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DOUBLE WEEKLIES

Over the years we’ve been asked about double weekly planners – Planners that include two dated spreads for each week. We don’t offer them, but we’d like to share with you examples of double weeklies that customers have been making on their own. Agendios are so customizable that you can not only personalize the content of pages, but also create fundamentally different planners, and what wonderfully creative planners we are seeing.

Why would you want a double weekly? The big benefit is that you create much more space per day than a weekly, without switching to a daily format. Some customers are currently creating one spread for work and the other for home, or one as a regular dated weekly spread and the second as a place to add more detail to each day.

For example, here is a row weekly layout with a secondary weekly created out of divisible pages to add a schedule for each day. The primary row weekly planner pages can’t be used easily for scheduling an entire day, but the secondary pages can.

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If you want to make a double weekly, select a configuration that includes at least one spread after each week. We show this as WWEE, the W’s being weekly pages and Es being Extra pages. Then in the Builder, on the Extra pages screen, near the top/right, you highlight your extra pages and customize them to include features that usually come with dated pages. The best pages to use as a base for this are divisibles, either one or two column, or Flex pages.

Here’s an example that includes four Extra pages (we’re showing only two). The primary weekly is made up mostly of a schedule for each day and the Secondary pages add space for todo lists and notes.

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And here’s one that adds pages to track billable time by day. Similar to the first example, the primary is a row planner, and the secondary pages are used for schedule-related tracking.

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If you’re thinking of making a double weekly, just remember that you need to start with the correct configuration, which includes a weekly followed by two Extra pages. If you forget, or if you want to convert an existing weekly into a double weekly, it’s easy to do: Go to the Builder Info page and at the top you will see a button to change your configuration.

 

 

INSERTS + TABS

You can now add tabs when you purchase most sizes of Agendio inserts. They are available for all page sizes 7” or bigger, which includes Filofax A5 and Franklin Classic.

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You get the same tabs as we offer on our planners, with a few spare ones for adding custom tabs, and with the option of an additional tab strip if you have a large number of Extra page sections.

 

2 PAGE PER DAY DAILIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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PAGE NUMBERS NOW AVAILABLE

You can now add page numbers to your agendio, at the bottom of each page, centered.

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3-COLUMN LAYOUTS ARE LIVE!

They have only 3 columns to a page, so there’s more room to write on each line. If you’re looking for the widest weekly columns possible, you should check them out.

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You can see them on the weekly model pages. They will be at or near the top of your list, just below any models that are in your library (which are always first).

We’ve added a new side-by-side label pagelet option on a few of the new models, where you can choose between fewer wider pagelets or more narrower ones. It’s a bit like a horizontal divisible. Let us know if you like the idea!

And as always, let us know if you have any questions.

 

3-COLUMN LAYOUTS

We’re working on some new layouts. We thought you might like to know, in case you’re customizing your next agendio.

We’re designing a number of “3-column” layouts, meaning they have only 3 columns to a page, so there’s more room to write on each line. They’re for everyone who is looking for the widest weekly columns possible.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the designs. We hope you like it.

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The majority of the work is done, but there’s still testing to do, so the new layouts should be live sometime in June.

CHANGE YOUR MODEL (Without Starting Over)

Everyone has been so happy with our new Change configuration option that we decided to double up the fun: You can now also change your model without starting over.

The button to change models is on the Builder Layout page, near the top left corner. We placed it on the layout page because, if you have a hybrid planner, such as a monthly-weekly, we need to know which one you want to change. So if you’re looking at your weekly layout and you click Change model, we’ll bring you to the weekly model page. If you’re looking at your monthly and click Change model, then you’ll be changing your monthly model.

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When you land on the models page, you will see that we put your current model at the top of the list, in case you don’t remember which model you selected previously.

Once you select your new model, click customize just like you did originally, and we’ll bring you right back to the Builder.

You can change only one frequency at a time. Using the same example of a monthly-weekly planner, if you want to change both your monthly and your weekly, change one of them, come back to the Builder then change the other one.

Please note that if you change your model, we won’t transfer your customizations from your previous one, because the specifications for each model are often different, including number of labels, limits on numbers of characters in each label a well as the numbers of activities, events and holidays.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

FUTURE MONTH PAGES

At this time of year, some customers ask us about 16-month academic planners. We don’t offer them, in part because we find them a bit wasteful: The pages for months 13 to 16 don’t usually get used since they get replaced by the next planner that starts next August or September. We also have a different way to keep track of future appointments.

