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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.
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Delicious Moments.pdf967.97 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-05-28 00:47
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
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
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)
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DietAndExercise.pdf80.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-24 22:58
Dive Log

I needed new pages for my dive log and rather than buy some overpriced pages printed on paper that is nearly impossible to write on, I decided to make my own. The log has space for a dive profile, some summary information, comments, your cumulative bottom time, and a verification signature.

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

Print, punch and use just like your normal dive log. This template only has a simple single level dive profile on it, I may get around to creating one with a multi-level profile one of these days but since I don't have the equipment to do those calculations it's not super high on my to-do list.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Viewer, Open Office Draw if you want to edit
AttachmentSize
divelog.zip47.65 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-09-29 23:32
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
DIY mini file folders for 3x5 notecards

Being profoundly frustrated by the fact that the Levenger notecard folders don't fit in regular 3x5 notecard boxes and inspired by the 4x6 floder template from Vale Design lauded by Lifehacker.com, I made my own template for 3x5 folders that fit!

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

Simply print on your favorite decorative paper or card stock. Cut along the full lines and fold along the hashed line (a bone folder will help there). That's it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
N/A
Applications required: 
Any pdf reader such as Acrobat, Apple Preview or FoxIt
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3x5 folder.pdf164.97 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-08-10 18:47
DIY Voodoo Kit

The DIY Voodoo Kit includes four pages--a Voodoo Doll, Numerology, Phrenology and Oracle page as PDF files.

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

The DIY Voodoo Kit is for entertainment purposes.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
diy_vodo.zip421.01 KB
Letter2007-03-09 16:21
DIY/GTD Teacher Kit

A set of 21 forms (all 2up) which should be of use to teachers who are implementing a GTD system on their work- and home life. Includes a number of GTD pages, plus school specific items (Dayplan, student records, anecdotals, etc.)

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

1. Today's NA (stuff to do today)
2. Class Checklist (ensure everything's handed in)
3. @ marking (remember what you need to mark, record, and return)
4. student records (record marks; take attendance)
5. communication (record communication with parents; file later)
6. anecdotal (keeping tabs/observations on a student; file later)
7. dayplan (self explanatory)
8. lesson planning (for actually planning/preparing for lessons)
9. @waiting on (2 kinds: one for borrowed stuff; one for work)
10. unit sequence (for recording what order things were done ... for next year purposes)
11. assorted GTD type pages with various self-explanatory contexts (@recon=errands ... it sounds more like what teachers do; @thinking about = someday/maybe ... has a more 'positive' sound to it)
12. A sheet of mini next action cards (to be sliced up and kept as a mini-hipster, for those times you don't have your little binder with you)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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gtdteacher.pdf132.03 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-16 21:06
DiyP2-Style 3.75 x 6.75 Templates

A selection of D*I*Y Planner 2.0 style templates in "personal" size.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

This is a collection of selected D*I*Y Planner 2.0 style templates in the popular filofax/dayrunner 3.75" x 6.75" size (also known as "personal"). Included are Day Keeper, Weekly Planning, Notes, To Do List, Next Actions, Someday/Maybe, Checklist, Important Numbers and Sources pages. Print with Acrobat.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
3.75 x 6.75 diyplanner.pdf54.94 KB
Other2006-02-25 13:52
Doane Paper Style Notecard

Doane paper (available at doanepaper.com) is the perfect fusion of note paper and graph paper. I have been using Doane Paper for most of my note taking for the past year, as have many people around the web. Of course, we can't always have a letter-sized pad handy at all times. So I set out to create a note card sized version of Doane Paper.

This note card has lines every quarter of an inch (allowing generous writing space) and grid lines every eighth of an inch. The result is a single notecard that is both a lined note card and a graph paper note card.

Finally, this card features a 1/8" margin all the way around the card, allowing for a markings to the side of your writing/drawing.

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

This note card is best printed using a color printer. I have posted a one up version of this card.

The writing lines are perfect for note taking and the grid lines make it easy to draw other forms, or just keep everything lined up.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Acrobat reader, or any other PDF reader
AttachmentSize
doaneStyleCard.pdf1.2 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2008-08-30 18:12
Doodle-A-Day

Why not record your month in doodles? Anything goes!

