Templates

Paper SizeTopic
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Planning Year per Legal (fold-out Classic) - 2008 & 2009

This provides all of 2008 on one side and 2009 on the other of a landscaped piece of Legal. Once printed, it can be folded into thirds to fit into a Classic-sized planner.

As I was exploring the site and getting things together, I found the Year a page (A4) for 2006 and 2007 and thought it'd be nice to have an updated 2008/2009.

It's listed as "Other" paper size since it uses a full piece of Legal and folds to fit into Classic.

Paper size: 
Other
Thumbnail: 
2008 & 2009 Year.png
Usage advice: 

Use this to map your year. Track vacation time. Plan timelines for longer projects.

I've included the .odg and .pdf versions. Suggested fold lines are included on the image, but if your printer can't print within 1/4" of the edge of the page, they won't print out. Still, you'll be able to see them in the .pdf viewer and can adjust as per your tastes. (I tried to fold mine along border between date boxes.)

*Update* I've added a new file. It's Excel 97 format, since it was the spreadsheet I had at hand when I needed to create an updated version. It may work in Open Office, but I haven't tested it. To use/update dates: Add the beginning year in cell C1 -- all other cells will update based on that entry. If you change anything else, you'll have to fix the formulae.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, Open Office 2.3
AttachmentSize
2008 and 2009 - Legal.pdf46.38 KB
2008 and 2009 - Legal.odg19.2 KB
Annual Planning Calendar (legal).xls61 KB
Other2008-03-06 02:18
Pocket Page - Classic

A template for making a 'pocket' page. Can be used as a GTD Inbox pocket for Classic-size planners.

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

1. Print template on 8.5”x11”card stock.
2. Cut along heavy lines.
3. Fold along dashed lines following the arrowheads’ directions.

Note: These instructions are also printed with the template.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Pocket Page - Classic.pdf35.75 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-01-05 00:00
Pocket ToDo/Notes page

A simple Pocket size Filofax To Do / Notes page, printed on A4 you can get four pocket size pages, print single sided, and you then have a To-Do list and the reverse for notes.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Print, Trim, Punch... and recycle the trimmed paper.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
MS Word or any PDF reader
AttachmentSize
pocket todo.doc75.5 KB
pocket todo.pdf59.68 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-07-24 12:39
Points Tracker

A simple 8-up Weight Watcher points tracker.
this template was created using the DIY Planner widget kit 06.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print it on both sides of the paper and cut the sheet into 4 pieces. stack the pieces on top of each other , fold it in half and staple the middle. I picked up an inexpensive pocket calendar with a leather-like case and use the case to hold my tracker. Hope someone finds it useful.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader or other pdf reading software
AttachmentSize
8upPointTracker.pdf18.68 KB
Letter2007-09-14 13:16
Poor Girl's Grocery List

If you're like me and on an extremely tight shoestring budget, buying groceries can be a challenge. I find that the best way to keep within your grocery budget is to estimate how much you're going to spend, and then keep up with how much you're actually spending while you're at the store.

This grocery list is designed with that method of shopping in mind.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
grocery list pic.JPG
Usage advice: 

This is 2-up.

I made this in Word using the tables menu. If you want to alter it a little bit, download the Word file. I used up pretty much the entire margin limits, so it may be a little wonky on the spacing and page breaks.

I've also attached a PDF version.

I hopefully left enough space for adding those little extras you will inevitably pick up.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or any PDF reader such as Acrobat or Foxit Reader.
AttachmentSize
Grocery List.doc85.5 KB
Grocery List PDF.pdf35.54 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-10-09 14:52
Power of Less Quick Guide

"The Power Of Less" Quick Guide is based on the book by Leo Babauta. I selected some of the most important strategies from the book and created this template for managing goals and time.

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

If you choose only One Goal to guide you through your work and personal life, you have a much greater chance of completing it. You can also get a lot more done if you stick to a few key tasks instead of a huge list every day.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader or OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
powerofless.pdf37.66 KB
powerofless.odg22.89 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-07-28 03:26
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
Predated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page Jan-June

Predated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page Jan-June

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Print and use

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
January.pdf915.71 KB
February.pdf828.42 KB
March.pdf915.64 KB
April.pdf886.6 KB
May.pdf915.56 KB
June.pdf886.4 KB
Letter2007-01-11 23:00
Pretty Floral Week at a Glance

These are 2 slightly different spreads of a week at a glance, with a purplish floral embellishment. The days of the week go vertically down, with columns across the pages for different things.

