04 February 2013

New Filofax A5 diary layout for free download - Month Views Plus Notes

It's never too late to develop a new diary insert format is it?

We have often heard people bemoan not being able to separate month inserts so they can either archive them or interleave monthly inserts with weekly or daily inserts. So to combat this issue we have put 'notes' pages on the reverse side of the monthly print outs.

If you don't want to interleave your monthly inserts or you don't archive them then continue to use the regular monthly inserts we have already made available.

Here's what the new Month on One Page plus notes format looks like:


You can download prepared 2013 sets in either the Month on One Page version (Word document or PDF document) or the Month on Two Page version (Word document or PDF document).

Each version is set up as an A4 document. To use them as A5 inserts, print the document in booklet mode on A4 paper, then use a guillotine to divide each sheet into two and punch the required holes, which the templates are set up with mirrored gutters to accommodate. Or, if you have A5 paper, then either the printer or the PC will scale it to size for you.

If you want to tinker, then you can download the source files. Starting with the Word files, choose between the Month on One Page version or the Month on Two Page version. With either, you'll need the Excel data file as well.

As long as you have some basic Word and Excel skills, you should be able to give this a go. You'll need to be able to set up a basic mail merge file link, and there are plenty of web tutorials that show you the way - Google using the search terms: Word Excel Mail Merge 20xx (where 'xx' is 02, 03, 07 or 10, depending on your version.)

Depending on what version of Word you're using, Word may put section breaks between every record, which will throw out the mirrored gutter formatting in the layout. If it does, the solution is quite simple; do a find and replace on section breaks (^b) to remove them all.

But if all you want to do is change a font or a font colour, you can download the prepared 2013 set and perform a format find and replace in Word. This link will show you how.

Also see the videos on the Diary Inserts page. 

Additionally the Personal size on Personal Paper Month to a Page and Month View have also received the same treatment. 

You can download prepared 2013 sets in either the Month on One Page version (Word document or PDF document) or the Month on Two Page version (Word document or PDF document).

For tips on printing on to Personal Size paper please see this instruction post.

We are also making the Personal size source files available.  Starting with the Word files, choose between the Month on One Page version or the Month on Two Page version. With either, you'll need the Excel data file as well.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, this is perfect for my needs this year! Many thanks!

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  2. this is great! Oh how I wish it were in Cotton Cream for personal size.

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    1. Print it on cotton cream plain paper? That's how I printed my Personal size diary this year...

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  3. Excellent idea..I will try that..thanks!!:-)

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  4. I am soooo pleased to have found this website! I have just cannibalised this file to produce a Birthdays and Anniversaries file for my A5 Cuban. Filofax don't do one in A5 and I have been looking high and low to find something I can use. Thank you so so much!!!

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  6. Hello, this looks like it is marvellous.
    Could you possibly give the same source files in .doc and .xls instead of docx and .xlsx.
    I can't merge anything with my former version of office. T
    Thanks for all your work !
    (A french fan of Filofax !)

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  7. this looks great, just what i need. is there a 2014 version??

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    1. See the Diary Inserts tab at the top of the site, it has all the 2014 versions available. And we will be making a start on 2015 soon too :)

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