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Cornell Notes Word template

In response to a request in this thread: LINK I made this template. It's a quick and dirty Word template for writing Cornell-note style. There are no headers, titles, etc. Just a blank document with the lines.

The one trick that this pony has is that you can type multiple pages, and st ay within the confines of the main body area. The first page has added text fields for the summary and comments sections, but those don't carry through to added pages. I couldn't figure out how to do that part, and they are just text boxes anyway, which are easy enough to add.

I didn't make an OpenOffice document, but can convert it if there's a demand for it. Post in the comments if you are interested.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

The best thing to do is to open the file, delete the text, and resave the document as a Word template in your preferred location. Saving as a template should be easy. When you change the format in the "Save as..." window, Word should open your Templates directory for you.

As for writing, just type. To add items into the left and bottom margin, you just add a text box and type.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
none and all
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word (and possibly Open Office)
AttachmentSize
cornell notes.doc27.5 KB
Letter2008-06-25 11:46
Geodex-style Weekly To-do

Done with the Widget Generator.

The paper size is 1/2 (vertical) of a classic size page (2.75" wide x 8.5" tall).

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

One of the nifty things about the long-gone Geodex system was that you could see your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly calendars all at once. This form is my version of the weekly to-do list, and is designed to be punched on the right hand edge. If you use daily forms on the right side of your planner, this sits on the other side of the rings so you can see all those things you need to accomplish for the week, and can transfer to your daily forms at will.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe
AttachmentSize
g-week-todo-halfclassic.pdf10.17 KB
Other2008-06-22 21:33
4x6 Hipster templates

Includes calendar years 2007,2008,2009; blank task forms; cover; blank week & month

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Made specifically for 4x6 index cards

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
pdf viewer
AttachmentSize
2007.pdf315.23 KB
2008.pdf149.05 KB
2009.pdf152.8 KB
Actions.pdf199.58 KB
Cover.pdf827.01 KB
Home2.pdf428.08 KB
Monthly.pdf436.35 KB
Numbers.pdf261.46 KB
Project.pdf202.44 KB
Tasks.pdf445.21 KB
Waiting For.pdf217.9 KB
Weekly-L.pdf455.59 KB
Other2008-06-21 20:24
Weight Watchers Flex Plan QuikTrak Express Points Tracker

This is a simple, printable version of the Weight Watchers Flex Plan QuikTrak Express Points Tracker that I made. Instead of Activity Points, it has a space for tracking water intake, which I find is more useful.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
WWQuikTrak.jpg
Usage advice: 

I print this file on both sides of a sheet of paper, cut it horizontally, fold both halves vertically, stack the pages, and staple in the center to make a booklet. This isn't necessary, though. You can just print the page and have 4 weeks of Points tracking on a single letter-size page.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
WWQuikTrak.doc248 KB
Letter2008-06-12 09:13
3x5 size Phone Message Pads

These telephone message pads will print on letter paper 3 up. You can also print them on Avery size 5388 Index Card stock.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
messagepad1up.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print on perforated Index Card stock or print and use paper cutter. I like the bolder look that gets my attention better than common message pads do....

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
messages3up.pdf36.67 KB
messagepad1up.jpg289.25 KB
Letter2008-05-19 07:46
CardNets

CardNets are templates that are designed to facilitate a more free-form or non-sequential style of linking ideas and activities. CardNets use little navigational icons to establish relationships among different cards. This approach can be useful when you're performing complex tasks with many individual sub-tasks that require different styles of note taking yet are related to one other.

Right now, the Core Set is available (adapting the most used templates from my hPDA templates). The next sets will cover project/process planning and novel plotting. Please suggest ideas for other complex processes that you'd like to see rendered using the CardNet approach.

Instructions on how to use CardNets are available on my website.

Thumbnail: 
cardnet2.jpg
Usage advice: 

Click on ".pdf" and ".png" links to download templates from the web page. Can also be inserted into Word documents, etc.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Any graphics package that can open .pdf and .png files
Language: 
English
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-05-16 02:33
Daily Pages Compact with FC/GTD mix

This is my Daily Two Pages per day take on Franklin Covey/GTD Mix.
Compact Size 4.25" X 6.75" or 108 X 172mm
I am using precut compact size blank paper from Franklin Covey.
This is done in Microsoft Word 2003.

This is compact size because that is the size that works best for me. Small enough to carry and large enough to write in and see. It's about as heavy as I care to go also.
Open office is not an option for me right now as both download time and space are not available. I wanted to use what was easily available to me and the system I already had.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

This is May in Microsot Word.
Compact size 4.25" X 6.75".
This size paper will not duplex in my printer so usually run off month on one side and then item lists on the other.