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Doodle something in each box - share at the end of the month with other DIYPlanner fanatics!

Hello !, Ygor here. With Sara's kind permission, I am adding to this template. I whipped up an Open Office Drawing of the 7 by 5 grid of round-cornered rectangles. They are grouped into a single object. The neato-nifty thing you can do with this is draw to ANY size paper. Just open the document, set your paper and margin size, and then just resize the group of rectangles to fit your page.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
pdf reader, Open Office
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doodle a day.pdf579.21 KB
doodle.odg12.13 KB
Multiple Sizes2008-07-07 20:18
Dutton Speedwords lessons and dictionary (compact size)

I have wanted to learn some kind of shorthand for a long time, but learning real "secretarial" shorthand takes years of work. It's like learning a new language, from what an expert tells me.
A little while ago I found an alternative. "Dutton Speedwords," a system developed by its namesake back in the 50s, is an alphabetic shorthand system. I found some quick lesson material (a crash course, really) and a fairly extensive dictionary translating speedword constructions into their plain-english equivalents. I used the latter to make a to- and from-speedwords translation dictionary, and the former I just formatted in a style similar to the DIYPlanner widget set. The lot is presented here in one lump of a PDF, all formatted in the 4.25x6.75" size. I haven't bothered with a screenshot here for two reasons: first, my screenshot utility was only installed on my other computer, which recently bit the dust. Second, a translation dictionary isn't terribly photogenic. That's what this file consists of: pages of instructions, and pages of word translations. Download it and see if Speedwords is right for you!

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

The pages are formatted as regular planning pages, with a front and back to each. I just printed them straight out, which was relatively easy. Then I hole-punched them and put them in a compact binder.

If you want a larger (or smaller?) size, e-mail me at the address given in the file, or post a comment here.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Speedwords.pdf432.37 KB
Other2006-12-15 07:15
DVD Lending List

Ever lend out your DVDs and forget who has them? Me too. So I whipped up this quick form for jotting down who has all my movies.

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

Record the date, the DVD title and who you lent it to when you lend out your discs.

When you get them back, you can check off the box.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
dvd_lending_tracker_v1.0.pdf15.32 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-03-22 03:55
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
Envelope-style Business Card Cases

Two templates for business card cases. One holds about 30 cards, the other about 60 cards. No glue needed.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Print both pages on heavy cardstock. I use 110 lb cardstock, not the lighter weight cover stock. You only need one page, but you might decide after folding one that you need a bigger or smaller one, so you might as well do them both at once.

Cut around the edges of the diagram to make a plus shape. Decide whether you want a tab-and-slot closure or some other closure (see also the envelope-style hipster cases for more details).

Use the rounded, dull side of a butter knife to score the horizontal and vertical lines. This will help you fold the creases more cleanly later. Use a metal-edged or other strong ruler to help you guide the butter knife in a straight line.

Fold all of the creases you just scored. Fold them all the same direction, so the flaps all point up when you're done.

Put your cards in the center of the plus. Fold the side, small tabs in over your stack, then the bottom (non-pointy) tab up. Finally, fold the top (pointy) tab down and tuck it in the slot if you chose to do the tab-and-slot closure.

Note: Once you've got the hang of this template, you can transfer the design to a more decorative piece of cardstock--the kind that won't go through your laser or inkjet printer. The thumbnail shows a box made from cardstock that won't go through a printer. Thick and textured cardstocks will work with this box, though textured, ribbed, or lumpy ones will be less suitable as writing surfaces.

shris

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
business card cases - envelope style.zip47.79 KB
Letter2006-11-27 15:17
Envelope-style Hipster Cases

Two envelope-style cardstock cases for hipster PDAs (index card stacks). One fits about 30 cards, the other about double that. No gluing required.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Print out both pages on heavy cardstock (I used 110lb Card Stock, not the lighter-weight Cover Stock). I say print both just because you might decide you want a bigger or smaller box after you see how it folds up, so you might as well do them both. But the template is only one letter-size sheet. I would expect that A4 would work, just don't resize the image before printing. Trimming the image would be fine.

Cut around the edges of the image with a scissors. This will make a plus-shaped piece of cardstock.

