11 December 2012

Free For All Tuesday - No 97

Tuesdays are your chance to ask any Filofax related questions you might have.

So fire away and we will collectively try to answer your questions or offer opinions.

35 comments:

  1. Just to say : does anyone notice the great sale on Filofax Italia website : 70% off on some ranges : Regency, Enigma, Deco, ... but postage is a bit high for Europe.

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  2. I have recently bought a very beautiful Finsbury Antique Rose A5. I have been making the paper for the planner. I tried to print the diary inserts. I want to print them on the A4 paper, but I printed two on one side of the A4 and double side (so 4 on one A4 paper). No success! How can I print the diary inserts so that I can have them on landscape and double side?

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    1. It's called booklet print and should be an option on your printer page.

      I'm still mourning my A5 Finsbury in Antique Rose which my Labrador Bella ate last week :-(

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    2. Not exactlly the cornerstone of a nutritious breakfast! Did she eat the contents too, and if so, how have you coped with losing info? While I always tell myself that my FF doesn't need batteries or syncing, I also don't back it up!

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    3. Alison, I have a laborador, too. She's never eaten any of my planners but she did eat a lug nut cover for my son's car. My husband and son were changing the brakes and had 6 lug nut covers on the ground. She ate one and stole the rest. We recovered five by walking around the front yard but we think she ate the other one. What's funny is that she'll eat lug nut covers and rocks but certain types of dog food she won't touch!

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    4. Hidden away on Philofaxy so no one will ever find it... is this post:

      http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2012/10/printing-your-own-diary-inserts-hints.html

      I think you will find most of the answers you are looking for... if not you know who to talk to, email, etc....

      Steve

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    5. Hahaha, thank you Steve! I have been looking on both Philofaxy side as on yours, but could not find the description. With this blog it will be a success.

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    6. Yes, mine is fussy when it comes to dog food (as is the Jack Russell) their favourite food is the really cheap stuff with lots of e-numbers which makes them hyperactive.

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    7. Alison we just adopted a jack russell/cavalier king charles mix. He's 7. Oh my gosh...love him to pieces but do they always jump in your face like that? LOL It kind of freaks me out. This dog needs alot of hand holding and has a few issues that need to be remedied (aggression, separation anxiety, poor door manners when someone rings the bell). We are working with him to turn him around. He's come a long way in 4 weeks but we have a ways to go. My first dog ever after 30 years of marriage and we get jumping jack flash. Yikes! (But at least he hasn't eaten any binders yet!)

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  3. OK - I've been waiting since Friday to ask this ...

    I'm really interested in what goes on between the covers of the binder. So, having some time between Christmas and the New Year I am hoping to do some goal setting and planning for next year to make it a successful year for my business as well as personally. Can anyone share how they go about this and if they use any special sheets or just plain paper and any techniques (for example do you mind map)?

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    1. Alison I did a post awhile back on goal setting with your Filofax that might give you some ideas and get you started:

      http://philofaxy.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/setting-goals-with-your-filofax.html

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    2. Thanks Laurie - will go and have a read.

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  4. Thak you very much for your input.

    O, that is awful! But..... on the other hand a good excuse to buy a new one!

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  5. Hi everyone! I want to know if anyone else feels the urge to be in a bound planner, despite having a gorgeous filofax?

    I think my own temptation to be in a biund planner (pocket or A6 size, made out of a notebook rhat I customise myself) is because of slight planner fail, frustration at filofax's lack of quality control (although my new Ascot from Anita is perfect condition!), and the desire to be in something permanent which acts like a journal as well as a planner, unlike the loose-leafed format of filos where I just lose my old planner pages.

    My head says I should stick with my filofaxes, as they are so customisable to my needs, but my heart wants a smaller, bound planner, that won't have any ring issues ever!!

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    1. How interesting! My post here on Philofaxy tomorrow is how to use your Filofax along with a (bound) Plannerisms planner. Maybe it will give you ideas on how to use both so you don't have to give up your Filofaxes after all!

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    2. I have a small bound month on two page planner that I carry with me in my Filofax. Works fine for me.

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    3. Well, the only planner which makes me want to use bound planner happens to be the Plannerisms one. :-) But I know I'd miss moving pages around. I can't wait for a loose leaf version though.

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    4. Yes, for the first time I really want to have a bound planner - although I love my Filofax(es). I am a long time FF/Succes user (since 1986) but the rings, the bulk and the weight of a ring bound planner are more and more annoying. So yesterday I decided to try something completely new and ordered a Plannerisms Planner ;-)) And after reading Laurie´s comment I am really looking forward to tomorrows post .........

