09 July 2012

New Filofax Personal layout - Landscape week on two pages

This one began as a request from a Philofaxy reader who asked for a version of the Filofax Week-To-View Horizontal layout that was not quite so discourteous to weekends:

The obvious enhancement here would be to put four days across the page rather than three, but we worried that then the columns would be too narrow. Our reader agreed, and came up with what Ray and I thought was a fantastic idea. See if you agree:

Weekend days are afforded as much respect as those in the working week, while each week's layout ends with a 'Notes / Next Week' space.

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 this 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 like this layout particularly the "notes next week" section. That works for me. I have tried to download and it printed off well on the duplex, however, the guides for the holes did not come through so I may have to do something about that. I did read recently that a lady got all her sheets together and used her husband's drill to go through all the sheets - marking the positions and sorting them out later. That might be an idea.

  2. That's a really good idea: I've spent many years working weekends, and the way most diary formats act like no-one ever has anything to schedule used to drive me disproportionately crazy!

    It's bad enough everyone assumes they can be loud, late, into Friday and Saturday nights, the missing out on parties and things was worse, then not having enough diary space to even write things down?! Makes you feel like a refugee from the human race!

  3. Yes my printer does reduce size and I cannot seem to solve the problem - yet. And yes, not only have I read your comments about how to dove the problem I have downloaded your page as a reference but I have a Canon Duplex Printer and I have even tried going to USA Legal size, but they still come out smaller. I'll have to work some more on it and see what I can come up with, but it could well be that they just won't print in US / Australian printers either in Docx or PDF.

    1. Look for some sort of scaling box in the print dialogue box

      Are you using a PC or a Mac? Word file or PDF file?


  4. Incidentally, there aren't any hole guides; those are just added to the picture in the post to give an idea of what they'll look like when printed and punched.

  5. Yes there is a scaling which is set at 100%. I am using a MacBook Pro. I was using PDF files as well as Word Docx. I downloaded both. The printer is a Canon Ip 4950 Duplex. I am also using the latest MS for Mac.Thank you Ray. That's one thing out of the way.

  6. Clever! I love this layout. Thanks, guys!

  7. Hello, I'm looking for the first layout for my personal. Does anyone have this for 2014 and 2015? I don't seem to be able to open the source files with my version of Word

    1. Check out the Diary inserts page, if the 2014 version it there that is where it will be. Not started on the 2015 version yet, we will be soon though

    2. Looking at the Personal for A4, I can only see the second layout in landscape.