Templates

Paper SizeTopic
TitleDescriptionSizeCreatedsort icon
SamAgenda - a Scribus script for planners

Simple "ruled week on two pages" planner creation wizard for Scribus.
It creates an agenda for a given year and a given language in the Filofax Personal format, on a A4 page, three sheets per page. Just cut and punch the sheets, and close them into the binder.

DESCRIPTION & USAGE:
It's a python script that automates the process of creation a planner in Scribus.
Just unzip the script and copy it into the directory ~\usr\share\scribus\scripts\ (or something similar, depending on your operating system). This way you will have in Scribus a new menu item into the menu [Script] - [Scribus Scripts] : 'SamAgenda'. Click on it and enjoy.

This script take a bit longer time to elaborate the full document, so don't be hurry. Take a look at the progressbar at the bottom of the Scribus main window.

In the "Eng2010.pdf.zip" attachment you can see an example of what i've done in scribus with my script in just 25 seconds: a complete english planner for the year 2010.

Every comment or suggestion is welcome!.

Update: version 0.2
- Discarded the 'calendar' module importation. The standard python module 'calendar.py' seems to be not fully updated on some operating systems (thanks to ygor at diyplanner.com for his great collaboration).
- Added a counter at the upper right side of the page.
- Some minor bugs resolution and cosmethic changes.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
example.jpeg
Usage advice: 

Script for Scribus.
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. (from the Scribus site).

License: 
GPL
Language: 
python
Applications required: 
Scribus; any pdf viewer; the font "Century Schoolbook L"
AttachmentSize
Eng2010.pdf.zip150.11 KB
SamAgenda02.zip5.42 KB
Other2010-08-19 08:50
Very practical GTD template

This is template looking like original David Allen notebook

- pages for notes
- pages for projects
- pages for calender

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
GTDA5.jpg
Usage advice: 

A have printed enough copies from all pages and I use it for my satisfaction :)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe acrobat
AttachmentSize
GTDA5.pdf46.45 KB
A52010-08-12 11:07
Chaos Oasis

Due to RL concerns, Oasis underwent several revisions and was delayed by almost a year. The final version is a letter sized integrated, streamlined, adaptable Life Managment Center. Rather than hit every hour of each day, Oasis gives you space to plan the things that are important to you. Everyday life is a hectic mix of home, work, family, social obligations, and creative endevors--get Oasis and come in out of the storm.

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

Leave conformity behind; decide what you need to track and plan. Suddenly time conforms to your schedule-- that is Oasis.

*Oasis is a perpetual calendar. Enter the starting year, day, and weekly planner start day on the main page. You can start the yearly, monthly, and weekly pages on any day of the week you choose. Traditional Sunday? Go-getter Monday? Wacky Wednesday? Oasis will automatically format the calendars for dates and day titles.

*I punch holes on both the left and right sides of the Monthly and Weekly Pages after printing them front to back. Each week or Month, I insert the Monthly page on the left side of the binder and the weekly page on the right. When the week changes, I just move/flip the pages so that the month is still on the left and the week is still on the right. No more transferring, no more writing on an uncomfortable side of the page. Left handed? Reverse and put the month on the right.

* I find it easiest to keep major appointments on the monthly page.

*The Weekly page has 1 small and 5 large sections per day to track whatever you want. Use them for meals, subjects, social obligations, to do lists, tracking, or anything you can think of. Every week does not have to be the same. One week may be more family focused, another may be more appointment focused. Use morning noon and night headings for a more traditional feel. Track feeding times, or solve writing problems--there is no set category. It prints in 12 week increments, but you can print out as few or as many pages as you need.

*The good behavior chart is gridded for small round stickers (get a book with 1000's at any dollar store.) Adapt the behavior for your child's problem areas. And remember to accentuate the positive! No Don'ts allowed. :)

*I've included a basic lesson planner for home school use. This is very adaptable to homework assignments, ongoing projects, daily chores, medication usage, or other tracking/planning issues.

