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How To Print Your Printable Planner

Say that 10 times fast. .

SO! You just bought a planner printable (hopefully this one? Because hullo... that's what I do! And.. that's what this all about!)

SO! Now what? How the HECK do you print this thing? Easy peasy (kinda). You've come to the right place, young grasshopper.

You have 2 options on how to print. At home, or at your local print shop. I'll break it down for you in just a few simple (ish) steps.

Please read EVERY STEP carefully.


DIY PRINT FROM HOME

1. Download the file onto your computer. This will download in a file called a .zip document. What this means is that there are several documents inside the one "zipped" folder. Simply right click and "extract" the folder. This will save a normal file where you can now access the files inside.

2. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. It's freakin' free and freakin' amazing. You will be able to print any page you'd like, in any size, in any order (which comes in handy when printing the half-size print). If you try to print it with another program..... I can guarantee nothing haha.

3. Since you bought the Basic Planner from my shop, there will be 2 sizes that you can choose from. Pick the size you want to use. Within these files, each .pdf is broken up into 6 months. So for letter sizes, you will have one file that is January-June and one file that is July-December. For half sizes, you will have 2 files that are the front and back sides of January-June and 2 files that are the front and back sides of July-December. Read on, I will explain.

You will be printing half of the planner on the front side of the paper all at once, and then the back side of the papers all at once. I have ordered the pages so they will line up perfectly for each size-file. This will allow you to have a double-sided, professional-looking planner!

*Because of the amount of pages the Basic Daily Planner has, I highly recommend printing only 6 months at a time vs the full year. It will fit better in your planner binder and will keep you from pulling your hair out (I personally like this planner binder).

HOW TO PRINT FOR LETTER SIZES (8.5 X 11):

4. Open up the .pdf from the months of your choice into Acrobat Reader. Hit the little printer icon in the upper left corner.

5. Under "Pages to Print", you'll want to click on the little "More Options" triangle and select from the drop down menu, "Odd Pages Only". This will allow you to print the FRONT pages first, so when you are done, you can put the pages you just printed back in and print the back pages separately. This way they will all line up.

Next, under "Page Sizing and Handling", the "Size" button should be selected. Under that button, select the option of "Actual Size". This will make it the correct dimensions. Make sure that "Portrait" is selected, along with the print quality you want under the "Properties" setting.

MAKE SURE to UNCHECKED the box labeled, "Print on both sides of paper". You do NOT want this option, as it will mess up the order of pages. FOR PC USERS: This box is located under "Paper Size and Handling" toward the bottom. FOR MAC USERS: Go to "Printer" located towards bottom, then when a pop-up asks if you want to continue, hit "Yes". Then on your print settings, UNCHECK the "Two-sided" printing option. Hit "Print".

6. After you've printed the FRONT pages, you'll want to print the BACK pages. This is where it gets tricky!

**Since I don't know what your printer is like, YOU will have to figure out how your printer takes the pages and prints on them. Does it take the paper and feed it through straight? Does it flip the paper when it prints? I suggest doing a few test pages so you can figure it out.

Make sure all the printing options from step #5 are the same, with the exception of now choosing to print "Even Pages Only", located under "Pages to Print" under the "More Options" triangle. Make sure when you print this, your paper is aligned so when you put the pages in your binder, they aren't upside down and the pages with the Yearly Overview and Months all line up when laid out.

Print.

*NOTE! THIS PLANNER IS INTENDED TO START ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY 2019. If you start on the day you get it, the "Weekly Overview" will be messed up (the "Weekly Overview" should line up right before Sunday so you can look over and plan the week). I would recommend starting by numbering from January 1st, no matter where you are in the month.*

7. Now you need to hole punch them. I recommend buying a hole punch for your planner (I like this one for the Letter size, or this one for half or A5 binders). You can also be super ghetto like me and just use a normal single hole punch... mark the holes and punchpunch away!

You are done. Comment and let me know what you think!

HOW TO PRINT FOR HALF SIZES:

4. This file is divided into four pdf's. You will see two files that read "FRONT" with your month choices and two files that read "BACK" with the same month choices. This is referring to which side you will be printing on so it lines up correctly. Open up the "Front" file of the months you want to print into Acrobat Reader. Hit the little "Print" icon in the upper left corner.

5. Under "Page Sizing and Handling" you will select the little "Multiple" button. Then on the drop down for "Pages Per Sheet", select "2" so that you get both pages on the sheet of paper. You should see the little picture change from one print to two prints on one page. Make sure that "Portrait" is selected, along with the print quality you want under the "Properties" setting.

MAKE SURE that the box labeled, "Print on both sides of paper" is UNCHECKED. You do NOT want this option, as it will mess up the pages. FOR PC USERS: This box is located under "Paper Size and Handling" toward the bottom. FOR MAC USERS: Go to "Printer" located at the bottom, then when a pop-up asks if you want to continue, hit "Yes". Then on your print settings, UNCHECK the "Two-sided" printing option.

