Clever Clogs tip # 721
10 November 2022

Create your free personalised calendars (Microsoft Word) *

Did you know you can choose from over a hundred free calendar templates in Word, PowerPoint and Excel?

Perhaps you are looking for a weekly calendar to keep track of your plans for the entire family? Or you might want to create a detailed plan for your social media posts, keeping track of the date and time and what network you posted on? Or why not use the photo calendar template and list birthdays, anniversaries or other favourite moments?! (Bit of trivia... the Dutch keep their birthday calendars in the loo. Honestly! See 9 Dutch birthday traditions that'll confuse the heck out of internationals for 8 other things foreigners apparently find weird.)

Here's how:

  1. Click the More templates link on the File tab.
  2. Click in the search box, type calendar and press ENTER. (It also accepts the misspelled word calender.)
  3. To flick through the templates click the first one ...
  4. ... and use the arrows on your keyboard - or use your mouse, if you prefer. Press ENTER or click Create.
  5. If prompted, change the dates, press ENTER or click OK.

With thanks to Jayde for this week's tip inspiration! "Great selection and saved me having to create my own template" she wrote the other day. Let me know your favourite design.

By the way, back in 2014 I got carried away when I was writing a similar tip and created a downloadable calendar for 2015 with some of my favourite shortcuts for each month. The calendar is obviously old, but the shortcuts might still inspire you. See 2015_tip_calendar.xlsx

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Download your free calendar for 2015 (Excel): tip_435.php

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.