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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
Java Weekly Planner - Standard

Upon looking for templates to use for GTD, I was a bit disappointed with finding that there were some templates that were extremely useful, but lacked beautification!

Now I know, you're supposed to be productive and "beautifying" doesn't have anything to do with being productive, but I find that if what I'm work with is visually pleasing to me, I'm more likely to stick to it.

Hence the creation of the Java Weekly Planner. This is a weekly, undated planner with a separate space for each day of the week as well as an area for notes directly across from it.

I have created a whole series of these - they are available at my blog:
http://freshfocus.info/blog/my-gtd-templates

There are many GTD tips and articles there too.

This is my first template, and critiques are welcomed and encouraged. Thanks for looking!

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Java Weekly Letter.jpg
Usage advice: 

Even though it is letter size, being as it's PDF it will scale nicely to most any size.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF
AttachmentSize
Java Weekly Letter.pdf1.16 MB
Letter2008-02-22 05:19
2008 Two Pages per Day

Two pages per day for 2008. I uploaded two versions: 1) Purple, and 2) Black. I've included the .odg's as well so you can modify as you please. Also, this is not all of 2008, just from today (Feb 20th) forward.

Thumbnail: 
daily_thumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

This template will give you a one day spread over two pages. It prints on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. When printing from Acrobat make sure your page scaling is set to "None". You may need to set your printer to "Landscape". Cut each page in half (at 5.5").

Open Office Draw source file included - feel free to modify.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview); OpenOffice 2.3
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-02-21 01:15
Garden Planting List

This is a Classic size template for utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method. If your not familiar with it go to www.squarefootgardening.com and check it out. This template will help plan and setup one 4X4 plot. Use multiple pages for more plots. The folks at Square Foot Gardening have given me their permission to post this here under the Creative Commons License. Hope this helps someone out.

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

Used to plan out a Square Foot Garden plot. Decide what you want to plant, find out if that plant has any likes or dislikes with other plants. check Wikipedia for one list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants), determine the spacing needed and then lay it out in the grid on the bottom. Once everything is placed where you want it take it out and start planting.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF viewer to view and print.
AttachmentSize
SqFtGarden.pdf85.94 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-02-13 01:25
Weekly Receipts Envelope (#10)

This template prints onto a 4 1/8" x 9 1/2" envelope (aka #10 size or "business" envelope). Top line allows entering of month/year/week.

6 x 35 table with columns for date, details, bank, debit or credit card, amount, and expense type.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Ideal for heavy plastic users who generate piles of receipts and dream about reconciling their bank statements and tracking their expenses.

Test print onto a piece of paper. You may need to set print setup to "landscape" for your envelope. Feed them in one at a time to avoid off-center printing. Text and margins reconfigurable with OpenOffice Writer.

I divide each month into 4-5 weeks and print one envelope per week.

For week 1, I put 2/1 in the top row and 2/7 in the bottom row. Then for week 2, 2/8 in the top row and 2/15 in the bottom row, and so on.

I put a "D" if a debit card, "C" if a credit card, "$" if I used cash.

For cash back during POS transactions, I use two lines for my entry, with the second line saying "W/D" in the "Details" column and "$" in the "Type" column.

For gas purchases, I enter in the Details column the vendor, price/gal and # gals.

If I need a receipt for tax, warranty or reimbursement purposes I put a "T" "W" or "R" on the left edge of a given row. I use different colored highlighers and zigzag over the corresponding receipts. You can try colored stickers.

You can always print on both sides for 70 rows if you love to itemize expense categories.

I designed this template with an emphasis on creating an envelope you could carry with you to collect receipts.

I use personal finance software so I do not worry if I have a receipt covering multiple types of expenses, I just write "MIXED." I categorize when reconciling paper to digital. If you use paper I suggest you write "SNEAKERS" instead of "CLOTHING" at this stage. I find it's easier for me to classify from specifics than to have to remember specifics from a category.

The #10 envelope is big enough to hold the stupidly long receipts you get if you fold them in half.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice Writer, Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Weekly Receipts Envelope.odt8.76 KB
Weekly Receipts Envelope.pdf9.08 KB
Other2008-02-05 06:17
Hipster cardcase with lock

This cardcase can be completed without glueing. Just print it and cut it. Scorch the folds. While cutting, don't forget the small horizontal cut int the most left section, and the two tiny cuts on both sides of the lip. This way the lip will function like a barb on a fishinghook, when you fold the cardcase and put the lip in the cut.

Have fun!

Erik

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Usage advice: 

Just print, cut and fold...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat
AttachmentSize
LOCKED_HIPSTER.pdf535.15 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-02-02 19:02
Fillable Weekly Planning Forms

Some more Classic Fillable Forms. Here are Weekly Planning forms, Weekly Planning 1B7 and Weekly Planning 1B8.

