21 November 2016

Four Year Journals

Karine came up with this idea in Episode 35 of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse.

It's a simple journal that runs for 4 years and you record the details of what you were doing on the same date each year.

So this insert or pair of inserts has the date and the month, but no actual days (Mon, Tue, etc) labelled on each page.

It's not specific to any year start either, you simply write in the year. So you can start it at any time. February 29th is included because there will be a leap year at least once in a 4 year time span.

So this journal is available as an A4/A5 file

You will find the Word file and the PDF available to download and print.

And I'm also making it available as a Personal on A4 paper type file as well.

You will find the Word file and the PDF available to download and print. 

To print the files on A4 paper. For the A5 insert, use booklet print, or alternatively print on to A5 paper scaling the file by 70%

But if you want to use these layouts as a starting point for your own personalised creation, then you'll need to download the base Word file and the Excel data source (you'll need both).

A5 version - Word fileExcel file
Personal version - Word fileExcel file

When you've made all the changes you like to the template, you can perform a mail merge to create your own insert for any period you like. Check out our Free Diary Inserts link if you want more information on how to do this, including videos.

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  1. Steve, this is excellent. Prints well on A6 as well! Thank you for this and all the other inserts that you produce.

  2. I have a 5 year journal where I can write in the year. I use it to mark big life events. I doubt I'll ever fill it up.

  3. Excellent idea and follow-up :-) I might have opted for this but have already started in September with my Leuchtturm "one line a day"diary. Not only special things but the days characteristics get jotted down there.