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.
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.
First, you’ll open up your PDF printable in Adobe reader, or whatever program you have defaulted to open them.
Then, select “print” to open up the print window.
Now, under the size tab, set the “custom scale” to 84%. Then, print your page.
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!
And there you have it- super simple and you can add ANY printable to your planner!
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