Templates

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A4/A5 Page-A-Day Planner

A4 Page-A-Day planner including Chore List, To Do List, Shopping List, Notes, Whats for Dinner Today, Exercise Plan and Daily Water countdown.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
Custom Planner.JPG
Usage advice: 

Created as A4, but using the print settings in Microsoft Word you can print it out as A5 too.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Custom Planner.doc66 KB
A42009-09-18 12:31
Listy Planner (Classic)

For those who balance school, work, home/family and personal matters -- and love to do so by making lists -- this template combines list-making with a weekly planner page. This is my first attempt at a template, so suggestions are welcome.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Picture 2.png
Usage advice: 

The page is 2-up and when you print/cut/punch, your holes will go through some of the lines on the template. I decided that I wanted more room to write overall, so sacrificed a little bit of the layout for that.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
list_planner.pdf54.09 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-09-23 01:01
Month calendar

A simple month calendar template inspired by filofax 'month on two pages'. Can be customized for any paper size while prepared for A5 format.

Automatically places weekdays in their place, highlights weekends, may be prepared for any month in one step.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
month_calendar.png
Usage advice: 

To get a template for a certain month, just enter any date of a needed month in B1 cell in 'a5' and 'small' sheets or in U1 on 'a5_2up' sheet. ('Small' sheet is just for the month to be copypasted into any other odg/ods template)

The template will produce big requested month calendar with previous and next months in small boxes, with weekends and current date highlited.

Highlights are easily customized via styles (cal_* set of styles). Language can be set via locale setting and cell format.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Enjoy your month!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
multiple
Applications required: 
OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
month_calendar.ods18.29 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-10-07 04:01
Amateur Radio Logbook

Amateur Radio Station Logbook

Suitable for printing as an A4 page, or scaling down to other sizes for any folder or Filofax

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
logbook.jpg
Usage advice: 

Not many countries require licensed amateur radio enthusiasts keep a log book of their operations, but it's great to look back over previous contacts and I've found this page useful for jogging my memory for peoples names

Scale to suit your paper size and print double sided if you wish

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, or Word or Open Office
AttachmentSize
logbook.doc62.5 KB
logbook.odt10.82 KB
logbook.pdf17.61 KB
A42009-10-08 21:43
Poor Girl's Grocery List

If you're like me and on an extremely tight shoestring budget, buying groceries can be a challenge. I find that the best way to keep within your grocery budget is to estimate how much you're going to spend, and then keep up with how much you're actually spending while you're at the store.

This grocery list is designed with that method of shopping in mind.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
grocery list pic.JPG
Usage advice: 

This is 2-up.

I made this in Word using the tables menu. If you want to alter it a little bit, download the Word file. I used up pretty much the entire margin limits, so it may be a little wonky on the spacing and page breaks.

I've also attached a PDF version.

I hopefully left enough space for adding those little extras you will inevitably pick up.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or any PDF reader such as Acrobat or Foxit Reader.
AttachmentSize
Grocery List.doc85.5 KB
Grocery List PDF.pdf35.54 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-10-09 14:52
things to do

Things To Do template. This template is in a jpg format.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
THINGS TO DO_0.jpg
Usage advice: 

I have always had trouble with remembering what needs to be done each day,
so I created this template.
It has a section for expenses aswell.
enjoy

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Engish
Applications required: 
I have used Mircosoft Office Publisher
AttachmentSize
THINGS TO DO_0.jpg97.46 KB
A52009-10-10 06:58
FiloFax - Page Creator

This is a template-template I use for creating new forms for my FiloFax Personal.

This file consists of the template-template and of three different pages (a folding page with three pages, a left page and a right page).

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
FF Template creator2.png
Usage advice: 

After having sketched a new form - inspired by need, by this site or by what I have seen others use - I start creating the new form in my template-template (TT).

Everything needed is copied to and adjusted on the blue page template. When I am satisfied that setup is grouped and copied to e.g. the left page template.
I make three copies here and adjust the grouped objects to match the measurements given at the top of the page. That way they fit exactly on a standard page.
I ungroup, delete the blue pages and delete the rectangles that show where the holes are to be punched.

I do the same for the right page.

Then it is just a matter of printing on both sides of the paper, cutting and punching.
Please note - these TT's are adjusted to fit A4 and my Canon IP 4200 printer. It should be no problem re-aligning all the pages.

I have used this approach to create all of my templates - and I can create those in a matter of minutes.

