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Unofficial Projects & Tasks Templates for Excel

A series of Excel spreadsheets designed for project and task management. May be used digitally or in print.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

Allows you to type it up and copy/paste for status reports.

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets...
- Print them out blank to write on during the day.
- Occasionally type them up (helps clean up the data too!)
- Copy/Paste to create a Weekly Status or Project Tasks report.

These are my personal forms and are regularly changed. They are not "production" ready and may need some tweaking. They are also better on a color printer since I use mostly red and blue pens.

Note: I was able to open in OOo Chart, copy/paste into Draw (8.5x11), and then still edit with colors, but it would need a bit of cosmetic tweaking.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
CJBROWN_Gmail__TaskSheets.xls38.5 KB
Letter2005-08-29 18:34
Hipster PDA Artist Sketch Templates

This template contains three basic pages that can be used by artists for thumbnailing and sketching. These templates fit the 3"x5" form-factor of the Hipster PDA, and can easily be used in a single- or double-sided layout.

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

Print them and use them as creatively as you can!

The cards included in this set are:

  1. Thumbnails
  2. Sketch (blank)
  3. Sketch (rule of thirds*)

* While the "Rule of Thirds" is a term pulled from the world of photography, it's closely related to the "Golden Ratio" and other mathematical aspects of aesthetics. Many artists use the Rule of Thirds when sketching as a simple composition guide.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
hpda_artist_pages.pdf10.99 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-08-29 05:02
Weekly Schedule and Notes

Simple letter-sized form for keeping track of weekly goals, daily goals, schedule (9 AM to 10 PM, half-hour increments, Mon - Sun), tasks and notes in a 3-ring binder.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I like blocking time off for my tasks and having plenty of space to write down notes, and this schedule works really well for me. It has space for weekly objectives, daily objectives, appointments, tasks, and notes. Here's how to plan using this form:

  1. Circle the month and write the year in the space at the top of the form. Fill in the day numbers by referring to a calendar or to the previous pages.
  2. Write a weekly objective for self-improvement or another of your major goals.
  3. Write tasks in the bottom left corner.
  4. Write daily goals related to your weekly objective and your tasks. Aim to do at least one productive thing a day.
  5. Block time off for your tasks. As you block them in, check the task.
  6. When you finish a task, cross out the entry.
  7. If you goofed off instead of working according to your schedule, reschedule the task and rewrite your schedule to match your actual activity.
  8. When you need to write something down, add it to the bottom-right area. This is great for contact information, maps, and notes.
  9. Review your finished work and objectives at the end of each day and the week.

I like reserving blocks of time for important tasks, and it's really nice to be able to see my weekly schedule at a glance. The weekly and daily objectives help me write journal entries, too. Good stuff. =)

It only goes from 9 AM to 10 PM because I wake up at 8 and spend an hour getting out of bed. I'll probably adjust it when I figure out how to wake up earlier, but then again, the extra time is good for unscheduled tasks because I feel a lot better when I finish something even though my schedule is blank.

This kind of template is easy to make in any spreadsheet program. Give it a try!

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
weekplanner-200508.pdf36.17 KB
Letter2005-08-26 00:38
D*I*Y Planner color test

This template contains the basic form elements that are used by the D*I*Y Planner, including the various colors that the planner uses, for testing how they'll look on your printer. It also includes a grey block chart showing various shades of grey to assist you in using appropriate colors in your own templates.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Print this PDF out, experimenting with different settings on your printer to find the combination of good dithering patterns and contrast. If the D\*I\*Y Planner's default colors are too dark or too light, use the grey box test to find appropriate greyscale numbers for your printer that you can use when developing your own templates.

Language: 
English
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
DIY Color Test.pdf216.25 KB
Letter2005-08-16 22:31