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28 December 2010

Guest Post: Book o Fax - 'Nellie'

We all love seeing how people use their Filofax Organisers other than just using them for trying to organise their lives and keeping a list of their friends phone numbers and mailing addresses. 

So it was great to receive an email from 'Nellie' this morning showing some great photos of her red Deco... stop and read the text before you go madly scrolling down!!!!

Santa was good to me and bought me a super new Ruby Deco which I am using as a Book-o-Fax to keep a track of my reading, and work for my book blog.

A little while ago, I think it was a Friday Free For All, you asked what specialist uses we put our filos to, so I thought you might like to see what I have done with my Deco. The personalisation was inspired by other Philofaxy readers

The Deco is totally dedicated to my reading.
  • The diary section has a list of books I have read (photos 3 & 4)
  • The Notes section has a list if books I would like to read (Photos 5 & 6)
  • The Projects section has a list of my “To Be Read” pile (photos 7 & 8)
  • The Address section I have used to list the books I already own my specific authors, so I don’t buy duplicate copies by mistake (Photos 9 & 10)
The financial section will remain blank, I don’t want to know how much I spend on books each year!!

Making the personalised pages for each section was really quite easy once I had worked out how to set my printer up. I am happy to share the files if anyone would like them.[Now available on Philofaxy in .pptx and .pdf] Attached are some pictures.

Best Wishes for the New Year,
Helen (aka Nellie)














Thank you Helen for sharing your new Filofax with us and all the pictures. And also visit her website.

14 comments:

  1. Oh Nellie, how I crave the ruby Deco! You must have been a really good girl this year! I love the personalised templates. Were they difficult to make? I really like books so may be a possible use for my Chameleon. Thanks for sharing and happy new year :-)

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  2. Actually, I pinched the idea of decorating from you! :D

    I used powerpoint to create the templates, just setting the paper size to match the personal paper size. Then I spent AGES looking for clipart to put on each page. It took me a while to work out how to get my printer to print onto filofax paper, and which way up it had to go in the feed, but once that was sorted it was easy.

    Now I know how to print directly onto filo paper, I will makes some more templates such as exercise logs, and things for work.

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  3. I like your idea to use to-do-lists for the books to be read. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Very nice Nellie! I may have to borrow some of these ideas for my reference/media Filo which I will work on in 2011. Also, I have added your website to my RSS Reader. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great job! You've really created a book to treasure!

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing yet another inspired idea for the filofax!

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  7. Nellie - this looks fabulous - well done! I have two questions - 1) what font did you use for the text - it is really lovely 2) can you offer some suggestions on how to print out on personal size paper? I'd love to print on my index sheets, but have no idea how to set it up!

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  8. Oh wow! That is so beautiful! Love the "to-do" for books to be read. Just beautiful! So neat and tidy, wish mine was so clean haha. Thanks for the pictures and the post, fabulous idea, Nellie! And thank you Philofaxy.

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  9. Oh wow! That is so beautiful! Love the "to-do" for books to be read. Just beautiful! So neat and tidy, wish mine was so clean haha. Thanks for the pictures and the post, fabulous idea, Nellie! And thank you Philofaxy.

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  10. Alison,
    I will write down how I set my printer up and send it to Steve so he can pass it on, if he doesn't mind.
    I'm glad you liked the post. :)

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  11. PS. The font is Edwardian Script ITC. It was one of the options in Powerpoint.

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  12. Thank you for the info Nellie - I'll investigate the font and look forward to seeing the instructions for printing when they are ready.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this information.
    I really like it. Good job!
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  14. Great post, will go look at PowerPoint and see if I can figure the size I need for template,

    Thanks
    Junie

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