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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.

double-weeklies-B

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.

 

JANUARY 2022 START

Do you like to customize and purchase your agendios well in advance of the start date? If so, this is for you: We have added January 2022 as a start date.

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In July we plan to add the other months of 2022 (and we’ll remove January to June 2021).

 

END-OF-MONTHLY-SEQUENCE EXTRA PAGES

We now offer “End of monthly sequence” Extra pages.

If you select this option, we will place your end-of-monthly-sequence Extra pages (or EOM pages) after all the other pages for each month.

For example, if you select a “MMWW” (or monthly-weekly), and you add EOM pages, we will place your pages as follows: The first monthly, followed by all of that month’s weeklies, then your EOM Extra pages, then your next monthly, your next bunch of weeklies, your next EOM pages, and so on…

It will look like this:

1. mmww_tt-mini-gs

And the configuration will look like this:

2. mmww_tt

 

Notice that the end-of-sequence icons show a small right-facing arrow below the E, to show that they are not standard Extra pages.

 

You don’t have to include monthly pages in your configuration to use EOM Extra pages.

For instance, you might have a Weekly-only configuration, WW, but you would now like four pages at the end of each monthly sequence. Perhaps you’d like some note or summary pages but you don’t need them every week. You would create this sequence on the custom configuration page by choosing WW for your weeklies, then one set of EOM Extra pages, then another. Your final configuration would look like this:

3. ww_tttt

And would create the following sequence of pages:

4. ww_tttt-mini-gs

 

You can also mix standard and EOM pages in one configuration. You could select monthly pages, followed by standard Extra pages, then weeklies and then EOM pages. The resulting configuration would be:

5. mmnnww_tt

and would create the following sequence of pages:

6. mmnnww_tt-mini-gs

 

Please note that you can select EOM pages only on the Custom configuration selection page.

 

If you add EOM pages, and you’re not sure if your configuration was created correctly, you can look at the preview on the Builder review page. That’s actually something you should always do before ordering, to catch any errors in customizations you may not have noticed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE NUMBERS NOW AVAILABLE

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

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NEW FEATURES COMING IN NOVEMBER

We’re close to releasing some new features we’ve been working on this year. Since many of you are now customizing your planners for next year, we decided to tell you now, in case you were interested in these features. They should start being rolled out in a week or two:

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End-of month Extra pages are Extra pages that are placed at the end of each monthly page sequence, whether or not you include monthly pages in your agendio

Spiral upsizing is the option to get your spiral-bound agendio with a spiral one size bigger than usual.

Like most everyone else, our 2020 has not proceeded as we originally planned. Covid-related physical distancing and other restrictions we faced while manufacturing your agendios has reduced our productivity, and we haven’t been able to release as many new features as we had planned at the beginning of the year. The delayed features, including larger fonts for activities and events, should be added by summer 2021.

 

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.

3-column-layout wide
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 CONFIGURATION (Without Starting Over)

One of the shortcomings of our system has been that if you want to change your configuration after having customized some or all of your planner, you must start over.

We’ve now eliminated that issue – We have now added an option in the Builder that allows you to update your configuration without losing your customizations. You can find it on the first (Info) page.

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So now, if you’ve already spent two hours in the Builder and you decide that you want to add a monthly to your configuration, or you want to change those weekly Extra pages to Monthly, and you don’t want to lose your work, just go to the info page, click “Change”, update your configuration and then return to the Builder to continue personalizing your agendio.

 

CUSTOM CONFIGURATIONS!

We just added a big new feature this week that we’ve been working on for many months, custom configurations. You can now create your own combination of monthly, weekly, daily and Extra pages.

Although we offer two dozen preset configurations, there are many other possible combinations, so this feature allows you the freedom to assemble a configuration of your choice if it isn’t available in our preset list. As well, it allows us to add more configuration options either later this year and/or next year.

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As part of this update, we also added two new options. You can now:

  • Choose from a wider selection of durations, from 3 to 12 months.
  • Choose the thickness of your paper, either 24/60 lb./90gsm or 28/70 lb./105 gsm. Previously, if you purchased a daily, the paper was automatically selected to be our thinner paper, to fit in our binding. However if you choose a shorter-duration planner, you can now choose our thicker paper, even for your daily.

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So now, with these new features, you can make a variety of highly-personalized planners, such as:

A 4-month student planner with labels for your courses for one term;
A short-term planner to get you to a key date, such as your birthday, to start your next planner and track your year.
A special 5-month project planner, with a large assortment of tracking Extra pages each week to help track all aspects of your project;

Using the custom configuration option is easy, but in case you’re not sure how to go about it, we’ve added a short video on the new configuration page, showing four examples of how to create a custom configuration.

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Please be aware that the Personal-year planner option has been discontinued – It added complexity to the process of selecting a planner without adding enough benefits. Instead, we added all the features available previously in Personal-year planners, such as planning pages and the ability to start your planner on any day of the month, to our standard planners. So you get all the features, but with a more streamlined process.

As a result of this change, the red “N” icon for note pages and the yellow “P” icon for Planning pages have been combined into one icon, an orange “E” icon for Extra pages.

If you want to check out our custom configurations, just do as you’ve always done: Select either planners or inserts and the next page will be the configuration page.

And, more good news!: We will add new spiral-bound cover designs by mid-October! We know that many of you have been asking for new designs this year, so we‘ve been working on making that happen. We hope you’ll like them.

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

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