Create a Calendar
Welcome! If you need to make your own calendar and print it out or are just looking for information on how to make a calendar online, you've found the right site! Below I have written up a short tutorial for creating your very own calendars in Microsoft Office Word, and soon I will have a tutorial up depicting what needs to be done to create calendars in Excel and graphics programs. If you're looking for pre-made calendars that you can simply print and use right away, I suggest visiting BlankCalendar.org
if you're need free blank calendars.
The following steps are just guidelines, keep in mind that you should play around with whatever software you're using to get a better feel for it and try out your own ideas. You don't neccesarily have to decorate a calendar to make it look good, just adding a few patterns or changing the style of the borders will completely renew the look of your calendar. Visit our sister site Make Invitations
if you'd like to learn how to create your own invitations.
Step 1: Open a new Word Document
Begin by opening a new Word document, you can also easily make a calendar in Excel or any graphic doctoring program; but for this tutorial, we'll be discussing how to make your own calendar in Microsoft Word. Once you have a new document open, choose whether to use a landscape or portrait orientation (in the Page Layout options), for this example we will use the Portrait option. Now set your margins smaller than the default, I will use 0.5" for all sides.
Step 2: Add Tables to Create Calendar
The second step to create blank calendars is to add tables. In Word, go to Insert, click Table, and select 7x4, 7x5, or 7x6, depending on the month. In Microsoft Office Word 2007 you can even select Quick Tables and there are multiple pre-made calendars available for the owners of the software. You can add many of these calendars to a single document, resize them to your specifications in order to make a yearly calendar. If you manually add columns and rows, you'll need to resize each table to fit your portrait or landscape page layout.
Step 3: Fill in Month and Dates
Now that you have your tables in place, insert the month and dates of the month or year you are making the calendar for. Even if you have used the Quick Tables automatic calendar, you'll need to change the dates and month. Alternatively, you can move on to the next step and fill in the dates after printing.
Once you have formatted your calendar the way you'd like, feel free to decorate it or change the colors.
Step 4: Save and Print Calendar
The last and easiest step! Now that you have created your calendar, simply print it! Remember to save it to your hard drive so that you can use it as a template for the next time you need a printable calendar. If you'd rather create an online calendar, upload the document to a web host or a free service like Flickr.