I can change the color of the months, the quotes (if I want one) and type in any extra information I want for a day.
I don't know how to change the date automatically yet so needs to be done page by page. This works out as I like standing things typed in my book.
I could run a standard form for the year and just write things in the blank spaces. I have not done a starter page for the Month or a lead page.
This is still a working form that will change as I experiment with it's use.
Date/appts are on the right as your book is open, lists are on the left.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Compact FC and GTD Daily page right.doc50.5 KB
Compact FC and GTD lists daily left 08 .doc26 KB
Other2008-05-08 00:39
One page per month undated - Classic

It's an undated month on one page for Classic sized planners. This one is intended for left-hand binding.
It's just the ODG file. I use it with a mail merge to put the dates in.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
month on one page.JPG
Usage advice: 

HI.

It's an undated month on one page for Classic sized planners. This one is intended for left-hand binding.

It's just the ODG file.

Personally, I use a mail merge to populate it (see the mail merge instructions also posted by me elsewhere on this site).

Enjoy.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
Month Calendar.odg10.19 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-05-04 18:29
Mom Planner

This a combination of Mom style planners, made to suit me. I wanted spaces to track daily reminders (with check boxes), weekly household chores, menu planning, and weekly appts for my children & myself. In the photo you can see that I added some graphics on my copy, they were purchased and are not included in the template.

Paper size: 
Classic and A5
Thumbnail: 
IMG_1693.JPG
Usage advice: 

My printer will not print to edge, so I print on legal size paper and cut to A5. You might be able to print directly onto A4 or you could print fit to page.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Template.xls27 KB
Classic and A52008-05-03 06:33
Knitting Stash Spreadsheet

I have a friend who uses this spreadsheet to track her knitting yarn stash. The template is pretty self-explanatory and includes an example row.

I'm posting it here with her permission.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
yarnstashscreenshot.jpg
Usage advice: 

Just look at the fields to see which info goes into the columns. You can also edit the columns to add more info, like needle gauge, etc.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel (or Apple Numbers)
AttachmentSize
Yarn Inventory DIY.xls15.5 KB
Letter2008-04-29 11:31
Weekly calendar with Notes - Filofax Personal (6 3/4" x 3 3/4") size 2-up, in MS Word

The templates on here are wonderful, a big thank you to all. However, I wanted a filofax template, 2 Up, in an editable document that I could get creative on. After many trees were slaughtered (what my colleagues must have thought as I held each print up to the window to see if the second page lined up with the first?) I finally got a version to work for me.

This layout is copied from a classic size template already on here. But what I plan to do with this is create many other templates now that I have the position and size correct.

Hope this is useful to the filofax fans on here. After many years of "stealing" free stuff, finally I give back!

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
weeklyplanfilofaxpersonal.jpg
Usage advice: 

Filofax personal 2-Up

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
@Filofax personal - 2Up - Weekly Plan.doc198.5 KB
Other2008-04-16 21:45
Workout Log

Weightlifting & cardio log

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Workout Log PDF.jpg
Usage advice: 

This is rather generic log that can be used to track your daily workout routine. I wanted something simple that would be easy to carry and easy to write on. It is formated in classic size and prints out two per standard sheet. This is not meant for duplex printing (because I am right handed and have a hard time writing on the left side of a binder).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe
AttachmentSize
Workout Log PDF.pdf35.13 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-04-16 01:09
2008 2 Pages Per Day Calendar Pack

I created this template for my daily planner pages and thought I'd share it. I borrowed design elements from quite a few other templates on here, I hope no one minds.

It's designed to fit on classic sized pages. There is a month on 2 pages at the beginning along with a monthly index to be printed on the duplex side of the month.

The rest of the pages are the daily pages with a personal task list, work task list and a daily timeline from 7AM to 7PM. The daily page also displays the current month along with the previous and next month. The last page is the daily notes page which should be printed on the back sides of the daily timeline pages.

There is also a reference calendar page for 2008-2011.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Daily1.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm attaching the openoffice source file for anyone to modify for their own use. I only created the month of April for Daily pages, but there are master slides for the rest of the months of the year. To change the master layout of the slide, right-click on the slide, select Page, then Slide Design and choose another monthly master to change the months displayed. The only thing that needs to be edited once this is done is the day of the week and the day number.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Openoffice Draw, Blue Highway Font, PDF Viewer
AttachmentSize
Calendar - 2ADay - 2008.odg63.49 KB
Calendar - 2ADay - April 2008.pdf384.46 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-04-08 07:16
Grad Student Daily Planner, 2-Up

I couldn't find any templates that worked for me, so with Spring Break at my disposal and my first-ever copy of MS Word, I created my own.

  • One day per half-page when printed 2-up;
  • Checkboxes for daily tasks;
  • Large column for reading assignments; three smaller columns for writing, household, "other";
  • Designed to print double-sided;
  • Font used is Blue Highway, which comes with MS Word.

I've attached the MS Word and PDF versions, for two weeks only. It's easy enough to change the date in Word and print each set of two weeks.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
diyplannerthumbnail.gif
Usage advice: 

I printed out ten weeks' worth, for the spring quarter; because I got syllabi at the beginning, I was able to sketch in major due dates ahead of time, and can write in reading assignments as they're assigned.

