Templates

Paper SizeTopic
TitleDescriptionSizesort iconCreated
Hand Drawn

Hand drawn and stamped planner pages!
Daily record, Goals, Ideas, Monthly Plan, ToDo, Notes and misc.

Thumbnail: 
daily_record.jpg
Usage advice: 

Letter sized, 3-ring binder

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat
Language: 
English
Letter2007-08-10 06:06
3x5 size Phone Message Pads

These telephone message pads will print on letter paper 3 up. You can also print them on Avery size 5388 Index Card stock.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
messagepad1up.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print on perforated Index Card stock or print and use paper cutter. I like the bolder look that gets my attention better than common message pads do....

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
messages3up.pdf36.67 KB
messagepad1up.jpg289.25 KB
Letter2008-05-19 07:46
Weight Watchers Flex Plan QuikTrak Express Points Tracker

This is a simple, printable version of the Weight Watchers Flex Plan QuikTrak Express Points Tracker that I made. Instead of Activity Points, it has a space for tracking water intake, which I find is more useful.

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

I print this file on both sides of a sheet of paper, cut it horizontally, fold both halves vertically, stack the pages, and staple in the center to make a booklet. This isn't necessary, though. You can just print the page and have 4 weeks of Points tracking on a single letter-size page.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
WWQuikTrak.doc248 KB
Letter2008-06-12 09:13
Cornell Notes Word template

In response to a request in this thread: LINK I made this template. It's a quick and dirty Word template for writing Cornell-note style. There are no headers, titles, etc. Just a blank document with the lines.

The one trick that this pony has is that you can type multiple pages, and st ay within the confines of the main body area. The first page has added text fields for the summary and comments sections, but those don't carry through to added pages. I couldn't figure out how to do that part, and they are just text boxes anyway, which are easy enough to add.

I didn't make an OpenOffice document, but can convert it if there's a demand for it. Post in the comments if you are interested.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

The best thing to do is to open the file, delete the text, and resave the document as a Word template in your preferred location. Saving as a template should be easy. When you change the format in the "Save as..." window, Word should open your Templates directory for you.

As for writing, just type. To add items into the left and bottom margin, you just add a text box and type.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
none and all
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word (and possibly Open Office)
AttachmentSize
cornell notes.doc27.5 KB
Letter2008-06-25 11:46
Spreadsheet for tracking recurring tasks

Excel spreadsheet for tracking recurring tasks.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

I print this landscape and then punch the short left-hand margin, fold the sheet in half, and put it in my planner. It would work for either a letter or classic-size planner.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Excel
AttachmentSize
Recurring Tasks_Tickler.xls29.5 KB
Letter2008-07-21 00:34
2008 Calendar on multiple sheets [ july - december]

Made with the Frankly-Covey planner in mind, not sure if it will work on others, but its worth a shot. Feel free to email any suggestions. Thanks.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Blank Calendar.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print, fold in half, hole punch, and enjoy.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe
AttachmentSize
2008 calendar on multiple worksheets.pdf54.43 KB
Letter2008-07-23 10:09
2009 Calendar on multiple sheets [ january- december]

Made with the Franklin-Covey planner in mind, not sure if it will work with other systems but it's worth a shot. Please email any suggestions. Thanks.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Blank Calendar.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print, fold in half, hole punch, and enjoy.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe
AttachmentSize
2009 calendar on multiple worksheets (version 2)..xls651 KB
2009 calendar on multiple worksheets (version 2)..pdf62.51 KB
Blank Calendar.xls28.5 KB
Blank Calendar.pdf38.68 KB
Letter2008-07-23 10:25
(Almost) 24-hour diabetes tracking log

24-hour (almost) diabetes log for tracking glucose, carbs, meds, and exercise. MS Word and pdf files included.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
24HrLog.jpg
Usage advice: 

I omitted a few of the night-time hours so it would fit onto one page.

The far right column is for averages and totals.

I recently started taking insulin shots so wanted to stop focusing on the exact time of glucose readings and see the patterns. Am hoping this will help.

There are lots of logs posted on the internet and this is adapted from one I found at a University of California-San Francisco site.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Word
AttachmentSize
24HourDiabetes Log.doc111 KB
24HourDiabetes Log.pdf19.59 KB
Letter2008-08-10 20:07
One Page Per Day w/Notes

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).

