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Daily Schedule & Record (Classic)

Dated Daily pages (November 2006) containing a schedule (16 hours), action list, voicemail log, food log, record/notes, and personal notes/journal areas. Includes 1-up and 2-up layouts - source ODG files only, no PDF.

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

On the left-hand page:

To-dos for the day go in the 'action list'. There's a priority column for determining order/importance, and an EST column for entering how much time you think it will take to perform the task. There's an unlabeled column for recording what you did with it (schedule forward, delegate, done, in progress, etc.).

The schedule isn't labeled with AM/PM, so it would probably work OK for someone on the graveyard shift as well as a day-shifter. It's got 15-minute intervals marked to make it easier to enter meetings, etc.

I enter my voicemail messages received that day in the "Voicemail Log" section. It's freeform so I can record the message on as many lines as required to fit it in. I don't get many voicemails each day, so it's a small section.

The Food Log is for the person trying to control weight--to lose, gain, or otherwise. It's got prompts for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three snacks, and a small spot to record your weight that day.

On the right-hand page:

A record/notes section with each line individually numbered for easy indexing (a la Covey). There's a column for the item itself as well as a column for owner or due date.

Beneath is a section for Personal Notes/Journal. For myself, I intend to record such wonders as my kids latest developments, how I felt that day, conversations with family & friends, ideas for personal projects/growth, etc.

To use it for any other month than November 2006, open the source and change out the dates in the left-hand page titles.

For the 1-up file: Then print all the dated left pages. Flip your stock in the printer, then print enough copies of the undated right-hand page to cover the backs of all the dated pages.

For the 2-up file: Print half the pages on 8.5x11, then flip and reload in the printer. Print the other half of the pages. Then slice apart and punch. They might even come out in the right order. :) For months with odd days, there's a page at the end of the file that has a double notes/record page so you don't end up with some crazy date on the back of the last page of your month.

Note: to be like Covey, you'd put a 'master task list' on the back of the 1st day of the month, and the back of the last 'record' page would be something else. Those kinds of pages can be found in the Core template, I think.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.Org
AttachmentSize
Daily Schedule & record Nov 2006.zip112.04 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-10-16 00:59
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
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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
Flylady Planner Pages PDF

This is a PDF conversion of the Flylady Pages found at http://www.diyplanner.com/node/572

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

This is a PDF conversion of the Flylady Pages created by ScrapBunny and found at http://www.diyplanner.com/node/572 - you should be able to just print it out in Acrobat.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
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flyladykit.pdf229.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-10-21 09:48
Weekly Rainbow w/Check List

Week on left, checklist on right.

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

Print Rainbow Weekly on one side, Check list on the backside. Since I'm right-handed I punch the pages so that the Check list is on the right (where I do most of my writing).

I even made a partial page check list that can be trimmed and inserted when I run out of room on the checklist page. I will up load that separately.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Word
AttachmentSize
cal1test.doc32.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-10-23 22:28
Holiday Planning Set

A set of forms to assist with Holiday planning, including Meal planner, Master Gift List, Holiday Planning Calendar, Weekly task forms, and forms to hold information about Recipients.

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

The Holiday Planning Calendar is designed to be an overview of which list to use each week leading up to the holiday season. Each year, write in the dates for that year, starting with the last week, the week of New Year's Day. Map the holidays you observe on the calendar. The first week on the chart will generally be the last partial week of October, and the last week will be the first partial week of January.

The six action pages correspond to the large gray words printed on the Calendar. So, the first week, you'll use the "Organize" list, the second week you'll use the "Plan" list, etc. These lists are the to-dos for each of six weeks you do the heavy prep for the holidays. There's room to add extra items if you have different/extra holiday tasks, such as charitable work, religious observances, etc.

The menu planner is a simple sheet for planning the menu of a holiday meal. You can use one or more lines for each dish to make sure you have all the right ingredients on hand. You can also remind yourself whether the dish can be made ahead, and which day you plan to make it. You can post the menu on the fridge on the big day so your helpers can understand the plan, too.

The Master Gift List is one-line-per-person. Include all of the people you plan to buy gifts for, or whose list you're on. There's a spot for writing down what they want, what you want from them (and whether you've given them that idea or not), what you'll actually give them, and whether you've got the item on hand, wrapped, or mailed. If you have a lot of folks to buy for, you can use separate forms for each branch of the family.

The "About Gift Recipients" forms (left- and right-hand pages) record basic information about these individuals' interests, sizes, pets, and any notes you want to record. You'd put on this list long-term info to remember, since the Gift List form has the spot for this year's particular ideas. So, for example, if sister Jane likes to belly dance, you'd record that here--but if she longs for finger cymbals, you'd record that on the Master Gift List.

