prior to opening this file for the first time.

D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6 (for OpenOffice.org 2.0)

A 5.5x8.5 templating kit for OpenOffice.org Draw 2.0. Contains a series of graphical widgets that can be copied and pasted to create your own D*I*Y Planner -style templates. Version 0.6 now contains more widgets, is updated for OOo2, and has a series of annotations.

Usage advice: 

See the linked page for more information.

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

D*I*Y Planner Contacts Pack (Letter/A4)

The official letter and A4 edition of the Classic Contacts Pack.

Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

See the [linked page](http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/letter/contacts) for usage information and downloads.

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