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Day planning with to do list and expense tracker

This template fits a page size 2.75x4.25 inches, which results from dividing a letter sized page in 8. The template has a weekly calendar (names of days are in Spanish, sorry, but they can be easily modified), with space for appointments on the left side. On the right side, there is a small to do list, for all things that need to be done that week not tied to a particular date. At the bottom track, I use that space as an expense tracker: it has three columns, where the left one is used for the day (no need to add the full date since this is already a calendar), the description in the middle and the amount in the right.

The template was created using Inkscape. It allows me to have an overview of relevant things per week in a format small enough to carry even in my pocket. And because the paper size is a fraction of a letter size paper, there is no waste of paper. I tried creating an 8-up version, but doesn't work as well due to the reduced margins in my printer, so I deleted it.

I'm including the template in PDF format, as well as the source file for Inkscape (SVG format).

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
TemplateAgendaSimple.png
Usage advice: 

Works best printed on pieces of 1/8 letter paper. It is tiny, and very portable, so a small pen is recommended. I print a bunch of these, and punch them at the top, then use a ring to bind them together, along with a protective/decorative cover.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Spanish
Applications required: 
Inkscape (for modifying template)
AttachmentSize
TemplateAgendaSimple.pdf23.01 KB
TemplateAgendaSimpleSource.zip22.14 KB
Other2007-07-13 23:51
2-page-per-day (5x8 index cards)

I decided to start my new binder system with the set up that I originally used from Franklin Covey (schedule and to-do lists on the left, notes on the right) except I improved it (for me) by making the to-do lists the entire length of the page. This template uses 5" X 8" blank index cards, which are great for me because I am pretty rough with my pages and need the extra thickness so they don't rip out of my binder. This template starts with July 19, 2007 (the date I started my new planner) and goes through the end of September. Enjoy!

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

If you don't have two-sided printing, print out the Notes sides first on the cards, and then flip them over to print out the schedule/to-do list sides. You can change the date easily by cutting and pasting the month for each day (since I did not include the day of the week on the top).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
PLANNING pages.doc812 KB
Other2007-07-21 03:51
Radio/chemotherapy side effects journal

The 'Side Effects Journal' is a powerful self-monitoring tool for use in conjunction with a personal diary.

This is a week on two pages, Radio/chemotherapy journal in Classic/half-letter as requested by one of our members.

Licence:
* Not for resale or commercial use
* Free for personal users
* Free for professional healthcare users
* Researchers please acknowledge www.diyplanner.com as your source.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
radio_chemo_log1.png
Usage advice: 

Usage: Please consult you healthcare professional for usage advice.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
British English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader 6.x or equivalent
AttachmentSize
radio_chemo_therapy_journal.pdf28.05 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-07-25 20:28
Character Classic 2-Up

This was something I needed.
I took the Character form from the Hipster PNG Image set, and put it into a MS Word file, Made it bigger, and put 2 of them. I made it in about 10 minutes, so it isn't that great, but I needed it (my first attempt at making a form and my first upload, by the way).
Anyway, Feel free to use it.
- Chris :)

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

Use it just like the regular Character template.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Made in Microsoft Word, You Can Probably Use any Program that supports .doc
AttachmentSize
Character Classic 2-Up.doc79 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-07-28 21:07
Daily Food and Water Tracker

Hi,

This is my first attempt at making a template, so apologies if it's not quite up to standards! This form fits on a 3 x 5 card, and allows you to track your food intake for different calorie levels by x'ing boxes to represent portions of different foods. Standard portions according to the Diabetic Assoc'n guidelines were used to match the different calorie levels; distribution of food types for different calorie levels is as per "Weight No More," a program that I took at a local hospital.

I'm attaching three files - the open office source, a "3 x 5" pdf that contains one landscaped image for printing directly to index cards, and a "cardstock" pdf that contains 6 forms. Print two-sided on cardstock and cut them apart; the images line up on top of each other back-to-back. Finished, cut cards are 2.8" x 5.5" - that works okay for me but you may want to trim for 5" width.

