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Pretty Pretty Planner 2017 is LIVE!!

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As usual, please let me know if there are bugs or errors in the templates, or if download links are broken – I’ll do my best to fix and reload them as soon as I can.

I plan to post on here more regularly in 2017, so stay tuned for more activity on that front too.

Enjoy!!

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The 2017 Pretty Pretty Planner is coming!!

Like THIS AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING soon. They’re not ready yet, because I need to upload everything to MediaFire and update the blog links and stuff. But check back by early this evening cause they should be ready!!!

I wanted to thank everyone for their very helpful and well thought out comments, I greatly appreciate them. (Well, there was ONE that rankled, but I’m trying to let it go.) I am so pleased that you all like this planner so much, even when I was frustrated and life got in the way with these, you are the reason I couldn’t let the Pretty Pretty Planner die.

So after much deliberation I have decided not to put them up for sale this year, and just post them for download as usual. I am adding new usage policy information EVERYWHERE I can think of on my website, and have a new Usage/Printing Info txt file I’m including with the downloads.

I’m also going to make it my goal to explore a more professional design program in 2017, perhaps Adobe InDesign. Designing these templates in Word 2010 has been getting more and more frustrating – one minute everything will look perfect, and the next my tables are all messed up and truncated, and I haven’t even touched anything! And the bigger the Word files get, the fussier they seem. So there’s been some creative cursing at my computer this weekend haha. But I think the Pretty Pretty Planner has evolved past the limitations of Word. I’ve also heard there are scripts I can use in InDesign that would automatically populate all my dates, which would be AMAZING because that is the biggest time-suck when updating these.

So, that is the plan for 2017. Come back in a few hours and you can download away.

Thanks for sticking with me folks. ♥

REDOWNLOAD ALERT: Pretty Pretty Planner Junior BW Version

If you have downloaded the Junior 2016 BW version, there was an error with the date sequence on one page in January. The files have been corrected and re-uploaded, so please download again!

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New Pretty Pretty Planner Version: Weekly Horizontal

A weekly horizontal planner version of the Pretty Pretty Planner was requested last year. Here’s what I came up with for 2016. Only Junior size right now. Head on over to the Pretty Pretty Planner page to download!

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How Junior Size Printable Pages Are Organized

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:

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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

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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.

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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.

RELEASED: Pretty Pretty Planner 2016 Versions!!!

2016 VERSIONS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED!!

WOOOHOOO!! Thanks everyone for your patience and encouragement via the comments, hopefully you like these 2016 versions. As usual, if the links don’t work right please let me know and I’ll fix ASAP.

https://pensandart.wordpress.com/the-pretty-pretty-planner/

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2016 Versions…

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ARE COMING SOON!