There are boxes on each day to write in the dates. I am not sure how to make this into a form that others could type text w/ nice fonts into.

Come see more designs on my blog: cutediyplanners.blogspot.com

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Week at Glance 1 Blank Purple.gif
Usage advice: 

The first form has the columns labeled as such: 1) To Do This Week; 2) Appointments; 3) To Each Day; 4) Lunch & Dinner Plans; 5) Health Log; and 6) Accomplishments!

The second form has no labels for the columns except for the first one on the very left: To Do This Week.

This is made to print landscape on 8-1/2 x 11 paper (be sure to print the same image on both sides of paper, making sure the 'top' is facing the same direction), and then to cut in half to 'Classic Size' before 3-hole punching or comb-binding.

This is what I am using now, and it has been very useful so far. :)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
This is a pdf file, although I originally made it in PagePlusSE.
AttachmentSize
Pretty Floral Week at Glance.pdf79.38 KB
Pretty Floral Week at Glance 1.pdf78.3 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-02-01 02:28
Priority Planner LS

This single-page PlannerPad-ish format incorporates your choice of priorities (a La Stephen Covey), project lists, GTD-ish contextual Next Action lists, a spot to write this week's MUST DO goal, and space for a week's list of appointments for those who only have one or two appointments a day. This form is very flexible, Word-based, and can be tweaked any number of ways.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
PriorityPlanner LS with Appts.jpg
Usage advice: 

1. Works either Landscape or Portrait, though Portrait gives more cell room.

2. The Priority numbers across the top are a system I created several years ago after reading Stephen Covey's 7-Habits book that allow me to key everything from notes on the back of a business card to massive files to 7 pre-decided priorities in my life (God, family, etc). In other words, the numbers are pre-decided priorities, not a rating for the projects below. If I have a project under my Number 1 Priority, it takes first importance and gets the majority of my time until completed and I try not to take on more than 3 major projects at any one time. Though that's the way I use the numbers, feel free to use them as a project rating system if you'd like, or delete them completely.

3. The Next Action section is loosely based on David Allen's Getting Things Done contextual task lists and the headings can be tweaked as you see fit.

4. An AM/PM Appointments section is included here; however, for those who find it's more convenient to keep appointments on a timed calendar, simply delete the Appointments section and add the Appointments space to the Next Action section, or vice-versa if you have a lot of appointments and few Next Actions.

5. The Priority Planner LS is Letter size, but can be printed 2 per page to create "Classic" or "Junior" 5.5 x8.5 size. However, printing Letter gives more cell space, so I find it preferable to print it full Letter size, then punch the TOP edge, fold it in half and insert into my Rollabind dayplanner. Folds out for full viewing, or I can leave it folded and just turn the page to see the other half.

Feel free to tweak as you see fit, though if you please also feel free to change the copyright line to say "Copyright DDDD, [your name]. Adapted with permission from the Priority Planner LS, copyright 2007, Laura D. Sanders"

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word or other word processor
AttachmentSize
PriorityPlanner LS with Appts.doc35 KB
Letter2009-01-27 10:10
Problem Scenes

This one is related to the Scene Solvent template, but focuses on a scene you've already written, but aren't happy with. When I'm editing, I sometimes find it difficult to edit large blocks of text between lines and in margins, so I end up just rewriting them (especially if they're just really far gone). I put this template together to make sure I get it right in the rewrite.

Again, this comes from knowing how your own mind works. If I tried to fix a scene just in my head and by marking through and rewriting sections of it instead of the whole thing, God knows what would come out of it. This keeps my thoughts organized.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Problem Scenes_Page_1.jpg
Usage advice: 

This is in classic size using text boxes instead of tables. I'm not entirely happy with this one either and I'll probably change it to letter size with tables when I use up the ones I've already printed. Of course I'll edit this post with version 2.0 when it's done.

The text boxes gave me all kinds of trouble, so those of you using the Word template may have to tweak a few things.

And again, I asked myself questions about the scene giving me problems and left space for ideas on how to improve it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word or any PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
Problem Scenes.doc32.5 KB
Problem Scenes.pdf37.63 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-02-19 16:55
Procrastination Chart

This is my first post here, I'm a new member but I've been using this website for about a year. I'm a college student and realized there's not too much here geared towards students, or if there is I haven't found it. Anyway, I came across this awesome web page (http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/procrastination.html) that addresses procrastination, especially for students. Now I am a HUGE procrastinater and this system of writing down and forcing myself to argue against my reasons really seems to help. Let me know what you think. It's just a simple Excel sheet (made for 3x5 card, can be easily altered) so you can tweak it if need be.

