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Tabbed Planner Dividers

This template came about because I needed some dividers for my planner that I'm setting up (yay!) and I'm not a big fan of the plastic stick-on tabs... not sure why, they just rub me the wrong way. SO, I decided to try to make myself some out of cardstock, and after much trial and error I thought, what the heck, maybe someone else can also benefit from all the work I put into this. I hope atleast someone, like me, is in need of tabbed dividers for a classic size planner, and that my templates can be some help!

The Open Office file is probably best because you can actually type in your own tab labels, but if you don't have OO, the pdf file will give you the basic print-and-cut outlines to get ya going.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Tabbed Dividers Preview.jpg
Usage advice: 

Instructions: Print on two separate sheets of thick paper (card stock). Cut along the solid lines, arrange, and hole punch to fit your classic size planner (5.5” x 8.5”).

(Note: the tabs will stick out 3/8” from the other pages in your planner, but the rest of the right edge will be slightly shorter than the other pages. This is normal. It has to be that way to be able to fit 2 tabs on one 8x11” page.)

Caution: I had to change my printer settings to “Borderless” to get these to fit right on the page. I advise running a test page with scratch paper before you try it on your nice cardstock!

Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment with any questions or concerns.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office Draw or some kind of PDF viewer
AttachmentSize
Tab Dividers Classic.pdf24.18 KB
Tab Dividers Classic.odg10.34 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-02-09 09:08
Tabbed Planner Dividers

These are tabbed dividers (I've always called them "tabbies", is that odd?) that you can print and cut out yourself, 2 to a page, for classic size planners. I'm not a fan of the plastic stick-on things, for some reason I like plain old-fashioned card stock paper dividers, so I bothered to make this.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Tabbed Dividers Preview.jpg
Usage advice: 

The pdf file has the templates to print and cut out, and the odg file (which you need Open Office to open) has the blank templates AND the option of adding text to label your tabbies with.

Note: the hole punches in the preview picture are not actually part of the file, so if your planner has 7 holes or 2 holes or 86 holes, no problem!

Hope this is helpful to someone besides myself, and please let me know if anything needs fixing or whatever.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Some kind of PDF viewer, Open Office Draw (optional)
AttachmentSize
Tab Dividers Classic.pdf24.18 KB
Tab Dividers Classic.odg10.34 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-02-09 07:32
Shopping List

There are two Open Office files included. One is formatted for one per page and the other for two per page.
It is just a simple template, I hope you can use it. :)

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

If you can print classic size paper you can use the 1-up to print front and back. I usually just print one per page and place a classic size sheet in the upper left hand corner and trace around it and cut and punch.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office Word Processor
AttachmentSize
Shopping List 5x8.odt11.04 KB
Shopping List 5x8 2-up.odt11.56 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-02-09 05:19
Homeschool Reading Log

We like to keep a record of the books read for personal enjoyment during "Reading" time. With extra large spacing, even the youngest writer should be able to copy the book title into the form. Stars for a rating of the book read may be colored in, if desired.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
booklist.gif
Usage advice: 

Book title on the left then date followed by a star rating. The date may either be a range for longer books or the date read for shorter ones. Your preference, of course.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader or Open Office
AttachmentSize
Reading List.pdf16.42 KB
Reading List.odt23.31 KB
Letter2009-02-01 01:15
my first attempt...

A calendar on the left and a 'diary' on the right, I'm going to try to see how this works for me. The pdf doesn't show it as well as I had hoped, but in printing, you will see that I have stolen the 'doane' grid / lines for the 'diary.'

I'm already tweaking it in indesign and will likely post again soon... I stole the mini calendars from screen shots from goog cal & the photo in the center is my own work...

*NOTE*
since I do not plan to print on the backs (I use markers & fountain pens so it would take prohibitively thick paper) and considering the fact that I'm a compulsive sketcher & could easily use the blank realty if it came down to it, the page margins are a bit odd. for the daily calendar & diary, they are set up to sit open; the remaining doane grid pages are set up to sit on top of each other & hence don't have the same center margin... easy to fix if anyone who's actually interested drops me a line.

