How to Convert a Regular
PassPorter into a Deluxe
For those of you who just bought PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000
and want a way to convert it into the Deluxe binder, we offer these
Note: It is possible to convert the first edition
(1999) of PassPorter Walt Disney World into the Deluxe binder, but the
1999 PassPockets won't fit quite as well in the binder.
1. Order a PassPorter Deluxe
Binder. Your binder will
come with the pen, but without any of the inserts.
2. Download our Drilling Template file and print it
out. You will need to trim the printed sheet to 9" x 5.5" as
indicated on the sheet.
3. Take out anything you may have placed in your
PassPorter, unless it is small and well secured in the PassPockets.
4. Remove the spiral binding from your PassPorter. You
can either cut it with regular household scissors (quick but messy) or
snip off the folded plastic end and rotate the plastic coil off (slow).
5. If you want to put your PassPorter covers in your
Binder as well, you'll need to cut both the front and back covers at the
spine, forming two pieces (discard the spine itself).
6. Collect your text, pockets, and covers together and
make sure all the pages are facing right side up. Place the Drilling
Template sheet on top of the stack -- be sure that the six circles on
the Drilling Template sheet are along the left side of the stack.
7. Gather your PassPorter text, pockets, and covers,
along with your Deluxe binder and the printed Drilling Template sheet.
Take these items to your local copy shop (Kinko's
works well). Ask them to drill your text, pockets, and covers to the
specifications shown on the Drilling Template. It should take them only
a few minutes and cost only a few dollars (at most).
8. While you're still at the copy shop, place your
text, pockets, and covers in your binder. If there are any problems
fitting the pages into the rings, just ask the copy shop to redrill the
problem hole. If they use the holes printed on the Drilling Template,
there should be no problem, however.
If you have any questions at all about this
process, don't hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- I've been through the above steps myself.