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Compact Meeting v1.0 - Letter

Letter-size conversion of the Compact Meeting v1.0 template

Paper size: 
Letter
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Usage advice: 

Scenario 1: You're the one who called the meeting

BEFORE the meeting
- write the meeting details, i.e., title or objective, project, venue, date and start time
- write the attendees that you've invited to attend the meeting
- write the agenda you wish to discuss and the estimated duration of each; don't put a checkmark in the 'Discussed' checkbox yet
- write down potential action items and the priority; write also the name of the person to which you're assigning the task
- write also action items that were brought up during the previous meeting for follow-up
- prepare your visual aids, e.g., illustrations, diagrams, charts, etc.
- you may optionally distribute copies to the attendees not only to help them track the meeting but to provide a paper with which they could also write their notes on

BEGINNING and DURING the meeting
- note down the actual time the meeting started
- mark each agenda as they are discussed
- follow-up on the tasks discussed in the previous meetings noting the progress in the '%Complete' column; note the commitment date in the 'Due Date' column;
- write down additional tasks and agendas that might come up during the meeting
- draw illustrations in the 'Illustrations' page

AFTER the meeting
- note the time when the meeting ended
- write down names of attendees that were not originally written in the 'Attendees' section
- Optionally, you may do a recap of all the action items
- write down all the tasks assigned to you on your organizer/planner
- write the minutes as soon as possible

Scenario 2: You're to attend the meeting

BEFORE the meeting
- write the meeting details, i.e., title or objective, project, venue, date and start time

2.2. DURING the meeting
- write down notes leaving no mark on the 'Agenda' and 'Action' regions
- note each task that are assigned to you by writing the task; write a priority value in the 'Priority' column, write 'Me' or your name in the 'Assign To' column and the 'Due Date'

2.3. AFTER the meeting
- optionally you may take note of the time when the meeting ended
- write down all the tasks assigned to you on your organizer/planner

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Compact Meeting - letter size.pdf48.24 KB
Letter2007-01-05 00:00
Compact Meeting with Notes - 2up Front and Back

This is the Compact Meeting form created by chiz. I have not altered the form any. I just set it for 2up printing Front and put a slightly modified Cornell Notes page on the back.

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

I added the "Cornell Notes" on the back for use during the meeting (as suggested by Joanna). This is the Standard Cornell Notes from the official Notes package with the Name changed to "Meeting Notes" and the grid replaced with lines. I also have a version with just the Compact Meeting - 2up Front and Back. The original form post by chiz is here.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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Compact_Meeting_and_Notes_cl.pdf127.44 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-01-05 15:16
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)
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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
Comparison Shopper for HPDA

HPDA-sized card to list the features you want in an item you want to buy and to compare up to 3 different models.

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

This template was inspired by Merlin Mann's Phone Made of Human Ass podcast. It is a simple reference card that you can list features you want in a new device, with space to fill in several models and check off which have the features you are looking for. There is also space for notes so you can keep track of things like which store/website carries which model, etc.

This is my first-ever template using the DIY Planner Widget Kit, and I admit I screwed up saving the OODraw file, so I do not have the source file, only the finished PDF. My apologies...

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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comparisonshopper.pdf11.08 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-11-01 21:42
Contact Form

Taken directly from the DIY templates, I have modified the contact pages into forms that will allow you to type your contact information and then save the document for future editing.

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

Although I have made this template a form that can be edited, I have only modified a DIY template and give them all the credit for the actual document. This is just something I have always wanted, but never been able to find. Please let me know if you find anything that needs modified.

Depending on how you use this form, I suggest entering your information, then saving the document. (IE: Contacts, A; Contacts, B; etc.)

Doug, I hope you don't mind me doing this. If you do, please just delete it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
N/A
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
Contact Form.pdf464.57 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-03-16 01:45
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)
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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)
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diyp2-hipster-contactlog.png1.55 KB
hpda-contactlog.pdf128.08 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2005-09-13 12:00
Cornell index card with task doodads

I really like the cornell notetaking system, but I prefer to use it on index cards, with a column for tags and a little section at the bottom for followup tasks. So I made a template. Yay!

Give it a go and let me know what you all think.

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

Fill in the title at the top (I use the format lecture [card no.], with most lectures spanning multiple cards).

Note any followup tasks that occur to you during the lecture at the bottom (I guess you could use a separate tasks card for this, but I like to keep them together so I process the tasks at the review stage).