*Household tab gives a quick integrated list of what needs to happen in each room of your house. Update it for your personal use. It also has a quick tracking reference for recurring schedules and phone numbers.

*Also included is a tab of lined note pages and a tab to track birthdays, address, and phone numbers.

This work is entirely my own. It is my baby and was very labor intensive; please do not sell it in any capacity. You may alter it for your personal use and you may freely redistribute it as long as you give credit.

Cheryl Williams
euphrasyne at yahoo.com

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
ChaosOasis.xls454.5 KB
Letter2010-08-11 20:18
Homeschool Lesson Card

Based on the Teacher's Lesson Planner template by Alex Prouty. Provides more space to list materials and notes to help in planning your lessons, as well as some color for sorting.

This is my first template. I attempted a 1up & a 4up, as well as an OO version.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
red thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

Includes 9 different colors for the topmost header bar so you can organize by subject, child, day of the week, quarter, semester, and so on. Lesson box for the assignment and page numbers. Rounded square box can hold a sticker for completion or further organization, or write the date, week number, child's name, etc. Materials section is helpful for listing math manipulatives, library books, art supplies, science experiment materials, or other things you'll need to gather for your lesson.

You could use these as assignment cards for older children, in workboxes, planning file crate systems, etc.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe); OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
3X5 homeschool lesson card.pdf43.76 KB
3x5 homeschool lesson card 4up.pdf40.26 KB
3X5 homeschool lesson card 1up.odg10.25 KB
3x5 homeschool lesson card 4up.odg38.87 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-07-17 22:31
Interchangable Goal/ Project Plan (Vertical Planning)

Sheet for more "vertical" project or goal planning . I haven't tried to use it yet, so I don't know where the bugs are, if there are any.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Goal or Project plan for Thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

It's a 2up,front - back document has the "steps" list. Uses Papyrus font. Used the DIY Widget Kit and Inkscape (which is awesome, thanks ygor) to build it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Inkscape, etc... (anything that opens adobe PDFs)
AttachmentSize
Goal and Project Planning.pdf103.89 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-07-16 07:13
Running Project Inventory

It's a running project inventory with a place on the right for status updates and a check box on the left for completion.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Project Inventory for Thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

It's a running project inventory based off the work of others on the DIY site. I haven't decided what the "Key" might be for the status fields, but I figured it'd be easier to work off of a running inventory for a while before re-consolidating on a new list. You could use letters or symbols to indicate that the project has stalled, is awaiting approval, etc... It's in classic size, 2-up format in PDF, staggered for front/back printing. Play with it when you print it. Anytime I print 2-up PDFs front/back, I screw it up once... well, twice probably... Also, if you're going to edit in Inkscape or something, it's in Papyrus font.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Inkscape, etc... (anything that opens adobe PDFs)
AttachmentSize
Project Inventory 2 up.pdf617.33 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-07-16 05:03
2 pg weekly planner, Classic

Someone posted a DIY version of the Levenger Multi-tasker planner for us. I took that template and modified it to include a menu planner and space for weekly tasks/notes and a task list. I included a line at the top for the daily weather because that usually plays a part in my planning.

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

I've left some of my personal weekly check off tasks, and modified the ones I didn't want to share. That whole section can be removed and replaced with more lines for notes. This is an old MS Word file, so it should be easy enough to modify, including putting actual times in the appointment section if you prefer. It uses a lot of tables, the print preview function will show which lines don't actually show up when printing.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word or Open Office
AttachmentSize
2 page weekly planner w menu and tasks.doc77 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-06-14 19:28
July and Aug 2010 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter Size

Daily calendar pages for July and August 2010 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
daily_letter_July2010.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
AttachmentSize
July2010.odg24.89 KB
August2010.odg25.22 KB
July2010.pdf1.8 MB
August2010.pdf1.8 MB
Letter2010-06-10 17:50
Time Logging/Tacking Sheet

I was looking for a way to track my time, only by putting x's and made this template.

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

On top you note down the tasks or projects you are working on, and you only have to put a x every quarter under the task.

