The Pretty Pretty Planner printables consists of two primary parts – weekly and monthly calendars, with different layout and color scheme variations.
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There’s nothing worse than finding a great printable, and finding you’d love it that much more if you could just change one or two little things…. that’s why I always create mine in MS Word 2010, and post them in that same format. Since each printable is a complex set of nested tables and formatting, anything from colors to borders to labels can be changed. Fonts can be changed, images inserted, etc. For example: on the weekly layout, the categories for “Checklist” and “Daily Goals” can be renamed to whatever your particular needs are. They each have sub-tables that can be removed or altered as needed as well – for example, if you don’t like the grid pattern under the “Daily Goals” sections, just click on that grid sub-table and delete it out. This requires a certain ability to use MS Word, but heck. If you’ve got this far in the DIY Planner process, you probably know how to edit docs in Word.
How To Install:
Unzip the download links below. In each, the fonts used in my printables are included – you will need to install these fonts in order for the planner to look as it does in these screenshots! The planner was designed on a Windows computer. While it should still be editable on Mac computers, in testing I was told that if the Mac user doesn’t have the current version of MS Office or a similar converter, they will get error messages when opening the MS Word file.
How To Print:
These pages were designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper in landscape mode. The pages are meant to be printed double-sided, and then cut in half and punched with a Levenger/Arc punch. 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. Because of this setup, it may look like the dates are out of order when scrolling through the MS Word file. 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:
1st Half: 2nd Half:
PAGE 4 PAGE 1
PAGE 2 PAGE 3
PAGE 8 PAGE 5
PAGE 6 PAGE 7
If it helps open in Word and zoom out til you see 3 pages per screen. If you look at the dates you will see they follow the logic above. Still confused? Check out this post for screenshots illustrating this principle.
If you have a color printer that prints double-sided pages (or are using the black and white version), then this means you have to choose double-sided printing from the print menu, and then choose to print on the short side (or long side, if that’s how your printer works). This might take some experimenting.
If your color printer requires you to print manual double-sided, it’s more work. You physically print on one side, go to the printer, take them out, reverse the order, and place them upside down back in the tray or however it works for you. On my printer, this means I have to print all the odd pages first, then once I’ve placed them back in the tray I print the even pages.
It’s complicated, but hey – that’s what you get with DIY Planners. Enjoy! I would love to see pics of these printables in action! Send a pic or link to your planner setup with them. Just remember to please don’t redistribute without proper credit.
Monthly Tabs, Rough Draft
These aren’t perfect, but I wanted some tabs in the same colors that I used in the Pretty Pretty Planner. They are designed to be printed, cut out, and glued onto the pages.