Templates

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Mileage Logsheet

Just a simple mileage log that I use for work. Prints on A4, but I use it in an A5/Classic Filofax type folder.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
logsheet.JPG
Usage advice: 

Logging mileage for vehicle travel

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Excel
AttachmentSize
Mileage log.xls50.5 KB
A42009-06-10 09:18
Organize IT Weekly Planner
Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
planner.jpg
Usage advice: 

Version 3 of my weekly planner, designed to keep track of everything that is on your mind and plan out your week. In the main column you list all the tasks you want to do for the week then tick the appropriate day you want to do them plus a time/deadline where appropriate. The second column is a mind dump for capturing any other thoughts or tasks that don't have to be done during that week.

For a further explanation, please visit Organize IT.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Weekly planner.pdf104.27 KB
A42009-07-19 13:24
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
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
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
Meetings Page with Larger Notes Section

A tweak to my first meeting page template. This one doesn't have the 'prep' area, so it leaves more room for notes for those really long meetings! Feel free to use either of them.

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

Components & Usage...

Header
Room to write description of the meeting, i usally write the date as well. Can be used for team meetings or meetings with individuals. Also a box with processed - after a meeting i transfer notes and actions to my diary and planner system and then file this sheet.

Notes
A fairly big notes section for joting down stuff that comes up at the meeting or just doodling if it's a really boring meeting!

Action Section
A place to write all the actions that have come out of the meeting.

There are two identical pages in the pdf so you can print double sided.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
adobe reader, preview, etc
AttachmentSize
meetings_no_agenda.pdf11.01 KB
A42010-02-04 17:07
Shortcut Column

Do you want to learn shortcuts and are tired of all the little notes stuck to the sides of your monitor?

Paper size: 
A4
Usage advice: 

Download the shortcut column, add your own shortcut, print, cut and glue and you have a column to put on your desk.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Dutch
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
shortcuts column.doc33.5 KB
sneltoetsenzuil.doc33.5 KB
A42010-09-19 11:53
Time Logging/Tacking Sheet

I was looking for a way to track my time, only by putting x's and made this template.

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

On top you note down the tasks or projects you are working on, and you only have to put a x every quarter under the task.

I added the excel sheet also, so you can modify it to suit your needs.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Dutch
Applications required: 
Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel
AttachmentSize
Time logging.xls33 KB
Time logging EN.pdf56.9 KB
Time logging NL.pdf57.63 KB
A42010-06-06 12:23
2010 Work Week Planner

The largest part of my new system - the work week planner. Includes Weekly planning for Monday to Friday, Notes sections and small section for major events of the weekend.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
2010 Weekly Planner.jpg
Usage advice: 

This is the planner i use for work and as i work only monday to friday i decided to make it a monday to friday diary, so i didn't waste space on weekend days i didn't write in.

Starts on the 25th January cause i created it just this week.

Basically it's a five day work week to a two page spread. Mon-Wed on one page and Thur, Fri, Notes and weekend on a second page.

Each day is divided into general notes at the top, morning (anything that happens before 8am). Time slots from 8am till 7pm; then evening (anything that happens after 7pm)

Also included is a notes section and a weekend section - sometimes stuff happens on the weekend that i need to be aware of in my work diary so i put it here.

I print it out on A4 double sided so that you see one week at a time and bind it together with the other pages in my system. You could also punch it and keep it loose leaf in a folder. Friends of mine print one week out a time or a month at a time.

I'm working on a few other designs at the moment including a 7 day work week and a landscape one page version of this page.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
english
Applications required: 
adobe reader, preview, etc
AttachmentSize
2010 Weekly Planner.pdf212.04 KB
A42010-01-21 18:03
Meeting Page

This is part of a page from my new system that i use for taking notes in meetings. I use it in team and staff meetings + meetings with my boss and other individuals.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
meeting agenda thumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

Components & Usage...

Header
Room to write description of the meeting, i usally write the date as well. Can be used for team meetings or meetings with individuals. Also a box with processed - after a meeting i transfer notes and actions to my diary and planner system and then file this sheet.

Prep
This is where i empty my head of all agenda items that i want to speak about at the meeting. I have a formal meeting with my boss every monday morning, so during the rest of the week i keep one page handy and jot down anything i need to speak to him about at this meeting.

Notes
A fairly big notes section for joting down stuff that comes up at the meeting or just doodling if it's a really boring meeting!

Action Section
A place to write all the actions that have come out of the meeting.

I find this works really well for personal note taking and minute taking at meetings. Let me know if it works for you or any improvements and stay tuned for more pages in this system.

