I get a lot of questions about why the dates on my Junior-sized weekly printables seem out of sequence. It’s not just a matter of putting a month in order by date on letter size paper, printing on both sides, and then cutting in half. If you did that, all of your dates would be out of order once you actually tried to assemble them in your planner. So imagine opening the Word document you just downloaded for the Pretty Pretty Planner. Zoom out so that each month or week will be a two-page spread, so you will see both pages of a month or week at one time when the notebook is opened.
What you expect to see is the first page, which in my printables is usually the goals/todo’s page, followed by the first week in January, then the second week in January, etc. But instead, if you open my Junior weekly layout and zoom out so that you see two landscape-oriented pages at a time, it will look like this:
The very first “planner” page in the download, the first half of the first page, is actually the first part of the SECOND week, January 4th, 5th and 6th. This is deliberate, and not a mistake in order for the right month or week to start on the back side of the last month.
For example, both the weekly and monthly two-page layouts follow this logic (when I say page, I mean PLANNER page, once printed and cut in half):
1st Half: 2nd Half:
Planner Page 4 Planner Page 1 = Word/PDF page 1
Planner Page 2 Planner Page 3 = Word/PDF page 2
Planner Page 8 Planner Page 5 = Word/PDF page 3
Planner Page 6 Planner Page 7 = Word/PDF page 4
After awhile, it kind of has a two-steps-forward, one-step-back feel. If you have the Word doc zoomed out to 2 pages, imagine four different “planner” pages. Start your sequence with planner page 2, then go to planner page 3 and planner page 4 on the Word doc page 2, and then back to planner page 1 at the very beginning of page 1. Keep thinking of them as sets of two-page spreads. The second half of the week started in position 1 continues in position 2 in the next two page spread. Confused yet? Look at these screenshots and hopefully that will help.
So this is why they may appear to be all out of order but actually are in the order they need to be to print successfully.
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