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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Printing Planner Sized Pages From Letter Sized Word Pages

Full Disclosure: I don't know if this will work for everyone. But it worked for me, so I am sharing!

Additional Disclosure: Yes, I am a lawyer. How could you tell?

So, Plannerds, I made a cool discovery yesterday. My friend sent me the agenda for my mini-reunion this weekend with my residential high school suitemates. I was about to print it out and copy the times into my planner, when I stopped and thought, "wonder if I could print this in compact size?"

Third Now-You-Really-Know-I-Am-A-Lawyer Disclosure: The title of this post refers to planner size. In Filofax terms, a personal planner has pages that measure about 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. I use a Franklin Covey compact (same holes as FF personal), which has pages that measure 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. This should pretty much work for both sizes.

Turns out, the letter-sized agenda was typed in Word. I selected "Page Layout" then scrolled down to "4 x 6." I selected that size, printed, and cut with my paper cutter. I used a single hole punch and a spare sheet of planner paper to line up the hole punch.

Ta da. Agenda in my weekly spread.

TIP: Write notes, like flight info, directly on the agenda.

I also put my packing list there, since I am doing that tonight. Today's is hand-written, but in the future, I might type and just print out at this smaller size!

Also, I made a note over the blank weekly squares so that I force myself to look at the agenda.

This would be a good spot to use washi tape!

TIP: You see that I X'ed out the daily chores on my sticker chart for the days when I will be away from home.

I'll be in Atlanta for the weekend. It's okay to say that, since my husband will still be home with the kids, defending the homestead.

Final disclaimer: Please pray for my husband. He has a long, horrible weekend in front of him, all alone with the children!


1 comment:

GillB Designs said...

Good idea! You could also reduce the font size before printing to get more per page/use less paper and still be readable :)