Templates

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D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6 (for OpenOffice.org 2.0)

A 5.5x8.5 templating kit for OpenOffice.org Draw 2.0. Contains a series of graphical widgets that can be copied and pasted to create your own D*I*Y Planner -style templates. Version 0.6 now contains more widgets, is updated for OOo2, and has a series of annotations.

Usage advice: 

See the linked page for more information.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-21 09:30
Next Actions (Unshaded, Narrow Rule)

Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a Next Actions page with a narrower rule, and without shading. I also dropped the PR box as well as the Designated To box, since I never make use of either.

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

This template is for those with printers that dislike shading, and for those with smaller handwriting tendencies like myself.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Next Actions.pdf17.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-03 06:27
Week on a Page

I've compressed the line space of the D*I*Y weekly template, and added time slots to the calendar. This works to better display the 'hardscape' and also to fit smaller writing styles.

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

This page was designed for people like me who write small (the line spaces are only .19"), and for those like me who need to view the day laid out (the hardscape) visually, so that time gaps for running through the inbox or processing lists are readily apparent. The layout is front and back printing, so works good for those who keep the calendar separate from the lists, or for those that like to keep an actions list opposite the calendar page.

Made with the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
weekatatime.pdf49.55 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-01 20:56
Cornell Notes Template

A Cornell Notetaking system template.

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

This is a template I created for using the Cornell Notetaking method, which is explained here.

In general, the shaded area on the left of the page can be used to write questions alongside their corresponding answers. I also use the left area for headings, marginalia and metadata.

In concept, you write "questions" in the left area, and their answers in the right area (as you're taking notes), so like this:

+-----------+ +-------------------------------+
| What are | | - Mercury |
| the names | | - Venus |
| of the | | - Earth |
| planets | | - Mars |
| and their | | - Jupiter |
| order? | | - Saturn |
| | | - Uranus |
| | | - Neptune |
| | | - Pluto |
| | | |

etc. Then, when you're reviewing your notes, you cover up the right area with something and review the questions in the left area, uncovering the right area as needed to check your responses.

At least, that's how the Cornell Notetaking system itself works. I tend to use the left column for things like:

- Questions to myself about things I've written
- Tags and headings to help me find stuff in the page

and other metadata-like things. For example, in a character sketch for my mystery novel, I wrote a long profile of a character named Nancy, and in the midst of the profile I mentioned that she lives next door to her adult son Raymond. Out of nowhere the thought occurred to me that Raymond might end up playing a more significant role in the story than I thought, so I noted that possibility in the left area for future consideration.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
cornell_notes.pdf7.71 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-08 19:05
Diet & Exercise

A daily journal (2 days per page) where you can track what you eat, when you exercise and record a few numbers.

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

Use the Notes/Exercise section to record the times that you performed exercises and any abnormalities in your schedule (such as why you missed a meal or an exercise session, when you're sick and your temperature, possible drug reactions, and so forth). It can also be used to explain why you ate if you were not hungry.

Dinner & is the space to write in not just your dinner, but also the extras you might have within an hour or two before and after dinner.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
DietAndExercise.pdf80.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-24 22:58
Weight Watchers Flexipoint Tracker page

This is a tracker page for the Weight Watchers Flexipoint system.

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

It's just like the Weight Watchers QuikTrak (tm) System book they give you when you first start their program.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
WWFlixpoint.pdf27.75 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-09-25 00:27
D*I*Y Planner Contacts Pack (Letter/A4)

The official letter and A4 edition of the Classic Contacts Pack.

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Usage advice: 

See the [linked page](http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/letter/contacts) for usage information and downloads.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-16 20:32
2006 Dated Weekly Calendar

2006 Weekly Calendar with dates based on the 0.6 Widget Kit. 26 pages, Monday start, formatted for left side holes.

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

Order of Days:
XXX Mon
Tue Wed
Thu Fri
Sat Sun

I print out 24 pages of a 2-up right hand margin GTD combo page, turn them around and print this calendar. After a bit of cutting and re-arranging everything is in order.

The source file for OpenOffice.org 2.0 file is also available below.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office Draw 2.0
AttachmentSize
2006_Weekly_Calendar_PDF.zip1.02 MB
2006_Weekly_Calandar_src.zip37.52 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-26 16:52
Weekly Time Map for Routines

This is a simple spreadsheet to track routines. The template is for 6am-11pm for 7 day weeks starting Monday.

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

Use this is track routines such as Communtes or Work Schedules and broad catigories of tasks such as "Errands or Household".

A sample is included with the Open Office version. Downloading the spreadsheet is stongly reccomened since the cells are too small to write in easily. The spreadsheet uses the BlueHighway fonts that are use in the Widget Kits.

Color coding of types of tasks is a good idea. To color code select the cell or cells, right click, select "format cells", choose the background tab, select your fill color.

*The only restictions on the use of this template are any that might be attached to the font.

Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office 2.0 Calc
AttachmentSize
Time Map.pdf8.77 KB
Time Map.zip11.39 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 05:18
Tab Pocket Template

Template to create Monthly Calandar with Back Pocket and Tab. Requires legal size stock (old legal file folders work).

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

This is still a work in progress, but the pocket is very handy with the suspense list (on back of page)

Requires legal size stock, legal file folders work is you cut them down.

