Templates

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Julian/Ordinal date calendar

Spreadsheet-based 2006 calendar with julian/ordinal dates

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

Simply open in either Excel or OOo Calc and print. There is just enough room on the left to punch holes, but I put mine in a poly sheet protector since it gets a lot of use.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc
AttachmentSize
2006 Cycle Calendar.xls78.5 KB
Letter2006-01-10 10:42
Count Your Chickens

This template makes it easier for you to count any quantity.

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

You can use this counter form to keep track of nearly anything! Write labels next to or over lines, and darken one segment at a time. Each block represents 5. Each line represents 100. You can arrange your data in a bar graph or a column graph, and you can also use this to keep track of percentages. Have fun!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
counter.pdf24.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-10 08:22
Moods

Keep track of what works for you and what doesn't when it comes to your moods, or help your significant other learn how to deal with you

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

I've come to accept the fact that my boyfriend can't read my mind and that we'd both be better off if I help him learn how to deal with me. ;) I haven't actually given him a collection of these templates to help him keep track of what works and doesn't work when I'm in a particular mood, but I'm thinking about it. <grin> After all, he needs to know what to do when I'm depressed, happy, lonely, or excited.

This template is also for personal use. For example, I need to figure out what to do when I'm homesick, as I'll be spending next year away from family and friends. Keeping track of what works and what doesn't gives me ways to prevent, deal with, or recover from things like that.

How do you deal with your moods?

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
moods.pdf19.42 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-03 14:24
Habit Tracker

They say 21 days makes a habit. This template has great little bubbles for filling in each day you accomplish your goal. The template has 4 21-day sections per page.

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

Try one habit for each area of your life. The four sections for example, would allow you to have a goal for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each day you do the desired habit you can record your accomplishment. As the 21 days progress, you will easily see your progress and balance in your life.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Habit Tracker 3x5.pdf20 KB
Multiple Sizes2005-12-31 19:37
Family Planner

Teach kids about mealtimes and chores or keep track of important dates with this refrigerator-door Family Planner.

Paper size: 
Letter
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Usage advice: 

Teach young kids about time and keep track of important dates like school plays with this Family Planner. You can use the three clocks to indicate breakfast, lunch, and dinner time by shading the timespans. Use the grid at the bottom to keep track of anything: dates, chores, even checklists for kids going to school.

Lamination is optional, but can keep your planner safe from crayon marks and milk splashes. Laminate before filling in the grid, and keep a marker and rag handy.

Original template request

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
kitchen-family.pdf23.83 KB
Letter2005-12-27 11:30
Fun Monthly Calendar Template

This is a quick and informal monthly calendar template for the Hipster PDA that you can fill in by hand, or edit it in a graphics app for a more polished look. I've gone for a more "rounded" look, and a more casual font, but this is inspired by the excellent DIY Planner templates.

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

Print from your favorite graphics application on an 3x5 index card and fill out the circles with the appropriate days for whatever month you are setting up. If you feel real industrious fill them in with your graphics app. I used the TrueType font Comic Sans for the lettering if you want to replicate it yourself.

* I use the top right circle to indicate to myself if any information is recorded on the back or my cards. Simply check it off if you write anything on the back.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Graphics application that handles PNG format (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, IrfanView, etc)
AttachmentSize
rnd_monthtemplate_v1.png118.92 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-12-23 16:01
New Year's Resolutions

Manage your New Year's Resolutions by coming up with several ways to fulfill them

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

If you had a hard time keeping last year's New Year Resolutios, try this template. =) Instead of making a resolution like "Go to the gym every week", think of the outcome ("Be in better health"), and then come up with several ways to make progress ("Eat vegetables", etc.). That way, if you don't feel like going to the gym, you have other ways to make progress. You can use the grid to keep track of your progress or write down extra notes. Have fun!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
resolutions.pdf15.74 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-20 11:30
German A5 tasks and contacts list

Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a German tasks and contacts page which can be assigned to a given date.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

This template is for those people who want or have to do their tasks and have to contact people at a certain date. Parallel use of a calendar is recommended.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
German
Applications required: 
OpenOffice 2.0
AttachmentSize
ger_task.zip9.9 KB
A52005-12-14 23:58
Tracking Thank-Yous

Thank-you for birthdays and other special occasions

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

Don't forget a single thank-you card this holiday season with this D*I*Y Planner Thank You tracking form. =) Write down the person and the gift as you open each package, and fill in the checkbox when you send that thank-you note (complete with personal reference to the gift, of course)!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
thanks.pdf12.05 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-13 11:30
Machine Log

For Systems Administration, treat your computers like contacts.

Usage advice: 

See the linked article.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-06 09:30
Machine Profile

A form for keeping track of computers: IP addresses, inventory information, Make/Model, etc.

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Usage advice: 

Useful if you are in charge of a number of networked machines, installed software, and the like.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-29 09:30
Treasure Map

Record where things are when they are not where they belong.

