I know some of you have downloaded my printables or have made your own inserts. I know you’re wondering now how do you print these beautiful planner inserts? What printer setting should I do? Don’t worry I’ll be teaching you how to print those wonderful planner pages you’ve created.
I’ll be sharing with you the easiest (in my opinion) way to printing custom planner inserts that I’ve learned through years of making and printing out my planner inserts.
Let’s start by cutting a regular piece of A4 paper. For a personal size I trimmed my paper to be 3.75 in. x 6.75 in. Basically you’ll have 3 personal sized paper from a piece of an A5 paper. Then load it up to your printer.
Next figure out if your printing only a single week or if you’ll be printing the weekly pages for the whole month or the whole year. If you’re printing for the whole month/year make sure that you leave the first page of your MS Word document blank. This is essential in keeping the sequence of your inserts correct when printed out. But if you’re only printing a single week, you can skip this step.
Then export your MS Word document as PDF. Just click File, then click Export , then create PDF.
I find it easier to print my planner page if it is in PDF type. After exporting click print. Then on the printer properties go to the Page Setup Tab, from there scroll down to the page sizes and choose Custom..Then type in your planner page size (width 3.75 in & height 6.75 in). After setting your paper size click the Main tab then choose High for the print quality. Then click ok & you’ll be directed back to your print settings. Click Shrink oversized pages & Print on both sides of paper. Then click print.
Then just wait for your printer to finish printing all of the right-page part of your inserts then it will prompt you to flip the printed pages and load it again on your printer. It will now print the left-page part of your inserts. Note that this is not the same for all printers because some printers can print on both sides of the paper so you don’t need to flip the pages and load it again on your printer.
And you’re done! You can now freely customize your planner inserts.
You can also watch this video for the step by step process.