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How to Resize Planner Printables for Any Size Planner or Travelers Notebook

How often do you find an adorable planner printable only to find out it doesn’t come in a size that fits your planner? Have no fear, I am going to teach you how to print planner printables to meet the size of your planner.

I recorded videos so that it’s super easy to follow along. I find that pictures can be little harder to follow. Plus, I have included a free cheat sheet for common planner sizes.

Make sure to find the guide that matches your computer – there are different videos for Macs and PCs. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, definitely download it for free as your PDF reader. Aside from being the standard PDF viewer, it’s the program I use for this tutorial and it’s the only way to customize my planner printables.

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How to Resize Planner Printables for Any Size Planner – Using Letter Size Printables

First, gather information about your planner.

How big are the inserts for your planner? Get out a ruler or measuring tape and find out the length x width of your planner inserts. Write it down somewhere you’ll remember (hint: somewhere in your planner).

Next, find out if your planner inserts are a standard paper size (if they are, you’re in luck! Printing printables will be super easy for you!) Here are some standard paper sizes:

  • A4 – 8.3 in x 11.7 in
  • A5 – 5.8 in x 8.3 in
  • A6 – 4.1 in x 5.8 in
  • B5 – 6.9 in x 9.8 in
  • B6 – 5 in x 7 in

Next, pick a method based on your computer and insert size. Check them out below.

PC & MAC Method for Planners Using Standard Size Inserts

Are you lucky enough to have a planner that takes standard size inserts such as A5? Then this method is for you. It works for both Mac and PC users.

PC Method – Print by Percentage – (if you have a Mac, keep scrolling to see an easier way to print)

This method works for PC users with ANY size planner.

Here is a chart of common planner inserts, their sizes, and the percent you need to print letter size printables at.

*If you want to print out this chart to keep it handy, click here

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*When printing a TN, type in the percent. Then, select landscape. This will give you the needed white space needed to fold the insert to fit inside your TN.

**For the A4, if you are printing on letter size paper (which most people are), then just print a standard letter size sheet. The insert will be slightly smaller than an A4 planner. If you have an A4 sheet/printer capable of printing on A4, select A4.

Don’t see your planner insert size on the chart? No problem. 

It’s super easy to determine the percentage to print your insert. Here’s the simple formula.

  1. WIDTH OF YOUR PLANNER INSERT÷8.5=Answer
  2. Answer from above x 100=PERCENT TO PRINT YOUR PLANNER

Example: Let’s pretend this is my planner insert:

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  1. 5.34 ÷ 8.5=.628

2. .628 x 100=63% (it was 62.8% but I rounded it up)

PC METHOD VIDEO – Print Using the Percentage Method

Here’s the Video on How to Print Any Planner Printable for ANY Size Traveler’s Notebook on a PC Using the Percentage Method

MAC METHOD VIDEO – Print by Custom Page Size Method

This method is SO easy. All you need to know is the width and height of your planner insert. I have a video for standard planners and for travelers notebooks.

Here’s the Video on How to Print Any Planner Printable for ANY Size Traveler’s Notebook on a Mac Using the Custom Page Size Method

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Sherri

Wednesday 20th of July 2022

When you say "WIDTH OF YOUR PLANNER INSERT÷8.5=Answer" is that the width you're starting with or the width you want to be at? I'm trying to resize a5 to personal.

Thanks - love the chart!

Laura

Monday 25th of July 2022

The width you want it to be! So most printables come in letter size. So this formula is for a letter size printable that you want to fit into your own planner.

So if your planner is 5 inches wide, you would divide 5 by 8.5 and get .588 and then you'd multiply it by 100%, you'll get 58% as the percentage you want to print the printable at.

If the printable isn't letter size, you'd have to change the 8.5 to whatever the width is of the printable you want to print. I hope this makes sense!

Hannah

Thursday 7th of July 2022

I've tried this on multiple PDFs, trying to size to Standard TN. Watched the videos and followed the instructions. It does not work for me. I get a corner of a letter size page. It's not even the same size of one page of a standard TN.

Laura

Monday 25th of July 2022

Hi Hannah, sorry I am just seeing this. What type of computer and printer are you working with? Unfortunately, sometimes other systems can be a bit different which means the directions won't exactly work. It also depends on the printable you're starting with. So let me know the details of what you're trying to print so maybe I can help! You can also message me the dimensions and stuff to try to trouble shoot at - [email protected]

Kimberly D Danya

Saturday 21st of May 2022

Hi! I am trying to resize (enlarge) all of my Standard size TN inserts to fit my new wide TN cover. Can you help??

Lyric

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Ackkk, challenged me can't get it to work. Oh well.

Nicole Heiney

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Is there anyway you can add a blank page to the beginning of each calendar? It would allow double sided printing or people could skip it if not interested. I tried to add one in with a pdf merge program and its not working for me today. Thanks so much for these great planners!