If you need a simple, single-page calendar to see the year at a glance, you can make one in Microsoft Word with a yearly calendar template. Word lets you customize these templates to suit your needs. Click on any image to enlarge it.
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Polka Dot Calendar Template
With this yearly calendar template, Word lets you have some fun with color. Although the template is in an eye-popping magenta color scheme with a polka dot background and a fun font, you can customize the colors to suit your preferences if desired. To change the dotted background, go to the Format menu in Word 2003 and select Background, or go to the Page Layout tab in Word 2007 or 2010 and click on Page Color in the Page Background group. You can change the colors of each month using the picture toolbar or tab. The calendar is in Portrait orientation and creates a 2011 calendar.
This template includes two text boxes that run vertically down either side of the calendar so that you can type in notes, anniversaries or birthdays. You can also print the calendar as it is and write notes in the boxes later. This calendar has a blue background with blue, white and orange accents. It is in Portrait orientation and creates a 2011 calendar.
Perhaps you prefer a calendar in landscape orientation. If so, here is a template for you. This easy-to-read calendar has a completely white background with subtle gray, olive and brown accents so that you can easily write on the calendar once it is printed. If you wish to add text to it prior to printing, you can insert text boxes anywhere on the document. Just be sure to format the text boxes to be transparent so that you can still view the calendar behind them. This landscape orientation template creates a 2011 calendar.
An academic calendar lets you make plans based on the school year as opposed to the traditional calendar year. This template creates a yearly calendar for the 2010 to 2011 school year, beginning in August of 2010 and ending in July of 2011. The portrait orientation calendar features blue and gray accents on a white background and includes ample space in which you can write or type important dates and notes.
When you plan life around the school schedule -- whether your child's or your own -- an academic calendar makes life easier. This template creates a yearly calendar for the 2011 to 2012 school year, beginning in August of 2011 and ending in July of 2012. The portrait orientation calendar features maroon accents on a white background and includes ample space in which you can write or type important dates and notes.
This calendar template is basic yet attractive with a green gradient background and coordinating green accents. The template has a rounded line page border, which you can change by going into the page header. You can modify the page background and other features as well, if you choose. It is in Portrait orientation and creates a 2011 calendar.
If you wish to make a custom calendar but do not want to start from scratch, take advantage of this Word template in which the bulk of the work has been done for you. The template includes a table with 12 cells, one for each month. Each of these cells contains another table with six rows and seven columns. Each small table is labeled with a month, and the first row in each table is labeled with the days of the week. All you have to do is enter the year and the dates for each month. This Landscape orientation calendar is in a purple color scheme that you can change to suit your preferences.