D*I*Y Planner 2.0, A5 Version

Update : These sets, and many more, are now available free at www.DIYPlanner.com.

Well, my little simian office-mates have come through yet again. I’m pleased to announce the release of the D*I*Y Planner 2.0, A5 Version.

As we don’t have access to A5/A4 paper or planners, we were especially reliant upon overseas testers for this release, and a few people really stepped up to the task and provided some excellent feedback. If you find this version useful, there are a few people who really deserve your appreciation: Yann Abraham, René Yssing Rasmussen, Ronald Schaten (yet again), and especially the eagle-eyed Krzysztof Wysocki. Any errors still left are mine, and mine alone.

Note that most of the templates have been scaled slightly to allow for the difference between the original 5.5″x8.5″ paper size and A5, the receipt envelope should work with A4 paper, and the cover kit has been redone for A5. Please draw my attention to any weirdness you might notice.

Without further ado: diyplanner2_a5.zip.

As an added bonus, Nate Howland has created a version of the main template file as a 2-up, meaning that you can print two A5 pages on one A4 and then guillotine them. For this, tell Acrobat Reader to auto-rotate and center but not scale. Link to download: diyplanner2_a5_2up.zip. (This does not include the other files from the main package, such as the covers and handbook.)


Shameless plug: Oh yes, and if you can’t send bushels of bananas as thanks, please feel free to buy yourself some productivity books (like Getting Things Done or First Things First) at Amazon.co.uk: the monkeys will get a cut.

8 Replies to “D*I*Y Planner 2.0, A5 Version”

  1. I think your little furry mates deserve an especially big bunch of bananas! Great work!

    One tiny point (unless I’ve got it wrong) – on the “Web design” pages, the squared layouts you’ve described as 4×3 proportions are actually 12 squares wide and 8 squares high – making the proportions actually 3×2… Shouldn’t they be 12 wide and 9 high?

    Please tell me I’m wrong and I do feel a complete heel for pointing it out. Everything else is absolutely wonderful (and a note for future versions – Filofax used to do a “bibliography” page, which had details of books, authors, publishers and ISBN, etc. – just a thought…)

    With best Regards,


  2. No, Mark, you’re right. Chalk it up to template resizing while lacking sleep. One of the many litle “bugs” I’ll have to fix soon (for a version 2.1?).

    Good eye, thank you.

    Also, I like the idea of a bibliography page. I’m going to insert it into a forthcoming “education” specialty pack. Thanks for that too.


  3. Wow they were fast. Testing some a5 sheets was sitting on the bottom of my inbox. You guys must be good at GTD.


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