I compile checklists for every Magic release. I aim to be extremely thorough, including variant printings and promos.
You could type in the documents to keep track of your collection digitally, but these are optimized to print out nicely, to have information handy when near cards but not your computer. I aimed for nice formatting, and making efficient use of paper.
They should be particularly useful for organizing cards into 9 pocket pages, especially with incomplete sets from before collector numbers and/or with multiple versions.
I have both Word 2007 (.DOCX) and Excel versions.
I didn't want to mess with file format since precise formatting is key to these.
Older versions of Word can understand this format with a plugin. OpenOffice had problems with these .DOCX's last I checked a few years ago. However, if I have MS Word save as .DOC, and send that to OO, there aren't as many problems. I can do that if there's interest. Also, OO Calc didsn't seem to have a problem reading the Excel versions.
(If somebody wants PDF versions of something else, let me know)
Not every checklist looks the same (especially since I assembled them over a large period of time, and tweaked the format for the circumstances of each set). However, the examples above provide a pretty good approximation. These are non-editable PDFs.