Then, next to the printer drop-down, click the button labeled "Properties". Under "Additional Features", there is a box called "Boarderless Printing". CHECK this box. *This is super important if you want your pages to be centered on the paper.* A pop-up will then appear telling you this is not recommended. IGNORE that shiz. Select the "plain paper" from the "Available Media Types" drop down and hit "OK" and then "OK" again.

Select "Print".

6. After you've printed the FRONT pages, you'll want to print the BACK pages. Open up the "Back" file of the same months you just printed into Acrobat Reader. Again, hit the little "Print" icon in the upper left corner.

This is where it gets tricky!

**Since I don't know what your printer is like, YOU will have to figure out how your printer takes the pages and prints on them. Does it take the paper and feed it through straight? Does it flip the paper when it prints? I suggest doing a few test pages so you can figure it out.

If your printer prints the last page first like most do (so it lays at the bottom of the printed stack), be sure to check the "Reverse Pages" box under "More Options". Again, you may have to do some test pages!

Make sure ALL the printing options from step #5 are the same.

PRINT!

7. You will now need to cut them perfectly in half (don't mess up.. no pressure!) and you may have to do some reorganizing to get the right order. If you have any questions on how to arrange the planner pages, review and match the layout as shown in the LETTER size .pdf files.

*NOTE! THIS PLANNER IS INTENDED TO START ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY 2019. If you start on the day you get it, the "Weekly Overview" will be messed up (The "Weekly Overview" should line up right before Sunday so you can look over and plan the week). I would recommend starting by numbering from January 1st.*

8. LAST STEP!! You need to hole punch them. I recommend buying a hole punch for your planner (I like this one for the Letter size, or this one for half or A5 binders). You can also be super ghetto like me and just use a normal single hole punch... mark the holes and punchpunch away!

Comment and let me know what you think! You are done.

NAMASTE.


PRINT AT LOCAL PRINT SHOP

Now, this may cost a little more mulah, but it takes the pressure off of you, and the paper and ink quality can be so much better (unless you have a fancy printer, you fancy-pants). Still, it's nice to have someone else do the dirty work. (Plus, they can resize it for you without any issues).

1. Download the file onto your computer. This will download in a file called a .zip document. What this means is that there are several documents inside the one "zipped" folder. Simply right click and "extract" the folder. This will save a normal file where you can now access the files inside.

2. Since you bought the Basic Planner from my shop, there will be 2 sizes that you can choose from. Pick the size you want to use. Within these files, each .pdf is broken up into 6 months. So for letter sizes, you will have one file that is January-June and one file that is July-December. For half sizes, you will have 2 files that are the front and back sides of January-June and 2 files that are the front and back sides of July-December. Read on, I will explain.

For Letter sizes, you will have the print shop print this from start to finish with a front and back layout.

For half sizes, you will have the print shop print half of the planner on the front side of the paper all at once, and then the back side of the papers all at once. I have ordered the pages so they will line up perfectly for each size-file.

This will allow you to have a double-sided, professional-looking planner!

*Because of the amount of pages the Basic Daily Planner has, I highly recommend printing only 6 months at a time vs the full year. It will fit better in your planner binder and will keep you from pulling your hair out (I personally like this planner binder).

3. Transfer files onto a flash drive or something similar. Simply drag files from the downloaded folder and drop them onto the flash drive. You can also use copy and paste.

4. Take flash drive to print shop. You can choose full color or black and white to save money. However, I have made this so that the daily and weekly pages (which is the majority of the pages) have no color, so they shouldn't charge you for color on those pages.

5. Your print is done! If you are doing the half size, you will need to cut them perfectly in half (ask your print shop if they will cut these for you. It's usually a very minimal cost) and you may have to do some reorganizing to get the right order. If you have any questions on how to arrange the planner pages, it will all be laid out for you in the .pdf.

*NOTE! THIS PLANNER IS INTENDED TO START ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY 2019. If you start on the day you get it, the "Weekly Overview" will be messed up (The "Weekly Overview" should line up right before Sunday so you can look over and plan the week). I would recommend starting by numbering from January 1st.*

Now you need to hole punch them. I recommend buying a hole punch for your planner (I like this one for the Letter size, or this one for half or A5 binders). You can also be super ghetto like me and just use a normal single hole punch... mark the holes and punchpunch away!

You are done.


WHAT IF I ONLY WANT TO PRINT A FEW PAGES, NOT THE WHOLE PLANNER?

Easy! Just select the pages you want to print using the "Pages" selection under "Pages to Print" and then select the number of copies.

BOOM.


I'd love to hear your feedback!

I can't change what I don't know…. So comment and let me know what needs to be changed or what you'd like to see.

♡ Bre


 
 
 
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