Introduction: Circular Planner/Calendar Booklet / Notebook Mod
My Planner Idea, Don't Know What to Call It Yet... Clockweek? Flowplanner? Freethink? Weeklymonththing? I have no clue.
As a continuation of my first instructable (Hybrid Book Binding Method - Neat Edges, Tear-Out Pages, Easily Replacable Cover/Pages) I'll be adding a few mini-instructables that go more in depth into different hacks and modifications you can do, and a few ideas I had.
This one is really simple. It should be done in Step 1. It's just another template packet. Made it into another instructables because it has it's own separate instructions. Most of which are on the picture above.
After weeks of thinking and pondering I developed the planner method you can see in the preview image. I wanted something that gave me a good overview of the month ahead, had a weekly view, and I could write daily events in. I didn't want space to be wasted. I often have 10 things to do on Monday and none on Friday, so a weekly planner would be useless. At first it was a square design, with a row of 7 boxes but then I remembered how much I loved the Chronodex design (even if it didn't work for me) and made it like you see above.
The initial "final" design is the one you see above with a 2 month view but I've found this slightly too small for my tastes and yet to big as part of a notebook. So now there's two zip downloads. One has all the blank non dated templates I've created .There's a few variations to choose from because some friends requested a few changes here and there to suit them. Feel free to ask me for a custom one and I'll see what I can do. Then there's a the only dated zip packet I'll ever make because it was really really really messy to make in photoshop and incredibly hard to get printed out right. I still offer it though, and the instructions are below.
A Few Pieces of Paper (Templates are in A4 only this time) At least 4 for the dated method, preferably more in case of mistakes..The others you can calculate how many months you want and how many papers you'll need according to your template.
Stapler Optional, not needed if you will be binding the pages into a notebook.
Scissors or Something to Cut Optional
Everything Else ZIP
Dated Method Instructions:
1. Download the Dated ZIP.
2. Print them out. I had such an incredibly hard time printing them in order with my printer I just redid all the JPEGs to make it easier for me.
Choose from the folders Single or 7 Page Signature (which is actually a 4 page signature but I'm not going to reupload the zip just to fix it). Use single fold if you'll be binding and the other if you'll be stapling. There's also other blank not dated variations which can just be printed without worrying about the order.
Each file corresponds with a "back" page as you can see in the screenshot above. Find the best way to print the front pages to the corresponding back pages and I bet that will be easier than messing with your printer's settings.
3. Fold the papers in half.
4. Arrange the pages in order (this might be a bit confusing but I'm almost 100% sure I saved all the JPGs right, if not tell me) and staple or Cut/Tear and proceed with the instructions on my other instructable to bind them with your notebook.
My Preferred Template (For Binding as its own Tiny Notebook):
1. Download the Everything Else ZIP
2. Print out as many of the Tiny Notebook template as you'll need.
You can either have a two week view (one on the top page, one on the bottom) or a only a week on the top and notes on the bottom. Or some variation of those two (half-circles on the right/left by flipping image)
If you'll want a notes section print out the "Notes Front" and "Notes Back" templates onto the front and the back of your papers.
Otherwise print the regular "Front&Back" template on both sides.. When you look at the pages through the light the circles should line up, but the days (dark weekends) should not. I use the notes section because my printer doesn't align the circles right and it won't do borderless A4s.
5. Cut along the red lines like shown in the image above and tear across the blue ones. By tearing I mean, fold the paper, than tear to create that fuzzy edge for binding unless you don't plan to bind the pages. This is the same for both both the notes and the notes free one.
6. Organize pages in order and continue to my binding instructable to bind. Keep in mind you'll have to improvise with the size and making the cover flip from the top (as should be the most comfortable).
1. Cut off the blank margin, make the pages into a booklet and now you can slip your planner in and out of your notebook in case you only want to take your planner with you. I was going to do this but it seems like my uncle's dog really likes loose papers so yeah... He already tore one of the pages I used to try out how much space I'd need (I came to the above conclusion that 2 months per page were a bit too much).
Feel free to edit the PSD template or the Transparent Sinlge Circle PNGs included for yourself and others. I set it to a share-alike CC license. And be sure to send me a link :)
EDIT: I've finally gotten around to double checking all the templates work and made a few changes to the ZIP packets. If you had trouble printing earlier please try the new versions.