This takes a little work:

* Fill in days of month and label tab.
* Cut along the solid lines (except for a tab).
* Fold along the dotted lines (easier if you lightly score along the fold.
* Glue as directed. Let Dry.
* You can reinforce the edges with a bit of tape on the outside.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office 2.0 Draw (and Blue Highway Fonts)
AttachmentSize
Tab Pocket Template.zip11.61 KB
TabPocketTemplate_example.pdf30.05 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 08:07
Machine Profile

A form for keeping track of computers: IP addresses, inventory information, Make/Model, etc.

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Usage advice: 

Useful if you are in charge of a number of networked machines, installed software, and the like.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-29 09:30
Machine Log

For Systems Administration, treat your computers like contacts.

Usage advice: 

See the linked article.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-06 09:30
Business Card Sources Page

Pages desigend to give you a place to literally stick business cards for places you shop. Requires Double Sided Tape.

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

This is a sources page for lazy people (like me) who aren't going to recopy data that is already in business card form.

If you print it out and apply double sided tape to the striped areas you will be all ready to add business cards to your planner's referance section. When you have a target card take off the other side of the double sided tape, stick and you are almost done.

The business cards attach sideways, but there are 2 lines either underneith or above to write a quick discription (eg Cakes, Web Guy) and a little circle to rate the service (the more colored in the better).

The Draw Tempale offer 3 other ratings squares (5 stars, single starfor numberical rating and a "happy face" without a mouth).

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office 2.0 Draw and Blue Highway Fonts or PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
Business Card Sources.pdf17.31 KB
Business Card Sources.zip10.64 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-25 22:20
Weekly GTD Combo Page

Right hand margin page with Next Action, Waiting For, Projects and Someday/Maybe.

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

Based on the 0.6 Widget Kit.

There is not a whole lot of space here, esp. for projects, but that is on purpose. If I try to do more then 6 or 7 projects at a time I am going to drop things.

There are no labels for the columns on this page. I generally use the the right hand next action for a project or location code if needed. I use the left-most column under Waiting For to note progress and the right-most for a date, sometimes the other is useful for a project code or the like. I use the left-most column under projects for a project code.

Designed to be used with my 2006 weekly planner pages with dates. Formatted for a right hand margin, two per standard size letter pages and two pages with only one form per page.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader or Open Office 2.0 Draw
AttachmentSize
Weekly GTD Page.pdf62.21 KB
Weekly GTD Page.zip13.15 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-11-26 17:24
Tracking Thank-Yous

Thank-you for birthdays and other special occasions

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

Don't forget a single thank-you card this holiday season with this D*I*Y Planner Thank You tracking form. =) Write down the person and the gift as you open each package, and fill in the checkbox when you send that thank-you note (complete with personal reference to the gift, of course)!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
thanks.pdf12.05 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-13 11:30
New Year's Resolutions

Manage your New Year's Resolutions by coming up with several ways to fulfill them

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

If you had a hard time keeping last year's New Year Resolutios, try this template. =) Instead of making a resolution like "Go to the gym every week", think of the outcome ("Be in better health"), and then come up with several ways to make progress ("Eat vegetables", etc.). That way, if you don't feel like going to the gym, you have other ways to make progress. You can use the grid to keep track of your progress or write down extra notes. Have fun!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
resolutions.pdf15.74 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2005-12-20 11:30
Moods

Keep track of what works for you and what doesn't when it comes to your moods, or help your significant other learn how to deal with you

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

I've come to accept the fact that my boyfriend can't read my mind and that we'd both be better off if I help him learn how to deal with me. ;) I haven't actually given him a collection of these templates to help him keep track of what works and doesn't work when I'm in a particular mood, but I'm thinking about it. <grin> After all, he needs to know what to do when I'm depressed, happy, lonely, or excited.

This template is also for personal use. For example, I need to figure out what to do when I'm homesick, as I'll be spending next year away from family and friends. Keeping track of what works and what doesn't gives me ways to prevent, deal with, or recover from things like that.

How do you deal with your moods?

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
moods.pdf19.42 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-03 14:24
Count Your Chickens

This template makes it easier for you to count any quantity.

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

You can use this counter form to keep track of nearly anything! Write labels next to or over lines, and darken one segment at a time. Each block represents 5. Each line represents 100. You can arrange your data in a bar graph or a column graph, and you can also use this to keep track of percentages. Have fun!

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
counter.pdf24.66 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-10 08:22
FlyLady Planner Pages

UPDATED to include new PDF and PowerPoint file:

This is a customizable kit based on the works of Marla Cilley, AKA FlyLady. I basically wanted my control journal to fit with my main planner size and look well put together. I have included a PDF for printing and an editable PowerPoint file based on the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit.

Here is the PDF https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gz9_jTn86hZVhNbUlCNXRZbDQ...

Here is the PowerPoint https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gz9_jTn86hRXlGa1cwWGZ4Y00...

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

I made this because I use FlyLady's info, but had a hard time with her standard letter size planner. It has all basic tips for organizing things the FlyLady way and all the main routines. The PDF file is one-up, but is easy to print 2-up using the Multiple pages on a sheet option.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PowerPoint, PDF Reader
AttachmentSize
fly lady kit.pdf229.5 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-01-25 22:57
Ruled Pages (Classic)

Classic size plain ruled pages. Versions with 6 lines per inch (fine), 5 lines per inch (medium) and 4 lines per inch (wide).

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

Right and left hand pages. Borders for punching holes. Print with Acrobat.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Classic Fine Lined Notes.pdf2.32 KB
Classic Medium Lined Notes.pdf2.24 KB
Classic Wide Lined Notes.pdf2.09 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-02-04 09:07