Thanks to:

  • Jordan McGilvray, whose weekly meal log form on this site provided guidance on how to make attractive tables;
  • Jorge Cruise, whose book 8 Minutes in the Morning provided inspiration for the "draw the line at the desired calorie level and eat what's on the left side of the line idea; and
  • Miriam Nelson, whose book Strong Women Stay Slim provided guidance on number of servings for different calorie levels.
Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
Food Water Tracker.png
Usage advice: 

Draw a solid vertical line immediately to the right of your desired daily calorie level. The boxes to the left of the line represent your allowed portions of those food groups for the day. "X" in each box as you eat a standard portion of that food; when the boxes are full you are done eating (or else you are cheating!). Also includes 8 boxes for water intake - standard 8 oz cup per box.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or a fitness trainer. Please see your doctor before starting a diet to make sure that it is nutritionally appropriate for you.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader; Open Office
AttachmentSize
Daily Food Water Card 3 x 5.pdf18.81 KB
Daily Food Water Card cardstock.pdf31.25 KB
Daily Food Water Card.odg9.66 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2007-07-30 19:45
Interferon and ribavirin combination therapy side effects journal

This is a week on two pages journal for those on interferon and ribavirin combination therapy for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis [Hepatitis C]

(Those looking for the Radio/chemotherapy side effects journal will find it here)

The 'Side Effect Journals' are powerful self-monitoring tools for use in conjunction with a personal diary.

Release notes: this is a potential Release Candidate [RC] for part of a range of 'free for non-commercial use' health care forms and is built around the 'free to use' DIYPlanner.com Widget Kit. However, I need feedback from users before settling on the final layout.

For example: is the form difficult to use and if so why? Does the form track everything you want it too and if not what would you like to see added?

Licence: Not for resale or commercial use
Free for personal user
Free for professional healthcare user
Researchers please acknowledge www.diyplanner.com as your source.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Hep_C1.png
Usage advice: 

Usage: Please consult you healthcare professional for usage advice.

Notes on printing: please use the following settings to print from Acrobat reader.

* Using 'Properties' --> 'Advanced', set the paper size to A5 or Half-letter [Classic]
* Paper scaling = Reduce to Printer Margins
* Check 'Auto Rotate and Centre'
* Uncheck 'Choose Paper Source by PDF package'

The final release will be available in A5 and Classic this temporary measure to cut down on build time.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.x (Or equivalent)
AttachmentSize
Hep_C_RC1a.pdf25.11 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-08-02 06:00
Personal Timeline Templates

When my son was born in October 2005 I began to think about how little I knew about my parents past. What were they like when they were younger, how did they feel when I was born, where did they live, who were their friends, etc... So I started to think about my own life in a timeline. I started piecing together information in different categories - where I went to school, where we lived growing up, events in my life, travel, occupation, etc... After gathering all the information I began to put it into a timeline so I developed these blank templates for making my timeline and I thought I would share them with others interested in timelining so they could benefit from them.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

These are PDF files

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat or MAC OS X Preview
AttachmentSize
Timeline - One Year Blank Form.pdf7.66 KB
Timeline - Two Year Blank Form.pdf7.76 KB
Timeline - Three Year Blank Form.pdf7.57 KB
Timeline - Five Year Blank Form.pdf7.48 KB
Timeline - Ten Year Blank Form.pdf7.44 KB
Letter2007-08-07 00:53
Fiore Unschedule

A blank 24 hour, 7 day template on a single classic page. Used as an anti-procrastination tool in Dr. Niel Fiore's The Now Habit.

Created using the Widget Kit in NeoOffice Draw (the Mac OpenOffice port) on my Macbook.

Note: My day rarely begins before 4am, but will occasionally end there, so I set this template up to reflect that. You can play with the Ooo files to get a more conventional midnight to midnight (or whatever you want) span.

All rights to those who hold them. I was just monkeying around. :)

(This was my first time using the Widget Kit, open source software, or a drawing program, so please bear with me. I'm still not sure about the quality of the PDFs.)