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

Write in the project/task you are putting off at the top. In the left column, list your reasons for putting it off (ex: it's too hard, it will take too long, I don't think I know how to do it, etc.) it only works if you're completely honest with yourself. Then on the right, make arguements against your stated reasons (ex: if I break it down it will be easy, I've done this before and it wasn't so bad, I know more than I give myself credit for, etc). Then hopefully you will come to the conclusion that it's best to dive in, wirte it down at the bottom plus any dates/schedules times you want to do it.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Procrastination Chart.xls22 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2009-11-13 21:05
Procrastination List, Classic and Hipster sized

Everyone has their favorite addition to the GTD system. Mine is the Procrastination List, a place to park things I am resisting, without having to grow numb to the entire pile through unnecessary guilt (did I: do the Weekly Review/ask the correct questions/ask "why" enough/blah, blah, etc). This allows me to empty my mind of everything in it without being hindered by items I simply cannot decide on right now.

The inspiration for this came from discussions in GTD forums about moving email you are resisting to a "pending" folder, rather than leaving it in the "Inbox", thus leading you to resist the whole thing. This led me to get a physical "pending" box (a see through crate) for my apartment (in addition to the "Inbox"), and eventually to this template.
All three ("pending" email, crate, and template) work very well, for me at least.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
Procrastination.png
Usage advice: 

By the GTD definition, anything you don't decide to move on, is a SomedayMaybe. The problem with that is that the S/M is not a daily review list, while the Procrastination List must be reviewed more often than weekly, of necessity, or it will automatically become a S/M, or worse, a "never".
Also, items in S/M are things you feel comfortable not doing anything about yet, while the Procrastination List reminds of things you want to move on, while not letting them get in your way right now.

I have created it in two sizes, classic and hipster (I use both). The file formatting of the classic size below is freely based on the work of hofsanoj's Next Step List-Advanced (great template by the way).
The main two columns are "What is it" and "Why" (as in "why am I procrastinating on this", a reminder of the reasons really helps getting things moving). This template size includes a few contexts just in case my mind unfreezes and I actually make some decisions (calls, errands, at computer, WaitingFor, quadrant 1, quadrant 2, and Someday/Maybe), as well as a Date column to track how old the item is.

The hipster size below is pretty simple for lack of space, just two columns, What, and Why.
For some reason, while I am allowed to upload multiple templates, I am only allowed to upload just one preview image, so I have only added the Classic one.

I hope it is helpful to someone.

EDIT March 2014: I created this when I was still using an inkjet printer. Since I mostly use the classic size, I did not notice that the hipster template doesn't work too well with my laser printer, so I may have to resubmit it (it was created with the intent to insert 3x5 cards on the feed slot, but on my laser I have to use the paper tray instead, or they will not print right, so I am forced to use letter size page templates to align 3x5 cards correctly on my Brother laser printer).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English, any (editable)
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Procrastination List, Classic.doc74.5 KB
Procrastination List, Hipster.doc35.5 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-06-11 00:11
Productivity templates (daily agenda/to do lists/goals/notes) for Circa Micro PDA notebook

A series of productivity templates designed for the Levenger Circa Micro PDA notebook format (business card sized paper). The pages can be printed on dual sides, each template produces 20 cards total. Have printed these out on Avery two-sided printable Clean Edge business cards with good success.

If you have any comments or feedback, I'd love to hear it. This is my first template project, inspired by many of the wonderful "pocketfob" type templates on D*I*Y.

Paper size: 
Business Card
Thumbnail: 
ottrplottr micropda template_Page_8.jpg
Usage advice: 

Designed for use with the Levenger Circa MicroPDA notebook format.

I use these templates for highly portable general productivity.

