For the love of paper planning
Great! I thought I would have to wait for friday! I'm planning on buying a Filofax as a gift to my husband. Due to budget constrains I narrowed my options down to two: either metropol or sketch personal size. Any advices on that? My concern is that both of them need some "training" to lay flat correct?Thanks for any advice on that!
BTW, I just received the whole punch today! Very nice, and SMALL! Love it! Thank You for sharing/posting this find!
Hi,just wanted to thank you all for the tips about the smelly filo. I let it sit under a plasic bag with a bowl full of vinegar and it has definitely become better. Although it still smells some, but I guess I will just have to leave it in the carport for a night or two. Thanks again and have a nice day!
I wanted to know if anyone has used the program Clickbooks to create pages of text for their filofax. I want to move text files from my computer to create reference files in my personal filofax and thought that this might be a good printing solution.
Hi,I have some nice templates that I would like to use in my A5 Filo. As I wanted to print double sided I thought this would be easy to create a Word Doc, print a4 in duplex, Cut it in half, punch, use. Sounds easy, but I seem to be making it very difficult even with trawling the internet!Can anyone help as I am sure I am not the first to be getting in a pickle over this?Thanks
Hi Here might be your answer to your printing A5:http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2010/08/printing-a5-pages.htmlWe also have a post about printing personal size pages too:http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2011/01/printing-your-own-filofax-personal.htmlAlternatively, I bought a ream (500 sheets) of plain white A5 paper and this feeds through my Laser Printer without any problems. Steve
JY11, don't forget to check out our AdSpot page on the blog some nice 'pre-owned' and 'trained' organisers on the list at the moment. But of the two you suggest the Metropol I would think will train quicker than the sketch. Once you start using an organiser it soon starts to become less of a problem with laying flat, even my Cuban Zip has started to comply! But it is just taking longer than normal!Steve
I have decided to downsize to a personal set up to see how I get on. I am thinking of getting some Day-Timer inserts because I like the fact they are colourful and also well designed. Only thing is I can't decide whether to go with a week per view or 2 pages per view. Plan is if I used the week per view I could write my task list on the hot lists they do (shorter and narrower than normal paper and you can move them without rewriting everything). I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts or comments that might help me to make up my mind!
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I have just had great fun making some new tabbed divider pages for my 2012 Filofax. I FINALLY seem to have a diary and system that works for me. My question is.... does anyone else make their own divider tabbed pages and if so which pictures do you use? I have used vintage French adverts this year.... vintage seed packet illustrations and opera posters also look just fabulous. I wish I could make great scrapbook collages. Mine always look just too homemade somehow!! Oh for that professional look!!
@Butaben i always use cardstock to make mine this the pic of the dividers in my homebinder filofax on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73726568@N08/6662902465/in/photostreami put sticky back plastic over mine to make them stronger & more durable so they cant get dirty it does make them look much more professional
@Alison If you go with wk per view, you can put more pages in the Filofax at a time. I don't know how far out you need to plan things, but something to consider :D
@Rori - good point - I had thought of that, although the day-timer inserts come with a tabbed monthly view which would allow planning in advance. I suppose with a week to view I could add additional pages in between for very busy weeks - I do have a lot of days that maybe don't need a lot of space.
@Steve: Thank you for the adspot suggestion! And I thought I had checked most of the features of this site. Always something new! Good to know that the metropol would "train" easier as well. Thanks again!
Hiya all. I've just managed to purchase my second personal size Windsor in so many months and it's in great condition all bar the pen loop. It's just a tad bit cracked at the edges, Any ideas on how to strengthen the loop?. This ones a brown where my first is black, will post pics on flkr when I get the time.
@Jy11I too have received my Rapesco 66P it's great I would recommend it to everyone. Re: Metropol (Personal)I've owned one for three years and it lays flat all the time, no training required, even after it has being closed for quite sometime. Good Luck.
i just bought a pink filofax classic in a5 even though i have too many already i couldn't resist at only £56, will it lay flat at all? i dont mind if i have to 'train' it for a while
@steve I tried out the printing instructions by Nellie and they worked great! I'm glad I won't need to buy a printshop program after all. Thank you for your help.
I see that Staples in the UK are attempting to push their ARC notebooks, with videos; in effect a less flexible Filofax. http://www.staples.co.uk/ARC_Home_subsiteI really can’t see the point of it, though some of the dividers etc may well interest some Filofax users who are keen on tinkering.
@Scoot - That is interesting - I really wanted one of these a while ago but they were only available in the US. Not sure I want one anymore!
@Scoot- sounds interesting, thanks for the link! I think I heard of something similar from the US. I don't think it's as customisable as a Filofax though! ;b@Alison- I have both the Day Timer day on 2 pages and week on 2 pages. First I bought the DO2P, and of course can't hold it all in 1 filofax, so I wanted to get WO2P for forward planning etc! I'm happy with what I've got now, although they were quite expensive in the end- but there's 20% off at the moment!
@Steve the A5 advise works a treat. Off to sort my templates out now. Thanks for the help.
@Christa- thank you. I'll look your Flickr page up.
@ Rori & @ TPS - I think I'm going to go with the week to view - I can always get a more detailed view to add in if I need to - Day-Timer allow you to buy and enter a start month so you don't waste money - good thinking!
Oops, am I too late? Does anyone know the ring size of the Pocket Pimlico, please?
@Anthony: good to know there is no going wrong with the Metropol! Deicision made already! :DAbout the Rapesco, does yours have brackets on the side to center the paper? Mine doesn't. It just has a line in the middle. I guess I will have to measure each paper, find its middle and align with that mark to have the wholes placed right. Is yours like that as well?
LM - I think they are 15mm
Thank you, Lynne! Most of the recent Pocket versions seem to have 19 mm rings, but older ones tend to be 15mm. I was hoping for 19, though ... or just have to do a drastic slimdown!
Hi,I have a question about archiving old leafs. Filofax is selling a storage binder, but you are unable to turn pages in it. What systems do you use to storage of your old Filofax.I forgot I use a pocket size Filofax.
MarcIf you want to turn the pages, why not just buy another Filofax, a cheap on in the sales. I store mine in a box with a tag through the holes, I can still turn the pages, but the tag keeps the pages together
Thank you for the advice
I just got a Black Personal Malden in the mail today, but am disappointed with the leather's shine factor. Way too much shine for my taste. Does anyone have any ideas or tips for how to reduce the shine?