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Music Notation Staves adapted from incompetech.com

Staves for music notation, adapted from the one generated at Kevin MacLeod's Free Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs page.

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

With Kevin MacLeod's permission, I've adapted this music notation paper to ensure there's enough room for hole punching. Great for putting music together when you're on the go.

The 1-up file includes front and back for duplex printing on 5.5"x8.5" paper. Printing the 2-up file with a duplex printer requires that the printer be set to long-edge duplexing, as the first page is upside down with respect to the second.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Diy-staff.pdf60.57 KB
Diy-staff-2up.pdf121.76 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-20 20:52
DiyP2-Style 3.75 x 6.75 Templates

A selection of D*I*Y Planner 2.0 style templates in "personal" size.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

This is a collection of selected D*I*Y Planner 2.0 style templates in the popular filofax/dayrunner 3.75" x 6.75" size (also known as "personal"). Included are Day Keeper, Weekly Planning, Notes, To Do List, Next Actions, Someday/Maybe, Checklist, Important Numbers and Sources pages. Print with Acrobat.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
3.75 x 6.75 diyplanner.pdf54.94 KB
Other2006-02-25 13:52
System Administrator Daily Page

Updated! Tweaked a bit to look more like the DIY V3 format and I made it 2-Up so I could print it on my duplexing printer. This is a daily calendar page with an incorporated to-do list. It is based on the calendar page in the O'Reilly book Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli.

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

This is a daily calendar page based on the page in the book Time Management for Sysadmins by Thomas A. Limoncelli. It has a schedule on one half of the page and a To-Do list on the other.

The To-Do list has an area for prioritizing and estimating the time to complete the item.

There are front and back pages for both 12 and 24 hour time.

Updated! Tweaked a bit to look more like the DIY V3 format and I made it 2-Up so I could print it on my duplexing printer.

The 2-Up file only has the 12 hour format pages in it at the moment.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
sysadmin_calendar_v0.1.pdf35.09 KB
sysadmin_daily_v1.1_2up.pdf36.19 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-25 19:47
Guitar chord notation form (adapted from incompetech.com)

A page of unmarked guitar fretboard images for chord notation, adapted from the one generated at Kevin MacLeod's Free Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs page.

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

With Kevin MacLeod's permission, I've adapted this page of guitar fretboard images to ensure there's enough room for hole punching. Mark down the fingerings for your favorite chords, in an order that make sense to you, or draw out the chord progression of songs.

The 1-up file includes front and back for duplex printing on 5.5"x8.5" paper. Printing the 2-up file with a duplex printer requires that the printer be set to long-edge duplexing, as the first page is upside down with respect to the second.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Diy-fretboard.pdf101.56 KB
Diy-fretboard-2up.pdf203.76 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-26 06:02
Hex Graph Paper (adapted from incompetech.com)

Graph paper with hexagons instead of squares, adapted from the paper generated at Kevin MacLeod's Free Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs page.

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

With Kevin MacLeod's permission, I've adapted this hex graph paper to ensure there's enough room for hole punching. Use it to design wilderness adventures for RPGs, or maybe to depict bee dances. Really, very freeform.

The 1-up file includes front and back for duplex printing on 5.5"x8.5" paper. Printing the 2-up file with a duplex printer requires that the printer be set to long-edge duplexing, as the first page is upside down with respect to the second.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Diy-hex.pdf57.84 KB
Diy-hex-2up.pdf116.38 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-26 06:12
Japanese writing paper ("genkoyoushi" - adapted from incompetech.com)

Japanese writing paper (genkoyoushi), adapted from the page generated at Kevin MacLeod's Free Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs page.

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

With Kevin MacLeod's permission, I've adapted this Japanese writing paper (genkoyoushi) to ensure there's enough room for hole punching.

