Templates

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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
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
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
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
SVG Planner

SVG Planner is set of printable planner index cards in SVG format. This allows your to roll out your own PNGs depending on the resolution of your printer, and tweak the layout as much as you like, for whichever paper size works for you.

Usage advice: 

Print out the supplied PNGs to index cards, or tweak the SVG and printout planner cards for whichever dimensions you require.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PNG viewer, optionally SVG viewer/editor (such as Batik)
Language: 
English
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-08-30 08:25
Cornell Notes in OneNote

Modified Cornell Notes Method for Microsoft OneNote

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

Save as Stationary and set as default for that section (New from Stationary, right-click)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft OneNote
AttachmentSize
CJBROWN_Gmail__OneNote_Cornell.zip7.35 KB
Letter2005-08-30 20:18
HipsterCover Web App

I whipped up this little webapp to allow me (and you) to change the cover of my HipsterPDA any time I get the urge. It allows you to upload any photo you choose and converts that photo into a cover for your HipsterPDA. Try it out. Get hipper. Tell me how I can improve it.
http://www.eleven21.com/hipster

Usage advice: 

Just fill out the online form for this web app and it will generate a HipsterPDA cover that will allow you to show off a picture of your family, friends, pets, or favorite movie star on the cover of your HipsterPDA. The output is a PDF file in LEGAL format. I recommend you print it on card stock or get it laminated for durability. If you don't, it's no big deal, just create a new one!

This app is given without any warranty whatsoever. You may use it as you wish but any attempt to grab the code is against the rules. If you want to know how I did it, just get in touch and I'll be glad to let you know. My only request . . . let me know how I can make it better.

Enjoy!

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-08-30 20:55
John Norris Hipster Stack

A series of templates designed to help organize, enhance, and put a little fun in one's life.

Usage advice: 

Print the whole stack, or just part.

Categorization via the Meta-Line Organizer.

Designed for cheap (gray scale) printing.

Economical use of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. (Plus more room to write.)

* Blank.
* Grid.
* Checklist.
* Lined.
* Tear-away.
* Fold Up Cards.
* Dictionary.
* Rulers.
* Conversions.
* Star Chart.
* World Map with Time Zones.
* Chess and Checkers.
* Playing Cards.
* Go.
* Battleship.
* Sundial Day Planner.
* Morse Code and Semaphore.
* Staff (Music)
* Do It Yourself Art..
* Full Sheet.

Scribus source also available

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English
Letter2005-09-01 04:13
Sliderule

A real sliderule. Requires a bit of cutting and pasting.

Usage advice: 

Simply cut and paste and you'll have a working slide rule. Slides rules got us to the moon, they ought to get you around town.

I've had one of these in my hipster stack for months and it works as good as new.

Thanks to the work of Charles Kankelborg.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English
Letter2005-09-01 04:21
The Ham-ster

To be, or not to be....

Usage advice: 

You never know when you'll need a bit of Shakespeare, so best to be ready.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
Language: 
English
Letter2005-09-01 04:25
Week on a Page

I've compressed the line space of the D*I*Y weekly template, and added time slots to the calendar. This works to better display the 'hardscape' and also to fit smaller writing styles.

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

This page was designed for people like me who write small (the line spaces are only .19"), and for those like me who need to view the day laid out (the hardscape) visually, so that time gaps for running through the inbox or processing lists are readily apparent. The layout is front and back printing, so works good for those who keep the calendar separate from the lists, or for those that like to keep an actions list opposite the calendar page.

Made with the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
weekatatime.pdf49.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-01 20:56
Hipster Envelope

A simple cover for your HipsterPDA based upon the cover provided in the D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA Edition.

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

This came to me after seeing what some really creative people came up with as cases for their HipsterPDA's. Though cases break the basic philosophy of the Hipster PDA, as stated on the Hipster PDA site as "3. There is no step 3".

I know that forms also break the basic philosophy. But I am of the opinion that a form gives structure and in many cases help the data gathering process, so a simple cover or case was needed.

I think this one is simple, can be produced inexpensively, requires no clips or rubber bands or other hardware, and if you already use the D*I*Y forms you have all the skill need to construct one your self.

I have set up my Hipster as follows:

1. An envelope case

2. An index card with the Covey methodology on one side and the GTD methodology on the other. I had this laminated and trimmed it to fit.

3. An index card with the 2005 Calendar on one side and the 2006 Card on the other. This one is laminated and trimmed also.

