15 April 2014

Free For All Tuesday No. 167

16 comments:

  1. Does anyone remember the Filofax Datex strip index system that was around in the 1980s?
    It used acetate sheets and 1/4" strips of card.

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    1. Was this the sort of system that allowed you to create your own labelled tabs ? I still have some of those from the 1980's

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  2. That one was called the DIY index Steve.
    The Datex system used leaves that had a white acetate backing against which 3" by 1/4" card strips were laid, with a transparent flap that held the strips in place. You could fit up to 27 strips on a page.

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    1. If you mean the one with different coloured perforated strips then I still have one of those. I used a few of the strips but still have most of them. I'll see if I can dig it out over the weekend, I've been meaning to put it to use again.

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    2. This thread is somehow very old now, but in case you will have a look, Carol: Could you send me a photo of the insert which you assume to be a Datex?

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  3. The only system that I was able t find for my duplex was the "Blank Index" (ff #131624), which contains six sheets of thin white card dividers, each bearing a folded 1-inch-wide acetate tab, which can be filled with coloured folding tabs from a pair of perforated strips totalling twelve tabs, which are included in the pack. Sadly, they appear to be no longer available from the FF website, but I sourced mine in the last month from both Amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk; YMMV of course. The beauty of this system is that you can create your own folding tab cards easily in a word processor, to be printed at home. Makes for much clearer subject headers for the tabs, especially if your handwriting is as... um... unique... as mine ;-)

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  4. Not sure if off-site links are allowed here, but does anyone else share my obsession with rounding corners?? http://www.gillsplace.com/press/minor-obsessing/

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    1. I do. LOVE rounded corners. Must have them!!!

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    2. Good to know there's a few of us about

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    3. I don't use 'em with my organiser, but it's easy enough to find corner punches; Hobbycraft do them, as do Amazon. I use one to make my Living History Group membership cards annually (makes the cold-laminated cards look more professional than if they had mere right angled corners). Useful bits of kit :-)

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    4. I always round my corners. I love the way it looks.

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  5. I must be stupid because I CANNOT figure out the 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 DIY Fish inserts. I thought I would give them a try but my printer isn't printing them quite right and I can't even figure out how to set them up once they're printed. I've watched several videos but they're not helping. Anyone else struggle with this system? I want to try it but right now I want to throw it all in the trash.

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  6. Is anyone familiar with planners by Time/system? Have you used one? How do they stack up against Filofax/Covey/Day-Timer?

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  7. Homemakers daily. I use the Diy Fish inserts for my personal Malden and it did take a bit of printing to get it right and my husbands help. I also sent her an email with a question and she responded the next day. I like how you can track so much and reference it to find it again. I would send her an email.

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    1. Mary, I did end up sending an email and she responded very quickly. I had my daughter try printing them on her printer and they worked fine. I've looked at my printer's settings with a fine tooth comb but can't figure out what the difference is. I did make one tweak that helped but they're still not quite right. I will not be defeated, though! Thanks for your help.

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  8. My husband did the same thing with trying to adjust the settings on the printer. When I read her blog post on printing again I did exactly what she said to do. I was thinking I could use the double sided printing feature instead of printing all odd pages first then putting it back through for the even pages. Then you have to figure out how to put it back through the printer. So for me when I used the feature to print double sided it messed it up. I wrote it down how to print each page type after I figured it out. I don't want to waste time, paper or ink again because it can be frustrating. With all that said I am enjoying doing more with these inserts. It was worth the frustration learning how to print them. Your website is on my weekly reads. Thanks for all the great information.

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