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

Is something on loan? Note it here so you don't waste time hunting for it later on.

Do you share space? Write down any unexpected movements of shared items and put it on the 'fridge.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Treasure Map.pdf99.39 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-11-27 23:11
Weekly GTD Combo Page

Right hand margin page with Next Action, Waiting For, Projects and Someday/Maybe.

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

Based on the 0.6 Widget Kit.

There is not a whole lot of space here, esp. for projects, but that is on purpose. If I try to do more then 6 or 7 projects at a time I am going to drop things.

There are no labels for the columns on this page. I generally use the the right hand next action for a project or location code if needed. I use the left-most column under Waiting For to note progress and the right-most for a date, sometimes the other is useful for a project code or the like. I use the left-most column under projects for a project code.

Designed to be used with my 2006 weekly planner pages with dates. Formatted for a right hand margin, two per standard size letter pages and two pages with only one form per page.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office 2.0 Draw
AttachmentSize
Weekly GTD Page.pdf62.21 KB
Weekly GTD Page.zip13.15 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-26 17:24
2006 Dated Weekly Calendar

2006 Weekly Calendar with dates based on the 0.6 Widget Kit. 26 pages, Monday start, formatted for left side holes.

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

Order of Days:
XXX Mon
Tue Wed
Thu Fri
Sat Sun

I print out 24 pages of a 2-up right hand margin GTD combo page, turn them around and print this calendar. After a bit of cutting and re-arranging everything is in order.

The source file for OpenOffice.org 2.0 file is also available below.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office Draw 2.0
AttachmentSize
2006_Weekly_Calendar_PDF.zip1.02 MB
2006_Weekly_Calandar_src.zip37.52 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-26 16:52
Business Card Sources Page

Pages desigend to give you a place to literally stick business cards for places you shop. Requires Double Sided Tape.

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

This is a sources page for lazy people (like me) who aren't going to recopy data that is already in business card form.

If you print it out and apply double sided tape to the striped areas you will be all ready to add business cards to your planner's referance section. When you have a target card take off the other side of the double sided tape, stick and you are almost done.

The business cards attach sideways, but there are 2 lines either underneith or above to write a quick discription (eg Cakes, Web Guy) and a little circle to rate the service (the more colored in the better).

The Draw Tempale offer 3 other ratings squares (5 stars, single starfor numberical rating and a "happy face" without a mouth).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office 2.0 Draw and Blue Highway Fonts or PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
Business Card Sources.pdf17.31 KB
Business Card Sources.zip10.64 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 22:20
Tab Pocket Template

Template to create Monthly Calandar with Back Pocket and Tab. Requires legal size stock (old legal file folders work).

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

This is still a work in progress, but the pocket is very handy with the suspense list (on back of page)

Requires legal size stock, legal file folders work is you cut them down.

This takes a little work:

* Fill in days of month and label tab.
* Cut along the solid lines (except for a tab).
* Fold along the dotted lines (easier if you lightly score along the fold.
* Glue as directed. Let Dry.
* You can reinforce the edges with a bit of tape on the outside.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office 2.0 Draw (and Blue Highway Fonts)
AttachmentSize
Tab Pocket Template.zip11.61 KB
TabPocketTemplate_example.pdf30.05 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 08:07
Weekly Time Map for Routines

This is a simple spreadsheet to track routines. The template is for 6am-11pm for 7 day weeks starting Monday.

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

Use this is track routines such as Communtes or Work Schedules and broad catigories of tasks such as "Errands or Household".

A sample is included with the Open Office version. Downloading the spreadsheet is stongly reccomened since the cells are too small to write in easily. The spreadsheet uses the BlueHighway fonts that are use in the Widget Kits.

Color coding of types of tasks is a good idea. To color code select the cell or cells, right click, select "format cells", choose the background tab, select your fill color.

*The only restictions on the use of this template are any that might be attached to the font.

Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office 2.0 Calc
AttachmentSize
Time Map.pdf8.77 KB
Time Map.zip11.39 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 05:18
D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6 (for OpenOffice.org 2.0)

A 5.5x8.5 templating kit for OpenOffice.org Draw 2.0. Contains a series of graphical widgets that can be copied and pasted to create your own D*I*Y Planner -style templates. Version 0.6 now contains more widgets, is updated for OOo2, and has a series of annotations.

Usage advice: 

See the linked page for more information.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-21 09:30
D*I*Y Planner Contacts Pack (Letter/A4)

The official letter and A4 edition of the Classic Contacts Pack.

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Usage advice: 

See the [linked page](http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/letter/contacts) for usage information and downloads.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-16 20:32
Filofax templates 3.75 x 6.75

Ten of my most used classic templates converted to filofax size (3.75 x 6.75), with a few additions. Even pages are the backside of the odd pages. Two separate templates per page.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

These pages are my most commonly used pages from the classic version, with a few additions. They include registration and crop marks.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
filofax template.pdf125.76 KB
Other2005-11-13 00:52