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Monsters Categorized Expense Tracker

A personal expense tracker with categories.

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Letter
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Here is my adaptation of an expense template, 4 up in ODG and PDF (I folded mine, so i've got 4 sheets for re-use).

I’ve added a categories column, and category legend (so you only use 1 letter to specify the category) with a couple lines (maybe too small) for entering your own category.

Every now and then, drop it in your inbox for processing and grab a fresh one.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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monstersBudget.pdf47.98 KB
Letter2006-12-28 16:40
Student Timetable

A simple letter-sized (landscape) student timetable.

Paper size: 
Letter
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Because of the post http://www.diyplanner.com/node/280 in the forums, I'm in the process of digitalizing some of the forms I used while in school and the ones I'm using now that I'm in college. This timetable is the first one that I finished, so I would like to know what you think about it.

This is a simple timetable, with a column for the times for each period and a weekly schedule. It has space for 12 periods in a day, and is Monday-Saturday. I usually had a copy of this form as the first page of all of my binders, so I always knew where I was supposed to be :).

When you print this template, select the option "none" where it prompts you to scale the file. It's intended to be a Letter (8.5" x 11") size template.

I made two versions, one in English, and the other in Spanish (my native language ;D).

Hope this one is useful!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English, Spanish
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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st_v1.pdf34.13 KB
st_v1_sp.pdf34.09 KB
Letter2007-01-05 00:00
Compact Meeting v1.0 - Letter

Letter-size conversion of the Compact Meeting v1.0 template

Paper size: 
Letter
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Scenario 1: You're the one who called the meeting

BEFORE the meeting
- write the meeting details, i.e., title or objective, project, venue, date and start time
- write the attendees that you've invited to attend the meeting
- write the agenda you wish to discuss and the estimated duration of each; don't put a checkmark in the 'Discussed' checkbox yet
- write down potential action items and the priority; write also the name of the person to which you're assigning the task
- write also action items that were brought up during the previous meeting for follow-up
- prepare your visual aids, e.g., illustrations, diagrams, charts, etc.
- you may optionally distribute copies to the attendees not only to help them track the meeting but to provide a paper with which they could also write their notes on

BEGINNING and DURING the meeting
- note down the actual time the meeting started
- mark each agenda as they are discussed
- follow-up on the tasks discussed in the previous meetings noting the progress in the '%Complete' column; note the commitment date in the 'Due Date' column;
- write down additional tasks and agendas that might come up during the meeting
- draw illustrations in the 'Illustrations' page

AFTER the meeting
- note the time when the meeting ended
- write down names of attendees that were not originally written in the 'Attendees' section
- Optionally, you may do a recap of all the action items
- write down all the tasks assigned to you on your organizer/planner
- write the minutes as soon as possible

Scenario 2: You're to attend the meeting

BEFORE the meeting
- write the meeting details, i.e., title or objective, project, venue, date and start time

2.2. DURING the meeting
- write down notes leaving no mark on the 'Agenda' and 'Action' regions
- note each task that are assigned to you by writing the task; write a priority value in the 'Priority' column, write 'Me' or your name in the 'Assign To' column and the 'Due Date'

2.3. AFTER the meeting
- optionally you may take note of the time when the meeting ended
- write down all the tasks assigned to you on your organizer/planner

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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Compact Meeting - letter size.pdf48.24 KB
Letter2007-01-05 00:00
Predated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page Jan-June

Predated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page Jan-June

Paper size: 
Letter
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Usage advice: 

Print and use

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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January.pdf915.71 KB
February.pdf828.42 KB
March.pdf915.64 KB
April.pdf886.6 KB
May.pdf915.56 KB
June.pdf886.4 KB
Letter2007-01-11 23:00
Dated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page

Daily Calendar with the following sections:

  • Appointments
  • Actions
  • Due to me Today (AKA Waiting For)
  • Collection

    Also has a facing page that is Cornell-Notes style

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Thumbnail: 
    Usage advice: 

    Print it
    Use It

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    PDF Reader, Winzip(or such)
    AttachmentSize
    Jan-June.zip637.42 KB
    July-Dec.zip627.53 KB
  • Letter2007-01-11 20:03
    Weekly Actions & Appointments

    MsB asked for a template where weekly actions were at the top of the page and appointments at the bottom (vertical). Also there is a master action list on the left edge. This is Letter size.

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Usage advice: 

    For those of you who have more actions items, than appointments...

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
    AttachmentSize
    weekly actions n appts.pdf35.03 KB
    Letter2007-02-04 15:02
    DIY Voodoo Kit

    The DIY Voodoo Kit includes four pages--a Voodoo Doll, Numerology, Phrenology and Oracle page as PDF files.

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

    The DIY Voodoo Kit is for entertainment purposes.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adobe Reader
    AttachmentSize
    diy_vodo.zip421.01 KB
    Letter2007-03-09 16:21
    Fat Quarter GTD page

    A letter-size page containing four sections: Projects, Waiting For, Actions, and a grid section with checkboxes. The reverse is grid over the whole page, five boxes per inch.

