INDEX Create a Digital Planner Template Kit

INDEX Create a Digital Planner Template Kit
In this tutorial series, we will be creating a template kit with various paper design templates for a planner to be used in GoodNotes. The templates will be based on an 8.5 x 11 inches paper size and an 8 point or pixel grid design system. As with most templates, these templates will have simple layouts with placeholders for text and design elements. You will use these templates as a starting point for your planner paper designs, such as to do list, note paper, journal pages, wedding plans, recipes and more.

We will begin by learning from the source. We will study the preinstalled squared paper layout in GoodNotes. We will export the squared paper design in the PDF format to maintained the layers. Once exported, we will open it into Affinity Designer, or other software, and study the layout details. Next, we will create a new notebook in GoodNotes that we will use to test all of the templates that we create.

You can find information about the default paper sizes for GoodNotes on their website (see link below). The default GoodNotes letter size is 612 x 792 pixels at 72 dpi. As is customary when using an 8 point or pixel grid design system, we will be using a 72 dpi resolution for our templates. However, keep in mind that the iPad has a resolution of 264 dpi and it is customary to use a 300 dpi for printing. So, you will probably want to increase the dpi of your final paper designs. But, one reason for using the 8 point or pixel grid design system for our templates is that scaling your final designs should be easy.

In the next tutorial, we will take a look at the squared paper layout and set up our GoodNotes notebook for testing our templates.

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What are the paper dimensions of built-in GoodNotes templates.

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