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How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

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Hi guys! I have a fun post to share today. I’m always talking about how I love the flexibility of the Happy Planner and how I can add things to it. I feel like it is a big misconception that you need to have printables sized exactly for the Happy Planner. I’m going to show you how to resize printables for your Happy Planner so you can take any letter size printable and make it work!

I also have TWO video tutorials over on my Youtube channel, which you can see below.

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For the first video, I’ve shared how you can take my HALF LETTER size printables and shrink those down to fit inside a MINI Happy Planner.

Then, I have the video that accompanies this tutorial on how to resize letter size printables for the classic Happy Planner.

Also, be sure to sign up for my email list. You’ll get access to my free printable library when you do, and you can use those to resize and use in your Happy Planner!

Let’s get into the tutorial.

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

Okay, so you have a regular letter size printable, and you want to use it for your Happy Planner! That is no problem.

The magic percentage is 84. 84%. That is what you need to scale the printable to in order to make it fit.

What are the dimensions of Happy Planner pages.

I have a comparison of the sizes of all Happy Planners, here, but for today we’re just resizing these to go into the Classic Happy Planner, whose pages are 7 x 9.25 inches.

How to resize printables for Happy Planner

Here are the steps to resizing on my printer, your print screen may look a little different than mine, but as long as you can resize or scale the page you are good to go.

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

First, you’ll open up your PDF printable in Adobe reader, or whatever program you have defaulted to open them.

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

Then, select “print” to open up the print window.

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

Now, under the size tab, set the “custom scale” to 84%. Then, print your page.

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

This process works because the ratio of the length and width for the Happy Planner is similar to that of traditional letter size, and there isn’t a huge difference in the sizes. That’s why this might not work for resizing something that is letter size all the way down to fit a mini Happy Planner or something like that. You also normally can’t size something up, like if you have a smaller printable and you want to make it larger, that usually doesn’t turn out great, just because PDF and some image file types just don’t size up well and the image will be distorted.

However, once you’ve printed your printable, you are ready to trim it down to that 7 x 9.25, just be sure that you eyeball it and get the margins how you want them, because there will be some white space around the outside of your printable.  Don’t like the extra white space? Dress it up with some washi tape!

Finally, punch the printable- I use this arc punch, or you can use the Happy Planner punch.. and voila!

How to Resize Printables for your Happy Planner!

And there you have it- super simple and you can add ANY printable to your planner!

For more planning printables, be sure to check out my etsy shop!

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24 Comments

  1. Just stopping by to let you know that you are my feature pick at Marry Monday this week! I can’t wait to see what you share with us this week!

  2. This is perfect as I’m just starting with my new Happy Planner next week as well and I had created a Summer planning sheet for me and the kids but hadn’t thought to resize it yet.

  3. This has rocked my planning world. I have actually used this for other things that I print out as well. Yay! Thanks so much for this

    1. What I have found is that for the horizontal pages (which came with my mini HP) you shrink it to 67%. If you have (made or purchased, or perhaps an expansion pack (which I do not have to compare)) a vertical mini HP (such as this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/491814061/mini-happy-planner-inserts-wo2p-instant?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mini%20happy%20planner&ref=sr_gallery_7 ) you’ll print them at 83%)

      I hope this is helpful and that you find the same dimensions.

      Angela

  4. This was perfect! thank you so much! I was able to perfectly print my journal pages for my happy planner! Lots of gratitude!

  5. I fooled around with this all day today and finally figured it out. The free files I’ve been saving are jpg’s. I converted them to pdf’s through Photoshop and they all printed in the center. Through Photoshop I can select a custom size of 9.25×7 and they print in the center. It doesn’t allow me to print duplex, so I have to manually reinsert the paper to print on the other side. An extra step that’s a hassle, but it works. I’m still so happy I found your blog. You have some awesome stuff and I thank you to the moon and back.

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