22 September 2015

Free For All Tuesday No. 242

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  1. I'm packing to go to university, and I'm only taking two binders with me: My A5 VDS Custom and my A5 Brown Kendal. However, I'm taking about 500 sheets of A5 lined paper, dissected from various notebooks and punched, as my Kendal Filofax will be where I take notes, plan and write essays, and do my other assignments. Over the years I've learned many things about my planner and binder usage, and one of those is that I don't need pre-printed sheets; I can turn my lined paper into anything I need it to be! I just wonder how long it will last- I may need to restock at Christmas!

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    1. This is interesting. Here, university only starts in October and I am wondering whether it would be sufficient just to use A5 size rather than A4. Depends on the amount of required writing of course. I trust A5 could be okay, when most of the taught stuff will be online for download. We'll see, I trust :-)

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    2. My everyday planner, a Fauxdori, is A6 size :)

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    3. I'm likewise able to run both Personal and A5 systems on lined and plain paper, with the exception of diary inserts. I put this down almost entirely to being on a GTD system. This means that I can use Conqueror A5 from the local stationery store as opposed to toilet paper grade Filofax paper. One of my doary options is also home printed onto the same paper......result.

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    4. Have you moved from personal to A5?

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  2. Sorry if I am a bit behind the times, but have filofax stopped making their time management inserts now?

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    1. It would appear so. although they've been doing a great job of hiding them from view on the website for three or four years, presumably to make sure sales stay low enough to justifying withdrawing them.

      Cynical? Moi?

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    2. I'll talk to my local stationery store and see what light they can shed. They have an excellently stocked FF section and had the TM inserts for 2015

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  3. I will most likely rely on lined paper again for my 2016 insert. I drew my 2015 Wo2P format on lined paper. I experimented with designing a Wo3P for a few months only to know after a very short time that I disliked the increase in pages and the unequal space for the days. I will draw my Wo2P one month at a time in case I create a computer version. I do not keep the whole year of pages in my binder because of the small rings, and I input future dates in technology.

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  4. Could you tell me the difference between the Finsbury and the Malden. I'm pretty new at this and living in the US, I can't even go to a shop and see one. Only on line. Thank you :)

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  5. I've been fiddling with a bullet journal type entry system this past month, but have hit a road block as for future planning. I've tried using "@ + date" but found myself flipping through all the pages looking for any future stuff. Very time consuming. Next, I tried using sticky notes and flags. Not a fan of all that rewriting. Anyone in Philofaxy-land have ideas. Your help is much appreciated.

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    1. Carla, have you visited the Bullet Journal website recently? The video is updated and has addressed the issue of future planning. I may try bullet journaling myself now.

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    2. I heard a podcast awhile back where Ryder Carroll (the creator of the Bullet Journal) said he never intended it as a planner, but as a capture device. He himself uses Google Calendar. People have used various methods to adapt their Bullet Journal to accommodate planning. I use a separate planner because I got tired of drawing weekly layouts, and they took up too many pages in my notebook.

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    3. Veronica and Laurie, thank you for the information.

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    4. Veronica and Laurie, thank you for the information.

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