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

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.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
adobe pdf
AttachmentSize
daily plannert.pdf31.62 KB
Letter2008-08-24 20:47
7 Habits Weekly Planner (PDF/Numbers)

I was going through my copy of 7 Habits and noticed that the book mentioned that a copy of the Franklin Covey Weekly Habits Planner was available at their site. No such copy was available online so I decided to create my own.

This template provides a weekly dashboard for assisting you to not only get stuff done, but to help you do the right stuff. It should prove useful to anyone working to improve their productivity using Covey's acclaimed 7 Habits system.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Weekly Planner.jpg
Usage advice: 

Using the PDF Reader of your choice specify the fit to page option to ensure the entire worksheet is printed.

I have also included the original Numbers (iWork '08) file for your tweaking.

[admin add-on]: BobH kindly contributed a Word copy of the template at the request of forum members.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Apple Preview, Adobe Acrobat (Reader), Sumatra PDF, Foxit Reader, etc to view/print. Apple Numbers (iWork '08) to edit.
AttachmentSize
Weekly Planner.zip133.81 KB
Weekly Planner2.doc73 KB
Letter2008-09-09 02:57
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
Daily Schedule Planner

One of the tools I've used to manage my time is the Daily Planning Worksheet from PowerSystems, but it takes up too much space and has a lot of pieces I really don't use.

The part I do use, and am most productive when I use it faithfully, is the schedule for the day.

I reference my work calendar and my personal calendar - both online - to see what I need to do that day, as well as my "To Do" list and pencil them into the schedule.

This may sound like extra work for some of you, but for me, the act of writing it down truly makes me aware of it in ways I'm not if I just rely on looking at my calendar on the computer screen and mentally planning out my day.

I took the schedule concept and added my favorite concept from Leo Baubuta's "Zen to Done" philosophy - the Most Important Tasks.

For me, this is where it gets really cool. Since I have been trying to have a paginated work journal (ala Dave Terry's Analog Work Journal) I wanted to integrate this into the pages, rather than having a whole separate page. I was able to fit 4 days on one letter-sized page then printed them on full-page labels and cut the sheet into quarters.

Now, it doesn't matter how voluminous (or not) my notes were from yesterday as I just slap the label on the next open space in my work journal. The numbering stays consistent - and if there's a day I don't need one (i.e. I'm at a conference or in training all day) I can spare the space in my journal.

I know there are a lot of folks who have worked to integrate their personal and work lives into planners, but I find I need to do just the opposite as I have too much integration as a telecommuter.

I hope you enjoy it. I tried to keep true to DIY format, while adding a bit of color for my own enjoyment.

t.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Work Day Plan Sample.JPG
Usage advice: 

I used Avery white 5½ x 8½ shipping labels (Avery product #8126), but a full-sheet label would work just as well.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office Draw
AttachmentSize
Daily Planner Label.odg17.59 KB
Letter2008-10-29 00:27
Chaos Contained: Large Integrated Planner

See your entire week at a glance and have all your lists and plans in one place. Great for families with children, elderly care, and college students. Everything is integrated, accessible, and visible.

This planner is 8.5x11 because integration is more important to me than compactness. Additionally, my paper planner has never needed recharging and has survived being chewd on, dropped into a bowl of cake batter, and being backed over with the car. DH cannot say the same about his Palm.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Image2.jpg
Usage advice: 

Print each tab front and back, use a three hole punch, and place in a three ring binder. Make/buy tabs to stick on the sides of pages or use tab dividers to separate sections. I have other sections for food recipes, craft recipes/instructions, current projects, etc. Use sheet protecters if you need extra spill/slobber/etc. protection.

Features:
*Weekly page contains current month and upcoming month calendar.

*Daily areas to track differing schedules for spouses, children, elderly care , pets, or various subjects--i.e. reading assignments, labs, etc.

*Daily area for lunch and dinner planning, or use this area to track medications, diets, work, etc.

*Area to plan evening activities, or any daily activities or daily needs.