I added the excel sheet also, so you can modify it to suit your needs.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Dutch
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Time logging.xls33 KB
Time logging EN.pdf56.9 KB
Time logging NL.pdf57.63 KB
A42010-06-06 12:23
Delicious Moments Weekly Planner Page

[admin note: this leads to a site that wants you to register and pay for stuff]
This is a template for a pretty floral week at a glance planner page in 5.5 x 8.5 size in the colors of brown, burgundy and beige. It is made to be printed on 8.5 x 11 size paper and cut in half. It is called Delicous Moments b/c it is made from a freebie Scrapbooking kit called 'Delicious Moments' from www.digitalscrapbookplace.com

Come see all my designs at cutediyplanners.blogspot.com

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Delicous Moments.png
Usage advice: 

This week at a glance has 6 columns across the spread, which can be used for whatever fits your needs. The first column on the left has space for things to do during the week, the 2nd column has space to write in the date of each day, and the rest is up to you.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
This is a pdf file, created in PagePlusSE.
AttachmentSize
Delicious Moments.pdf967.97 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-05-28 00:47
Hipster Calendar

A new spin on an index card sized calendar.

Circle the month across the top and the date along the side.

Card margins are set up so that you can still see the date when you use a "Shirt Pocket Briefcase".

You may need to update the font to whatever works on your computer. I used "Kartika".

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

Circle the month across the top and the date along the side.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
INDEX Card.doc24 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-05-27 15:31
Weekly Planner Bookmark

This is a weekly planner that doubles as a bookmark for a journal or notebook. I carry a notebook around to keep track of ideas, thought processes, and other things I do at work. This bookmark planner allows me to keep track of my current page and provides a place to jot down To Do items or meeting reminders. The included PDF is much higher quality than the thumbnail.

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

It's made to be printed on a letter sized sheet and folded into three equal sections. It has space to write To Do items or whatever else for each day of the work week (Monday-Friday). It can be re-folded and used 3 or 6 times depending on whether you print it front and back. It fits nicely in a 5 1/2 x 8 notebook.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Any PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
Weekly Bookmark Planner.pdf11.1 KB
Letter2010-05-11 00:17
My Weekly Review and Planning System

I had already posted my daily planner earlier and was hesitating to post my weekly planning system since it is rather detailed and time consuming. In any event, am posting it now in case it helps even one person other than me.
If you have a look at the flowchart which is attached first, it may aid in understanding the flow of the weekly review attachment.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Thumbnail: 
images.JPG
Usage advice: 

The attachment itself contains the usage advice. I am posting two attachments, one with examples typed out for viewing, and the other is the same form without examples and ready for download if someone wishes. There is a bit of discrepancy between the two attachments as far as Table C is concerned, but that can be ignored since the blank form contains the final format.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
weekly with examples- for viewing.doc100 KB
weekly review for download.doc104 KB
gtdflowchart.doc47.5 KB
Letter and A42010-05-06 11:07
Daily Planner (Colorful)- Modified

I had earlier posted a daily scheduler which was a bit whimsical and suited my taste at that point of time. However, increasingly, I have felt the need to have the same content in a slightly more structured format, and carried out some changes accordingly.
This still has to be printed on an A4 format, but no longer uses both sides of the sheet, but has been compressed into one side of the A4 sheet.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
daily planner thumbnail.JPG
Usage advice: 

As usual, this daily planner is best combined with a weekly review system, when one or two weekly goals which will be concentrated on are identified. This daily planner will take 10 mins or so to fill up the night before or in the morning before starting the day.

My weekly review system is an involved process, so please let me know if anybody feels interested at all to have look at it, will post it then.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
daily planner.doc59.5 KB
A42010-04-15 08:37
Blood Pressure Monitor

A template to help monitor your blood pressure. Each entry has space for three readings and a comment line.

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

This template is to help monitor your (or someone else's) blood pressure. Each entry has space for three readings and a comment line.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF
AttachmentSize
blood-pressure-classic-2up.pdf176.2 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-04-05 01:41
24/7 Work-Life Planner Hipster Version

The 3 x 5 version of this popular planner. 3/8" margins are left for punching for circa users if you wish!

