A quick and easy way of keep track of your schedule is a custom made calendar. Luckily that is one of the many things that one can create using the MS Word templates. Although many templates are installed along with MS Office, even more are available online for free download and there is even a Calendar Wizard. Calendar templates are available in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher and MS Visio.
To create a calendar click MS Office button (top-left) and click New. Select the Calendars option, choose one of the options (for example 2010 calendars), select the template you like most and click Download:
Alternatively you can choose Installed Templates and choose one of the templates already installed on your computer.
Your calendar will open in a new MS Word instance.
Although the calendar looks finished it is also possible to edit it any way you desire as it is made from basic MS Word objects – text boxes, shapes, tables, pictures and other.
After completing you calendar you can save it as a new Word Document.
Note: If you want to create other calendars based on it you can save it as a template file by clicking save as and selecting Word Template as type:
Tips on customizing your calendar:
- Add pictures to your calendars to customize and improve their appearance
- Most of the calendars are created via tables. If you want to add a text next to a date a nice way to do so is by adding an extra line in the field. To do so click on the table and press the Table Tools button on the top of the screen:
Then click on the Draw Table button to draw a line in a single or in multiple table fields:
Draw all the borders you need and input the text you like:
Thus one can not only create a calendar in a fast and easy way but can also keep track of upcoming events.