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

Not sure if there are any other (intern) architects out there... but the 'diary' page will be my idp log - drop me a line if you have suggestions or questions, would be great to hear!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe PDF
AttachmentSize
classic-cal&grid.pdf446.78 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-01-28 14:24
2009 Monthly Dated Calendar (3"x5")

A very basic one month per card setup. Sunday through Saturday format. There are four 3x5 "pages" per printed sheet of paper.

Thumbnail: 
2009 Monthly Calendars 3x5-sample.jpg
Usage advice: 

I designed these to be printed on a 8.5"x11" sheet of paper, and cut out and pasted onto a 3x5 index card for durability. Can be printed on card stock or regular paper, as needs dictate.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Public Domain
Applications required: 
PDF Viewer
Language: 
English
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-01-28 13:53
Priority Planner LS

This single-page PlannerPad-ish format incorporates your choice of priorities (a La Stephen Covey), project lists, GTD-ish contextual Next Action lists, a spot to write this week's MUST DO goal, and space for a week's list of appointments for those who only have one or two appointments a day. This form is very flexible, Word-based, and can be tweaked any number of ways.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
PriorityPlanner LS with Appts.jpg
Usage advice: 

1. Works either Landscape or Portrait, though Portrait gives more cell room.

2. The Priority numbers across the top are a system I created several years ago after reading Stephen Covey's 7-Habits book that allow me to key everything from notes on the back of a business card to massive files to 7 pre-decided priorities in my life (God, family, etc). In other words, the numbers are pre-decided priorities, not a rating for the projects below. If I have a project under my Number 1 Priority, it takes first importance and gets the majority of my time until completed and I try not to take on more than 3 major projects at any one time. Though that's the way I use the numbers, feel free to use them as a project rating system if you'd like, or delete them completely.

3. The Next Action section is loosely based on David Allen's Getting Things Done contextual task lists and the headings can be tweaked as you see fit.

4. An AM/PM Appointments section is included here; however, for those who find it's more convenient to keep appointments on a timed calendar, simply delete the Appointments section and add the Appointments space to the Next Action section, or vice-versa if you have a lot of appointments and few Next Actions.

5. The Priority Planner LS is Letter size, but can be printed 2 per page to create "Classic" or "Junior" 5.5 x8.5 size. However, printing Letter gives more cell space, so I find it preferable to print it full Letter size, then punch the TOP edge, fold it in half and insert into my Rollabind dayplanner. Folds out for full viewing, or I can leave it folded and just turn the page to see the other half.

Feel free to tweak as you see fit, though if you please also feel free to change the copyright line to say "Copyright DDDD, [your name]. Adapted with permission from the Priority Planner LS, copyright 2007, Laura D. Sanders"

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or other word processor
AttachmentSize
PriorityPlanner LS with Appts.doc35 KB
Letter2009-01-27 10:10
2009 Hand-drawn & Typed

Hand-drawn & typed:
Year at-a-glance, the 12 months of 2009 and a blank notes page -

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

DOWNLOAD (5.5 mb)

Blog and downloads here:
http://ahhh-design.com/diy-planner-templates/

Previous Templates
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4552
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4815
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4816

Thumbnail: 
09_planner_january.jpg
Usage advice: 

Letter sized, 3-ring binder

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat
Language: 
English
Letter2009-01-25 07:22
MedTrack.xls

A short and sweet weekly symptom and medication tracker for rheumatoid arthritis (my version, anyway).

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

I track symptoms twice a day, and rate them in severity from 0 (no problems at all) to 4 (OMG - where's my Vicodin?). Sleep quantity is recorded in hours - both day and night. I often take a nap during the day, so a typical entry might have "1" in the day slot and "6" in the night slot. I rank the non-pain symptoms a bit differently than the pain symptoms - I'm sure you can work out your own ranking system. Medications are simply checked off if they're taken. NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc), analgesic (tylenol, Vicodin), and sleep aid (Lunesta, diphenhydramine) are filled with the initial and dose of medication taken. For example, if I took 2 Vicodin, I put "V2" in the box; if I took 2 diphenydramine for sleep, I put "D2." There is space for notes at the bottom - anything that won't fit neatly into a checkbox.