Later (say, that evening or a few days after the lecture), take your notes and read them through, tagging the card appropriately.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Any PDF program and a printer that can print index cards.
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cornellindexcard.pdf18.25 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2007-03-12 15:07
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
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CJBROWN_Gmail__OneNote_Cornell.zip7.35 KB
Letter2005-08-30 20:18
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)
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cornell_notes.pdf7.71 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-08 19:05
Cornell Notes Word template

In response to a request in this thread: LINK I made this template. It's a quick and dirty Word template for writing Cornell-note style. There are no headers, titles, etc. Just a blank document with the lines.

The one trick that this pony has is that you can type multiple pages, and st ay within the confines of the main body area. The first page has added text fields for the summary and comments sections, but those don't carry through to added pages. I couldn't figure out how to do that part, and they are just text boxes anyway, which are easy enough to add.

I didn't make an OpenOffice document, but can convert it if there's a demand for it. Post in the comments if you are interested.

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

The best thing to do is to open the file, delete the text, and resave the document as a Word template in your preferred location. Saving as a template should be easy. When you change the format in the "Save as..." window, Word should open your Templates directory for you.

As for writing, just type. To add items into the left and bottom margin, you just add a text box and type.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
none and all
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word (and possibly Open Office)
AttachmentSize
cornell notes.doc27.5 KB
Letter2008-06-25 11:46
Correspondence Tracker

I created this vertical 3x5 card to keep track of information about my pen pals. The top section is for the snail mail address, the middle section is for notes about the person, and the bottom section can tell you at a glance when you sent or received the last letter. I leave the back blank for extra notes.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
ted-work-3x5.png
Usage advice: 

There's not much room on a 3x5, so in order to get full-size printing on my printer I have to print these to classic sized paper (two per sheet) and then cut them to size. There's just enough margin on the left side for circa if you want that.

I've included both Open Office and Adobe .pdf versions.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office, Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
Correspondence tracker-3x5.odg11.81 KB
Correspondence tracker-3x5.pdf9.53 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-03 02:25
Costume Details Reference Sheet

My daughter is a costumer for theaters, and she uses this sheet at the beginning of each show to take all the relevant measurements for each character/actor. Some of the items might seem odd, until you remember that sometimes a female plays a male character and vice versa.

The bottom part of the form tracks who did what alterations, repairs, etc.

At the end of the show, she files the form and builds up her library for future reference.

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

The Open Office template is included if you want to use this as a starting point for a personalized size reference.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe, Open Office
AttachmentSize
ted-work-costume4.pdf25.46 KB
ted-work-costume.odg18.77 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2008-08-14 03:18
Count Your Chickens

This template makes it easier for you to count any quantity.

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

You can use this counter form to keep track of nearly anything! Write labels next to or over lines, and darken one segment at a time. Each block represents 5. Each line represents 100. You can arrange your data in a bar graph or a column graph, and you can also use this to keep track of percentages. Have fun!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
counter.pdf24.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-10 08:22
Customer Record

Last seen in about 1996

Paper size: 
A4
Usage advice: 

Can be printed as is for A4, or booklet print on A4 for A5 size Filofax pages

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word, Acrobat
AttachmentSize
Customer Record.doc88 KB
Customer Record.pdf59.51 KB
A42009-04-20 13:11
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.

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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
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
D*I*Y Planner Contacts Pack (Letter/A4)

The official letter and A4 edition of the Classic Contacts Pack.

Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

See the [linked page](http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/letter/contacts) for usage information and downloads.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-16 20:32
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
D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6 (for OpenOffice.org 2.0)

A 5.5x8.5 templating kit for OpenOffice.org Draw 2.0. Contains a series of graphical widgets that can be copied and pasted to create your own D*I*Y Planner -style templates. Version 0.6 now contains more widgets, is updated for OOo2, and has a series of annotations.

Usage advice: 

See the linked page for more information.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-21 09:30
Daily Agenda Template

A template for keeping track of appointments, next actions, calls, agendas and follow up items all on one page! The link is to the 2008 pages.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
daily agenda full page.jpg
Usage advice: 

One day per page. Write the date in the box and circle the date. You can then transfer your next actions into the action area. The schedule area is pretty flexible, no hours or minutes so you can just write appointments in wherever. Seperate section for calls, agendas and follow up.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
DAILY AGENDA PAGE08.pdf210.44 KB
A42007-11-15 02:34