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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Arrows and Endpoints on a Monthly Planner Spread

When an event spans several days, most people use a long (sometimes color-coded) line to show the duration of the event.

I do the same thing, but with a couple of little tweaks.

monthly, travel, planner

I use an arrow to refer to a future or previous week. (See below, next to the eraser on the black pen.)

I use an endmark (vertical line) to refer to the beginning or end of a timeline. (See below, next to the eraser on the blue pen.)

monthly, travel, planner

It makes sure that, should vacation go from June into July, I tell tell that whether glancing at June or July (due to arrows instead of endpoints between June 30th and July 1st).

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Jaime Barfield said...

This is a neat tip. I have always used the arrow line, but never thought to use the end mark. I always rewrote the event on the last day, drawing the arrow line from first day to last. I like end mark better.

Giftie Etcetera said...

Reading your comment, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I felt like this was hard to explain, and my writing was weak, but you understood just fine! :)

KariP said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. I've always used the endmark (never knew it had a name), but the arrow trick is something I have to try.

Laurie said...

That is brilliant! I can block off comp days and still have space for everything else! I am so going to put this tip into action.

Anonymous said...

I use the same system, but it's bright colored (orange, green,...) so that I pay attention, particularly if it's on many pages (ex from july to august).