Print your own diary 2009 edition.

About a year and a half ago I confirmed my status as a pretty sad case when I published the diary page layout I’d put together for myself after being unable to find one commercially available that I liked working with.

Since the advent of the iPhone and MobileMe syncing I’ve returned to an electronic solution for diarying and task tracking (and it’s by far the best such system I’ve used), but I’ve been receiving a steady stream of emails asking for a 2009 version. Because of those requests, and because I’m continually surprised by just how popular those first downloads were (they’ve been downloaded several hundred times!), I’ve taken a couple of hours to update them for 2009.

And here’s the result. What I like is to have the week on the left-hand page, faced by a plain lined page for notes/lists/whatever.

Thumbnaail of my diary page

The ‘legal’ bit: These are by me, Mark Goody, enabled by the DIY Planner Widget Kit v0.6 by Doug Johnson of, and they are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

The ‘how’: To use them you’ll need PDF reader software, like Acrobat Reader or Mac OS X Preview. The PDFs contain an about page for reference, a generic lined page you can use for notes layed out for right-hand (odd) pages - or you can print in anything you like from elsewhere. The rest of each file contains a series of dated, week-to-page left-handed pages to face your notes/to-dos/whatever.

Select the page-range of the weekly pages and print them to your evens. Flip ‘em however your printer needs, and print your choice of odd pages. Easy.

In two sizes (A5 and half-US Letter), the files for 2009:

Plus simple right-handed notes pages (line and gridded):

And finally a zip of the original 3 Draw files, for your tinkering joy:

If you find these useful, please let me know by leaving a comment, or by email to blog AT marramgrass DOT org DOT uk. Cheers.