Page 1: A daily agenda (front)

Page 2: A daily agenda (back)

Page 3: A to-do list (front)

Page 4: A to-do list (back)

Page 5: A contact sheet and media list (the list lines provide a space for the letters indicated at the media key at the top) (front)

Page 6: A contact sheet and media list (the list lines provide a space for the letters indicated at the media key at the top) (back)

Page 7: A sticky note (with general topic areas at top to circle) and an Ottr Plottr(c) high-level goal sheet (meant for general brainstorming, not drill-down level of detail) (front)

Page 8: A sticky note (with general topic areas at top to circle) and an Ottr Plottr(c) high-level goal sheet (meant for general brainstorming, not drill-down level of detail) (back)

Page 9: A wishlist with letter key to keep track of items wanted/needed and a perpetual task tracker with 12 checkboxes to track progress/frequency of task completion (front)

Page 10: A wishlist with letter key to keep track of items wanted/needed and a perpetual task tracker with 12 checkboxes to track progress/frequency of task completion (back)

Page 11: An event/action log and a plain grid layout (front)

Page 12: An event/action log and a plain grid layout (back)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
ottrplottr micropda templates.pdf166.19 KB
Business Card2007-10-01 07:01
Productivity templates (daily agenda/to do lists/goals/notes) for Circa Micro PDA notebook

A series of productivity templates designed for the Levenger Circa Micro PDA notebook format (business card sized paper). The pages can be printed on dual sides, each template produces 20 cards total. Have printed these out on Avery two-sided printable Clean Edge business cards with good success.

If you have any comments or feedback, I'd love to hear it. This is my first template project, inspired by many of the wonderful "pocketfob" type templates on D*I*Y.

Paper size: 
Business Card
Thumbnail: 
ottrplottr micropda template_Page_1.jpg
Usage advice: 

Designed for use with the Levenger Circa MicroPDA notebook format.

I use these templates for highly portable general productivity.

Page 1: A daily agenda (front)

Page 2: A daily agenda (back)

Page 3: A to-do list (front)

Page 4: A to-do list (back)

Page 5: A contact sheet and media list (the list lines provide a space for the letters indicated at the media key at the top) (front)

Page 6: A contact sheet and media list (the list lines provide a space for the letters indicated at the media key at the top) (back)

Page 7: A sticky note (with general topic areas at top to circle) and an Ottr Plottr(c) high-level goal sheet (meant for general brainstorming, not drill-down level of detail) (front)

Page 8: A sticky note (with general topic areas at top to circle) and an Ottr Plottr(c) high-level goal sheet (meant for general brainstorming, not drill-down level of detail) (back)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
ottrplottr micropda templates.pdf126.29 KB
Business Card2007-10-01 15:34
Professional Networking Center

This is a form for recording, and prioritizing Professional Networks. This comes in both Classic, and Hipster

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Use this form to track all of your networking contacts. Keep track of who you know!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), unzip, Blue Highway Fonts,
AttachmentSize
Networking.zip110.25 KB
Multiple Sizes2006-05-17 04:37
Project Meeting Notes Template

A template to track notes from project meetings using the D*I*Y Planner OpenOffice Widget Kit.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
ProjectMeetingTemplate-20081002091610.png
Usage advice: 

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.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English - US
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader or OpenOffice Draw
AttachmentSize
Project Meeting Template PDF File62.9 KB
Project Meeting Template OpenOffice Draw Template16.08 KB
Letter2008-10-02 17:53
Project Planner Page

A page for planning and keeping track of your projects

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
project-pages1.jpg
Usage advice: 

Use the Action Steps column to keep track of all your next actions for each project. You can also keep notes in the dot grid, create a reference number for each project and track wether it is a task project, and event project, and ongoing project or a recurring project.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
project-pages.pdf126.32 KB
A42007-11-13 19:44
Project Planning Pages

This has sections for the project overview, goals, etc.

The Steps/Action Items section has What, Who and When. There are notes on the back page, with a follow-up section which also includes What, Who When.

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

I cobbled this together from other ideas I've seen out there.

This has sections for the project overview, goals, etc.

The Steps/Action Items section has What, Who and When. There are notes on the back page, with a follow-up section which also includes What, Who When,

To make a "multi-page" project:
1. Print a double-sided Project Planning page.
2. Print as many double-sided Project Planning Notes Pages as necessary.

There! You're done!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Project Planning Notes Pages.odg12.86 KB
Project Planning Notes Pages.pdf18.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2012-03-28 18:03
Project Plans Template

Very Simple Project Planning Template

Front Side is blank and has indexing information boxes. Backside is lined for more detailed notes, list and whatnot.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Project Plans.jpg
Usage advice: 

Use it to draw outlines, mind maps, develop project ideas, define actionable items and get a project from your mind to paper as quickly as possible.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Project Plans.pdf22.11 KB
Letter2011-04-21 23:47