Templates

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GTD-based 8.5 X 11 MSWord Templates

Actions - Phone
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Week Tracker (Mail Merge Document. I've included the date.xls file for it)

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I work in a 8.5 X 11 world, and while resizing the "classic" sized templates here is easy, I get left with way too much margin room. Tired of this, I created the attached files.

The Week Tracker is a Mail Merge document. Use the included "date.xls" file as the data source, and print out any week that you want.

I've left it in MSWord format because of the Mail Merge, and also because I don't want anyone to be stopped from doing all the customization they want.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word (unsure of the version needed. I used 2003)
AttachmentSize
Stationery.zip132.21 KB
Letter2006-04-11 15:32
Harmony Insert

This is an insert of the Harmony template, but made to be a bookmark.

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

This is basically the main parts of the Harmony template in a slimmer form. I suggest printing on card stock.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org2 Draw, unzip
AttachmentSize
Harmony.zip60.4 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-04-12 02:10
Teacher's Lesson Planner

A Lesson Planner for teachers (3x5).

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

I've found this very handy for planning lessons on the go. I can jot down my objectives, make a few notes, briefly outline my lesson's structure, and list the things I'll need to make it all happen. Plus there's that handy box in the corner for the date or a tiny doodle.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Lesson Planner 3x5.pdf17.89 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-04-19 23:23
Diabetes Meal Log

This is my first usable attempt at a Meal Log for Diabetics. Please let me know what you think, and any changes that may be helpful.

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

Use this to track your meals, and snacks. for tracking Diabetes

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
MealLog1.zip23.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-04-21 00:53
Weightlifting Workout Log

Record your workouts to see your progress. Plan your limited time in the gym so you're putting it to the best use.

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

Plan your workouts ahead of time, know what you're going to do, get to the gym and get out as quickly as possible. Write the exercise and estimated weights in the exercise column based on your last workout. Gauage how hard it was to decide whether you need to step it up for the next time in the gym.

For more details see my blog post on the topic. If there's intrest, I'll post the OOo Draw file so anyone can make "hard-coded" version of their workout for themselves.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
workoutlog-blank.pdf18.44 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-04-21 04:12
BattleFleet (Battle Ship)!!!!!

Battleship for the planner!!!! Use flag Post-It(TM) notes to make ships, and play with a friend! Print two pages. I am still figuring out How to make shots, and the board reusable, but cut ships to size, and have fun.

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

Play BattleFleet for fun in the car, plane, in meetings, or anywhere.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org Draw, Blue Highway Fonts
AttachmentSize
BattleFleet.zip32.18 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-04-23 20:23
WW Points Log Version 3.2

A further update to my take on the Weight Watchers Flex Plan Tracker (Points Log).

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

Use in good health. :-)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
FlexPlan_v3.2_2Up.pdf38.45 KB
FlexPlan_v3.2.pdf27.67 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-04-28 16:22
Dated monthly calendars May 2006 thru Dec 2007 in MS Word format

Dated 2-page monthly calendars for May 2006 through Dec 2007. Monday through Sunday week. At the end of the file there are also two-page yearly columnar calendars for 2006 and 2007.

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

Two pages per month on a sheet of 8.5 x 11-inch paper. I cut them down the middle and take them to Staples for spiral binding, or you could merge the tables and staple them in the center.

Print pages 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, etc and then flip over and print 3-4, 7-8, etc.

I haven't put in any holidays in order to have as much space as possible in the daily blocks--of course you could edit this and put in your own.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
MonthlyCals 06_07.doc300 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-05-11 16:48
2007 Dated Weekly View Planner in MS Word

2007 Planner, A5, with one week per page, Monday start, in MS Word. The days of the week are in one column and there are no markings for times. It's very basic--not nicely formatted like the D*I*Y calendars and templates.

Paper size: 
A5
Usage advice: 

This will give you one week to a page with the weekly view on the left and a Notes page on the right for voice mail, etc. It prints in landscape on 8.5x11 paper, so two weeks print on one sheet of paper. Then flip the paper and print the Notes pages on the back of the dated pages. Then cut the pages apart down the middle. The Notes pages are very faintly lined so you can pretty much disregard the lines or use them, as desired--or edit them. After it's printed, I put the pages in order, insert extras, then off to Staples to get them spiral bound. I put in the contact page as the first page and they give me a transparent cover, so the contact page shows through. But am thinking of getting the contact page laminated so it will hold up to wear better--my plastic cover is starting to worry me, and I think that two layers of plastic would last better. On the other hand, I want to keep the weight and thickness to the minimum.

The margins are as narrow as I could get them so there would be plenty of space for writing. But since there's not too much space in the daily blocks, I just write appointments there, and use the Notes pages for anything more detailed. If you want to use them in a 3-ring binder you could. After each month I put an envelope or pocket page and/or a photograph page--also making sure there's a Notes page facing each calendar page, by inserting an extra Notes page.
And other pages from the D*I*Y templates can be printed and also included.

I used WordArt to plug in the word "Holiday" in the space for the days where I'm planning not to work, so I won't make any appointments for those days. You can just click on the word "Holiday" if you want to delete it. Also, I've included the US holidays--you can delete them if you want. And Daylight Savings Time and some religious holidays and the dates of the solstices and equinoxes.

If you don't need the Notes pages for the extra writing space, you could omit them, but then you would have to re-arrange the calendar pages so they would print in the right order. As it is, it worked out great for me, and I like not having to worry about getting the pages in order until after they are printed, because I stick in the pocket pages, envelopes, and photos, some of the D*I*Y templates, etc.

When I print, I always get the error message that the margins are set outside the printable area, but I have it go on to print and it comes out fine.

