Choose Your Method
Bright Hub has a veritable barrel full of tutorials on all the best software and online methods for you to create a calendar already in our article base. Therefore, all you have to do is peruse this list of articles linked below, and choose the manner that sounds best to you. I’ll start with the easiest and then move onto more specialized DTP software in which you can get more creative with by doctoring photos and other, more customizable options. But be aware that in most cases, we’re talking about drag and click operations that make it really easy to customize a calendar for you.
Microsoft Word. Creating a Calendar in Microsoft Word is an excellent step-by-step guide. This is a super-quick way to generate a calendar using either the calendar wizard or any of the myriad of template offering in Microsoft Office Online. The author gives detailed instructions for both methods.
Microsoft Publisher. Microsoft Publisher – Creating a Calendar Template will teach you how to design a great calendar by uploading personal photos and marking the important and unique family dates for each month. Along with clear-cut instructions, you're given screenshots for each of the steps using Publisher.
Calendar Specific Software. Once you have uploaded applications designed for making calendars, the creation process is a breeze. Free Calendar Design Software will hook you up with a good general description of what you should look for in this type of software, followed by direct links to the best applications.
Linux. Creating Personalized Calendars in Linux Using Scrubs has the guidance and screenshots to take you through the process, start to finish, using this open source software.
Google Docs. For another great option, if this program is your cup of tea is detailed in Google Docs Projects: Creating a Keepsake Calendar. Great instructions on how to email your finished project to a family member that may be living far away, in order that they can print it out, are also given here.
Microsoft Excel. If you have a quirky family centered on spread-sheet style organization, perhaps you should read Creating Calendars in Microsoft Excel will provide you with your best method. This would also be a popular choice amongst families festooned with accountants or wee future accountants.
There you have a comprehensive list of ways to make your calendar a reality. Follow the recommended printing instructions once you’re through designing and the only thing left after that is to display it prominently.
For more calendar creation options, be sure to take a look at Custom Calendar Templates and Resources for All Occasions.