The goal of my system is to be able to assess the day's issues in less than 5 minutes, at the end of the evening (sleep qual/quant is ranked for the night before). It is quite helpful to be able to go back and see trends in symptoms and NSAID, analgesic, and sleep aid usage. When I visit the rheumatologist every 3-6 months, I take my notebook. Instead of saying "Uh... OK I guess" when asked how I've been doing, I have actual data.

I am including the Excel spreadsheet as well as a PDF for 2-up double-sided printing on 8.5x11 paper (2 sheets per page). Obviously your symptoms and issues will probably not be the same as mine, so modify as needed. I suspect most guys won't need the line for "feminine" issues. ;)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
medtracker.xls45 KB
medtracker.pdf42.44 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-01-24 06:43
Notes (floral or bear paw with grid)

Trying to get back into template design using Gimp and other freeware/shareware programs.

Notes page in classic (5.5 by 8.5 inch)

Subtle grayscale grid present along with floral motif... should be light enough to allow writing to overlap and not be bothersome.

edit: now available in a darker version (dkr) and bear paw motif version :)

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

Print, cut, punch and fill with anything and everything you can imagine.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader
AttachmentSize
notes grid floral.pdf285.64 KB
notes grid floral dkr.pdf492.41 KB
Notes grid bear.pdf533.89 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-01-21 10:11
Task Cards

Color coded and labeled 3x5 task cards. The labels are on both the top and bottom so they are visible if stored upright or bound on top. Print out 5 per letter sized sheet. Sorry the colors are a little girly. I included the power point file so the user can modify the color and labels.

Note: I've removed the Power Point file because it is not working. I'll try to figure it out and put an editable file up some time.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
tc thumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print out on card stock and cut. I use one task per card, then recycle.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Power Point, PDF reader
AttachmentSize
task cards.pdf67.49 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-01-04 06:57
Daily Dairy, One page, Classic

My days are task and information heavy, with the occasional appointment. On my perpetual quest for the perfect planner, I was browsing the Paper Chase planners and notebooks at Borders when I came across their page per day diaries, a simple lined page with the date at the top that allows you to write whatever and however you want. Two days ago, a forum topic here led me to the Quo Vadis website which had a page per day diary format with a little bit of space for appointments. My first submission to DIYP is my attempt at both of those formats.

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

These are MS Word 2000 documents, so they should be easy to manipulate. I use a 0.6 inch margin on the hole punch side and a 0.4 inch margin on the free side. The top of the document is a two cell table so the date can be easily changed and it will still align properly. I spent an afternoon trying to learn OOo draw and using the widgets, but I never got the hang of it.

I'm still in the experimental stage with these, so I've only printed a week's worth. I suppose if I was going to do a lot of them I would just blank out the dates and handwrite them in later.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Diary page.doc31.5 KB
Diary page with appointments and box.doc33 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-01-03 10:55
Single page classic size dated 2009 calendar (edited and the dates fixed :)

Okay, second try. It was graciously shown to me that I needed to do a little cleaning up, so I did and am resubmitting this calendar. Please remember that I cannot take credit for the form ONLY for filling in the numbers. I did this by hand and ended up being a little loopy before it was over.

If the graphic is not your style, just click on it and hit the delete button and it will go bye-bye! The background color can also be changed and well as the margins so you can use it for left or right. Just remember to add the same amount to the other margin that you took away from the opposite margin.

Hope this works and remember I deserve no credit for the actual form but someone else here did the form and it can be found in the template directory without dates.

Take a look at the example.pdf to see if you like it!

Thanks.

