Templates

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Classic Chaos: Small Integrated Planner

Designed to be a homemakers companion, this small planner is powerful. It is a dated two page per week format with the schedule all on one page and a task list, notes, and project list opposite. There is also a section to plan evenings seperate from the daily schedule--thus allowing for scheduled family time or a night of comfort or romance with the spouce.

Also included:
Monthly tabs with calanders which track holidays, special days, and monthly tasks.
Menu Tabs plan everyday lunches and dinners by the week or gatherings by the event.

Classic Chaos is smaller than the original, Chaos Contained. It is more portable while still managing to fufill all the functionality required by a busy household.

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

This is designed to be printed front and back onto 5.5x8.5" paper. I usually cut computer paper in half then print on the smaller sheets.

I use the left hand sheet to schedule my appointments.

The right sheet tracks all of the necessary tasks for the day and week. I can make a list of all my weekly projects (craft, cleaning, child education, etc...) or else use it as a shopping list in the upper right column. I often use the note section to remember special needs of family members and friends and my children's homework focus for the week.

I enjoy the evening planning section because it allows me to plan a movie, game, or talk with my spouce. I also plan runnover projects (alone time) or note evenings when I'll be out.

The menus are useful in two ways. First, I can plan out the week in advance and follow it. Or, I can just write down everything we eat for a week and THEN it becomes a menu. This is an invaluable tool for tracking what we 'really' eat. The leftover section can be used to note what needs to be eaten that week OR what leftovers will be comming from that week. I find it more useful to see what needs to be eaten, but I do have some menus that tell me what is likely to be leftover for the next week. Don't throw out full menu pages. Save them and recycle the week at a later time.

The formal menu section is useful for planning gatherings or nice family dinners. We try to have at least one NICE meal a month. This helps me to make sure the table is set and that the meal is perfect for the occasion.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Classic Chaos.xls676.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-08-18 18:23
Super-Basic Weight, Exercise & Diet Accountability Tracker (for 2 People)

A very simple way for 2 people to remain accountable daily to diet and exercise while visually seeing weight changes. This uses the ancient, secret "star" method to remain accountable.

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

My wife and I are starting a dietary lifestyle change together. I needed a way to keep us both accountable each day of the diet.

Here's the basic concept:

  • Go buy some "stars" at the Office Supply store like the ones you got at school.
  • Person 1 (Joe) gets Blue Stars.
  • Person 2 (Judy) gets Red Stars.
  • When either person sticks to their diet/exercise, they put a star on that box for that day.
  • Each day, you write in your weight.

Put the chart on your refrigerator. So it's in front of your face every time you open it.

Watch the weight come pouring off.

Ok, maybe not "pouring"...but hopefully it'll motivate you to see a sheet full of stars at the end of the month. Then simply archive it into a folder.

Hope this helps someone!

Note: I've attached an Excel sheet that can be easily changed. I wish I knew more programming to dynamically change all dates based on the beginning date...but I'm not that good. You'll need to change each Monday date and drag the changes over with the little "+" sign on the bottom right of the cell.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Monthly-Calendar-Tracker.xls27 KB
Letter2009-09-01 18:05
SCRUM Planning - User Stories

Scrum is an iterative incremental framework for managing complex work (such as new product development) commonly used with agile software development.

In Scrum, work is expressed as user stories. A team may write its user stories in a number of ways as long as they are written from the perspective of the end user. Put another way, team members are encouraged to think of their work from the perspective of who will use it (hence “user” story).

In summary, user stories document requirements with particular attention to the end user’s point of view.

Paper size: Letter and A5

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
scrum-planning.png
Usage advice: 

This template is a little more structured than the traditional way of stating user stories ("As a [end user role], I want [the desire] so that [the rationale]").

Using this template, the team will have to think about a title, a mission to accomplish, the success conditions, and the expected (tangible) deliverables.

The template can also be used to break down the story in smaller steps during the sprint planning.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.org, Adobe PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
scrum-planning.odg14.53 KB
scrum-planning.pdf22.67 KB
scrum-planning-a5.odg15.4 KB
scrum-planning-a5.pdf17.21 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-09-11 19:18
daily household chore planner/appointment setter

Hi... this is my first attempt at a customizable Franklin Covey two-pages-per-day style template.