Decide how you want your box to be closed. You have several options:
* Tab-and-slot. This is the default. It won't close very tightly, but it won't pop open spontaneously I don't think. If you want this, cut the diagonal lines on the top flap to make the flap come to a broad point. Then slice the slot on the bottom flap with an X-acto knife (or other sharp blade).
* Velcro dot. You can cut along the diagonals or not as you wish, but don't cut the slot. Stick the dot to the top flap first, then use that to place the dot on the bottom flap. The self-adhesive dots are pretty easy to work with.
* Ribbon-tie. You can cut small slots for the ribbon to pass through or not as you please. Cut the point in the top flap or not as you please.
* Rubber band. Don't cut the slot. Cut the point if you want. Just wrap a rubber band around it all to keep it closed.
* Binder clip. The larger box requires a 1.25" clip. The smaller one will take a 3/4" clip. I recommend NOT cutting the top flap to a point, simply because the rectangular flap will give you more places to put the clip.

Finish your cutting based on your decision (above).

Use the blunt rounded side of a butter knife (not the side with the teeth) to score along the remaining lines. Just press down so you can see that the fibers have been squished by the knife. This will help you fold more easily. You can skip this if you want, but your folds will be much cleaner if you score the lines. Use a ruler with a metal edge to guide the knife in a straight line.

Fold all of the horizontal and vertical lines. Fold them all in the same way, so all the flaps stand up when you're finished. I folded mine so the printing would be inside the finished box, but you could do the opposite if you want the lines to show on the outside of the box.

Put your stack of cards inside the box. Fold the short flaps in, then the long flaps. Close the box using your preferred method.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview) or OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
hipster cases - envelope style.zip48.52 KB
Letter2006-11-21 21:24
Event Planning (CPG) template for steps 1 through 7 - US Jaycees

This is a CPG planning tool, steps 1 through 7 that can be put into your planner for when you want to work out the details of your next big project or event! Jaycees will find this very familiar and non-Jaycees will find this tool helpful!

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print this out and place in my 3 ring planner. I like to work out the details of an event away from the computer or on the go.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf reader
AttachmentSize
CPG for a Planner.pdf365.42 KB
Letter2008-01-25 22:09
Family Planner

Teach kids about mealtimes and chores or keep track of important dates with this refrigerator-door Family Planner.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Teach young kids about time and keep track of important dates like school plays with this Family Planner. You can use the three clocks to indicate breakfast, lunch, and dinner time by shading the timespans. Use the grid at the bottom to keep track of anything: dates, chores, even checklists for kids going to school.

Lamination is optional, but can keep your planner safe from crayon marks and milk splashes. Laminate before filling in the grid, and keep a marker and rag handy.

Original template request

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
kitchen-family.pdf23.83 KB
Letter2005-12-27 11:30
Fat Quarter GTD page

A letter-size page containing four sections: Projects, Waiting For, Actions, and a grid section with checkboxes. The reverse is grid over the whole page, five boxes per inch.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Fat-Quarter-GTD.jpg
Usage advice: 

Hi.

I'm working on incorporating more of the GTD principles into my planning. My planner is quarter-letter in portrait orientation. I wanted to see Projects, Waiting, and Actions all at the same time, but I need a full planner page (4.25x5.5) for each type of item in one context.

So I have laminated this page on both sides to use with a Zwipes or wet-erase pen, then folded it and trimmed the edges so only one edge is actually bound into the planner. This allows me to open up the pages and view them side-by-side without removing any pages from my planner. I actually have two copies, one for home and one for work. I printed them on different colored paper so I could easily tell them apart.

The lamination is not required to make this page work, that just makes the page more reusable. Nor does it actually have to be bound into a planner. As drawn, it will fold neatly to fit in the back pocket of a pair of jeans or in the pocket of a purse.

The margins are set for circa binding. If you have ring binding, the holes may lap into the form a bit. Line width is .2 inch, my personal preference.

The second page of this template is a full page grid, for whatever notes or thoughts come up that need to be captured.

Both PDF and OOo Draw files are included, so you can print as-is or tweak it to suit yourself.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Open Office.Org (Draw)
AttachmentSize
Fat Quarter GTD.zip37.2 KB
Letter2007-03-13 16:54