Feel free to comment or ask if you are in doubt of anything.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Microsoft Powerpoint
AttachmentSize
FF Page creator.ppt26.5 KB
FF Page creator - Example.pdf21.58 KB
A42009-10-11 10:24
Simple Weekly Planner

A very basic weekly planner.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

Used for simple weekly planning.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf
AttachmentSize
weekplan.pdf57.11 KB
Letter and A42009-10-25 19:19
Simple Day Planner

A really basic day planner.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

For simple planning.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf
AttachmentSize
dayplan.pdf72.87 KB
Letter and A42009-10-25 19:21
Sheet Music

Filofax Sheet Music

Print as A4 or booklet double sided A5

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
sheetmusic.jpg
Usage advice: 

Use in full A4 or in booklet print as A5 size

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Word, OpenOffice, Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Sheet Music.doc45 KB
Sheet Music.odt10.95 KB
Sheet Music.pdf19.32 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-11-10 22:30
Procrastination Chart

This is my first post here, I'm a new member but I've been using this website for about a year. I'm a college student and realized there's not too much here geared towards students, or if there is I haven't found it. Anyway, I came across this awesome web page (http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/procrastination.html) that addresses procrastination, especially for students. Now I am a HUGE procrastinater and this system of writing down and forcing myself to argue against my reasons really seems to help. Let me know what you think. It's just a simple Excel sheet (made for 3x5 card, can be easily altered) so you can tweak it if need be.

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

Write in the project/task you are putting off at the top. In the left column, list your reasons for putting it off (ex: it's too hard, it will take too long, I don't think I know how to do it, etc.) it only works if you're completely honest with yourself. Then on the right, make arguements against your stated reasons (ex: if I break it down it will be easy, I've done this before and it wasn't so bad, I know more than I give myself credit for, etc). Then hopefully you will come to the conclusion that it's best to dive in, wirte it down at the bottom plus any dates/schedules times you want to do it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Procrastination Chart.xls22 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-11-13 21:05
2010 Hand-drawn & Typed

Includes: at-a-glance, blank daily, blank monthly -- duplicates of pages pushed to left/right sides of page to make room for 3-hole punch on 2-sided printing:

Very minimal and light to inspire creativity and leave room for your own notes and doodles to shine!

View photos here

DOWNLOAD (35.04 MB)

Thumbnail: 
day.jpg
Usage advice: 

I use nice textured/thick paper for my planner and always print on both sides — depending on which side you’re printing you’ll want more space for a 3-hole punch! For that reason, the download contains duplicates of some pages pushed to the left or the right side of the page… I also recommend using the ‘fit to page’ printer setting which will make them a bit smaller but keep it from being cut off on the edges.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Language: 
English
Letter2009-11-16 00:45
A Spreadsheet Month

Here is a quick and dirty Open Office Calc document with two sheets (one for First Day of the Week is Monday, one for Sunday)

I tinkered this up while playing with the two Chaos spreadsheets and though it worth sharing.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Just change the month and/or year at the top of the sheet and it will show the month you want. Leave the day in that cell at "1" or it will mess up the dates.

Print it out on whatever size paper you desire.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Should match your machine's language
Applications required: 
Open Office
AttachmentSize
CalendarMonth.ods12.03 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-12-15 16:55
Long Weekend

Requested Template. Friday - Monday on one page. Classic Size...

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

Whichever way you want to use it!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Weekend.xls14.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-12-17 18:21
Weekly Organizer 2 pg per week

This is done in Excel. It has a daily column for appointments and then right below the appointment column for a particular day is the Daily Actions. It starts with Monday. The Thumbnail is of the first part of the week. On the right hand (facing) page after the Sunday column is a To Be Done column for weekly projects.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Weekly Organizer 2pg per wk.JPG
Usage advice: 

I need primarily to see a week at a time, and my appointments, meetings, etc., plus stuff I need to get done that day. In the To Be Done column to the right of Sunday, I list what I need to get done for that week. Most of the time, that means significant steps towards completing a project. But I put personal things there also. The small boxes in the Daily Action lines are for me to check off each task I completed. I don't have any place for notes, because I have other places in my DIYPlanner for things like that. I use a 24 hour clock for appointments. The lines above the days are where I put the date, and next to the "Weekly Organizer" at the top I write in the week, like 20 - 27 December 2009. Feel free to change it to suit you.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MicroSoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Weekly Organizer 2 pg per week.xls35.5 KB
Letter2009-12-21 02:18
Franklin Covey compact size two-page monthly revision

Here is the revision for the compact calendar. I tried before, but I do not see it.
You have to fill in the dates yourself. this is designed to give you the maximum white space available.