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Thumbnail: 
    Fat-Quarter-GTD.jpg
    Usage advice: 

    Hi.

    I'm working on incorporating more of the GTD principles into my planning. My planner is quarter-letter in portrait orientation. I wanted to see Projects, Waiting, and Actions all at the same time, but I need a full planner page (4.25x5.5) for each type of item in one context.

    So I have laminated this page on both sides to use with a Zwipes or wet-erase pen, then folded it and trimmed the edges so only one edge is actually bound into the planner. This allows me to open up the pages and view them side-by-side without removing any pages from my planner. I actually have two copies, one for home and one for work. I printed them on different colored paper so I could easily tell them apart.

    The lamination is not required to make this page work, that just makes the page more reusable. Nor does it actually have to be bound into a planner. As drawn, it will fold neatly to fit in the back pocket of a pair of jeans or in the pocket of a purse.

    The margins are set for circa binding. If you have ring binding, the holes may lap into the form a bit. Line width is .2 inch, my personal preference.

    The second page of this template is a full page grid, for whatever notes or thoughts come up that need to be captured.

    Both PDF and OOo Draw files are included, so you can print as-is or tweak it to suit yourself.

    License: 
    Public Domain
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adobe Acrobat Reader, Open Office.Org (Draw)
    AttachmentSize
    Fat Quarter GTD.zip37.2 KB
    Letter2007-03-13 16:54
    Rollabind/Circa Disc Size Chart

    The sizes of Rollabind and Circa discs together on one page, in numbers and pictures.

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Thumbnail: 
    Rolla-Circa-Sizes.jpg
    Usage advice: 

    Print it, live it, love it. :)

    Use it to gauge whether you really want that larger or smaller disc size.

    License: 
    Public Domain
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    AttachmentSize
    Rolla Circa Sizes.pdf83.93 KB
    Letter2007-03-13 18:20
    Mail Merge Instructions

    Instructions on how to use mail merge with your favorite template to pre-fill information. Example: Dated daily pages, custom monthly pages, etc.

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Usage advice: 

    Hi.

    Print the novel and follow the directions. The directions included will show you how to do your own Monthly pages (one page per month) using OpenOffice.org. Once you understand the process, though, you can use it for anything. The process for MS word is similar, but the menu commands and dialog boxes are quite different.

    Here by popular demand, Mail Merge Instructions.

    Use at your own risk--I will not be tech support for thousands of OpenOffice newbies!

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Acrobat Reader
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    Mail Merge Instructions.pdf271.93 KB
    Letter2007-03-19 23:33
    Daily Planning Pages - 2up

    A pair of pages for planning and tracking daily life. Left page has areas for work and personal todos, schedule and a list of who owes you what. Right page has a notes area and a small area of graph paper. ODG and PDF submitted. Comments welcome.

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

    I use these pages to track my goings-on for a day or more at a time - depends on how long it takes me to get tasks done, or fill up the notes area. When it gets too messy or too full, just transfer your stuff to the next pair of pages - I kill fewer trees this way. NOTE: This template is laid out is the way you'd use it in your planner. This is meant to be printed on US letter sized paper and cut in half and dropped directly in place. I find this layout much more intuitive than most designs and this way I could see both sides together as I was designing it. Print duplex, flip on the short side and everything will be lined up correctly.

    ***Updated. I added two new files. This is the way I settled on using it. I punch two holes in the right hand side and put it on top of a pocketed folder with 2.75" fasteners (like this. Inside the folder, I keep a set of weekly planning pages (also attached) and a stanadard yearly planning page for those far future things (didn't make my own for this - I think I use one from the standard DIY package), as well as any stuff I need to carry around. When the pocket folder gets beat up, a quick replace gets me back to work. I've found the pages get a little beat up on the outside of the folder, but not too badly before I replace them.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Open Office, PDF viewer
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    dailyPlanning-2up.odg29.27 KB
    dailyPlanning-2up.pdf32.04 KB
    dailyPlanning2.odg26.01 KB
    dailyPlanning2.pdf24.32 KB
    weekly_planning_top_punch.odg25 KB
    weekly_planning_top_punch.pdf30.26 KB
    Letter2007-03-20 01:45
    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
    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
    Weekly Food and Water... Hand drawn!

    8.5 x 11- weekly snapshot of food, water, moods, sleep and dreams

    Thumbnail: 
    weekly_snapshot.jpg
    Usage advice: 

    3-ring binder! Keep track of your water and food intake, start relating it to sleep and dream patterns. I once had really spicy indian food and had the most vivid awful nightmares of my life. They MUST be related!

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Applications required: 
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Language: 
    English
    Letter2007-09-29 07:09
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Today - Modified

    Modified Word Templates based on Nay Nay's simple Today checklist. Letter sized. Uses Arial and Windings and Webdings (PC)

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

    Simple Things to Do Template for any day....

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Microsoft Word 2003 - 2007
    AttachmentSize
    TODAY2.doc27.5 KB
    TODAY.doc24.5 KB
    Letter2007-11-26 23:24
    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