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Fiore_Unschedule.jpg
Usage advice: 

See Fiore's The Now Habit for detailed usage. Highly recommended. I've also been to DIY Planner member flexiblefine's yahoo group on the topic, and recommend that as well.

The basics: 1) block out all hard landscape commitments, 2) schedule and block out "guilt-free play" and exercise (stick to it!), 3) track projects or activities you're procrastinating on by a) not scheduling work on that project to the hard landscape, b) "limiting" yourself to "no more" than 20 hours a week on that project, and c) tracking work done on the project in the open spaces of your Unschedule, recording only when you've done a minimum of 30 minutes uninterrupted work. Use the boxes at the bottom of the page to tally the total number of hours you've recorded for the project(s) you're focusing on.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader for .pdf, OpenOffice/NeoOffice for .odg
AttachmentSize
Fiore_Unschedule.pdf109.57 KB
Fiore_Unschedule.odg18.51 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-08-07 07:02
Project Tracker

Keep track of projects on a quarter letter size piece of paper. Print 4 up and slice down.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
proj thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

Keep track of your current projects on a 4.25 by 5.5 inch template.

Date started, date completed, project name, tasks, time tracker, and notes all on one conveniently small template.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
project tracker.pdf238.22 KB
Other2007-08-07 21:00
Hand Drawn

Hand drawn and stamped planner pages!
Daily record, Goals, Ideas, Monthly Plan, ToDo, Notes and misc.

Thumbnail: 
daily_record.jpg
Usage advice: 

Letter sized, 3-ring binder

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat
Language: 
English
Letter2007-08-10 06:06
1 page per Week: 24 hr/15 min intervals

A5, Classic, & Compact Versions. Inspired by Sard's needs. An entire week on one page. 24 hours divided into 15 minutes intervals. Monday start.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Print either on both sides or leave one side blank for notes. You could print on the backs of graph paper or lined note pages to allow comments to accompany your week.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
A5 weekly template.pdf228.27 KB
classic weekly template.pdf227.77 KB
weekly24compact.pdf125.62 KB
Multiple Sizes2007-08-10 17:49
quarter page 2 page a week

Inspired by the Planner Page thread. My wife's purse is really an empty planner. She asked for help, I made these.

Included are a 2 page week index and a dual sided note page.

Made from the widget kit.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

quarter page for an inherited pocket sized Franklin Covey.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat reader
AttachmentSize
planner pages 4up.pdf19.63 KB
note pages 4up.pdf29.8 KB
Other2007-08-13 17:20
7 Habits style weekly planner (2 page)
Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

I put this together in about 10mins; I couldn't find anything free that was close.
This should open in Word 97 - 2003;

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Page1.doc67.5 KB
Page2.doc47 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-08-20 21:47
Unschedule - Daily - Procrastination

You can use this as an ordinary Day Keeper, but it's meant to be an "Unschedule". Unscheduling a week per page isn't enough room for me. Includes check-boxes and room for notes.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

To use this as an Unschedule:

* If you have an important project that you've been procrastinating, schedule in *everything but* that project first, including breaks, meals, and so on. This will give you a realistic idea of how much time you actually have available.

* Once you've done the above, you can use the available time to work.

* Record your work on the project. Total it up at the end of each day.

Tips:

* Concentrate on *starting*. The sooner you do that, the better you'll feel. The first fifteen minutes or so is always the hardest. Just push through it.

* Schedule lots of breaks.

* Don't schedule in any work blocks until you've actually done your first one.

* I recommend using this along with a "Habit Tracker," where you can record your consistent usage of the unschedule, and your daily amount of work. This helps give the kind of overview you get from a weekly unschedule. Also, it's very motivating.

