Templates

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A5 Template of General Items

A5 simple design (as a PDF) for common items like a To Do, Waiting For, MoSCoW requirements, meeting notes and notes

Designed them for me to use - so enjoy if you find them handy :-)

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

Laid out for double sided printing

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
A5 Template - General (Portrait).pdf38.63 KB
A52010-08-21 16:25
Very practical GTD template

This is template looking like original David Allen notebook

- pages for notes
- pages for projects
- pages for calender

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
GTDA5.jpg
Usage advice: 

A have printed enough copies from all pages and I use it for my satisfaction :)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe acrobat
AttachmentSize
GTDA5.pdf46.45 KB
A52010-08-12 11:07
Prayer Diary

A short and simple yet hopefully effective prayer diary. There is space for the main request and any notes with a box to mark with Yes, No or Wait.
Hopefully suitable for A5

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Screenshot.png
Usage advice: 

Two pages for left and right binders (hopefully)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, OpenOffice Draw
AttachmentSize
widgetkitPrayerDiary2upA4.odg23.76 KB
widgetkitPrayerDiary2upA4.pdf59.39 KB
A52010-02-06 21:47
Weekly Calendar with Planning Page

In my calendars I like some kind of long range RADAR, typically in form of small monthly thumbnails.
Some weeks ago I saw a design, where the current month is like a ruler at the bottom of a left page and the next month is at the bottom of the right page. Based on my sweetheart calendar I made a proof of concept. The whole week is lefthand and planning space is on the right side. The current week is shaded in the ruler for accentuation.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Thumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

In the first table you set the starting date in cell A1. The rest is dead simple. The only tricky thing is setting the margins for the individual printer. Or make a direct export to pdf and do the scaling with Adobe Reader.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
German, but should also work with localized OpenOffice
Applications required: 
OpenOffice; Used font: Andale Sans
AttachmentSize
UniversalWoche.ods15.04 KB
UniversalWeek-English.ods13.11 KB
A52010-01-30 22:33
A5 Undated Panda Day

This is my A5 undated panda day planner page.
it helps me to keep organised with my daily tasks

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
panda day.jpg
Usage advice: 

This is in JPEG format, you can print it as single sided or double sided.
i myself print as a single side as i use the back for my daily notes.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
microsoft publisher
AttachmentSize
panda day.jpg113.88 KB
A52010-01-19 06:01
Basic Work Week: 2010

I work an 8-5 job, 5 days a week. Work related appointments / tasks / reminders are handled electronically in Outlook. However, I still like to have a basic overview of the working week down on paper. I originally started using chefz' Version of the Planner Pad: http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6597

That was still too detailed for me, so I have come up with my own Planner. I am sharing it in case anyone else is interested. I have attached the Excel file as well for those who want to edit it. The PDF covers the whole of 2010.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
work week.JPG
Usage advice: 

I print out the PDF in booklet format on A4 paper.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader; MS Excel
AttachmentSize
WORK WEEK.pdf754.62 KB
Work Week.xls20.5 KB
A52009-12-28 12:25
things to do

Things To Do template. This template is in a jpg format.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
THINGS TO DO_0.jpg
Usage advice: 

I have always had trouble with remembering what needs to be done each day,
so I created this template.
It has a section for expenses aswell.
enjoy

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Engish
Applications required: 
I have used Mircosoft Office Publisher
AttachmentSize
THINGS TO DO_0.jpg97.46 KB
A52009-10-10 06:58
A5 Filofax Day Planner

I had some preprinted pages like this one in the 1980's in my Personal size Filofax. Having converted to an A5 binder a couple of years ago, I decided to recreate the page for A5 usage.

Feel free to edit the page to meet your own requirements.

Paper size: 
A5
Usage advice: 

I've found this useful to planning my day when I seem to have more tasks ahead of me than I think I can manage. Or I use it at the end of the day to plan the next day.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word, OpenOffice, Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
FilofaxDayPlannerA5.pdf23.96 KB
FilofaxDayPlannerA5.odt11.34 KB
FilofaxDayPlannerA5.doc23.5 KB
A52009-04-04 03:11
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
Monthly Receipt Envelope

This is just another envelope for your receipts. Last year, I used the official receipt envelopes by Doug, but by the end of the year, I was quite tired of all the work it took to cut out, fold and glue them. I thought they were a bit too complicated, so one day, while playing with a piece of paper, I came up with this idea for folding and cutting. The form is just the weekly expense form I made last year for the template contest that you can find somewhere on this site. ;-) You can find the template HERE.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
receiptenvelopethumb.jpg
Usage advice: 

Putting it together:
If you are using scissors, it's only a couple cuts, and with a straight edge and X-acto knife it's even faster. Cut on the solid lines, and fold on the dotted lines.

Gluing is rather simple, too. I fold the sides, glue them, and then fold up the bottom flap, and glue that on the outside, but you could fold the sides, and glue the bottom flap on the inside.

