20 May 2012

Week-on-Two-Pages Personal Filofax diary to download

When Ray recently lost his Filofax (gasp!) he had to buy a new one, which came with the standard Filofax week-on-two-pages diary. For the sake of convenience, Ray just started using it, but before long he began to experience a few frustrations with the layout:
  • Saturday and Sunday are squashed together into the same space afforded to any one of the other days
  • Nearly half the space left to Sunday is lost to the monthly calendar
  • There's no room for week-long events like half term
On the other hand, the format allows about the right amount of space for most days and Ray liked seeing the whole week in one view.

Ray did some research and found Filofax's Cotton Cream Week-on-two-pages, which looked absolutely ideal. But then he didn't want a Cotton Cream insert in a predominantly white set-up.

The solution seemed obvious: to build something similar to the Cotton Cream layout that we could print on our own paper. Since Ray was taking inspiration from the Cotton Cream insert, he thought it would be fun to replicate another aspect of the design, namely the lower-case month and day names that give the layout such a distinctive and simple feel.

It turns out that a simple switch in the mail merge codes can force lower-case formats, so job done.

Here's the final layout:

Weekend days are afforded as much respect as those in the working week, while each week's layout begins with a 'This Week' space for notes and all-week items (for tracking habits perhaps?)

You can download this layout as a prepared set or you can download the source files to adapt the design for yourself.

Pre-prepared sets

You can download and print finished versions for this year from our diary inserts page.

Print these double-sided. If you have a duplex printer, set it to flip on the short edge. If you don't then you'll have to print odd-numbered pages and then refeed to print the even-numbered pages on the reverse. You might have to experiment to find out how to refeed the paper.

On one side of each sheet you'll find crop marks. Use a craft knife and a steel ruler to release the Personal pages and punch them. The templates are set up with mirrored gutters to accommodate the holes.

If using the PDF be sure to set it to print at full size as explained here.

Source files

You can also roll your own using our source files. You'll need this Word file and this Excel file.

If you want to know how to go about using the source files, this post will help you.


  1. I've just downloaded it and modified it to my needs, going to print it off later to go in my new filofax set-up!!

  2. The "this week" space and equal weekend-day space are a big reason I prefer the A5 WOTP calendar. I love this layout and if I go back to Personal (switched this week because of the potential addition of a project means more space needs) I'll be sure to download this.

  3. I only work Mon - Fri so don't need much slave for Sat & Sun. My ideal layout would be Mon, & Tues on p1, Wed& Thurs on p2 and Fri, Sat & Sun on p3. Must give it a go. Is it easy.

  4. Hi - just discovered your site and love it. Trying to do the mail merge (which I am familiar with doing) but can't seem to get it to work. When I open the word file it asks for the data file. I link to the excel file but then it only produces two weeks of information. What am I doing wrong please?

    1. Hi
      The two weeks it's showing you is just a preview. You can advance the preview back and forth.

      But then you need to do the final merge to a new document which will be all of the weeks.

      Hope that helps

  5. I figured it out! Thanks for the file!

  6. Is there any way to print these out with LibreOffice? I don't have word and would love to have Swedish language inserts.