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    5. I've already bought a Paperblanks diary for 2013 - not sure if it will become my go-to planner as yet, but it's in the running. As I'll be getting a whole brand new empty room to work with as a study/office from 1st Feb, I'm thinking not only about the usual 'nuts and bolts' of layout, but also, unusually for me, about the aesthetics, and maybe having a lot more beauty rather than pure functionality. This is *very* much a work in progress (or rather a concept in progress), but a William morris print week-on-two-pages diary is certainly an interesting starting point. Great paper quality too......

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  7. A while ago I sold my Filofax Capri to Gail and there was another Philofaxy reader who wanted it badly, but Gail came first. I noticed there is one on Ebay, ending in a few hours. I didn't save the messages and forgot your name, but I wanted to mention it here, because they are so rare and I hope you read FFT. http://tinyurl.com/af5yde3

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    1. you are a lovely lovely person :-) that was me and I just saw this and while I missed the end of the auction by a few minutes it didn't sell so I've contacted the seller in hopes she'll sell it to me :-) thanks

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  8. Hi Everyone!

    Just a quick question,does anyone use the filofax calculator? I think it would be handy to have,but wondering if it would bulk up the binder unnecessarily??

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    1. No. There isn't any function on the FF calculator that the most basic mobile phone wouldn't have. Plus if you have your FF then you can do calculations with pen and paper!

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    2. I'm really old-fashioned and hate using the calculator on my cellular, so I'll definitely be buying a calculator for my Filo.

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    3. @Cruz Johnson :exactly...I'm like that too...plus some times my phone acts up and the calculator takes ages to appear so I thought why not add the Filofax one...it seems thin enough and since I do keep my finances in the Filofax too,it would be practical:)

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  9. Can someone remind me - will Filo Personal pages fit in a FC storage case? I keep forgetting to check when I am at home and need to order. I'm also facing the dreaded "Do I switch companies?" question. FC has some nice binders right now and a diary that is almost exactly what I created for myself in my Filo. I can't remember how to modify the FC pages to fit a Personal Filo.

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  10. Quick question to Holborn owners: The Hi Tec C Coleto 4 colour barrel - does it fit in the pen loop?

    My (fantastic) other half is getting me a Personal in Wine (no zip) for Christmas and I've been eyeing the Coleto like a mad woman for ages.

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  11. Just found some small red notebooks... mini sized, which fit beautifully into the pocket of my A5 Filofax. The paper inside is squared.... Huge Hurrah!! And even bigger Hurrah, the front cover design is a silhouette of city skylines, London mainly. Looks just like the Filofax Olympic ruler did, but in black and red. Discovered in the stationery aisle of Wilkinsons. Cheap cheerful and good find for your Filofax as the notebooks are thin.Boy did I want Filofax to bring out an A5 sized skyline page marker..... have discovered the next best thing maybe!!!!

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    1. I still think novelty page markers would be huge sellers for FF and paperchase...

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  12. It's Laurie's enthusiasm that got me thinking bound planner. She's got a great article on Plannerisns comparing the merits of ring binders v bound organisers. Like you planner fail had played a part but so has my streaming of paper systems due to buying an iPaf. I love the idea of having a year kept all together in one book. On the other hand, I'm worried that I'll quickly get fed up of carrying next December's blank pages with me everywhere and next December wondering why I've got to carry obsolete stuff from last January!

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  13. Hi,

    If I may ask, what progress has been made since the meeting of 26/nov with the manufacturer, if any.
    Ringers, paper, etc?

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  14. Does anyone know what type of planner Robert Pattinson used in Remember Me? (If anyone saw the movie) The 'journal' is featured quite frequently throughout the movie. He wrote in it often, was often seen carrying it around with him and in one seen as he kisses his girlfriend goodbye before leaving the apartment to meet with his dad (and his fate) the binder is shown open. I was quite surprised to see it had rings (!); 6 of them in fact in the same placement as a personal binder. However the cover of the binder is torn and tattered and looks to be a simple piece of leather quite like a Midori Traveler's cover. In fact, the first time I saw the movie I thought the journal was 'bound'; I hadn't noticed it had rings. I was intrigued to find out more about it so I skimmed through the movie to all the parts where the binder was featured and that's when I discovered it had rings. At one point in the movie he actually rolls the binder in half (or folds it) and the string or elastic that keeps it closed is wrapped tightly around the journal. It is so worn and tattered and you know that this is used all the time and is with him everywhere. It is seen once again for the last time on the ground with the pages flipping open in the breeze. I have been intrigued with this journal since I saw the movie over a year ago and have tried googling it and looking for a similar journal when browsing at Barnes and Noble. But I was looking for a flexible bound tall narrow journal not realizing it had rings!

    Hey if anyone knows of the journal/binder I am referring to in this movie and has figured it out please let me know! Just curious if anyone wants to take a guess at what it might be.

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    1. I forgot to add this link where back in 2010 the journal 'prop' was for sale for $4,999. There's quite a good description and picture of the journal (but not the make/manufacturer).

      http://www.rememberme-film.com/2010/06/tylers-diary-for-sale.html

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