I made most of the pages fat margin on the left just because it's easy. The source is included if you'd rather have some more right-handed holes. The PDF is in there too.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org (to edit the templates)
AttachmentSize
Holiday Planning.zip72.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-10-27 19:01
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)
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Planificacion_semanal_2dc.pdf41.5 KB
A52006-11-09 14:36
Daily Task List

This is a tool that can help you keep track of all your daily objectives.

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Usage advice: 

This is a daily task list that I created when I couldn't find what I needed in the office supply stores. I looked at many different kinds of DAILY pages and TO DO lists, but couldn't find one that functioned the way I needed it too...so I made my own.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-11-09 21:04
Monthly Index & Metrics

This contains a left-hand-punch monthly index page and a right-hand-punch monthly metrics page, meant to be used with 2-page-per-month calendars and daily pages.

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

I currently use a printed planner. It has 2-page-per-month calendars that preceed the daily pages. Page 1 of the monthly calendar is a monthly index. Page 2 and 3 are the 2 calendar pages. Page 4 is currently a financial tracking page, which I don't use.

The pages in these files are a Monthly Index page, which I will use in the same fashion as in the purchased pages, and a Monthly Metrics page which I will use in place of the financial tracking page.

I have downloaded the 2007 2-page-per-month Monthly calendar that someone else posted. I will be inserting into that my 2 pages. The Monthly Index page will be inserted before each Month's pages; the Monthly Metric will be inserted after each Month's pages. Each page in the template says "Monthly 2007" instead of the actual month name, of course, and I will have to edit that when I use them.

I figure this way I will have my monthly set of pages complete and in the order they need to be printed.

Basically, the front of the 1st sheet of paper will be the Monthly Index, holes on the left side. The back of the 1st sheet of paper will be page one of the monthly calendar, holes on the right side. The front of the 2nd sheet of paper will be the 2nd page of the calendar, holes on the left side. The back of the 2nd sheet of paper will be the Monthly Metrics, holes on the right side.

The Monthly Metrics page is currently relatively bare. It has a title (Monthly 2007 Metrics), and 32 lines - a planned title line and numbered lines for 31 days. I plan to produce calendars for myself and several family members. We'll each want to use different metrics for the month. My next step will be coming up with modular templates that can be pasted onto the Monthly Metrics page. The Monthly Metrics page will provide the rows, while the pasted in Metric module will provide the columns and column headings. Metric modules I'm thinking of are Weight, Glucose readings, habit tracking. Note that I don't know if I'll ever get around to these or even post them. ;)

These pages are built completely from the DIY Planner kit. OpenOffice source and pdf files are included.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
MonthlyAccPages.zip20.54 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-11-14 18:18
Reducing The Art of Virtue to 3x5

Art of Virtue templates in 3x5 format
2 up & 2 down

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

This template creates 4 sets of Benjamin Franklin's The Art of Virtue templates.

Excellent for printing out and carrying since each 'page' is the size of a 3x5 index card. Could be printed on cardstock. You may wish to laminate some sheets.
Each of the 13 virtues is backed by blank templates for future use.

Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Benjamin Franklin.pdf620.97 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2006-11-17 22:26
Compact (4.25x6.75) size dated daily notes pages for Dec. 2006

Dated daily notes pages with mini-calendars.

Paper size: 
Other
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Usage advice: 

I've gotten into the habit (being a Franklin Covey expatriate) of keeping my planner as a journal. So when I started using the DIY templates instead of those overpriced Covey things, I wanted to hang on to the two-pages-per-day format for my day keeper pages.

Enter the DIY-style daily notes. This is my second attempt at a custom form. It includes a mini-calendar on every page, and each page is dated. You'll notice that these forms don't perfectly match the style of the official forms, but they're close enough by my own comparison.

The procedure I use for preparing these pages is simple: print as many left-handed DIY day keeper forms as needed for the month, then on the front of those pages, print the daily notes forms from this document. (You'll have to use scaling on the official forms, as I haven't included those in this file. Fear not, I'm working on it.)

As noted above, these forms are made to cater to the "compact" size 6-ring users. The margins aren't terribly narrow, so you can probably fudge it with different page sizes (and you can always make them bigger with scaling functions.)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
compact_daily_notes_dec_06.pdf184.19 KB
Other2006-11-21 18:48
Envelope-style Hipster Cases

Two envelope-style cardstock cases for hipster PDAs (index card stacks). One fits about 30 cards, the other about double that. No gluing required.

Paper size: 
Letter
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Usage advice: 

Print out both pages on heavy cardstock (I used 110lb Card Stock, not the lighter-weight Cover Stock). I say print both just because you might decide you want a bigger or smaller box after you see how it folds up, so you might as well do them both. But the template is only one letter-size sheet. I would expect that A4 would work, just don't resize the image before printing. Trimming the image would be fine.

Cut around the edges of the image with a scissors. This will make a plus-shaped piece of cardstock.

