To print ruled index cards on 8.5x11 paper

Hello all,
Well I use a buxton note jotter, like the pocket briefcase from Levenger.

I used to buy 3x5 cards and print portrait style lines on them, and sometimes buy 5x8 and cut into two.

I recently good a good stack of 80lbs 8.5x11 paper and i want to use it to print levenger style index cards.

I don't print any words on my cards, i just draw lines or grids and then use it on my holder to jot down stuff.

Does anyone know how can I print 4 or 5 up ruled and grided index cards on 8.5 x 11? I used incompetech lined paper but it doesn't break off the grids or lines in a 5 up template but it will print from one end of the sheet to another so when i cut it, when its grid paper, it sometimes cuts off grid - i want a descent looking template with lines or grids bec i use my jotter holder for meetings and work, so i liked the template of levenger cards because they are designed to print grids/lines on a specific 3x5 format. I don't know how to get my cards 5 up?

Any suggestions? I just want to use up the good quality paper stack that i have without investing more $$ into buying levenger cards.
Thanks
Vivek
PS:- i do want to print on 8.5x11 bec my work printer doesn't take anything less.

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Look here

This link gives you all the user contributed templates in index card size:
http://diyplanner.com/templates/directory?filter0=Index+Card...

And this one shows a 5-up layout on letter paper:
http://diyplanner.com/node/6335

As far as how-to...
Applications like OpenOffice and Inkscape are available to use to make templates.

Here's a page about how to mak your own:
http://diyplanner.com/templates/official/makeyourown
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thanks

Thanks ygor....that's awesome. I will definitely spend some time around on the links you gave. I only have some basic softwares at work, so I don't have openoffice but i will see what i can get with the templates that you suggested.

Usually in states, you guys can get everything for cheaper. Up here in Canada, its hard to find everything - even when i was looking for the jotter holder, it took me months and some awesome suggestions from you all. I finally got 2 on ebay for i think 20 bucks, with shipping which were the buxton note jotters, works well :)

what software do you have ?

and are you permitted to install anything ?

Also, there is the Portable solution:
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable

but only if you would not get in trouble for doing it.
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no i can't

i can't install anything.............

Do you have a computer at home ?

You could generate the pages at home and then bring tham to work to print.
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I tried it

I installed openoffice and tried it, but after hours of work, it didn't work out as well.

I think i am ok to use a 4 up template of grids and portrait as well. I just want to use up the stock of 80lb paper that i have.

But because I haven't used officedraw, it was quite a challenge.

If you just want 3x5 index

If you just want 3x5 index cards with grids will 100 for $1.99US from Staples do? They may not look as nice as Levenger, but I just buy Staples index cards and punch them with my Levenger punch to make cheap To Do lists that I put in my Circa notebook. I also created some To Do cards using Avery index cards, but that gets expensive, so that didn't last very long.

Ken
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I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
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Cheap: you get your money's worth :(

Check out "Pile of Index Cards" and this blog page in particular. US made grid cards are probably chopped from large sheets of grid-printed stock. If you compare cards, the grid does not line up, card to card. If you are going to do any sort of setup on a card that you want consistently positioned, these grids will not help. Japan made cards are, it appears, made with more precision. The grids line up fairly close, as you can see in this image

To get the same precision in the US, I expect one would either have to import Japan made cards or print them yourself.

Kinda sad :P
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these are good :)

Yeah these are good cards, if I travel to Asia in the future, I will just ask a local printer to make me a 1000 or so portrait and grid cards, and believe me it will still cost me less than $10.....

But since I am not planning to head there anytime soon, I have to find a way to make use of the stock i have here.

Not in Canada

In Canada, staples stores don't have this. I am in Canada. They don't even carry the buxton note jotter or any portrait style index cards.

Currently i am on a project, i actually have 8.5x11 card stock paper here at work that I want to use up.

Usually for portrait ones I just buy the 5x8 and cut them into two 3x5.

Hipster PDA Templates

I don't know where they reside on this site anymore (I haven't looked, actually), but a few years ago I found the Hipster PDA templates here and saved them to a thumb drive. Mixed in among the dozens of templates were various "notes" card formats, i.e. lined, graph, etc. One of those templates was purely a lined card (no words).

Downloading this file to a thumb drive was one of the smartest things I ever did. I have changed jobs a few times since then, and also bought a new home computer. But my "hipster pda" templates live on my thumb drive and travel with me everywhere (attached to my keychain).

RN

That would be ...

http://diyplanner.com/diyp_official/DiyP3_hipsterPDA_4up.zip

Found on this page: http://diyplanner.com/templates/official/hpda

Yes ?

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That's It Alright

A lot of templates for 3 x 5 cards. I've tried several of them, but just keep going back to the "notes", "To Do", and "Day Keeper" cards. The weekly cards are very useful too.

RN

thanks guys

YUP I got it from here, the notes portrait ones, totally lined, and i got the graph one.

Now for the ones that are 4 up and the ones that png files, i got both of them. Now i will try to creat some more space in the 4 up between the four cards because the cutter i have well its hard to line them up so i don't botch it :)

I think i can run these through my stock. I will also download the single card templates and then maybe if i want to run them on index card formats..