*Monthly page for special days and weekly to do lists, notes page

*Areas on weekly page for shopping lists, daily to do tracker, notes, and special projects

*Notes pages to print out

*Household tab has a basic cleaning list, quick reference daily routine, reference for repeating schedules, and quick phone number reference

*Good Behavior chart tracks behavior, chores, or other desired outcomes with grids sized for star stickers.

*Reference sheet tracks the calendar year through 2016

You may use or freely distribute this template; do not sell it in any digital or printed format.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Chaos Contained.xls1.26 MB
Letter2008-11-30 00:48
Action Plan Worksheet

Action Plan Worksheet

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Action Plan Worksheet.png
Usage advice: 

Created for managing action plans.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
Action Plan Worksheet.pdf21.17 KB
Action Plan Worksheet.doc21.5 KB
Action Plan Worksheet.odt13.02 KB
Letter2008-12-22 07:07
2009 Hand-drawn & Typed

Hand-drawn & typed:
Year at-a-glance, the 12 months of 2009 and a blank notes page -

Very minimal and light to inspire creativity and leave room for your own notes and doodles to shine! :)

DOWNLOAD (5.5 mb)

Blog and downloads here:
http://ahhh-design.com/diy-planner-templates/

Previous Templates
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4552
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4815
http://www.diyplanner.com/node/4816

Thumbnail: 
09_planner_january.jpg
Usage advice: 

Letter sized, 3-ring binder

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat
Language: 
English
Letter2009-01-25 07:22
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
Homeschool Reading Log

We like to keep a record of the books read for personal enjoyment during "Reading" time. With extra large spacing, even the youngest writer should be able to copy the book title into the form. Stars for a rating of the book read may be colored in, if desired.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
booklist.gif
Usage advice: 

Book title on the left then date followed by a star rating. The date may either be a range for longer books or the date read for shorter ones. Your preference, of course.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader or Open Office
AttachmentSize
Reading List.pdf16.42 KB
Reading List.odt23.31 KB
Letter2009-02-01 01:15
The Perpetual Strip

While browsing around a local thrift store, I found a pen cup with a perpetual calendar along its side. I realized that this would be a great low-budget calendar solution for my desk, so I don't need to constantly hunt around to figure out when a certain day falls in the current month.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Perpetual Strip Thumbnail.png
Usage advice: 

Print out the attached document, and cut along the solid lines. Pass the strip of numbers through the slots in the frame so the numbered days line up under their correct position in the current month. Sunday-started and Monday-started weeks are included, and you can easily tweak the spreadsheet files to customize for size, language, font, and general attractiveness.

I printed out mine on bright card stock for durability, and so it won't get lost on my desk. I also reinforced the two slits in the frame with some tape before cutting through them with a sharp knife.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office or MS Excel or any PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Perpetual Strip.ods11.78 KB
Perpetual Strip.xls10.5 KB
Perpetual Strip.pdf14.69 KB
Letter2009-02-27 22:51
Levenger Multitask Organizer - Letter

I really liked the new Levenger Multitask Organizer setup, but wanted to see how it would work in Letter size (which is what I use at work). This is my attempt to recreate the look and feel of Levenger's form in MS Word.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
LevMultOrg-LtrShort.jpg
Usage advice: 

Uh - print out and punch? :-) It was saved as MS Word 97-2003 compatible and designed to take up two pages (meant to be open facing each other). I also created a version with all seven days on one page, but the columns were very narrow and it just didn't feel right. If anyone wants to see it I can post it as well.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word 2003 and up
AttachmentSize
PlannerTest_LevengerCopycat2pgs.doc99 KB
Letter2009-05-20 06:05
My version of the Planner Pad

I've liked the Planner Pad layout for a long time, but found the actual PlannerPad paper left much to be desired, the ink felt too newspaper-ish and the whole thing overall was just too big and bulky. So I had to come up with my own version. It was designed to fit only Monday-Friday on a page, as that suited my purposes at work best (and then I just put my calendar printout from Outlook on the opposite side). Somewhere along the way I did create a two-page version, but didn't like how it turned out so don't use it. Anyway, just thought I'd share in case someone else found it useful. Fonts are attached as well.

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

Install fonts to get full effect as shown in thumbnail.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MS Word 2003
AttachmentSize
PlannerPadCopycat.doc57.5 KB
Fonts.zip81.59 KB
Letter2009-05-20 06:28