The 1-up file includes front and back for duplex printing on 5.5"x8.5" paper. Printing the 2-up file with a duplex printer requires that the printer be set to long-edge duplexing, as the first page is upside down with respect to the second.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
Japanese
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Diy-genkoyoushi.pdf35.45 KB
Diy-genkoyoushi-2up.pdf71.48 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-26 06:20
Landscape Letter Size

I'm working on designing letter size landscape scheduling pages for myself and others. I'm curious what people think of the initial designs, so included in this are the first 3 pages of the academic calendar, monthly calendar, and weekly calendar.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I will be trying to implement these into my porfolio planner. Please let me know what you think of them, what I should add or remove, and other ideas for landscape pages.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Academic_calendar_sample.pdf13.31 KB
Monthly_schedule_sample.pdf9.48 KB
Weekly_schedule_sample.pdf22.03 KB
Letter2006-03-07 20:44
Hipster PDA Budget

Three-column table for keeping track of projected expenses and remaining budget

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
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You can use this to keep track of your budget: how much you've set aside and how much is left. Start by writing your total monthly income on the first row. You can use a pen to write your fixed expenses such as rent, but a pencil is better for writing variable expenses. Fill in the amount left so that you can avoid going over your budget. Update this card at the end of the day when you go through the receipts in your inbox. You can use the back of the card to keep track of transactions without receipts.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PNG displayer (browser, etc)
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budget.png5.63 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-03-14 21:09
Client Time Log

Being an "Independent Contractor", whether by choice or necessity, demands a level of organization that most people would find daunting. I must confess I was initially a bit shaken. However, with the help of this website and a bit of research, I found that all of my fears could be calmed with a single index card.
This is my first submission. Be brutal! I crave honest feedback.

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

Just a general time log for each client visited throughout a day.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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Client-TimeLog.pdf11.02 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-03-14 21:31
WW Points Log Version 2

This is more an update to the already great points log that's here. I've just changed the format so it's more like the points trackers that they give out at the meetings/weigh-ins. There is now a "Deposit" column for earned activity points and the weekly points allowance section is now numbered. I also really wanted to do a page 2 for the log as well as a 2-up version for easy printing.

This is a "from scratch" version of the log using the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit and it couldn't have been easier. Thanks Doug, et. al. for a great system and a great site. I just went back to paper from a PalmOS device that I used for six frustrating years in various models - and I was a PalmOS application developer!

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

Use in good health! :-)

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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WWPointsLog2.pdf23.64 KB
WWPointsLog2_2Up.pdf31.68 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-15 20:12
DIY/GTD Teacher Kit

A set of 21 forms (all 2up) which should be of use to teachers who are implementing a GTD system on their work- and home life. Includes a number of GTD pages, plus school specific items (Dayplan, student records, anecdotals, etc.)

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

1. Today's NA (stuff to do today)
2. Class Checklist (ensure everything's handed in)
3. @ marking (remember what you need to mark, record, and return)
4. student records (record marks; take attendance)
5. communication (record communication with parents; file later)
6. anecdotal (keeping tabs/observations on a student; file later)
7. dayplan (self explanatory)
8. lesson planning (for actually planning/preparing for lessons)
9. @waiting on (2 kinds: one for borrowed stuff; one for work)
10. unit sequence (for recording what order things were done ... for next year purposes)
11. assorted GTD type pages with various self-explanatory contexts (@recon=errands ... it sounds more like what teachers do; @thinking about = someday/maybe ... has a more 'positive' sound to it)
12. A sheet of mini next action cards (to be sliced up and kept as a mini-hipster, for those times you don't have your little binder with you)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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gtdteacher.pdf132.03 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-16 21:06
Meal Planner Template

A template for planning out a week's worth of dinners.
Updated: Version 1.1 now includes pages that go from Sun-Sat and Mon-Sun.

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

At my house we sit down on Saturday and plan out the meals for the next week. What we cook can be based on who is able to cook on which evenings or who can setup the crock-pot in the morning.

We used to just scribble on a piece of paper, but this form has space for a mail course (and what cookbook it's in and which page it's on) a vegetable course, dessert and notes.