Decide how you want your box to be closed. You have several options:
* Tab-and-slot. This is the default. It won't close very tightly, but it won't pop open spontaneously I don't think. If you want this, cut the diagonal lines on the top flap to make the flap come to a broad point. Then slice the slot on the bottom flap with an X-acto knife (or other sharp blade).
* Velcro dot. You can cut along the diagonals or not as you wish, but don't cut the slot. Stick the dot to the top flap first, then use that to place the dot on the bottom flap. The self-adhesive dots are pretty easy to work with.
* Ribbon-tie. You can cut small slots for the ribbon to pass through or not as you please. Cut the point in the top flap or not as you please.
* Rubber band. Don't cut the slot. Cut the point if you want. Just wrap a rubber band around it all to keep it closed.
* Binder clip. The larger box requires a 1.25" clip. The smaller one will take a 3/4" clip. I recommend NOT cutting the top flap to a point, simply because the rectangular flap will give you more places to put the clip.

Finish your cutting based on your decision (above).

Use the blunt rounded side of a butter knife (not the side with the teeth) to score along the remaining lines. Just press down so you can see that the fibers have been squished by the knife. This will help you fold more easily. You can skip this if you want, but your folds will be much cleaner if you score the lines. Use a ruler with a metal edge to guide the knife in a straight line.

Fold all of the horizontal and vertical lines. Fold them all in the same way, so all the flaps stand up when you're finished. I folded mine so the printing would be inside the finished box, but you could do the opposite if you want the lines to show on the outside of the box.

Put your stack of cards inside the box. Fold the short flaps in, then the long flaps. Close the box using your preferred method.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview) or OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
hipster cases - envelope style.zip48.52 KB
Letter2006-11-21 21:24
Christmas Card List

A template to help record Christmas cards sent and received.

Paper size: 
A5
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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
Envelope-style Business Card Cases

Two templates for business card cases. One holds about 30 cards, the other about 60 cards. No glue needed.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Print both pages on heavy cardstock. I use 110 lb cardstock, not the lighter weight cover stock. You only need one page, but you might decide after folding one that you need a bigger or smaller one, so you might as well do them both at once.

Cut around the edges of the diagram to make a plus shape. Decide whether you want a tab-and-slot closure or some other closure (see also the envelope-style hipster cases for more details).

Use the rounded, dull side of a butter knife to score the horizontal and vertical lines. This will help you fold the creases more cleanly later. Use a metal-edged or other strong ruler to help you guide the butter knife in a straight line.

Fold all of the creases you just scored. Fold them all the same direction, so the flaps all point up when you're done.

Put your cards in the center of the plus. Fold the side, small tabs in over your stack, then the bottom (non-pointy) tab up. Finally, fold the top (pointy) tab down and tuck it in the slot if you chose to do the tab-and-slot closure.

Note: Once you've got the hang of this template, you can transfer the design to a more decorative piece of cardstock--the kind that won't go through your laser or inkjet printer. The thumbnail shows a box made from cardstock that won't go through a printer. Thick and textured cardstocks will work with this box, though textured, ribbed, or lumpy ones will be less suitable as writing surfaces.

shris

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
business card cases - envelope style.zip47.79 KB
Letter2006-11-27 15:17
Business Card Cases - Crayon Box Style

Two boxes for holding business cards or credit cards. One holds about 30 business cards, the other holds about 60 business cards. These boxes require a bit of glue to hold them together.

Paper size: 
Letter
Usage advice: 

These boxes are good for purse organization as well as mini-hipsters. They hold credit cards or business cards as well as business-card-size-hipsters. Use different colored boxes to differentiate different types of cards--medical, membership, punch cards...

Print them both on heavy cardstock--I used 110lb Card Stock, not the lighter weight Cover Stock. Do them both just in case you decide you want a bigger or smaller box once you've finished folding one.

Cut out the whole thing around the outside edges. There are four little spots to make additional slits, these are marked with arrows and instructions on the template pages.

Score the creases with the dull rounded edge of a butter knife. Use a ruler to guide the blade in a straight line. This will make the folding easier and cleaner later on. Trust me, you want to do this step.

Glue the long trapezoidal tab to the inside of the fat rectangular tab on the opposite end. This will form a tube. I used glue stick for this. Double-sided tape would probably work also.

Fold in the little side tabs on one end of the box and tuck in the rounded tab. Then put your business cards into the box and close the other end the same way.

If you want greater security than just tabs and slots, you can use binder clips on either end of the box to make double sure it stays closed. Ribbons and rubber bands will also work just fine.