Be sure to print double-sided, or you'll wind up having to cut and tape things together, which isn't very efficient.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word, Preview/Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Grad Student Daily Planner, MS Word247 KB
Grad Student Daily Planner, PDF317.64 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-04-02 10:40
Classic Recipe Card

I would like to make a Circa Classic size recipe book but cannot find anything other than index card sized recipe cards.

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

Make a classic size recipe book

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office
AttachmentSize
Recipes2.odg10.83 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-03-28 21:36
Day Diary Template 2008 v1

Updated version on my original Day Diary Templates.
Not likely to be the last as I search for the 'perfect' solution.

Appointment Page on left hand side
Notes/Tasks Page on right hand side
Monthly Index Page added for special dates & a Notes page

It's not perfect but I hope they are of value to someone.

PDF Paper size = A4, page design is for Covey Compact

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Printing : Print duplex double-sided printing.

Punch boarders: Center of the page where the page will be trimmed.

Trimming: Cut down center of A4, then trim off Note sections. Cut note sections in half again. These will take a set of three holes punched. (or turn vertical to take 6 holes, but lines will also be vertical)

Page Date Order: Cut page down center then flip LHS onto RHS to get the date order.

NB: I used the spare paper down the bottom of the page templates to create small note pages. I found that I was writing small info notes for other people and having to tear up a large note page or giving them a whole note page, so the little note pages were made.
I also found i wasn't finishing some of my tasks so I now use the Floating Actions page and move it across the dates as I need it.

Cutting Sample document attached.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader Preview, any PDF Reading application
AttachmentSize
DIY_DayDiary_v1_Apr 2008.pdf747.66 KB
DIY_DayDiary_v1_Mar 2008.pdf795.13 KB
DIY_DayDiary_v1_May 2008.pdf794.78 KB
DIY_DayDiary_v1_Jun 2008.pdf747.64 KB
Cutting Sample.pdf62.83 KB
Other2008-03-16 16:39
Planning Year per Legal (fold-out Classic) - 2008 & 2009

This provides all of 2008 on one side and 2009 on the other of a landscaped piece of Legal. Once printed, it can be folded into thirds to fit into a Classic-sized planner.

As I was exploring the site and getting things together, I found the Year a page (A4) for 2006 and 2007 and thought it'd be nice to have an updated 2008/2009.

It's listed as "Other" paper size since it uses a full piece of Legal and folds to fit into Classic.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
2008 & 2009 Year.png
Usage advice: 

Use this to map your year. Track vacation time. Plan timelines for longer projects.

I've included the .odg and .pdf versions. Suggested fold lines are included on the image, but if your printer can't print within 1/4" of the edge of the page, they won't print out. Still, you'll be able to see them in the .pdf viewer and can adjust as per your tastes. (I tried to fold mine along border between date boxes.)

*Update* I've added a new file. It's Excel 97 format, since it was the spreadsheet I had at hand when I needed to create an updated version. It may work in Open Office, but I haven't tested it. To use/update dates: Add the beginning year in cell C1 -- all other cells will update based on that entry. If you change anything else, you'll have to fix the formulae.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, Open Office 2.3
AttachmentSize
2008 and 2009 - Legal.pdf46.38 KB
2008 and 2009 - Legal.odg19.2 KB
Annual Planning Calendar (legal).xls61 KB
Other2008-03-06 02:18
Sewing tools kit

Set of templates, reference cards and blanks for seamstresses and hobbyists.
Included:
*Project tracker sheets,
*shopping list,
*SWAP (sewing with a plan) planner
*Sizing and machine setting charts
*several graph styles blank pages (for drafting, designing quilts etc)
*Reference charts (euro sizing, german terms),
*rulers

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

Track, plan and organize your sewing projects

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader
AttachmentSize
sm hipsterpda.pdf424.05 KB
Letter and A42008-02-29 20:41
Day Diary Template 2008

Updated, refer to Day Diary Template 2008 v1

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Print A4 double-sided to get correct result.
Cutting marks for Covery Compact are printed. Please check these for your diary before cutting.
I use space above the appointments to note birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Hope you find these useful. If so, i shall post more for 2008

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adove Reader Preview, any PDF reading application
AttachmentSize
Yearly Calendar_2008.pdf16.43 KB
Yearly Calendar_2009.pdf16.5 KB
Other2008-02-28 09:29
Week/Month/Day/Night Calander 4-up-trogdor (Version 1.0)

TROGDOR v1.2 8.5x11
2011 Weekly/Monthly/Day/Night Planner
Dedicated to the hard working
Engineers in the field who are called
to work Every Day of the Week,
at Any Hour of the Day or Night.
This Planner is for you.
NOTE: Open Office (ODG) source included so you can continue the work.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
2009 Weekly Calander 4-up-trogdor.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print Odd pages 1st, then flip it over and print the even. It Prints up a nice week at a glance.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe, OpenOffice Draw
AttachmentSize
2011 Weekly Calander 4-up-trogdor.pdf589.07 KB
2011 Weekly Calander 4-up-trogdor.odg1.69 MB
Letter2008-02-23 22:41