hipmod combines the simplicity of the Hipster PDA[1], the beauty of the D*I*Y Planner[2], and the cleverness of the pocketmod[3] into one excuse-free PDA.


Choose the 8 pages out of core.pdf which you would like to use, and create the hipmod with a command like the following:

./hipmod -page 86,26,46,26,46,82,84,89 core.pdf

The result will be in core-up.pdf. If you have an 8-page PDF, you can simply run this command to impose it:

./hipmod master.pdf

Again, the result is in master-up.pdf. You can bring any PDF to the party, by first merging with core, e.g.:

./multivalent merge -append core.pdf circle_of_fifths.pdf

See pocketmod.com for instructions on folding your hipmod.

If you are lucky enough to live where A4 paper is used, modify the hipmod script appropriately.


You need Java and a bourne shell. The Multivalent jar is included.


Hans Fugal hans@fugal.net

  1. http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/03/introducing-the-hipster-pda
  2. http://diyplanner.com/
  3. http://www.pocketmod.com/
  4. http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/