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

These are three up and are designed so you use Avery 5388 index card templates or you can simply print and cut them up. I wanted to give you that option.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or similar PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Circa Hipster 24-7.pdf12.55 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-04-04 18:33
24/7 Work-Life Planner Hipster Version

This is a template for the 24/7 Work-Life Planner in index card size. I have posted a similar template in Classic Size but shrunk this one so that it fits on two cards (1 card per day printing both sides). I've left a 3/8"+ margin for punches. (I use Circa). The margins are set on the bottom for the top half and the top for the bottom half.

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

This template is 3-up and is designed for printing on a template package like Avery 5388 or you can print them on regular paper and cut them to size. 1.75 inches off the left and right margin and and inch off the top and bottom. From there, you can cut them in 3 inch lengths. Be sure to print both sides!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or similar PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Circa Hipster 24-7.pdf12.55 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2010-04-01 00:42
MY PLANNER

This template is a one week per page to fit into a regular 3 hole binder. I thought I would share it if anyone was interested. You fill in the dates by hand. It is in Microsoft Word.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

One week is listed per page in my planner. It has a section for dated activites, Big Rocks, a list of To Do's with started and completed areas and Notes.

It is set up to use similar to the Harvard System. I found the Harvard notebooks to be too complicated and the spaces too small for my usage. But the principle is the same. Under each date there are lines set up for each hour, and each hour is broken into 15 minute blocks. If you choose to do an action at a certain time, you list the number or letter of the action in the square under the date instead of entering the whole item on the line.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
word
AttachmentSize
THE LIST.doc95 KB
Letter and A42010-03-24 20:28
My very global mission statement

A mission statement.
Some phrases are taken out of the book "girlosophy" by Anthea Paul, I read when I was a high school-er, some ideas were taken out of "non violent communication" by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg. Some ideas were also taken out of "terapia del alma" by Graciela Peréz Martínez

The idea of writing out "my mission statement" was taken out of the very, well known book,
" 7 habits of success people" by Convey.

I of course tried to only write thing that I felt "personal" thing I thought I had to learn and remember

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

I fold a copy and it one a paste it on my planner, and I have another one stuck up on the inside of my closet.
-You need to see it every day, when you start your day, whenever you need a bit of direction, while planning, making decisions, you need some perspective on your "big picture".
It's so personal... whatever inspires you and makes you tick.

*Dear fellow D.I.Y user: Give feedback, if you want! :-)
I'm a complete newbie; I'm learning how this site works and criticism is by no means a problem.

Thank you

---------
Hablo castellano/español, sí prefieren que yo haga esta plantilla, en castellano pidan y lo intento traducir. Gracias.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Spanish
Applications required: 
adobe reader,
AttachmentSize
mission statement.pdf32.12 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-03-16 02:34
Apr - June 2010 Daily Calendar Pages - Letter size

Daily calendar pages for April, May and June 2010 with columns for "Priority To Do" and "Want to Do," as well as an "Appointments" column with times (my day starts at 4:45am so the first time row is 4am). There is a small area to write in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and a "Notes for Today" area to put things like "Hubby out of town" or "Jane's Birthday."

I’ve added some more spiritually-oriented quotes as they have personal meaning for me. But if you find that the quotes are inappropriate or don’t fit your personal belief system, then definitely download the original .odg files and put quotes in that you find more appropriate or personally meaningful.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
daily_letter_Apr2010.jpg
Usage advice: 

I'm sorry for the wonky margins. OpenOffice Draw (and the consequent pdf that I make from it) is pushing the entire page to the right by one-quarter inch, and I cannot figure out why. So I'm just manually adjusting for it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Either Adobe Reader or OpenOffice Draw. I've uploaded both files.
AttachmentSize
Apr 2010.odg24.93 KB
May 2010.odg25.32 KB
June 2010.odg25.92 KB
Apr_2010.pdf1.74 MB
May_2010.pdf1.8 MB
June_2010.pdf1.74 MB
Letter2010-03-06 21:24