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How to Make a Calendar in Excel? (2024 Guide With Templates)

Evan Gerdisch

Content Strategist

December 18, 2023

It’s Sunday, and you’re trying to relax. 

However, the thought of Monday’s deliverable haunts you. 😨

Relatable? 

Well, it doesn’t always have to be like that. 

If you use a calendar, you can plan your week or even month ahead, and stop stressing out for no reason!

Want to learn how to make a calendar in Excel?

In this article, we’ll take you through the steps you need to take to make a calendar in Excel and even highlight some handy templates. We’ll also highlight Excel calendars’ limitations and suggest an alternative that lets you make better calendars.

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An Excel calendar is like any other calendar 📆, just on Microsoft Excel. 

You can use it as a daily planner , weekly planner, task planner, and even create a printable calendar. In project management, teams often use Excel to create project calendars (like a quarterly calendar for finances) and timelines to track tasks and resources.

After all, if there’s data that needs organizing, there’s Excel.

And whatever be your need for an Excel calendar, there’s more than one way to create it. 

Just Google ‘create calendar in excel,’ and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Here are some ways you can create a calendar in Excel:

  • Using Microsoft’s code : use Microsoft’s ‘Visual Basic for Applications’ code to create a calendar
  • Using Power Query for Excel : Power Query is an Excel add-in that uses pre-built functions to merge, remove, pivot, filter rows, and columns
  • Using Pivot Tables : a Pivot table summarizes the data of another large table 
  • Using Excel calendar templates : pre-made calendar layouts that can adapt to your needs
  • Create one manually from scratch : formatting Excel data in rows and columns to create a calendar

Note : you can even create calendars in Google Sheets , Google Docs , Microsoft Word or PowerPoint if you like, or use these other calendar apps .

In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to create a calendar in Excel from scratch, using the manual approach.

Here we go!

Follow these simple steps to create a calendar in Excel from scratch. 

The steps work for Excel Online, the Excel 2010 version, and up.

Step 1: Add the days of the week

Open a new Excel file and name it the year you want. 

For this example, we’ll name ours ‘ Calendar 2021 ’.

Then, type in the days of a week in the second row of the Excel sheet.

spreadsheet listing the days of the week

Step 2: Format cells to create days in a month

Now, insert the days of a month under the row that contains the weekdays.

The days will be a calendar table or grid of seven columns (seven days a week) and six rows (to accommodate 31 days), as highlighted in the image below.

spreadsheet listing days of the week with several columns selected

To format the cells, let’s start with the column width.

Select the seven columns ( A-G ), and adjust the first column’s width to the size of your liking. All seven columns will automatically take the same size when you do so.

That was easy, right?  

Now let’s adjust the row height with a very similar process. 

Select six rows ( 3-8 ) under the ‘ days of the week ’ row and adjust the first row’s height to your desired size. All six rows will again automatically take the same height.

It’s taking shape and already looks like a calendar! 📅

In the next step, add the digits for the days and align them to each cell’s upper-right corner representing a day.

To do so, highlight the grid of seven columns and six rows under the weekday header row and then right-click on any selected cell.

Select Format Cells > Alignment .

Set the horizontal text alignment to Right (Indent) and the vertical text alignment to Top . Click on OK, and the cells will get aligned.

Excel's Format Cells Window

Now, insert the numbers in the cells. 

Refer your laptop or mobile’s calendar or just Google Calendar 2021, and that should help.

This will help you find out which day of the week your calendar should start on. In 2021, Jan 1st was a Friday, so you start numbering January from F3 .

Insert the numbers sequentially till you reach the last day of the month.

spreadsheet formatted like a calendar

Since this is the January calendar, name it so. 

Highlight the cells in the first row from A1 to G1, and then click on Merge & Center .

In the merged cell, type in January , and voila, your first month is ready!

Change the font size and font color to your preference.

spreadsheet formatted as a January calendar

Step 3: Create the next month

Since a year has 12 months, you have to create 11 more tabs, each representing a month in your Excel workbook.

Copy the January worksheet to create the February sheet. 

To do so, right-click on the January tab and select Move or Copy .

When the Move or Copy dialogue box appears, select (move to end) > check off Create a copy > click OK .

Excel will create a new calendar sheet as ‘ January (2) .’ 

Rename the sheet as ‘February’ and then edit the days’ numberings on the sheet accordingly.

Don’t forget to change the month name to February in the first row of the Excel worksheet.

Quick Tip : if you want to find today’s date, just click on a cell outside the calendar grid, and click on the formula bar. Type =TODAY() and hit enter , the current date will appear.

spreadsheet displaying multiple dates

You can always change the date format to your preference.