Some options:
* You could maybe punch a small hole in one corner of the box to add a ring to it so you could attach it to a keychain. Not sure how this would work long term, but you could try it.
* You could add a pen loop on the side of the box by adding a two inch by one inch rectangle to the box template and forming it into a loop with glue.
* You could cut some small diagonal slits in the four corners on one side of the box to make a 'jotter' arrangement for a card on the outside of the box. Just don't get them too close to the edges. :)
* You could add a 'hang tag' to one short end of the box by adding a one inch wide tab along the edge of the fat rectangle, folding it in half (glue it down), and hole-punching it. This would probably work better than hole-punching through the body of the box.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), OpenOffice.org
AttachmentSize
business card cases - crayon style.zip49.5 KB
Letter2006-11-30 02:45
A Larger Priority Matrix with a list of Check Boxes

The original Priority Matrix inspired this template. It is a larger version that is spread across 2 pages meant to be printed on one 8.5x11 page paper.

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

I make a list of things to do, then I priority this list. I used the original priority matrix to prioritize my lists, but it was too small. I use the list and matrix on a weekly basis, so adding things to the list as the week progressed was more difficult with the smaller space, ie this creation.

Included is the open office draw file and pdf. I print these on one page as inspired by flexiblefine, http://www.diyplanner.com/node/986. I also added a check list to the 'outside' of the folded sheet so my notes would have some order rather than lines on blank space.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), Open Office to edit
AttachmentSize
Classic - Larger Priority Matrix with lists.zip31.43 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-12-01 01:59
2007 Dated Weekly Calendar (2-up)

2007 Dated Weekly Calendar - 2 pages per week, Monday start, and includes small monthly calendars of current and next 2 months. Similar format to D*I*Y Planner weekly format. PDF and source files included.

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

This template will give you one week spread over two pages. It prints on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. When printing from Acrobat make sure your page scaling is set to "None". Cut each page in half (at 5.5").

Open Office Draw source file included - feel free to modify.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview); OpenOffice 2.0
AttachmentSize
2007 Weekly Calendar 2-up.zip746.84 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-12-01 22:17
Word Planner thru 12/31/09 6 Months/page

Six-month per page planning calendar, through 12/31/09.

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

Print out onto a letter-size page, landscape orientation. Punch holes along the left (8.5 in) margin. Fold the page towards the rings or spiral binding, then when you need to check the calendar, fold it out--it will extend out past the pages of your planner for reference.

I'm making notes of future appointments and goals on the pages or just using it to look up dates.

Hope this is helpful to someone.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Word or Open Office
AttachmentSize
MONTHLY VERTICAL 6 Months to a Page.doc301.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-12-03 19:32
Music Practice Tracker

A page for your planner to help track when you practice your music! Also has space to take notes of where you can improve. Available in Classic, A5, Letter and A4

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

Use this to keep track of when you practice your music. By taking notes, like "REMEMBER THE B flat" etc, you can see as you practice more your improvements. This is good for little reminders.
It also has a whole heap of hints!
You can email me for more information.

SIZES - The two PDF files are letter and A4. To use with Classic and A5, simply shrink it down in printing. Go to File> Print Setup and change the paper size to Classic or A5.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
music practice tracker letter.pdf26.16 KB
Music Practice Tracker a4.pdf26.17 KB
Multiple Sizes2006-12-04 01:17
Textbook Hire Record

A basic table which is great for recording the textbooks that you have hired for school/college/uni whatever. Available in Letter, Classic, A4 and A5.

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

Use this to record the textbooks that you get out for school. It has date, title, staff (to sign that it is returned) and barcode (so you know which one is yours), with another column (in the second version that appears here) for which subject the book is for.

I recommend filling it out, so if you lose your textbooks, you know what the barcode is and if you have returned it and things like that.
To print:
- Letter and A4 planner users just print as usual.
- Classic and A5 planner users go File -> Print Setup and change the paper size to what you use. It should work.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
text book hire record - letter.pdf20.18 KB
text book hire record - a4.pdf20.23 KB
text book hire record 2 - letter.pdf20.78 KB
text book hire record 2- a4.pdf20.72 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-12-06 00:31
Flexible Timetable - perfect for students

A flexible timetable that can be adapted to suit Week Day timetables and/or cyclic ones. Loosely based on one that was in my school diary. Available in A4, Letter, Classic and A5.

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
Usage advice: 

How to use: This Timetable has been designed for maximum flexibility and can be adapted for Week Day and Cyclic Timetabling. Fill in the heading for either Week Days or Cyclic School Days. Then, use a pencil to block out unused columns. In the “Period/Time” column, complete the number of periods for each day. There is allowance for up to 10 periods per day. If there are less periods in your school day, you can block out any unused lines remaining or use the extra lines to illustrate recess or lunch breaks, or extra curricular activities.

TO PRINT: A4/letter, print as usual. A5/Classic, go to File -> Print Setup and choose your paper size. It should work.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
timetable a4.pdf23.66 KB
timetable letter.pdf23.65 KB
Multiple Sizes2006-12-06 00:54