There are two identical pages in the pdf so you can print double sided.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
adobe reader, preview, etc
AttachmentSize
meeting agenda.pdf11.46 KB
A42010-01-21 17:25
2010 Yearly Planner

Another component of my new system is the yearly planner. For basic yearly overview planning. 3 months to an A4 page, 6 months to a 2* A4 spread. Loosely based on the yearly planning in the moleskine diaries.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
2010 yearly planner.jpg
Usage advice: 

Pretty basic. I print it out double sided so that there are two A4 spreads of 6 months each. You can also use it for 3 monthly planning by printing each page out separately.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
adobe reader, preview, etc
AttachmentSize
2010 yearly planner.pdf20.61 KB
A42010-01-21 17:41
Agenda Semanal 2010 en español - 2010 Spanish Weekly Calendar

Agenda semanal tamaño A4.
A4 Spanish Weekly Calendar.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
agenda a4.png
Usage advice: 

Hice esta agenda semanal tomando prestado el modelo ya publicado en este sitio. Es fácilmente traducible a otros idiomas mediante "buscar y reemplazar". Yo la imprimí en doble faz y la mandé a anillar junto con otros formularios. Un detalle: los días de la semana no tienen el número correspondiente (por ejemplo "lunes 4 de enero") Era demasiado trabajo hacerlo en la computadora, así que opté por escribir los números a mano (es más divertido). En otro post pondré los formularios que hice y las carátulas para que puedas aprovecharlos.

I made this calendar borrowing a popular model from this site. It's in Spanish but it should be easily translated by "search and replace". You can print it in double side and ring-bound it with other forms to made a good planner. Just a detail: the week days don't have the number, it was a lot of work doing it with the computer so I preferred to add it by hand (more fun). I'll post the other forms and the covers so you can use them too.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
Spanish
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.org Draw - Acrobat Reader - Fuente Blue Highway
AttachmentSize
Agenda Semanal A4.pdf1.89 MB
Semanal A4 2010.odg477.89 KB
A42010-01-17 17:13
A4 - 2010 - Week to a View

Week across two pages for an A4 planner

Might be able to be scaled OK

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
A4 Week to View.png
Usage advice: 

To be printed double sided - and yes the first page is meant to be blank :-)

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
A4 - 2010 Week to a View.pdf78.83 KB
A42010-10-13 17:07
A4 - 2010 - Week to a Page

From late September through to the end of the year.

Week to a page view for A4 planner users

Hope it's of use :-)

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
A4 Week to Page.png
Usage advice: 

Meant for double sided printing - but works without if need be

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
A4 - 2010 Week to a Page.pdf59.16 KB
A42010-10-13 17:04
Daily Planner (Colorful)- Modified

I had earlier posted a daily scheduler which was a bit whimsical and suited my taste at that point of time. However, increasingly, I have felt the need to have the same content in a slightly more structured format, and carried out some changes accordingly.
This still has to be printed on an A4 format, but no longer uses both sides of the sheet, but has been compressed into one side of the A4 sheet.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
daily planner thumbnail.JPG
Usage advice: 

As usual, this daily planner is best combined with a weekly review system, when one or two weekly goals which will be concentrated on are identified. This daily planner will take 10 mins or so to fill up the night before or in the morning before starting the day.

My weekly review system is an involved process, so please let me know if anybody feels interested at all to have look at it, will post it then.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
daily planner.doc59.5 KB
A42010-04-15 08:37
A daily scheduler

I adapted this from Balanced Life for Circa by Julie Morgenstein as I wanted it customised to suit my own needs. I print it on an A4/ Letter size paper in '2 pages per sheet' mode and then slice through it and put it in my Circa planner.

Paper size: 
A4
Usage advice: 

Please feel free to create your own customisation using this.. The 'Slider for Daily Routine' and 'Slider for 3 Weekly Outcomes' may seem a little confusing. Actually that is where I slide in my circa punched halves of 3x5 notecard where I have written my key elements of a'daily routine' on one half and on the other half, the '3 major weekly goals/outcomes' which i am aiming for that week. They help me stay focussed through the day.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
daily scheduler.doc37 KB
A42012-07-10 07:10
A4 General Template

Very simple A4 template - very much making the use of all the paper.

To do or waiting for pages with pre-printed tick boxes, requirements gathering with pre-printed check boxes and classification types (using MoSCoW naming), plus a couple of meeting templates.

A lot simpler than ones I've submitted before - but useful for A4 filofaxes etc.

Happy using!

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
Screen shot 2011-03-27 at 17.55.20.png
Usage advice: 

Meant to be printed out double sided

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
A4 Template - General Stuff.pdf41.86 KB
A42011-03-27 16:58
German A5 tasks and contacts list

Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a German tasks and contacts page which can be assigned to a given date.

Paper size: 
A5
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

This template is for those people who want or have to do their tasks and have to contact people at a certain date. Parallel use of a calendar is recommended.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
German
Applications required: 
OpenOffice 2.0
AttachmentSize
ger_task.zip9.9 KB
A52005-12-14 23:58
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
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