It's set up as a household chore planner/appointment setter in an Excel 2003 file, but it's too big to upload, so here's a pdf of Monday...

It's in a Christian Woman style, but hey, it's pretty simple to change the colors and/or images and delete the quotes.

Let me know what you think! If you'd like the whole shebang, I'll email it to you...

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
ScreenHunter_01 Sep. 14 11.11.jpg
Usage advice: 

Each day of the week is a separate, undated tab. Just print landscape style and cut down the center. I couldn't quite figure out how to set it up for back to back printing, any ideas?

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
Daily chore planner.pdf157.26 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-09-14 15:53
A4/A5 Page-A-Day Planner

A4 Page-A-Day planner including Chore List, To Do List, Shopping List, Notes, Whats for Dinner Today, Exercise Plan and Daily Water countdown.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
Custom Planner.JPG
Usage advice: 

Created as A4, but using the print settings in Microsoft Word you can print it out as A5 too.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Custom Planner.doc66 KB
A42009-09-18 12:31
Listy Planner (Classic)

For those who balance school, work, home/family and personal matters -- and love to do so by making lists -- this template combines list-making with a weekly planner page. This is my first attempt at a template, so suggestions are welcome.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Picture 2.png
Usage advice: 

The page is 2-up and when you print/cut/punch, your holes will go through some of the lines on the template. I decided that I wanted more room to write overall, so sacrificed a little bit of the layout for that.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
list_planner.pdf54.09 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-09-23 01:01
Month calendar

A simple month calendar template inspired by filofax 'month on two pages'. Can be customized for any paper size while prepared for A5 format.

Automatically places weekdays in their place, highlights weekends, may be prepared for any month in one step.

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

To get a template for a certain month, just enter any date of a needed month in B1 cell in 'a5' and 'small' sheets or in U1 on 'a5_2up' sheet. ('Small' sheet is just for the month to be copypasted into any other odg/ods template)

The template will produce big requested month calendar with previous and next months in small boxes, with weekends and current date highlited.

Highlights are easily customized via styles (cal_* set of styles). Language can be set via locale setting and cell format.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Enjoy your month!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
multiple
Applications required: 
OpenOffice
AttachmentSize
month_calendar.ods18.29 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-10-07 04:01
Amateur Radio Logbook

Amateur Radio Station Logbook

Suitable for printing as an A4 page, or scaling down to other sizes for any folder or Filofax

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
logbook.jpg
Usage advice: 

Not many countries require licensed amateur radio enthusiasts keep a log book of their operations, but it's great to look back over previous contacts and I've found this page useful for jogging my memory for peoples names

Scale to suit your paper size and print double sided if you wish

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, or Word or Open Office
AttachmentSize
logbook.doc62.5 KB
logbook.odt10.82 KB
logbook.pdf17.61 KB
A42009-10-08 21:43
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
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
FiloFax - Page Creator

This is a template-template I use for creating new forms for my FiloFax Personal.

This file consists of the template-template and of three different pages (a folding page with three pages, a left page and a right page).

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
FF Template creator2.png
Usage advice: 

After having sketched a new form - inspired by need, by this site or by what I have seen others use - I start creating the new form in my template-template (TT).

Everything needed is copied to and adjusted on the blue page template. When I am satisfied that setup is grouped and copied to e.g. the left page template.
I make three copies here and adjust the grouped objects to match the measurements given at the top of the page. That way they fit exactly on a standard page.
I ungroup, delete the blue pages and delete the rectangles that show where the holes are to be punched.

I do the same for the right page.

Then it is just a matter of printing on both sides of the paper, cutting and punching.
Please note - these TT's are adjusted to fit A4 and my Canon IP 4200 printer. It should be no problem re-aligning all the pages.

I have used this approach to create all of my templates - and I can create those in a matter of minutes.

Feel free to comment or ask if you are in doubt of anything.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Microsoft Powerpoint
AttachmentSize
FF Page creator.ppt26.5 KB
FF Page creator - Example.pdf21.58 KB
A42009-10-11 10:24
Simple Weekly Planner

A very basic weekly planner.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

Used for simple weekly planning.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf
AttachmentSize
weekplan.pdf57.11 KB
Letter and A42009-10-25 19:19
Simple Day Planner

A really basic day planner.