To be really spiffy, you can take the two top corners, and, holding them together, cut a bit off (in an S-curve shape), so that, when it's all folded together, you have a notch in the back of the envelope. (If anybody wants help on understanding this, I can post an image on Flickr.)

Use:
Quite straight-forward. As you accumulate expense receipts, just toss them into the envelope. If you want or need to for business purposes, you can notate the expense on the front (or on the expense form I posted earlier--if I find a link, I'll add it here).

You can, of course punch these for adding to your binder, or for archiving purposes.

Both a PDF and OpenOffice.org drawing files are enclosed, so you can modify it if you wish.

One last point. I made this in A4 size, but I'm suspecting that US Letter should work OK, too.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader, OpenOffice.org for the drawing file
AttachmentSize
monthly receipt envelope.pdf30.73 KB
monthly receipt envelope.odg42.35 KB
A52008-01-10 21:11
A5 2008 Calendar (Working Week)

Simple working week (Monday to Friday) calendar for 2008

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Thumbnail - A5 Calendar.jpg
Usage advice: 

Created to allow for double-sided printing.

I needed a 2008 calendar and decided to use the new Apple Pages application to create a suitable template - along with others for my A5 Filofax.

So - please have fun if you want to use it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Viewer
AttachmentSize
A5 2008 Calendar.pdf120.46 KB
A52007-12-28 19:12
A5 2008 Day to a Page Calendar

2008 Day per page printable calendar, with monthly double page planner. Simple layout is easily adaptable for any year.

Paper size: 
A5
Usage advice: 

Can print each month or entire year is formatted for double sided printing.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office Draw, Adobe Acrobat
AttachmentSize
Calendar 2008.pdf1.56 MB
Calendar 2008.odg461.67 KB
A52007-12-28 11:51
A PlannerPad planner little bit customised...

Inspire by the PlannerPad layout and some ideas from Filofax and Time/System

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Agenda.png
Usage advice: 

On the top right cell I put the "Most Important Thing to do this week"
For the others parts of the layout see PlannerPad...
Update with english version files

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
French
Applications required: 
Any PDF reader
AttachmentSize
agenda_2007-2008_Utilisation.pdf191.77 KB
A5_AgendaPerso_GTD_en2.ods48.68 KB
A5_AgendaPerso_GTD_en_2010.pdf319.65 KB
Agenda A5 GTD - 2e semestre 2010.pdf293.38 KB
Agenda A5 GTD 2011.pdf447.19 KB
Agenda A5 GTD 2011 English.pdf639.31 KB
A52007-09-19 19:55
RACI matrix

RACI is a method to assign activities (functions or tasks) to functional areas (roles).
Acronym RACI stands for:

  • Responsible - This position is responsible that work is done (they are “doers”).
  • Accountable - position with responsibility and authority to approve/disapprove task or action
  • Consulted - person(s) who has to be consulted about task or action and who need to provide an input. They are “kept in the loop” by two-way communication.
  • Informed - person(s) who need to be informed about the task or action. They are “kept in the picture” by one-way communication.
Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
raci.jpg
Usage advice: 

It can be used whenever there is a need to clearly define duties, for example to define responsibilities within project team, to define “as is” and “to be” states or to distinguish between duties of customer and supplier.

You can use this template to prepare a draft for responsibilities in a project, for example a barbecue.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
racia5.pdf17.45 KB
A52007-04-04 09:29
Simple minutes of meetings template

This is a simple minutes of meetings template I use for taking notes and actions during the meetings I attend.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
mom (Small).png
Usage advice: 

Print two pages of the template and cut the sheet in half.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
MoM.pdf20.73 KB
A52007-03-06 11:54
Christmas Card List

A template to help record Christmas cards sent and received.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

This is an A5 template for recording cards you wish to send and that you've sent, and those you've received, and perhaps responded to! The pdf file includes pages with margins set for double sided printing. The zipped Open Office source file is also attached (based on Widget Kit 0.6).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
xmascards.pdf15.75 KB
xmascards.zip10 KB
A52006-11-22 19:19
Weekly planning in spanish

Weekly planning page from official DIY files translated to spanish

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Same as english version.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
Español
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Planificacion_semanal_2dc.pdf41.5 KB
A52006-11-09 14:36
ADD Daily Planner

A daily template with 15min segments and a "Preview the Day" & "Review the Day" Parts. This has really helped me manage my ADD.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

This is the second "version" of this template that I am posting. I was given this Daily "To Do" page from my ADD coach & I have refined it. It has a "preview" section. Sit down at the beginning of the day and plan what you are about to do. The day is broken down in 15 minute segments to help plan. There are 3 columns, "Personal", "Business", and "Actual", which is pretty self explanatory. At the end of the day there is a "review" section where you critically write down how you day was. This template REALLY helped me. I have added a "earnings matrix" on it because I am in sales and a "Expenses matrix" onto it aswell.
If you have any questions please email me on: mboast@gmail.com and I will try to answer any questions.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Daily Template Blank.pdf26.73 KB
A52006-10-19 20:31
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
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