How to Create Planners in Microsoft Publisher
If you're looking forward to creating DIY planners to help you organize yourself or others, we've got instructions below that'll teach you. These instructions are very straightforward, simply do as you're told and you'll pull off an effective and usable planner in no time.
1. Identify the Purpose of your Planner
First of all, why do you need to use or create a planner? Is it going to be for personal use or others? And what is it for? These are simply some of the many questions that you would want to consider before creating your planner. For one thing, a typical planner is meant to help a person keep track of the things that they've done while also reminding them of the things that they still need to do.
2. Decide on a Particular Size
The second step of the process is determining how you want your planners to look (and feel) especially if it's for personal use. How big do you want your planners? Do you prefer it to be pocket-sized or do you want it to be as big as the US letter size paper? Although it's highly recommended that you stick to the standard size, you are allowed to use an unconventional one if you think it looks catchy and interesting.
3. Choose Between Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly Planners
Third, you will need to determine whether you're planner is for creating plans on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Although it's not as common as the ones mentioned earlier, you can also create planners for use on a yearly basis. Determining the frequency can also help you with the layout, just make sure that the spaces provided are big enough for writing personal plans.
4. Build a Workable Planner Layout
For the fourth step, you can start working on the layout as previously mentioned and you will need to divide the pages according to the frequency. However, start by creating a sketch of the layout by using a pencil, ruler, and an appropriately-sized sheet of paper. Draw lines on the paper to create divisions and determine whether you need to make adjustments to the allotted spaces, paper size, or the frequency.
5. Start Creating your Planner in Publisher
Step five immediately follows after building the initial layout and it involves opening Microsoft Publisher, starting a blank publication, and creating the actual planner. Unlike other publishing applications, Publisher is very easy to learn and use and is perfect for students who wish to create study plans. Besides the layout that you've built, you can add graphical enhancements to your planner, you can even get ideas from sites such as Etsy and Pinterest.
6. Finalize your Planner
The sixth and final step of the process is testing the planner for a few days to determine if it works perfectly as intended. Print one page or a few copies and then try using it to make action plans, you can even ask someone else to use it for making their plans as well. If revisions need to be made, do it, otherwise, start printing copies of it and then bind the pages together to come up with the desired multiple page planner.