Printing GTD Organizer PDF

AGL

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Hi, I've purchased and downloaded the 2022 GTD Organizer PDF. I can't get it to print our dark enough to read the calendar pages easily. Replaced ink in printer, printed best quality and tried various options in Preview and Adobe but little improvement. All other documents I print out are perfect.

Any suggestions?

Andrew
 

GTDUser

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The copy center in my area makes printouts with ink that look almost as sharp as laser print.

When printing from home you could try using higher dpi, disable eco print and fast print, or switch to best quality, or maybe change the print to gray-scale if that is an option.
 

Sarahsuccess

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Hi, I've purchased and downloaded the 2022 GTD Organizer PDF. I can't get it to print our dark enough to read the calendar pages easily. Replaced ink in printer, printed best quality and tried various options in Preview and Adobe but little improvement. All other documents I print out are perfect.

Any suggestions?

Andrew


Have you heard from anyone at the Davidco company?

You can try contacting them here:
Select “GTD Shop”

Also, I was looking at the website for the 2022 GTD Organizer pdf and I noticed that it does not include a “Waiting For” list. I am surprised since this is one of the basic gtd lists. Could someone at the Davidco/David Allen company explain?
 

Murray

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Also, I was looking at the website for the 2022 GTD Organizer pdf and I noticed that it does not include a “Waiting For” list. I am surprised since this is one of the basic gtd lists. Could someone at the Davidco/David Allen company explain?
Perhaps they have taken a leaf from Martin Luther King's classic little book:
 

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John Forrister

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Hi, I've purchased and downloaded the 2022 GTD Organizer PDF. I can't get it to print our dark enough to read the calendar pages easily. Replaced ink in printer, printed best quality and tried various options in Preview and Adobe but little improvement. All other documents I print out are perfect.

Any suggestions?

Andrew
Hi Andrew, the other idea I had is that maybe your printer has a lighter/darker setting. Not a software setting, but something you could change on the printer's control panel if there is one. And of course if you find it just doesn't work for you, email customerservice@davidco.com and we'll promptly refund.
 

John Forrister

GTD Connect
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Have you heard from anyone at the Davidco company?

You can try contacting them here:
Select “GTD Shop”

Also, I was looking at the website for the 2022 GTD Organizer pdf and I noticed that it does not include a “Waiting For” list. I am surprised since this is one of the basic gtd lists. Could someone at the Davidco/David Allen company explain?
Hi Sarah, we've just updated the description to make it clear that the GTD Organizer does include a Waiting For list (screen shot below). The description previously said Next Actions Lists, without details. Now that line in the description says Next Actions Lists (Anywhere, Calls, Computer, Errands, Home Office, and Waiting For).

waiting_for.png
 

John Forrister

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Perhaps they have taken a leaf from Martin Luther King's classic little book:
Hi Murray, well done on the MLK reference.

Still, if you're waiting for us to get rid of the Waiting For list, it's going to be a long wait. Maybe not even when [insert title of 1994 Eagles live album].
 

Murray

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Hi Murray, well done on the MLK reference.

Still, if you're waiting for us to get rid of the Waiting For list, it's going to be a long wait. Maybe not even when [insert title of 1994 Eagles live album].
Ha ha I had to look up that Eagles Album, but then it turned out to be an obvious choice!
 
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AGL

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Thanks for the suggestions. I played around with printer settings and found the document printed darker if I told printer the paper was premium matte rather than plain paper. Not sure I’ll go with it yet but it has improved. I’ll revisit nearer end of year.
 

Graeme Thom

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Hi @AGL - I also purchased the Organizer PDF and like you found that the diary pages weren't clear enough in the beginning. As @GTDUser suggested above, I found that using a "high quality" print setting improved the resolution and made the letters and numbers significantly "crisper". and readable. Changing the paper quality setting too - as you tried - may also improve the resolution quality by default.

One thing I did find is that when printing double-sided (duplex), the large date characters at the top on one side of the paper would clash with the small calendar blocks on the other side. I think perhaps moving the large date up to the very top so that when printed it doesn't overlay on the reverse side with the small calendar blocks might be useful in future iterations (I don't think it's a result of my standard 80gsm A4 paper being too thin).
 
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