Create a Microsoft Word calendar the easy way!
Users of previous versions of Microsoft Word may prefer to use the familiar calendar wizard instead of selecting and modifying a template. The wizard is still available in Word 2007, and 2010. If you want to use a calendar wizard in 2013, try Greg Maxey’s Calendar Maker add-in.
The wizard allows you to select one of three designs, the page orientation, and whether to allow room for a 7.5″ x 3.5″ picture.
I think the designs are a bit outdated, but the advantage to using the wizard is that you can select any month(s) of any year. So if you want to build calendars for the next 100 years, you can do it with a few clicks!
How to Access the Calendar Wizard in Newer Versions of Word
The Calendar Wizard was removed from later versions of Microsoft Word, but you can still get it! Go to the Microsoft Office website to download it. Once you download the file, double-click it to open it in Microsoft Word. You will need to Allow Editing and Allow Macros to use the wizard.
There is also a nice template available from Microsoft within the New File dashboard. On the File tab, click New. Search for Calendars. Look for Horizontal Calendar (Sunday start). Select the template, then click Create.
Creating a basic Microsoft Word calendar in Word 2007 or 2010
What you need to complete this tutorial:
- Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010
- Heavy (minimum 32 lb.) presentation paper such as Hewlett-Packard Presentation paper or HammerMill Laser Gloss paper
- Laser or inkjet printer
Open Microsoft Word then follow these steps:
- In Word 2007, click the Office button, or in Word 2010, click the File tab.
- Click New.
- In the template list, click Calendars.
- Choose Other Calendars.
- Select Calendar Wizard from the list.
- Click Download. (If a message appears asking for permission to authenticate your copy of Microsoft Word, click Yes.)
The wizard opens immediately so you can build your calendar.
Press Ctrl+S to save your calendar. It is now ready to print, or go to Part 2: Adding Color and Photos to your Word Calendar.