4.25 x 6.75 Covey Compact size
Month at top of page with weekdays at bottom.
Can change and edit in Open Office. My first one.
I don't know how to do a thumnail so .pdf is included for quick look.
I know it is a waste of paper, but my knowledge doesn't extend to 2-up. I print using a letter size piece of paper and then lay a Covey compact sheet on top at left-top position, draw around two sides and cut out and punch.
A template to track notes from project meetings using the D*I*Y Planner OpenOffice Widget Kit.
Use this form to track meetings, attendees, topics to discuss, and notes from topics. The form tracks meeting topics and project assignment. Conference rooms, conference call telephone numbers, and conference call meeting ID numbers can be entered as well.
In my post about my workplace gear, I noted that there had been a certain divergence between the gear I use in the office and the gear I use for my own personal and creative time. Essentially, the office gear is quite polished and uses a Circa system as a base, complete with fancy zip folio and plenty of DIYP forms, while my personal gear is far more... raw.
I've always maintained that structure is important when you have a lot to take on and keep organized, and having a well-built planner (whether digital or analogue) is key to that. But --although my home life does require some degree of organisation-- it's far less than the myriad projects I have to manage for work. In fact, some simple to-do lists and a calendar is about all I need, along with the occasional contact look-up. Thus, part of my kit is a few DiyP HipsterPDA Action cards and a month-view calendar. I copy down pertinent appointments and to-do items so that I can ferry them and sync with my other planner and online tools as needed.
A far bigger concern for me is creativity. Now, creativity comes in many forms, and that's one of the reasons why I created the DiyP Creative Pack, which is a separate pack in Classic and integrated into the HipsterPDA size pack. Having those prompts can help you manage plots, devise (and remember) characters, keep tabs on story props (like that elusive Holy Grail you keep losing), shuffle your storyboards (did Han shoot before or after?), and otherwise structure your ideas. So, part two of my kit: a selection of DiyP creative cards, which may vary according to the project I'm concentrating on.
This is my letter sized one page per day template. I don't have so many appointments that I need a whole page for them, nor do I have so many notes that I need a whole page for them (generally).
Print page 1 on the front of a letter sized sheet and page 2 on the back. Page 3 appeared when I converted it to a pdf from MS Word and has nothing on it.
Two day per page Classic size planner.
Seven days on three pages. Use Word to edit the dates for more weeks.
This is just a fairly quick form I put together to keep track of my college information, including a campus map, course schedule, and professors' contact information on one sheet. ODG and PDF files.
This is my first template, but I'm almost positive I got all of the bugs out of it. I couldn't find anything similar, so I made my own. There must be other students here that this could be useful to.
PDF: The first page is a map of my campus, so it isn't going to be of much use unless you attend Oklahoma State. Page 2, however, isn't campus specific. I've posted the pdf so those of you who don't have OOo can still use the course information sheet.
ODG: Obviously, you can and should replace the map of my campus with a map of yours. In fact, edit and chop to your hearts content. As long as there's no profit being made, I don't particularly care. If you change this into something new and interesting, I would like to see it though!
There's a corner of hell reserved for time management gadgets, and I've visited it often these past few months. Conceptually, the ability to manage appointments and to-do lists is so simplistic that 40 years of programming should have made this a no-brainer by now.
The scenario: I want the ability to keep my calendars and tasks in sync between my home, work and mobile gadget. Adding an item to one should propagate it to the others. I should be able to add simple notes, get access to info almost anywhere, and take advantage of the domain to copy and paste data from multiple digital sources. Now, don't get me wrong: I love me my paper planner, but there's only so much you can stuff in it at a time.
Working to get my grocery shopping under control to keep the budget down, we are switching over to doing menu planning, weekly at first.
I whipped up this this weekend to help me out, and to make it look like the rest of my planner.
Included are .pdf for Classic and for Letter size as well as the source OpenOffice file.
Print two sided. The Classic size is on letter size, 2-up.
I will admit that I am possibly the last person in the world to read this e-book. It has been out for some time and got quite some attention on the web, as I found out this week. But still, for those last few who have been in the same cave as I was in until recently, here is a review of the best e-book I have read in a while: Zen to done.
The book was written by Leo Babuta, the same person who writes the Zen Habits blog. The book is intended as an alternative for Getting things done from David Allen, and indeed also takes many ideas from this and other systems. I have also read that book, but found it a bit overwhelming to implement although it has some great concepts in it. Zen to done seems to understand my problems with GTD and give helpful ideas on how to fix them.