060525: Added Letter-size file

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
2007 Planner A4.doc176 KB
2007 Planner A5.doc149 KB
A52006-05-13 22:05
Professional Networking Center

This is a form for recording, and prioritizing Professional Networks. This comes in both Classic, and Hipster

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Use this form to track all of your networking contacts. Keep track of who you know!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), unzip, Blue Highway Fonts,
AttachmentSize
Networking.zip110.25 KB
Multiple Sizes2006-05-17 04:37
Simple project list

David Allen recommends (GTD, page 155) maintaining a list of your active projects, and this does just that. No frills, just a list.

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

This project list has space at the top to write the context (projects @work vs. @home). Then on the list itself, there's a small space for a code so I can tie an item on my Next Actions list (from the basic D*I*Y Planner template) to this list. That way, when I do my weekly review, I can tell at a glance that everything on my project list has a Next Action. Then, I write the project description and the date. This can be the date you added it to the list, project start date, due date, or your birthday. Whatever fits your needs. Then there's a small space for notes at the bottom.

In the zip file, you'll find a PDF and an ODG file. Go wild.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
projects_list.zip25.82 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-06-29 18:11
GTD Letter Size stationery

My (latest) GTD Paper-based system for Letter-Sized printing

I haven't converted them to pdf, so you can alter them to fit your needs.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

How I use these templates:

  • Goals
  • I rewrite these during my weekly review, to make sure they are up to date, and that they are being accomplished. Tracks timelines, risks, objectives...

  • Calendar
  • Use for appointments, NAs, calls to make, stuff due, etc for each day. Also, for those of us who have to track our time, a quick way to track our daily time. AND, a daily preview, a daily review and a weekly review checklist

  • Contacts
  • Nothing special here.

  • Checklist
  • Well, it's a, um, checklist.

  • Communication Planner
  • Use for planning meetings, record notes, track agendas, etc. The left-most column is used for tracking any NAs that arise.

  • Ideas
  • Free-form graph paper

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
Stationery.zip67.98 KB
pdfversions.zip173.32 KB
Letter2006-07-03 14:10
Left-Handed Weekly Calendar

A "Weekly Planning" template made for us lefties who use classic ring-bound planners.

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

My boyfriend bought me a beautiful Franklin Covey leather-bound planner for my birthday. I was thrilled; finally I had something beautiful to put my D*I*Y Planner pages in. Problem is, I'm left-handed, so writing on the right-side pages is a real pain.

This template is made so that the work days of the week (Monday-Friday) are on the left. It's currently not in the D*I*Y Planner style, because I'm redesigning more than just my calendar anyway. If there are enough lefties who want this in a D*I*Y Planner style, though, I'd be happy to make one.

I also included a checklist for the Weekly Review, and some reminders for every day. There are even four different snippets I took from GTD to remind/inspire me throughout the month. The snippets are different for each week.

It's in a 2-up format for the Classic-size planners, and if you print them double-sided, the holes to be punched will always be in the center of the 2-up page (so if you want to fold them in half and then punch them, instead of cutting, you can).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Lefty_Weekly2-up.pdf328.57 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-07-08 18:07
Daily Keeper with Notes

2 Page per day - Daily Keeper and Notes

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

Common daily time keeper with room for day-to-day notes.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Daily Keeper - Notes.pdf168.56 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-07-14 21:23
2007 Monthly Calendar - 2 pages per month

I used the D*I*Y Template to create the 2007 monthly calendars. These calendars are 2 pages per month. I've included both the PDFs and OpenOffice source files. I also included US Holidays, but those can easily be deleted from the source files.

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

My wife uses these as her main calendar. There is a left-side and a rigt-side for each month. The two sheets together give you a month-at-a-glance view.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview); OpenOffice 2.0
AttachmentSize
2007-Dated-Monthly-2PagesPerMonth.zip164.11 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-08-07 04:13
Running Log

A runners log for tracking route, time and distance information.

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

Each page provides space for two weeks worth of runs. I have provided even and odd pages so you can track a full month of running on one two-sided sheet.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
running_log.pdf19.68 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-08-09 13:37
Matt's Budget Card

A simple budget template based on another one and the widget set.

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

Print from PDF directly onto a 3x5 index card.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
matts budget.zip27.01 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-08-11 17:01
Year a page (A4) 2006/2007

This template provides a year per A4 (landscape) page.

There are two versions:

  • Weekdays as rows (2006)
  • Day of month as rows (2006 & 2007)
Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
year-planner-a4-preview.png
Usage advice: 

Use it as holiday planner for yourself and/or your coworkers.

Includes the OpenOffice 2.0 Template.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
German
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice 2.0
AttachmentSize
year-planner-a4.pdf38.95 KB
year-planner-a4-ootpl.zip18.62 KB
A42006-08-21 11:38
Quater Hour Daily Time Management

This is a time management form which I originally got from my coach from www.ladd.co.za I am ADD and I need to watch how I manage my time closely. This was created using the widget kit and Open Office Draw. Its still a work in progress, but hey! Isn't everything.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

A daily planner divided into 15 minute segment. There are three columns, Personal, Business, and Actual. Start your day by visualizing and planning the day, using the Personal and Business columns, thereafter fill in what you actually did during your day. I also review the day at the end of the day and fill in an earnings matrix to follow my sales.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Daily Template.pdf21.64 KB
Daily Template V2.pdf52.78 KB
A52006-09-12 13:33
Weekday Planner

A request from my mother, a schoolteacher. This is a weekday planner in the D*I*Y Planner 2.5 style. six large boxes, Monday - Friday (no hour markings) with a Notes/Next week box.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

Good for teachers and students to keep track of the week's activities.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
weekday planner.pdf11.37 KB
Letter2006-09-16 19:10