* Read The Now Habit by Neil Fiore.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader, or Foxit
AttachmentSize
Unschedule - Daily - Classic Size - 2up .pdf57.7 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-08-24 17:29
One Page per Day Calendar with Automatic Day Updating - Based in New Apple Numbers '08

One page per day calendar for Circa (or other binders) that automatically updates each page with day of the week and "mini" calendars. Saturday and Sunday are automatically put onto one page. Only need to change one cell at start of month and entire worksheet will update. Includes a cover page and a blank "extra" page for extra notes. Should use with a duplex printer - the template will put lined notes page on the calendar page.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
Daily PLanner Numbers.jpg
Usage advice: 

Change date in "Daily Sheets :: Table B :: A1" at beginning of month. Annually, update "Cross Reference :: S2:T13" with day of the week for the 1st of each month and number of days in each month (for leap years).

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Apple Numbers '08
AttachmentSize
Daily Planner Sheets Templates.numbers.zip457.25 KB
A42007-09-01 21:52
One Year of Monthly Zero Based Budgets UPDATE: 1.2 version for OpenOffice/NeoOffice & Excel

Zero based budget spreadsheet for doing a budget for 12 months. Based on the concept described by Dave Ramsey.

Update: 1.1 includes some tweaks and a iWork '08 Numbers version.

Update: 1.2 includes a major bug fix for the OpenOffice/NeoOffice & Excel version. The way totals were calculated, all months would reflect the totals from January. This bug was not present in the Numbers version.

Note:I had to zip the Numbers version to get it to attach. Unzip it and then open with Numbers.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Thumbnail: 
preview_of_monthly_cashflow_plans.jpg
Usage advice: 

At the beginning of the month, fill in the income and expenses you expect for the month. Include how much you will save for emergencies, debts you will pay off, and money you will give away. The difference between your income and all the other things should equal $0. Live on this budget and then fill out the "actual income" and "actual expenses" sections at the end of the month to see how you did.

You should be able to print it out in various sizes, but I have found landscape letter size works about the best.

License details included as part of the spreadsheet itself.

License: 
Other (note the license in the description below)
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel, NeoOffice, or OpenOffice or iWork '08 Numbers
AttachmentSize
monthly_cashflow_plans_v1.2.ods68.72 KB
monthly_cashflow_plans_v1.2.xls208.5 KB
monthly_cashflow_plans_numbers_v1.1.zip287.79 KB
Letter and A42007-09-03 00:44
Table 2x3 2-Up

Took the 2x3 Table from The HipsterPDA Core Package and Put it into a Classic 2-Up format.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

I Needed a Bigger Version of this Template

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
ZIP Software and Microsoft Word/OpenOffice/etc.
AttachmentSize
Table 2x3 2-Up.zip57.7 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-09-04 20:48
Points Tracker

A simple 8-up Weight Watcher points tracker.
this template was created using the DIY Planner widget kit 06.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print it on both sides of the paper and cut the sheet into 4 pieces. stack the pieces on top of each other , fold it in half and staple the middle. I picked up an inexpensive pocket calendar with a leather-like case and use the case to hold my tracker. Hope someone finds it useful.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader or other pdf reading software
AttachmentSize
8upPointTracker.pdf18.68 KB
Letter2007-09-14 13:16
WW Point Tracker

A simple 8 up daily weight watchers point tracker.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
point tracker.png
Usage advice: 

Print both sides and cut into quarter sheets. Stack them on top of each other and staple in the middle to make a booklet. I used the DIY Planner Widget kit to create this in OpenOffice.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader
AttachmentSize
8upPointTracker.pdf18.96 KB
Letter2007-09-14 20:02
A PlannerPad planner little bit customised...

Inspire by the PlannerPad layout and some ideas from Filofax and Time/System

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Agenda.png
Usage advice: 

On the top right cell I put the "Most Important Thing to do this week"
For the others parts of the layout see PlannerPad...
Update with english version files

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
French
Applications required: 
Any PDF reader
AttachmentSize
agenda_2007-2008_Utilisation.pdf191.77 KB
A5_AgendaPerso_GTD_en2.ods48.68 KB
A5_AgendaPerso_GTD_en_2010.pdf319.65 KB
Agenda A5 GTD - 2e semestre 2010.pdf293.38 KB
Agenda A5 GTD 2011.pdf447.19 KB
Agenda A5 GTD 2011 English.pdf639.31 KB
A52007-09-19 19:55