Step 4: Repeat the process for other months

Repeat the above step for the rest of the ten months. 

Make ten more copies of the ‘January’ tab and edit the dates and month titles accordingly.

How long have you been at it?

But it’s the last one, we promise.

You’ve now learned how to create an entire calendar in an Excel spreadsheet from scratch!

We know what you’re thinking: isn’t there an easier way to go about creating a calendar ?

Well, you could always use an Excel calendar template …

There are several Excel free calendar templates available on the web, and the options can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Don’t worry. 

Here are three free Excel calendar templates so that you can skip the research:

1. Weekly calendar template for 2021

This is a great weekly calendar to note down your to-dos for each day.

spreadsheet with January to-do list

Download this weekly calendar 2021 for Excel .

2. Weekly schedule planner

Here’s another weekly calendar you can use to plan your week ahead of time to stay organized.

This weekly schedule planner is actually a built-in Excel template. 

To find it, just go to Excel’s Home tab , then click on More Templates > Calendars .

Scroll down to find this template and many more, including monthly calendar and yearly calendar templates.

spreadsheet formatted as a weekly planner

3. Project calendar template

Here is a calendar template designed for basic excel project management . You can use it to view project meetings and deadlines .

spreadsheet formatted as a project calendar

Download this project calendar template .

Why would anyone create an Excel calendar when there are calendar apps that provide more functionality? 🤔

Our thoughts exactly.

Excel calendars aren’t ideal and here’s why:

Not only is creating an Excel calendar from scratch a lengthy process, but most of its templates lack flexibility.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

Here are three more limitations that might have you searching for an excel alternative .

1. No drag and drop abilities

If you’re looking for a calendar that’s flexible and interactive, an Excel calendar isn’t the right choice.

There’s no way you can drag and drop items on your calendar. Rearranging calendar items will take you a fair amount of time with all the cutting, copying, and pasting.

So an Excel calendar is like a wall calendar on my screen?

Pretty much.

2. Can’t create or assign tasks

A calendar in Excel is… just a calendar. 

It’s not a tool that helps you perform workflow-related tasks.

Need to create tasks on the calendar? Not possible.

Need to assign tasks? Nope, you can’t.

If you’re okay with just knowing the day and date or typing in data on a calendar, Excel works for you. 

However, if you want to do more than that on your calendar, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

3. Creating reminders can be an annoying process

Calendars and reminders should go hand in hand, right?

You don’t want to miss out on important dates, tasks, or meetings. 

Unfortunately, you will if you use an Excel calendar because there are no easily accessible reminder options here. 

Depending on the approach you take, you may have to learn conditional formatting, an Excel formula or two, a bit of Visual Basic, and understand what the developer tab is…

We know, you’re probably already thinking about Excel calendar alternatives .

Well, here’s one for you: ClickUp !

Whether you’re a project manager, company owner, freelancer, or employee, ClickUp is all you need to organize your work.

Use ClickUp’s Calendar view to:

  • Schedule and create tasks quickly
  • Schedule Future Recurring Tasks
  • Plan projects
  • Manage resources
  • And do lots more!

How do you add the Calendar view?

  • Click on the + in your views bar
  • Select ‘Calendar’
  • Add a name for it

ClickUp Calendar view

There you go. Your calendar is ready! 🙌

Or you can use one of ClickUp’s pre-built calendar templates! Try out one of these templates for your team!

Project Management Calendar Template

ClickUp’s Project Management Calendar Template is designed to help you stay organized and productive. With this template, you can easily set deadlines, assign tasks to team members, keep track of progress, and more.

This calendar template is perfect for project managers who need to manage multiple projects at once or teams who want to collaborate better on their tasks. You can customize the columns in the calendar template to

ClickUp Project Management calendar

Content Management Calendar Template

ClickUp offers hundreds of ready-to-use templates in its Template Center, there’s one that stands out for content planning—the ClickUp Content Management Template . This template makes the top of our list because it’s completely flexible and customizable to your specific content workflow.

ClickUp Content Management Template - Calendar View

You can now view your tasks over your desired time period. It can be a day, four days, a week, or even a month. It’s pretty flexible.  

The most fun bit is that any Task with a start or due date in ClickUp will automatically appear on the Calendar. Like magic.

You can even spot a sidebar that contains unscheduled tasks. 

Just drag and drop them in the calendar to schedule them in seconds

Also, make your calendar look exactly how you want it by choosing the task card items. You can hide or show weekends, make Assignees , Priorities , and Tags visible, etc.

