Microsoft Word is a powerful tool, but unfortunately many people don’t know about it. They believe that Word is only good for writing documents, but that’s very far from the truth. This program is used for a multitude of things, including creating calendars. The question then is how can we create a calendar with Microsoft Word? We can say with certainty that it is easier than you think, but at the same time, it will take a few moments of your time.
How to Create a Calendar in Microsoft Word
Creating a calendar in Word is a lot easier than you think, but it will take a few minutes of your time, especially if you want to add all the goodies.
- Open a blank Word document
- Go to margins
- Use keyboard keys
- Draw a basic table
- Increase cell size to 1 inch
- Align table right
- Add dates to table
- Choose your favorite line design
- Add Month to Table
- Add days to the table
1]Open a blank Word document
The first thing you want to do after launching Microsoft Word is create a blank document. To do this, click on the option that reads, Blank Document, and right away a blank page will appear.
2]Access the margins
Next, you now need to select Layout at the top, and from there click on Margins to bring up a drop-down menu. You’ll want to choose one of the options from the list that best suits your calendar needs. We decided to select Narrow.
3]Use keyboard keys
Then you need to press enter key on keyboard twice, once you have done this please press up arrow once.
4]Draw a basic table
Drawing a table is very important when it comes to creating a calendar in Microsoft Word, so let’s see how to do it quickly.
- Select the Insert tab on the ribbon above the document.
- Click the Table icon to display a drop-down menu.
- Drag your mouse cursor to select seven grids horizontally and six grids vertically.
- Press the left mouse button to add the table to the chart.
5]Increase cell size to 1 inch
Now we’ll need to increase the cell size to one inch, but you’re free to increase it to whatever size suits your calendar plans.
- Use the mouse to highlight each cell of the table you just created.
- On the ribbon, you should now see Table Design and Layout. Please click the Layout option.
- Look for the Cell Size option and make sure to change it to 1 inch. The table should now expand and become taller.
6]Align the table to the right
The next step is to align the table to the right of the document. To do this, just click Home > Paragraph > Light Right, or CTRL+R to make it easier.
7]Add the dates to the table
Now you need to add the dates to the table. You will need to do this correctly to fully represent a calendar.
- Click on the time and date section of the taskbar.
- Add dates in the same format as your Windows calendar.
8]Choose your favorite line design
If the current setup is not to your liking, you can make additional changes by editing the lines to add some pizzazz.
- Select the entire table with the dates added.
- Go to Table Layout from the Ribbon menu at the top of the document.
- Select Borders, then navigate to Borders and Shading via the drop-down menu.
- In the Borders tab, choose the color that best matches your style, then press the OK button.
9]Add the month to the table
After adding the dates, now it’s time to add days and months to the table to make it a legit calendar.
- Open the text box by clicking on the Insert tab.
- After that choose the first text box template.
- Add the name of the month to the text box.
- Finally, drag the text box to the bottom of the table.
10]Add days to the table
In terms of adding days to the array, you will need to do some extra work. Don’t worry because this is the last piece of the puzzle.
- Press the right mouse button from a cell.
- From the context menu, select Insert > Insert Row Above.
- Go to Borders in the Table Design tab of the ribbon.
- In the Borders drop-down menu, please click Insider Vertical Borders.
Finally, add the days to the cells and that’s it, you have officially created a calendar from Microsoft Word.
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How do I access Microsoft Calendar?
If you want to easily view the calendar in Windows, just click on the date and time section of the taskbar. As for the application itself, you can find it in the application catalog via the Start menu.
Is there a calendar in Microsoft Outlook?
From what we gathered, Outlook does not have its own calendar tool. It uses the same calendar app from Microsoft which is built in to work seamlessly without any issues.