Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

Date: May 18th, 2010
Author: Mark Kolin

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:


Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

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:

Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

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:

Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

Then click on the Draw Table button to draw a line in a single or in multiple table fields:

Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

Draw all the borders you need and input the text you like:

Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar

Thus one can not only create a calendar in a fast and easy way but can also keep track of upcoming events.

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One Response to “Using MS Word 2007 to create a custom calendar”

  • MB says:

    Thanks for your guidance on MS Word Calendars. I was able to d/l the template and saved it as a docx.

    What I would like to know is how to center my entries in the dates. Everything is left justified under the date. If I try to center it, it also centers the date, not just my personal entries. I want my entries centered, but want the date to remain left justified, and can’t seem to figure out how to do that. Could you please tell me how?

    Thank you.

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