I took out the little date boxes and made the two columns next to the the holes larger. I used a curved punch to round the corners next to the rings. I used a vellum-type paper, but a little heavier, a very light tan. It came out okay for me. I hope you find an answer to your problem. You might ask Ygor to make one for you.

Depending on what kind of printer you use, you will have to reposition your sheet to print on the other side. I have a hp and put the sheet face up and head first into the paper slot.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

for someone who wants the maximum white space. 4.25 x 6.75 Cut out around the border line as it is exactly the page size.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
Open office writer
AttachmentSize
mtw fc compact view2.odt8.36 KB
TFSat fc compactview2.odt8.43 KB
Other2009-12-21 23:50
Maker's Weekly Planner

I have a page-a-day journal calendar I use to keep track of what I'm doing, but I find I don't plan effectively because I can't see the whole week at a time. When I read Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule I suddenly understood why I have so much trouble with most weekly planners: they all have hourly time slots, and I don't work like that. (Also, I'd need 6am to midnight for an hourly planner.)

I loved LynnR's whimsical style in her Page-A-Day Planner, so I created a time block weekly planner in the same style.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Thumbnail: 
weekly-planner.gif
Usage advice: 

Sized 8.3" by 11", so if you center it'll print well on both Letter and A4. I sliced up the lines in the notes section so it works equally well for paragraphs and to-do lists. :)

7-day columns, Monday and Sunday starts both included. Rows give slots for Early Morning, Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Evening, Dinner, & Late Evening. Rearrange as you like in MS Word, or print straight from PDF.

I've also thrown in my modded version of LynnR's daily planner, in case anyone else likes it. ^^ (I replaced chores with downtime, added an extra hour (11pm-midnight), and sized it down so it fits on Letter paper.)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word OR Adobe Acrobat / PDF reader
AttachmentSize
weekly-planner-monday.pdf38.51 KB
weekly-planner-sunday.pdf38.44 KB
weekly-planner-monday.doc39.5 KB
weekly-planner-sunday.doc40 KB
cute-daily-planner.pdf53.55 KB
cute-daily-planner.doc66.5 KB
Letter and A42009-12-22 21:44
Web Site Password List

hofy requested this template, something like this may already exist, but it was easier and faster to just create it rather than search for it. See if it helps you keep your passwords on paper.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
4126648a283fb72f-28a0.png
Usage advice: 

I left it as a Word file so that anyone can change it to suit themselves.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English, any
Applications required: 
MsWord
AttachmentSize
Passwords.doc20.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-12-23 20:41
Basic Work Week: 2010

I work an 8-5 job, 5 days a week. Work related appointments / tasks / reminders are handled electronically in Outlook. However, I still like to have a basic overview of the working week down on paper. I originally started using chefz' Version of the Planner Pad: http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6597

That was still too detailed for me, so I have come up with my own Planner. I am sharing it in case anyone else is interested. I have attached the Excel file as well for those who want to edit it. The PDF covers the whole of 2010.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
work week.JPG
Usage advice: 

I print out the PDF in booklet format on A4 paper.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader; MS Excel
AttachmentSize
WORK WEEK.pdf754.62 KB
Work Week.xls20.5 KB
A52009-12-28 12:25
2010 Calendars

I've borrowed from some existing templates to create two daily planners - one for intensive 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. appointment scheduling combined with those daily tasks, lists, workouts, intake monitors, etc. and another for a less appointment, more activity-based schedule. The second still has room for a few appointments as well as directions to those appointments, but includes more intensive to do and to buy lists. All of this can be tweaked to fit your needs using the Ctrl+F method of replacing a word or phrase with one more appropriate to your lifestyle. It works well in letter or A4. Each file contains the whole month of January, but a Ctrl+F can replace the month and the dates and days can be changed quickly manually. The No Weekly planner is my favorite and shows my progress with mirroring pages to allow more room on the page and room for the hole puncher to not cut into text.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I use the one with hourly scheduling for days when I'm buried in appointments and want to make sure I still get to the dry cleaner's and pick up those groceries without neglecting my workout. The other is great for ordinary usage, making it to the gym and a doctor's appointment on an errand-filled day, etc.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
DailyPlannerNoHourly.doc208 KB
DailyPlanner.doc753 KB
Letter2009-12-28 13:35