We offer “Future month” Extra pages. You can add these anywhere in your agendio, although the best spot is right after your calendared pages. They serve the same purpose as the pages for months 13 to 16, but in a leaner way, leading to a slimmer and lighter planner.

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You can use them to write down your appointments and todos for any month after the end of your agendio and then transfer the contents to your next planner when the current one ends. Each page is divided to offer a separate line for each day of the future month, so it’s easy to see if, for example, a future doctor’s appointment date conflicts with another activity.

You can see examples of our Future month page and other Extra pages in our Features section at https://agendio.com/features#extra

THE AGENDIO MODELS LIBRARY

Has this ever happened to you? You customize your agendio and realize once you’re well-advanced that you want to change your configuration. Maybe you want to add monthly pages or maybe note pages after each week. And then you realize that you have to start over and re-customize the same layout. And it’s not that long to do, but it’s annoying, like getting to an intersection just as the light turns red.

Well, no need to do that anymore now that we have added the Agendio Models library! Most of you have used the Extra pages library, so you’ll be familiar with the idea: Like the Extra pages library, it’s a private library to which only you have access, where you can store your customized pages, so you don’t have to re-customize them completely from scratch.

 

Where do I see the models in my library?

When you are on the Models page, just after choosing your configuration, we now put models from your library at the top of the list, so you see them first. Select it the same way you select “regular” models now. When you get to the Builder, you’ll see that the layout contains all the labels and other customizations from before.

Please note that we will show you only those library models of the same size and frequency as the other ones on the models page. After all, there’s no point showing you Medium-size daily pages from your library (if you have any) if you’re busy choosing Large weekly pages.

You’ll also notice that to the right of the image of the model layout we add “FROM MODELS LIBRARY” and we include the planner name it resides in and the last date you customized it.

 

How do I add models to my library?

There are three ways to add them:

From the Builder: Let’s say you’re customizing a layout and decide to change your configuration and you want to add your work-in-progress version of that model to your library. There is now an “Add to Library” button at the top left of the Builder layout page to do that.

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Please note that adding is “frequency-dependent”, which is just a big word to say that if you click “Add”, it will add only the layout you’re working on. If you’re customizing a Monthly-Daily and working on your daily layout and you click “Add”, it will add the Daily. If you want to add the Monthly, you need to switch to your monthly layout and add it separately.

From the models page: Let’s say you’re on the Models page and you customized some layouts previously, but they’re not in your library and you want to add them. Look to the left and you’ll see a box titled “My models library”.

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Click on “What’s IN my library?” and you’ll see a list of what’s in your library and what you can add. The second list includes checkboxes for you to select the ones you want to add and a button to add them.

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Please note that the list of what’s in your library is the full list, including all sizes and all frequencies, but the list of what you can add shows only models that fit the size and frequency of the Models page. This second list is filtered so you see only what you can import right now.

From your account: Scroll down to Products-Purchased or Products-Saved and then roll over “Options” and select “Add to Models Library”. Adding this way will add all layouts from that agendio to your library. So if it’s a monthly-weekly-daily insert, clicking “Add to Models Library” will add three layouts.

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Can I add multiple versions of the same model to my library?

Yes you can. If you purchased model 32009 in each of the past three years, you can add all three variations of that model and they will each appear on their own slice on the models page.

Is there anything in my library now?

That depends on whether you have made a purchase. We have added to your library the customized layouts from planners you purchased before May 11, 2019. If that applies to you, then you should have at least one item in your library. Any purchases after that date, as well as all layouts that are customized but not purchased, we are leaving to you to decide if you want to add.

Can I delete from my library?

Yes you can, in two places: The first is on the models page, by clicking on the “X” to the right of the image.

The second is in the Builder: If you click “Add to library” from the Builder, the button then switches to “Remove from library”, so if you change your mind, you can simply click again and out it goes.

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How long can I keep items in my library?

For now, we plan to remove items in libraries after two years if they have not been modified in that time. Like some old clothes that will never be worn, it’s important to not clutter up cupboards or databases.

Is there anything else I should remember?

Yes, one last important detail: You must be signed in to see your library, so we know who you are and what to show you.

 

I’LL HAVE A MONTHLY WITH THAT

Once in a while, we receive an email asking about frequency mixes, such as do we offer monthly pages with our weeklies or can one get a daily with weekly pages. It seems that some customers don’t scroll down the configuration page, so they miss some options.

To make our options more visible, we’ve now added direct links within each category of the configuration page, so now all options will be even more clear.

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So you can now scroll or link directly to your preferred type of configuration.

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As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

 

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