There is also a check list where you can note Special Ingredients to be put on your weekly shopping list.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
meal_planner_v1.0.pdf18.38 KB
meal_planner_v1.1.pdf28.14 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-20 02:32
Simple Expense Tracker

A simple form to track expenses for business. It has columns for the dates you submitted an expense and when you get reimbursed for it.

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

When you get a reimbursable expense record it, the amount and the date. Then mark the date that you submit the expense and the date when you receive the reimbursment.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
expense_tracker_v1.0.pdf17.09 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-20 02:39
Let's Do Lunch!

Coordinate lunch time with this handy template for offices and laboratories.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

Lunch time is one of the best times to chat about interesting ideas and get to know your colleagues. Interdisciplinary research is born when people rub elbows, and innovative ideas can emerge from lunch-time conversations and scribbled-on table napkins. Get together with your coworkers today!

Print out and laminate this lunch coordinator, then stick it on your refrigerator or whiteboard together with a dry-erase marker. Suggest some times and encourage people to write in their names and the time they plan to head out, heat up their lunch, or call for takeout.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
lunch.pdf12.72 KB
Letter2006-03-21 20:54
DVD Lending List

Ever lend out your DVDs and forget who has them? Me too. So I whipped up this quick form for jotting down who has all my movies.

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

Record the date, the DVD title and who you lent it to when you lend out your discs.

When you get them back, you can check off the box.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
dvd_lending_tracker_v1.0.pdf15.32 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-22 03:55
Compact Planner Pages

DIY Planner 2.0 style pages formatted for 4.5" x 6.75" planners (Day Timer, Franklin-Covey, etc).

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

Print double-sided and trim. I also trim the blank part on the bottom to use for my "notes" section.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Checklist.pdf17.09 KB
NextActions.pdf15.65 KB
Notes.pdf12.83 KB
Project.pdf18.67 KB
SomedayMaybe.pdf14.55 KB
Weekly.pdf25.15 KB
Other2006-03-24 04:35
Media Library Loans

A form to keep tracks of your (media)library borrowings.
Version française incluse.

Paper size: 
A4
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Usage advice: 

I have a bad memory. I read 100 pages of a book to realize I already read it ! And I never bring back my books on time...
Now it's over :-)

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J'ai une mauvaise mémoire. Je lis 100 pages d'un livre pour m'aperçevoir que je l'ai déjà lu! Et je ne ramène jamais mes livres à la date de retour ...
Maintenant c'est fini :-)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English / Français
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Foxit Reader/Acrobat Reader)
AttachmentSize
Medialibraryloans.pdf24.82 KB
Medialibraryloans-src.zip22.07 KB
EmpruntMediatheque.pdf25.21 KB
EmpruntMediatheque-src.zip11.96 KB
A42006-03-25 01:42
Week Tracker

I've created this template to track my week in relation to the projects that I'm involved with. It includes Projected time, Actual time, a weekly review, and a place to list accomplishments from the week.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print this on one side of a sheet of paper, and on the other side print a weekly calendar. When 10's of these sheets are then put into a binder, you get to see your entire week at one glance.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
week tracker.pdf25.43 KB
Letter2006-03-28 21:57
Battery Box

Templates will list those elusive battery sizes, so you no longer have to remember!

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

Lump total number needed in the completed template, or use the blank template to list items individually.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
BATTERY BOX.pdf26.01 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-04-04 02:29
Slightly Larger Fobster

2.5x1.5 inch bits, suitable for keychain use. Letter size page with 5 each of 4 forms- ruled, grid, checkbox and schedule.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Letter size page with 5 each of 4 forms- ruled, grid, checkbox and schedule. 2.5x1.5 inch bits, suitable for keychain use. No allowance for holes or binderclip on form, but upper or lower left hand corner takes a hole nicely.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office Draw 2.0
AttachmentSize
2point5by1point5.pdf14.49 KB
2point5by1point5.zip9.65 KB
Other2006-04-09 17:26