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#1 patrickng

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 17:09

Dear all,

As 2012 approaches, I'm sharing with you this free weekly planner for Jan-Jun 2012.
Newton, Palm Pilot, iPhone etc couldn't give me the least sense of security while I hate all the traditional linear format of diaries, so I created one for myself. It is modeled after Chrono Notebook from Muji but with a lot of twists.
Although the format is tailored for Midori's Traveler's Notebook, you can use it without that product, just print out the PDF in landscape, double sided, cut the useless portions and bind the pages together, simple as that.

I have been using this method for a long time and thought you would like to try too. Feel free to comment and please do read the details of my blog post so that you know the concept and logic behind:
http://scription.typ...f-a-prayer.html

Hope you all like it.

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#2 dapv

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 17:48

I really like the "cost of a prayer" bit, I'm going to use that, and the little camera charm hanging off your notebook cover. But I do not see the calendar or the download, etc.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 14:17

I really like the "cost of a prayer" bit, I'm going to use that, and the little camera charm hanging off your notebook cover. But I do not see the calendar or the download, etc.


Oh in the middle of the blog post, there is the section where you can download the PDF.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:56

I think this is a really cool idea. I'm a total listmaker though so I don't know how well it would work for me. I'll send my prayers for your family.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 16:14

I think this is a really cool idea. I'm a total listmaker though so I don't know how well it would work for me. I'll send my prayers for your family.


Thanks Vivenia. I agree It can be a total change of habit to move from list format to radial format.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 16:56

Patrick :



I'm unsure if this format will work for me, but it's good to try new things.

My very best thoughts for you and your family in this difficult time.



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Posted 02 December 2011 - 17:32

I am going to have to try this out. Thank you! Prayers for you and your family.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 18:20

Patrick :



I'm unsure if this format will work for me, but it's good to try new things.

My very best thoughts for you and your family in this difficult time.



John P.


Thanks a lot John!
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 18:20

I am going to have to try this out. Thank you! Prayers for you and your family.

Let me know what you think KrazyIvan, thanks for the prayer.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 18:27

I'm really enjoying it and loving all the little extras. Including the way the Chronodex formats a goals page, like a ticket to a destination! Well done.

I also customized the size so it will fit in my Arc notebook (which will also fit the Circa that many have from Levenger). Here are some pics.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 21:41

Thank you very much TC, your parents are in my prayers.

I'm really enjoying it and loving all the little extras. Including the way the Chronodex formats a goals page, like a ticket to a destination! Well done.

I also customized the size so it will fit in my Arc notebook (which will also fit the Circa that many have from Levenger). Here are some pics.

Image 1.jpg

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I did a similar mod, but because I wanted it to be a portrait page I recreated the entire thing in Illustrator and then did it with a dot grid instead of a line grid.

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This is what it looks like before printing:

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Don't worry, I didn't break the secured .pdf, I made it all on my own and wont be putting the file anywhere to dilute your work, it was just a FANTASTIC idea :)

Edited by Coronado, 03 December 2011 - 21:45.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 22:41

I did a similar mod, but because I wanted it to be a portrait page I recreated the entire thing in Illustrator and then did it with a dot grid instead of a line grid.

book.jpg

This is what it looks like before printing:

page.jpg

Don't worry, I didn't break the secured .pdf, I made it all on my own and wont be putting the file anywhere to dilute your work, it was just a FANTASTIC idea :)
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It would be so cool to have these on the Flickr group I have for Arc notebook mods. It's a public group.

Edited by JSButterfly, 03 December 2011 - 22:43.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 22:59

I never used a planner before. But I'm gonna give it a try!

And I hope you Dad get better!
“The journey is more important than the destination—that’s part of
life, if you only live for getting to the end, you’re almost always
disappointed.”


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 00:43

Hi Patrick, great blog and a fantastic idea.
Love the exploding pie-chart time slice concept.


Best wishes and thoughts for you , your Dad and your family.

JSButterfly & Coronado, the dot grid is a good alternative idea too.

