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Hello, hello!

I have been having so many positive responses from my calendars, it is so good to hear! I can’t wait for the new year so I get to seem them in action 🙂

The personal size has been a bit more challenging for folks to print, so I thought I would give you an overview of how I printed mine.
I use a Mac, so the whole walk-thru is for that OS.
If you are on Windows, Philofaxy has an excellent walk-thru as well ——> here.

So, let’s get started!

The planner PDF file was created keeping in mind its actual size.

Meaning it needs to be printed on that page size.

I actually trim down the blank sheets before printing.

I have been printing a gazillion of stuff, from e-courses to planner layouts in different sizes, so a few weeks ago I went to a store to get a big chunck of papers ready to go:


Yep! pretty stocked up!


But let’s stick with personal size for this post.

When you click on “Print”, you will get this screen:



See the circled area where it shows you a preview? Yeah, so it is obviously not right. The insert is lost in between a big thick white frame.

To fix that and actually make it proportional, go to “Page Set Up” at the bottom left:



On the next screen you will see that the US letter size was selected by default.



To change it you will need to select a different size from the drop down menu. The personal size is not there yet, so let’s create it.

To create a new page size, click on the drop down menu of the screenshot above and go down to “Manage Custom Size”:



**I actually already have saved all sizes I use. Ignore it and let’s pretend there is none in there 😀 **

Next screen you will see all the sizes  created inside the white box as well as a few buttons on the bottom. Click on the + sign to add a new size:



Name the new page size (on the left) and add its dimension (top right):


***ATT: For precise size measurements use the Filofax UK information. To change your printer settings to metric system, please check the comments right below this post***

From the USA Filofax site, sizes go as follows:

A5 – 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
Personal – 3 3/4″ x 6 3/4″
Pocket – 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
Mini – 2 5/8″ x 4 1/4″

And from the UK Filofax site, sizes go as follows:

A5 – 148mm x 210mm
Personal – 95mm x 171mm
Pocket – 81mm x 120mm
Mini – 67mm x 105mm

From there,  ***we are almost done, promise!**, after you create each page size,  select the personal one (for this example), click “ok” and you will be taken back to the first screen:



See now, on the right, the print preview fits the page perfectly.

Hit print and that’s it!
Yay! All done! **confetti**

It should be looking something like this:



Ah, right!  And if your printer doesn’t do double size (mine only does that for US Letter Size), first print all odd pages then flip them over back into the feeder and print the even pages.

Now, really we are all done with Personal Size printing! 🙂
I will talk about A5 size on a later post.

Hope that was helpful.
If you have any questions let me know in the comments and I will do my best to answer them 🙂

Smooches and see you soon!