I’m in love with SmartInk… I’m using it for just about everything I write on paper. Initially I started laying down ink purely as a testing exercise for SmartInk – but now I’m finding more and more uses for the pages that are getting saved up into the cloud.
One thing that I decided would help me would be to create a pre-printed notepad so I was not having to constantly print out new pages to write on. I decided to build out a nice little Microsoft Word “template” that could be printed off en-mass in using SmartInk. And well, sharing is caring. So here it is!
Creating this template was pretty simple. I fired up word and started a new blank. I added a stock header and footer. Slapped in the SmartInk logo and typed in a title. Added a footer and that was it. All you SmartInk users may to download this template and modify it to have your own corporate logo or company name – feel free to do so. You could even go so far as to hire a designer or work with your corporate marketing department to build you out a custom design. If your organization has an existing corporate letterhead template you can simply load this up in word and print off a blank page using the SmartInk print driver.
Last step is to bind the pages. You can go as simply or as crazy as you like! The easiest option here would be to use a 3 ring binder and simply use the standard hole punch. Optionally you could also invest in a coil binding machine or some binding glue (rubber cement). More details on DIY notepads here. One last thing to look into, though this might be the most expensive would be to have a printing company bind the pages for you. You could get some seriously cool notepads done with this method – hard cover, embossed corporate logos, etc. Just remember though that the printing needs to be done on using the SmartInk printing driver.
I’ve attached a zip file to this post that contains a Microsoft Word docx file that can simply be printed out using the SmartInk printer driver.
If you have any suggestions on how to make this template better I’d love to hear from you. Please comment here, or head over to the ChasmTech support forum and post a topic there It’s funny – I’ve been using Microsoft word forever – at least since Office 95 – but I’ve barely scratched the surface of its functionality =)