This makes a case with three sections. In front are those cards I need to deal with when I get home. The middle holds other reference cards - Matrix cards with Blood Pressure, Shopping lists, checklists, whatever I need. In the back I carry lined index cards. I write big and this works well for me.

When I need to write something I pull a card from the back and use the envelope - with the laminated cards inside - to write on. It makes a nice surface to write on and fits in the palm of my hand.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Hipster Envelope.pdf62.89 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-09-02 00:07
Next Actions (Unshaded, Narrow Rule)

Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a Next Actions page with a narrower rule, and without shading. I also dropped the PR box as well as the Designated To box, since I never make use of either.

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

This template is for those with printers that dislike shading, and for those with smaller handwriting tendencies like myself.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Next Actions.pdf17.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-03 06:27
D*I*Y Planner Journal Pages

Three different sets of journal pages. Lines are lighter and thinner than Notes pages, and certain ones have header space for drawings, quotes and photographs. Useful for journal writing, tracking business hours/tasks, dream diaries, and much more.

Note: This template has been replaced by the the Dynamic Templates

Thumbnail: 
diyplanner_journal_thumb.gif
Usage advice: 

Please see the linked page for more information, and the downloads in both Classic and A5 formats.

Paper size: 
Classic and A5
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic and A52005-09-08 16:00
Cornell Notes Template

A Cornell Notetaking system template.

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

This is a template I created for using the Cornell Notetaking method, which is explained here.

In general, the shaded area on the left of the page can be used to write questions alongside their corresponding answers. I also use the left area for headings, marginalia and metadata.

In concept, you write "questions" in the left area, and their answers in the right area (as you're taking notes), so like this:

+-----------+ +-------------------------------+
| What are | | - Mercury |
| the names | | - Venus |
| of the | | - Earth |
| planets | | - Mars |
| and their | | - Jupiter |
| order? | | - Saturn |
| | | - Uranus |
| | | - Neptune |
| | | - Pluto |
| | | |

etc. Then, when you're reviewing your notes, you cover up the right area with something and review the questions in the left area, uncovering the right area as needed to check your responses.

At least, that's how the Cornell Notetaking system itself works. I tend to use the left column for things like:

- Questions to myself about things I've written
- Tags and headings to help me find stuff in the page

and other metadata-like things. For example, in a character sketch for my mystery novel, I wrote a long profile of a character named Nancy, and in the midst of the profile I mentioned that she lives next door to her adult son Raymond. Out of nowhere the thought occurred to me that Raymond might end up playing a more significant role in the story than I thought, so I noted that possibility in the left area for future consideration.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
cornell_notes.pdf7.71 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-08 19:05
A4 Week to View (Vertically) with Notes

The whole week runs down the page, with notes / to-do / action list space.

Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

I keep this in a regular A4 binder; the current week follows me around when not at my desk, the past is filed.

I am working on making this template in OpenOffice ala D.I.Y planner, and resizing for the pocket Moleksine.

I originally created this after seeing the diary on the BBC, Speed Up Slow Down programme.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Anything that prints Gifs
Language: 
English
A42005-09-10 18:45
D*I*Y Planner Calendar Pack (Letter/A4)

Official letter-sized editions of the Classic Calendar Pack. Almost 60 pages of planner pages, including Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly templates.

Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Please see the [linked page](/templates/official/letter/calendar).

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Letter and A42005-09-12 16:38
Contact Log for Hipster PDA

Keep track of contact information and notes using the Hipster PDA Contact Log.

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

Based on the Contact Log form in the D*I*Y Planner Classic kit, this template makes it easier for you to keep track of conversations or action items related to a person.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PNG displayer (browser, etc)
AttachmentSize
diyp2-hipster-contactlog.png1.55 KB
hpda-contactlog.pdf128.08 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-09-13 12:00
Diet & Exercise

A daily journal (2 days per page) where you can track what you eat, when you exercise and record a few numbers.

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

Use the Notes/Exercise section to record the times that you performed exercises and any abnormalities in your schedule (such as why you missed a meal or an exercise session, when you're sick and your temperature, possible drug reactions, and so forth). It can also be used to explain why you ate if you were not hungry.

Dinner & is the space to write in not just your dinner, but also the extras you might have within an hour or two before and after dinner.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
DietAndExercise.pdf80.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-24 22:58
Weight Watchers Flexipoint Tracker page

This is a tracker page for the Weight Watchers Flexipoint system.

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

It's just like the Weight Watchers QuikTrak (tm) System book they give you when you first start their program.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
WWFlixpoint.pdf27.75 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-25 00:27