Paper size: 
Letter and A4
Usage advice: 

For simple planning.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe pdf
AttachmentSize
dayplan.pdf72.87 KB
Letter and A42009-10-25 19:21
Sheet Music

Filofax Sheet Music

Print as A4 or booklet double sided A5

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Thumbnail: 
sheetmusic.jpg
Usage advice: 

Use in full A4 or in booklet print as A5 size

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Word, OpenOffice, Acrobat Reader
AttachmentSize
Sheet Music.doc45 KB
Sheet Music.odt10.95 KB
Sheet Music.pdf19.32 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-11-10 22:30
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
2010 Hand-drawn & Typed

Includes: at-a-glance, blank daily, blank monthly -- duplicates of pages pushed to left/right sides of page to make room for 3-hole punch on 2-sided printing:

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

View photos here

DOWNLOAD (35.04 MB)

Thumbnail: 
day.jpg
Usage advice: 

I use nice textured/thick paper for my planner and always print on both sides — depending on which side you’re printing you’ll want more space for a 3-hole punch! For that reason, the download contains duplicates of some pages pushed to the left or the right side of the page… I also recommend using the ‘fit to page’ printer setting which will make them a bit smaller but keep it from being cut off on the edges.

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Language: 
English
Letter2009-11-16 00:45
A Spreadsheet Month

Here is a quick and dirty Open Office Calc document with two sheets (one for First Day of the Week is Monday, one for Sunday)

I tinkered this up while playing with the two Chaos spreadsheets and though it worth sharing.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Just change the month and/or year at the top of the sheet and it will show the month you want. Leave the day in that cell at "1" or it will mess up the dates.

Print it out on whatever size paper you desire.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Should match your machine's language
Applications required: 
Open Office
AttachmentSize
CalendarMonth.ods12.03 KB
Multiple Sizes2009-12-15 16:55
Long Weekend

Requested Template. Friday - Monday on one page. Classic Size...

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

Whichever way you want to use it!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Weekend.xls14.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-12-17 18:21
Weekly Organizer 2 pg per week

This is done in Excel. It has a daily column for appointments and then right below the appointment column for a particular day is the Daily Actions. It starts with Monday. The Thumbnail is of the first part of the week. On the right hand (facing) page after the Sunday column is a To Be Done column for weekly projects.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Weekly Organizer 2pg per wk.JPG
Usage advice: 

I need primarily to see a week at a time, and my appointments, meetings, etc., plus stuff I need to get done that day. In the To Be Done column to the right of Sunday, I list what I need to get done for that week. Most of the time, that means significant steps towards completing a project. But I put personal things there also. The small boxes in the Daily Action lines are for me to check off each task I completed. I don't have any place for notes, because I have other places in my DIYPlanner for things like that. I use a 24 hour clock for appointments. The lines above the days are where I put the date, and next to the "Weekly Organizer" at the top I write in the week, like 20 - 27 December 2009. Feel free to change it to suit you.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
MicroSoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Weekly Organizer 2 pg per week.xls35.5 KB
Letter2009-12-21 02:18
Franklin Covey compact size two-page monthly revision

Here is the revision for the compact calendar. I tried before, but I do not see it.
You have to fill in the dates yourself. this is designed to give you the maximum white space available.

I took out the little date boxes and made the two columns next to the the holes larger. I used a curved punch to round the corners next to the rings. I used a vellum-type paper, but a little heavier, a very light tan. It came out okay for me. I hope you find an answer to your problem. You might ask Ygor to make one for you.

Depending on what kind of printer you use, you will have to reposition your sheet to print on the other side. I have a hp and put the sheet face up and head first into the paper slot.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

for someone who wants the maximum white space. 4.25 x 6.75 Cut out around the border line as it is exactly the page size.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
Open office writer
AttachmentSize
mtw fc compact view2.odt8.36 KB
TFSat fc compactview2.odt8.43 KB
Other2009-12-21 23:50