But wait, do you already use other calendar apps?

In that case, ClickUp offers you calendar feeds that let you send scheduled tasks directly to your Google Calendar or Outlook calendar, or even Apple calendar .

All the changes you make here on ClickUp will appear on your favorite calendar app.

But hold up. 

This isn’t the end. 

There’s a whole lot you can do in ClickUp.

Check out these fantastic features to find out:

  • PDF Annotation : add comments on a PDF file without the help of a third-party PDF annotator
  • Table views : turn your work into a simple and fast operating spreadsheet
  • Embed view : bring other apps and websites on your workspace alongside your tasks, such as Google Sheets , your Outlook calendar, and more
  • Task Templates : create a template for any task you do repetitively to save time
  • Integrations : tons of native integrations with your favorite apps, including Discord , Timedoctor , Slack , Zoom , HubSpot , and more
  • Hotkeys & Shortcuts : make quicks edits, tag a user, navigate in your Dashboard, create and assign tasks, etc. using just your keyboard
  • Natural Language Processing : let ClickUp interpret time and dates automatically without you having to type out the entire thing
  • Automatic Import : easily import a CSV file or projects from tools like Asana , Jira , and Trello
  • Reminders : never miss an important calendar event or task 

See How ClickUp Can Help your Team ‘ Excel ‘

An Excel calendar is as helpful as a regular calendar. 

You can type things in, see the day and date. But that’s about it.

Even your mobile devices can do a fine job for this, r ight?

You need a calendar that helps you schedule tasks and meetings, send you reminders, and helps you get things done.

And where do you find such a useful calendar?

In ClickUp!

This powerful project management tool can be your calendar, workflow and resource manager, to-do list app, and so much more. 

ClickUp really is an all-in-one tool.

Get ClickUp for free today , and easily keep up with all your calendars!

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5 Easy Steps to Do the Famous Excel Assignment Sheet

Updated: May 22, 2023

Keeping up with the college schedule can be hard, especially when your university, like mine, works on a quarter system.

At the beginning of my first year, I thought using a calendar/agenda and pen would work just as great as it did in high school, but I quickly realized that most professors give out all assignments at the beginning of the term and don't remind you before the deadline. I was overwhelmed with so many assignments that I barely had time to study; everything was pilling up.

One of my roommates said that she stayed organized with a color-coded excel sheet for all assignments of the term. I later noticed that it was a trend for people to use this method, however, when I asked my friends about it, most of them wanted to do it but didn't know how to.

I had to learn how to do it myself and ended up using it for my entire freshman year. So far, it has worked wonderfully, so I figured I would share how to do it so everyone can give it a try.

Step 1. Color Coding

In this 1st step, you will decide which colors you'll be using for each subject.

Here, for example, I have my six classes abbreviated, and I colored each one differently: Linguistics is orange, Techniques of Speaking is blue and so on...

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Step 2. Writing Down the Assignments

Every university has their own system regarding how assignments are given out, for example, Drexel University uses a syllabus system. Each professor will hand out a syllabus for their class at the beginning of the year, where inside, the student can find all the deadlines and assignments for the term.

Write down all the details of each assignment in the excel sheet. Add the class name, the # of the week in which it is due, the complete due date, the name of the assignment, and the status (blank or done) **more on this later.

Repeat this step for each class.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Step 3. Adding Color

This step is very simple. Select all the cells for each subject and add the color you decided on for that class. Here is how mine looks so far:

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Step 4. Organizing by Due Date

To organize our sheet by due date, we must sort *custom sort* the entire chart.

Select the entire chart, every column and every line. All the assignments, no matter the class.

Right click and select *sort* - *custom sort*.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Clicking on *custom sort* must have opened the sort window.

There, you'll see a list that says column, sort by. column A. You must click on the list and change the column to the column in which your due dates are listed on.

For example: my due dates are on column D, so I change the list that says "column A" to "column D."

Next, there's a list that says sort on, values. This will remain the same so leave it at "values."

The last list says order, oldest to newest. This will also remain the same. **If yours says something different, simply click on the list and a drop down menu will pop up where you can select the option "oldest to newest."

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

When your "sort" window looks like this, click on *ok* to make the changes. It will organize your assignments by due date and not by class.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Step 5. Using It

The final step is to use your excel sheet, and every time you have completed an assignment, on the column status write the word "done."

"done" means you have finished the assignment.

Then, once you have turned in the assignment, you can cross off the entire line.

How to cross something of:

Shortcut in Windows computer: select the cells you want to cross off, then click Ctrl + 5.