Edited by Bogon07, 05 December 2011 - 03:57.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 00:45

Prayed for your dad.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:25

Thanks for your work and the posting for others to use. A prayer for everyone is
needed as the world economy is in turmoil. And a special prayer for your family.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:19

Very interesting Patrick. I always follow your adventure on Scription with interest.
God bless and keep your parents, family and you in loving care!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:44

I'm really enjoying it and loving all the little extras. Including the way the Chronodex formats a goals page, like a ticket to a destination! Well done.
I also customized the size so it will fit in my Arc notebook (which will also fit the Circa that many have from Levenger). Here are some pics.


Wow, that's a great customization, thanks JS!
I bet many of you who are not Traveler's Notebook users want the format kind of free up the space near the pages' edge. I should probably have a version that take away the repeating nonsense I wrote on each page's edge.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:49

Thank you very much TC, your parents are in my prayers.


I'm really enjoying it and loving all the little extras. Including the way the Chronodex formats a goals page, like a ticket to a destination! Well done.
I also customized the size so it will fit in my Arc notebook (which will also fit the Circa that many have from Levenger). Here are some pics.


I did a similar mod, but because I wanted it to be a portrait page I recreated the entire thing in Illustrator and then did it with a dot grid instead of a line grid.
This is what it looks like before printing:
Don't worry, I didn't break the secured .pdf, I made it all on my own and wont be putting the file anywhere to dilute your work, it was just a FANTASTIC idea :)


Hey Coronado that's great! You've kept the Chronodex spirit and modified to your own needs and that's perfectly ok for me. In fact, may I share your PDF on my blog so that more people can enjoy the format you are using? I will put credit to you for such modification if you don't mind. Please email to discuss: p a t r i c k n g @ m a c . c o m (without space)

Thanks!!!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:53

I never used a planner before. But I'm gonna give it a try!
And I hope you Dad get better!


Thanks a lot Kazuo! Hope you can try and give comments.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:54

Hi Patrick, great blog and a fantastic idea.
Love the exploding pie-chart time slice concept.
Best wishes and thoughts for you , your Dad and your family.
JSButterfly & Coronado, the dot grid is a good alternative idea too.


Thanks Bogon07!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:57

Thanks for your work and the posting for others to use. A prayer for everyone is
needed as the world economy is in turmoil. And a special prayer for your family.

Thanks spotted-and-speckled and Merrib!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 16:34


Thank you very much TC, your parents are in my prayers.


I'm really enjoying it and loving all the little extras. Including the way the Chronodex formats a goals page, like a ticket to a destination! Well done.
I also customized the size so it will fit in my Arc notebook (which will also fit the Circa that many have from Levenger). Here are some pics.


I did a similar mod, but because I wanted it to be a portrait page I recreated the entire thing in Illustrator and then did it with a dot grid instead of a line grid.
This is what it looks like before printing:
Don't worry, I didn't break the secured .pdf, I made it all on my own and wont be putting the file anywhere to dilute your work, it was just a FANTASTIC idea :)


Hey Coronado that's great! You've kept the Chronodex spirit and modified to your own needs and that's perfectly ok for me. In fact, may I share your PDF on my blog so that more people can enjoy the format you are using? I will put credit to you for such modification if you don't mind. Please email to discuss: p a t r i c k n g @ m a c . c o m (without space)

Thanks!!!


Sure thing. I'll remove my personal stuff from the pdf, encrypt it, and send it on it's way later today. Glad to help out in spreading the news :)

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 16:35

One question for you:

I actually use paper that I have precut to 5.5x8.5 for mine before printing, so that is how the pages are sized. Should I put 2 to a page so that it fits on letter before sending it to you?

EDIT: Actually, looking at how the pages would be side by side in the PDF, it would preclude proper duplex printing. I'll just send it along as-is in one page per 5.5x8.5 sheet. Just be sure to note on the site that this is made for that size, precut :)

Edited by Coronado, 05 December 2011 - 16:45.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 17:21

One question for you:
I actually use paper that I have precut to 5.5x8.5 for mine before printing, so that is how the pages are sized. Should I put 2 to a page so that it fits on letter before sending it to you?
EDIT: Actually, looking at how the pages would be side by side in the PDF, it would preclude proper duplex printing. I'll just send it along as-is in one page per 5.5x8.5 sheet. Just be sure to note on the site that this is made for that size, precut :)


Great! I'll check out your file and determine what's easiest for people. Thanks man.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 17:26

Here's to share with you a little add-on bookmark.
Previously it was done this way:
6a00d8341e524153ef015393484ab7970b-800wi.jpg

6a00d8341e524153ef0162fc9db16e970d-800wi.jpg

I figured the rectangular nature of it would block what's underneath, so a simple modification solved the problem. Just cut away part of the rectangular flap.
6460677749_7e5cc5237d_o.jpg

Hope you like this little mod. If you have other great mods, please share.

