25 September 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 25 September 2021

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 18 September 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Creating Diary Inserts
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 555
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 September 2021
  6. Planning for 2022?
  7. Free for All Friday No. 672 by Nan
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Extra planner pages during a busy week - This Bug's Life
  2. RESTOCK: Pocket Compagna - Blog | Gillio 
  3. Cool Weather Activities - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Episode #124: Growing Up On GTD - Getting Things Done 
  5. Link Love: Squirrels in my ink - The Well-Appointed Desk
  6. The Franklin Five: October 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Web Finds – 22 September 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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24 September 2021

Free for All Friday No. 672 by Nan

 Do you use a Filofax as a wallet? Ring-bound organizers can hold a lot more than just paper: plastic holders for credit cards, business cards, photos, receipts, and cash. They often have lots of pockets inside the covers to hold things as well. 

You can have a hybrid organizer-wallet, where you have your calendar and notes along with credit cards and other necessities. Or you can have an organizer that's just for carrying daily needs, as I'm doing now. It can get bulky, but I always have whatever I need. 

Of course, since it's Friday, all organizer-related discussion is welcome!

23 September 2021

Planning for 2022?

After what has happened over the last two years, I've been cautious to say the least about trying to plan much more than a few weeks ahead of time. 

However, after writing about diary inserts for 2022, it sort of got me thinking about the coming year. I therefore downloaded my insert of choice from Philofaxy... naturally!  

I then added my own information to specific dates like key birthdays and public holidays for UK and France. Then I went to print them out. 

Stumbling block number one.. since MacOS was last updated 'Booklet Printing' seems to have go AWOL for our HP LaserJet printer. Looking on the HP support site this has been reported for a host of other printers as well when using both Windows 10 or MacOS Big Sur. 

I didn't think to try Windows 10, may be another time. I resorted to using an older iMac I still have which isn't up to date, but it still works. After a slight delay whilst that came to life, but it printed out the file to the printer without any issues... phew...saved!

I cut the pages in half and punched them, then for a fancy finish I also used my corner cutter to round the page corners. 

With nothing immediately to plan in 2022 I've put them in to my Filofax Chester A5 Compact, even though it only has 15mm rings, it takes a full 12 months of week on two pages easily with capacity for any additional pages I need. 

When do you get your inserts ready for next year? 

22 September 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 September 2021

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. New Diyfish inserts and how I’m planning - Planning With John
  2. Blue Mirage vs Teal Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora's - BuySellPlan
  3. A5 Compact Rings - Companion Setup - Monique Smith
  4. VDS Tm Tabac Unboxing! | Perfect Fall planner. - Faithcplans
  5. Franklin Covey Alex Leather Zipper Binder - Tonya Plans
  6. A process section in my discbound planner to ease brain fog and anxiety - The Unplanned Life
  7. Planner Flip Through: September 2021 - rledzn
  8. Plan With Me | September 20 -26 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  9. Plan with Me | Personal Rings | September 20-26, 2021 (feat. SarieMae3) #personalrings #planwithme - Michelle Miller
  10. September Planner Check in: Feels like Home | A6 Rings, Personal Rings, Hobonichi - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  11. Plan wtih Me! Sept 20th in my Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora! Giveaway details! - BuySellPlan
  12. Flip of my Work Planner - Franklin Covey Classic - Lali Plans
  13. Franklin Covey Plan With Me || Sep 20 26 || Classic Vintage Aurora || Using My Fall Stickers! - Sandra Dahl
  14. Autumn 2021 Personal Filofax Malden - Planner Setup - UKPA - Plan With Me - Minimal Planning - Sort Stuff Out
  15. Filofax Original A5 Setup als Kalender | gabelschereblog - GabelSchereBlog
  16. September 2021: Updating Trackers! [EC + A5 Filofax] - Valentina Maria Mancera
  17. Filofax Lockwood pocket slim - Planner Ok
  18. LV Desk Agenda A5 | Filofax Mini | Michael Kors Wallet | Aura Estelle A5 38mm rings - Plan with Marianne
  19. Plan with me / KW38 / deutsch / Bullet Journal im Filofax / weekly - Sissi Oberste Schublade
  20. Filofax Original A5 - Planner Ok
  21. Libro de Stickers Glam Girl | Planea Conmigo | Agenda Filofax | A5 Filfax | SQ Studio - Plan With Lara
  22. Повреждения и деформации спустя 2 месяца использования ежедневника Filofax Mini - Миллион Блокнотов
  23. Gillio Medium Compagna Planner Flip / September 2021// Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  24. Planner Haul + Pack With Me For Montreal | VLOG | Samantha Guerrer0 - Samantha Guerrero
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21 September 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 555

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

20 September 2021

Creating Diary Inserts

"Creating diary inserts is easy".... said no one! 

Well it is if you have done it a few hundred times like Ray and I have.

As we are no longer creating merged files for all of the whole range, you might have to create your own from the source files which are still available. 

Firstly check the current list to see if there is a merged version of your desired insert. If there is download and print in the usual way. 

If not then scroll down the page and you will find the older versions. 

Here is a simple flow chart on how to create a diary insert with the older versions.

That might be a bit small to read, so you can download a PDF of it here

On the same page, you will also find video tutorials for different versions of MS Office. Our files only with with Microsoft Office because we use a mail-merge process to create the finished files from the date information contained in an Excel spreadsheet.  

Diary inserts for 2022 are now available with inserts of for 2023 and 2024 also available here. You will find instructions on using the new style files there too, it's only slightly different to the above. 

If you are still struggling to create a file from the source files, then please drop a comment below or contact Steve via email or via social media. 

19 September 2021