Shortcut in Mac computer: select the cells you want to cross off, then click Command + Shift + X.

Normal way in any computer: select the cells you want to cross off, then click on the bottom right corner of the "font" section.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Once the "format cells" window has opened on the "font" section, select the *strikethrough* option under "effects."

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Then click on *ok* to make the changes.

After a while of using your chart, it will start looking like this.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Make sure to add any new assignments to the chart by simply inserting a new line, changing its color and organizing it by due date. Simply repeat the 5 steps.

I hope this was helpful to keep up with your college schedule. Thank me later ;)

I appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments, please write them below in the comments section and I will make sure to reply to as many as I can. Have a wonderful day.

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How to create calendar in Excel (drop-down and printable)

Svetlana Cheusheva

The tutorial shows how to insert a drop-down calendar in Excel (date picker) and link it to a specific cell. You will also learn a quick way to create a printable calendar based on an Excel calendar template.

When working with large or shared worksheets, maintaining data integrity is the biggest problem, especially when it comes to entering dates. Should they be entered as mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yy or mm-dd-yyyy ? And can I simply type a date like "05 Sep 2016"? Oh, and what was the date of the first Monday in September this year?

All of the above problems can easily be solved by inserting a drop down calendar that will let your users fill in dates in a mouse click! This tutorial will teach you an easy way to make such a calendar in Excel, and show how to quickly create a calendar based on a template.

How to insert a calendar in Excel (Date Picker control)

Inserting a dropdown calendar in Excel is easy, but because the Date and Time Picker Control is so well hidden many users don't even know that it exists. The following guidelines will walk you through the process step-by-step, but first be sure to read the following important note.

To insert a calendar in Excel, perform the following steps.

1. Show the Developer tab on the ribbon

The datepicker control belongs to a family of ActiveX controls, which reside on the Developer tab. By default, the Developer tab is hidden in Excel, but you can force it to appear in no time.

  • Right-click anywhere on the ribbon, and then click Customize the Ribbon …
  • In the right-hand part of the window, select Main Tabs (usually it is selected by default), check the Developer box, and click OK .

Add the Developer tab to the Excel ribbon.

2. Insert a calendar control

A drop-down calendar in Excel is technically called Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control . To insert it in your sheet, just do the following:

To insert a calendar, click the More Controls button under ActiveX Controls.

  • Finally, click on a cell where you want to insert the calendar control.

The datepicker control is inserted in Excel.

As soon as the datepicker control is inserted, the EMBED formula appears in the formula bar. It informs Excel what type of control is embedded in the sheet, and in no case you should change or delete it, because this would result in the "Reference is not valid" error.

Inserting any ActiveX control (including DTPiker) automatically turns the Design Mode on allowing you to modify the appearance and properties of the newly added control. The most obvious changes that you will want to make most of the time is to resize your calendar control and link it to a specific cell.

To activate a drop down calendar, turn off the Design Mode.

Note. If the Microsoft Date Piker control is not available in the More Controls list, it's most likely because of the following reasons:

  • You are using the 64 bit version of Office. Regrettably, there is no official date picker control for Office 64-bit . The only solution is using a third-party calendar for Excel .
  • The calendar control (mscomct2.ocx) is not available or is not registered on your machine. To fix this, please follow these instructions: How to register the calendar control .

3. Customize the calendar control

After adding a calendar control to your Excel sheet, the first thing you may to do is to move it to the desired location and get it to fit into a cell.

To resize the datepicker, drag a corner of the control.

4. Link the calendar control to a cell

Now that you have successfully added a drop down calendar in Excel, you may also want to link it to a specific cell. It is absolutely necessary if you intend to use the selected dates in formulas.

Excel cannot recognize the value of a date picker control until you link it to a certain cell.

The reason is that Excel cannot recognize the value of a date picker control until you associate it with a certain cell. To fix this, link your date picker controls to some cells in this way:

  • With the Design Mode on, select the calendar control.
  • On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Properties .

Linking the date picker control to a specific cell

If Excel displays the " Can't set cell value to NULL…" error, just click OK to ignore it.

A formula referencing the linked cells works perfectly.

How to register the Calendar control on your machine

In earlier versions of Excel, the Date and Time Picker Control ( mscomct2.ocx in Excel 2010 and 2013 and mscal.ocx in Excel 2007) was usually included with the default installation. The users of Excel 2016 and higher will have to download and register this control manually. Here's how:

1. Check if mscomct2.ocx exists on your machine

For starters, check if the Microsoft Calendar Control is available on your machine. To do this, click the Start button ( Office button), type mscomct2.ocx (or mscal.ocx in Excel 2007 and earlier) in the Search box, and click Enter.