BTW, that black pen is the new Kaweco AL Sport Touch, ball point at one end, stylus tip at the other. This is just the prototype I got, which is not very sensitive and disappointing, I hope the final one is a loooot better.

Edited by patrickng, 05 December 2011 - 17:28.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 17:37

Here's to share with you a little add-on bookmark.
Previously it was done this way:
6a00d8341e524153ef015393484ab7970b-800wi.jpg

6a00d8341e524153ef0162fc9db16e970d-800wi.jpg

I figured the rectangular nature of it would block what's underneath, so a simple modification solved the problem. Just cut away part of the rectangular flap.
6460677749_7e5cc5237d_o.jpg

Hope you like this little mod. If you have other great mods, please share.

BTW, that black pen is the new Kaweco AL Sport Touch, ball point at one end, stylus tip at the other. This is just the prototype I got, which is not very sensitive and disappointing, I hope the final one is a loooot better.


Stop reading my mind!

I have not printed or cut it from cardstock yet, but this the bookmark for the ARC notebook I made for this calendar:
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 17:56

Stop reading my mind!
I have not printed or cut it from cardstock yet, but this the bookmark for the ARC notebook I made for this calendar:
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Wa hahahh kakakak. I'm wondering how you adhere your bookmark to ARC notebook.
Here's another idea to think of. I'm a GTD guy so having a separate notebook to write down to-do is kind of annoying, like flipping between diary pages and notebook/index cards. What if there is a handsome way to attach a piece of paper to the "today" or "this week" bookmark, which simplifies things a lot. Perhaps a Post-it type of sticker, perhaps some kind of pre-cut card with to-do boxes pre-printed can be inserted to the bookmark easily..... I am thinking of a punch and slide to lock mechanism.

In the mean time, if you don't already know, here's my GTD index card download:
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which was covered in GTD Times, Moleskinerie, Koloist, David Allen Co., Lifehacking, Geeks Guide To Productivity etc.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 18:38


Here's to share with you a little add-on bookmark.
Previously it was done this way:
6a00d8341e524153ef015393484ab7970b-800wi.jpg

6a00d8341e524153ef0162fc9db16e970d-800wi.jpg

I figured the rectangular nature of it would block what's underneath, so a simple modification solved the problem. Just cut away part of the rectangular flap.
6460677749_7e5cc5237d_o.jpg

Hope you like this little mod. If you have other great mods, please share.

BTW, that black pen is the new Kaweco AL Sport Touch, ball point at one end, stylus tip at the other. This is just the prototype I got, which is not very sensitive and disappointing, I hope the final one is a loooot better.


Stop reading my mind!

I have not printed or cut it from cardstock yet, but this the bookmark for the ARC notebook I made for this calendar:
bookmark.jpg


Coronado. please consider joining and posting your ARC customizations on my Flickr group Arcs and Circas.

If it's ok with you, I'd like to showcase your customizations on my blog too. www.paperspaces.net

Let me know if ok. Thanks.

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Stop reading my mind!
I have not printed or cut it from cardstock yet, but this the bookmark for the ARC notebook I made for this calendar:
bookmark.jpg


Wa hahahh kakakak. I'm wondering how you adhere your bookmark to ARC notebook.


Like this:
bmark.jpg

Making one without the smearing now, lol. The Sharpie I used to coat the white edges bled more than I would have liked.

And the idea it to leave it in the notebook and just move one of the planner pages each week.

Coronado. please consider joining and posting your ARC customizations on my Flickr group Arcs and Circas.

If it's ok with you, I'd like to showcase your customizations on my blog too. www.paperspaces.net

Let me know if ok. Thanks.


I have never actually used Flickr, lol. So let me check it out and I'll get back to you (though I don't anticipate an issue). Also, I'll get you better pics for that.

Edited by Coronado, 05 December 2011 - 19:03.