Among the packages that Windows offers us, there are very useful tools that we have probably not yet taken advantage of as much as possible. One of these is the program we are going to work with today: Microsoft Publisher.

With this program, we can create custom templates, such as for making calendars. To do this, we have to consider the possible options we can choose from. The annual or monthly calendar is made on a single sheet or full page.

Also, you have at your disposal the opportunity to create calendars in a smaller format, such as those kept in wallets. For all these cases, Publisher offers you a wide range of spreadsheets that we will talk about and explain how to use them.

Create a full-page yearly calendar with Publisher

How to make a calendar from a template in Microsoft Publisher

Full-page calendars are ideal for monthly and yearly calendars. Choose the template of your liking. On the right side of the template you choose, you will have a column with its name and some characteristics that you can configure. For example, if you are going to insert an image to your publication, which in this case is a calendar, you can do it according to your preference.

The characteristics in question are as follows: Color scheme, font scheme, business information, page size and time period (one month per page or one year per page) and defining calendar dates.

Here we will explain some details of the aforementioned characteristics:

  • Color combination. Choose the color that most catches your eye. You can do it in the submenu with the color palette. Each of the colors has a name. Click on one of them and you will automatically see the change in the template.
  • Font combination. In this option, you will also have a submenu with all the possible combinations. Click on one of them.
  • Page size. Set the position of the sheet that suits you best: horizontal or vertical.
  • Time period. This configuration allows you to select whether you want your complete annual calendar on a single sheet or one month per page.
  • Include events. List the most important events of the year.
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After having customized the settings you just read, click on the “Create” button. Wait for the template to load and you will have the calendar you just created on your screen. The whole year will appear on a page. 

In the program, you will be able to see a toolbar at the top of the screen where you will have options for drawing tools and text boxes.

You can make several more modifications. For example, on the right side of your created template or calendar, there are event templates that you can select to use.

On the other hand, you can also edit by combining the source colors of the publication, which in this case is a calendar. In the end, don’t forget to save what you have designed.

Make original monthly calendars on a full-page

With this Office tool, you can add monthly calendars to a publication in Publisher. But here you will see how you can make original monthly calendars. This format has the same procedure as the previous case. That is, you must go to Integrated/Calendar, choose the one you like the most and in the right column you can specify the option “One month on each page” in the “period of time”. Click on “Define the calendar date” and define the start and end date of the calendar. Press ¨Create¨.

As in the previous step, you will have a template already created on your screen. But this time you will notice that there is a column on the left side with twelve pages, one per month. In this template, you can make extra modifications but they will not be applied to every month automatically. You will have to do them one by one.

Don’t spend more money on calendars or wait for a company to give it to you. By following the steps in this article you will be ready to create your own original and personalized calendar with Microsoft Publisher.