These are fillable via Adobe Reader or Preview (Mac). I used the designs on page 23 & page 25 of the D*I*Y Planner 3.0 (Classic Edition) Core Package.

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

Type your information in and print. If you are going to save any data in the document, save your changes in a new document.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Preview, any PDF reading application
AttachmentSize
Weekly Planning 1B7.pdf75.89 KB
Weekly Planning 1B8.pdf73.07 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-02-01 01:19
Event Planning (CPG) template for steps 1 through 7 - US Jaycees

This is a CPG planning tool, steps 1 through 7 that can be put into your planner for when you want to work out the details of your next big project or event! Jaycees will find this very familiar and non-Jaycees will find this tool helpful!

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print this out and place in my 3 ring planner. I like to work out the details of an event away from the computer or on the go.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf reader
AttachmentSize
CPG for a Planner.pdf365.42 KB
Letter2008-01-25 22:09
US Jaycees CPG for a DIY Planner 8 1/2" x 11"

This is a DIY style US Jaycees CPG(Chairman's Planning Guide)steps 1-7. Keep this in your planner for those moments when you're thinking of an idea and want to work out a plan for your next event!

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

For any Jaycee these first 7 steps will be familiar to you. Included are spaces to work out your action steps for goals as well as problems and solutions.

The US Jaycees CPG is a great tool to help you organize your next event and has been around for 80 years!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
CPG for a Planner.pdf365.42 KB
Letter2008-01-24 22:27
Classic Size 2 Page Per Day

This may look familiar to some folks carrying planners, I would like to see it as a kit!!

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
classic 2 page_thumb.bmp
Usage advice: 

Two Page per Day Planner Pages

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.org Draw
AttachmentSize
classic 2 page.odg12.34 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-01-21 10:20
Song Tracker

Here is a Song Tracker form for performers in bands that I created to keep track of the status of new songs as they are learned and "off the page." Depending on lots of variables, I believe it is Junior size. This is my first template so let me know what I can do to improve it! Thanks.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
pix of songtracker.png
Usage advice: 

I printed it as is for the Classic size.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
songtracker.pdf25.63 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-01-17 05:53
Shopping List - Non Standard Page Sizes

Here are two templates as requested by Archangel

the First is a 3.5" x 17" shopping / to do list formatted to print duplex on long legal paper 8.5" x 17"

The second is individual 3.5" x 8" pdf template with form field that you can type in to customise template before printing.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Use as you choose! There are no limits to what can be done with these.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English / NA
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat, Pdf Reader, Open Office Draw
AttachmentSize
Shopping List 3.5 x 8.5.pdf20.84 KB
Shopping List 3.5 x 17.pdf57.53 KB
Shopping List 3.5 x 8.5.odg14.61 KB
Shopping List 3.5 x 17.odg18.23 KB
Other2008-01-14 18:00
Fillable Checklist

Following the great work by DucatiChic, I've converted the Classic size Checklist into a fillable form via Adobe Reader or Preview (Mac). I used the Checklist on page 69 of the D*I*Y Planner 3.0 (Classic Edition) Core Package.

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

Type your information in and print. If you are going to save any data in the document, save your changes in a new document.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Preview, and PDF reading application
AttachmentSize
Checklist.pdf80.69 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-01-11 23:39
Monthly Receipt Envelope

This is just another envelope for your receipts. Last year, I used the official receipt envelopes by Doug, but by the end of the year, I was quite tired of all the work it took to cut out, fold and glue them. I thought they were a bit too complicated, so one day, while playing with a piece of paper, I came up with this idea for folding and cutting. The form is just the weekly expense form I made last year for the template contest that you can find somewhere on this site. ;-) You can find the template HERE.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
receiptenvelopethumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

Putting it together:
If you are using scissors, it's only a couple cuts, and with a straight edge and X-acto knife it's even faster. Cut on the solid lines, and fold on the dotted lines.

Gluing is rather simple, too. I fold the sides, glue them, and then fold up the bottom flap, and glue that on the outside, but you could fold the sides, and glue the bottom flap on the inside.

To be really spiffy, you can take the two top corners, and, holding them together, cut a bit off (in an S-curve shape), so that, when it's all folded together, you have a notch in the back of the envelope. (If anybody wants help on understanding this, I can post an image on Flickr.)

Use:
Quite straight-forward. As you accumulate expense receipts, just toss them into the envelope. If you want or need to for business purposes, you can notate the expense on the front (or on the expense form I posted earlier--if I find a link, I'll add it here).

You can, of course punch these for adding to your binder, or for archiving purposes.

Both a PDF and OpenOffice.org drawing files are enclosed, so you can modify it if you wish.

One last point. I made this in A4 size, but I'm suspecting that US Letter should work OK, too.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader, OpenOffice.org for the drawing file
AttachmentSize
monthly receipt envelope.pdf30.73 KB
monthly receipt envelope.odg42.35 KB
A52008-01-10 21:11