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

If the graphic is not your style, just click on it and hit the delete button and it will go bye-bye! The background color can also be changed and well as the margins so you can use it for left or right. Just remember to add the same amount to the other margin that you took away from the opposite margin.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open office
AttachmentSize
example.jpg65.89 KB
singlepagemonthJan09.odg51.61 KB
singlepagemonthFeb09.odg51.68 KB
singlepagemonthMar09.odg51.68 KB
singlepagemonthApr09.odg51.67 KB
singlepagemonthMay09.odg51.78 KB
singlepagemonthJun09.odg51.68 KB
singlepagemonthJul09.odg51.72 KB
singlepagemonthAug09.odg51.78 KB
singlepagemonthSept09.odg51.73 KB
singlepagemonthOctt09.odg51.71 KB
singlepagemonthNovt09.odg51.72 KB
singlepagemonthDect09.odg51.7 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-01-03 03:49
Action Plan Worksheet

Action Plan Worksheet

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Action Plan Worksheet.png
Usage advice: 

Created for managing action plans.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
Action Plan Worksheet.pdf21.17 KB
Action Plan Worksheet.doc21.5 KB
Action Plan Worksheet.odt13.02 KB
Letter2008-12-22 07:07
2009 Dated Weekly Calendar (2-up) German
Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Usage advice: 

Just like you would do with the DIYplanner 3.0 kit

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
German
Applications required: 
Open Office 2.0
AttachmentSize
DE 2009 Weekly Calendar 2-up.odg153.81 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-12-19 15:06
FlyLady Control Journal

After computer crashes, email changes and adding twins to my family I'm back with the Open Office doc that seemed to have gone missing. I hope some of you find this helpful :)

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

I lamenated mine and use an overhead marker to check things off

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office and bluehigh font
AttachmentSize
flyladykit.odg31.44 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-12-19 14:05
Diabetes tracker

This is a basic form for tracking blood glucose and insulin injections.

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

I recently had to start injecting insulin, so I made this form. Record the glucose in the rows with the little blood drops, and insulin in the rows with the little syringes.

You can also record exercise. I note the time of each test / injection next to the label for the time of day.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader, Mac OS X preview)
AttachmentSize
DiabetesTracker.pdf16.52 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-12-17 02:09
WW Momentum diet log

My mother has been doing weight watchers....and is now literally half the person she use to be! A few months ago I introduced her to circa, and she loves it. She uses compact size and it is perfect for her every day needs to keep important info, weight watchers logs, and other essentials. What made it perfect for her was the ability to rearrange the pages, and start over if she made a mistake...just pull the page out. So She was using the full page ruled sheets to keep track of her diet, until they came out with this new Momentum program. So I did some research and came up with my version of this. With a little DIY tweaking and motivational bits here and there this is what I came up with. She loves it and I have printed out double sided pages on compact size paper I cut myself and punch to fit the circa notebook.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

The weekly page goes first, on the back of that a daily page, after that print out 3 pages of daily double sided and you have a whole week on 4 sheets.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
microsoft excel
AttachmentSize
moms daily.xls24.5 KB
moms weekly.xls22.5 KB
Multiple Sizes2008-12-16 19:07
DIY A5 AvantGarde 2pg/Month and 2pg/week

A set of scripts for generating:
- a one page yearly calendar
- 2pg/month planner
- 2pg/week planner

Can be easily internationalized to most European languages (e.g. French, German, Spanish, etc.)

Design criteria:

I wanted something to look 'modern' 'light' and 'open plan'

Some lines may come out too heavy especially on non postscript printers.
(the tones are easily adjustable for a LaTeX savy person)

Paper size: 
A5
Usage advice: 

Can be easily internationalized to most European languages (e.g. French, German, Spanish, etc.)

Requirements:
- must have LaTeX, Python
- may want: make

Usage:
- 2009 in English is already included as pdf
- set the year and language in the python script
- if you have make then just run make
- otherwise look in the make file

(this is currently quite hackerish but was done in a hurry)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Any Latin/European
Applications required: 
pdf reader for 2009/English; LaTeX and Python for other combinations
AttachmentSize
DIY_Organizer.zip185.52 KB
A52008-12-15 04:19
Emergency Contacts - Fridge Version

Emergency contacts (for babysitter, etc) for the Fridge.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

Fill in your emergency contacts for babysitter or visitor reference.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office or MS Office
AttachmentSize
Blank Emer Contact for Fridge.doc45 KB
Blank Emer Contact for Fridge.odt23.23 KB
Letter and A42008-12-10 01:31