2. Download Microsoft Date and Time Picker control

If the Microsoft Date Picker Control is not found on your machine, you can download it using this link . Please remember, this control works only for the 32-bit version of Excel.

Once the mscomct2.exe file is downloaded, extract mscomct2.ocx , and copy it to one of the following folders depending on your Windows' bits:

  • On Windows 32-bit: C:\Windows\System32

Extract mscomct2.ocx and copy it to the system folder.

3. Register the calendar control in your system

Not only the calendar control (mscomct2.ocx) should exist on your computer, it should also be registered in the system. To have it done, perform the following steps:

  • Click the Start button and type "command" in the search box, but don't press the Enter key.

Right click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.

For Windows 32 bit :

C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe mscomct2.ocx

For Windows 64 bit :

Register the calendar control in your system

Once mscomct2.ocx is registered, restart your Excel, go to the Developer tab, click Insert > More Controls , and Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control will be there.

Third-party tools to insert calendar in Excel

As already mentioned, Microsoft's Date and Time Picker controls work only in the 32-bit versions of Excel. If moving from 64-bits to 32-bits is not your option, third party tools are the only working solution. Below you will find a few calendars that work with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2013, and lower. It would be only natural if we start with our own calendar :)

Ablebits Date Picker for Excel

Ablebits Date Picker for Excel

Moreover, you can also calculate dates right in the calendar! For this, select the target date in your worksheet or in the calendar, and click the Date Calculator button in the upper right corner. Then, click the desired unit on the upper pane and type how many years, months, weeks or days (or any combination of these units) you want to add to or subtract from the target date. After that, press the Enter key to insert the result into the currently selected cell or press F6 to display the calculated date in the calendar (or click one of the buttons shown in the image below).

Calculate dates directly in your Excel calendar

Excel Date Picker

Excel Date Picker from samradapps.com is a beautifully designed and easy to use calendar that supports all versions of Excel 2007 to 2016.

Excel Date Picker

Pop-up Excel Calendar

It is another free pop-up calendar for Excel 2003 to 2016. Although support for 64 bit Excel is declared by the manufacture, it throws sporadic errors in my Excel 2013 and 2016 64 bit.

Pop-up Excel Calendar

Pop-up calendars for Excel Online

If you often manage time tables, schedules and to-do lists in Excel Online, you may find the following Calendar add-ins helpful.

XLTools.net Calendar

Modern Calendar & Date Picker - a pop-up calendar that works with the desktop versions of Excel 2013 and 2016, Excel 2016 for Mac, and Excel Online. It includes dozens of themes for you to choose from and costs around $1.50.

How to make a calendar in Excel based on template

In addition to spreadsheets that can calculate nearly everything, Microsoft Excel includes a handful of graphic options with drawing tools, clipart, charts, tables, etc. Using these features, you can easily create a weekly or monthly calendar with your own photos and special occasion days such as birthdays or anniversaries. The detailed guidelines to create a custom Excel monthly calendar can be found here .

To get a selection of Excel calendar templates, click File > New, and type "calendar" in the search box.

That's it! The calendar template will open up in a new workbook, and you can print it out straight away or customize to your liking. Generally, an Excel calendar template can be set to any year, some templates also allow setting a day to start the week.

For your Excel calendar to always displays the current year, use this formula.

Well, this is how you can insert a drop-down calendar and make a printable calendar in Excel. Hopefully you will find the information in this tutorial helpful. Anyway, I thank you for reading and hope to see you on our blog next week!

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102 comments

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hello, If the mscomct2.ocx is installed to my machine, can I share the file with this feature to other users who do not have mscomct2.ocx installed?

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hi! I don't think it will work.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Thank you! It works.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

thank you very much

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Thanks for the help.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

So what do we do if our company gives us computers with Office 365, 64 bit, and no Date Picker add-in, and we don't have administrative capabilities?

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

I'd like to know this too!

Hi! Ask your company to purchase the Date Picker add-on as part of the Ultimate Suite for Excel .

Facing the same problem due to no administrative access. It's company desktop

They have an option for a date picker that is free. "Excel Date Picker ". This will allow you to add the add-in with out administration access because it is essentially VBA code.

How do you do this?

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

hello thanks for your hepfull explantion. Your prcedure works well. I have applied it with success on 2 of my PC. For the 3rd one for unknown reason and applying the same method (without any error message) at the end in excel the module Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control 6.0 (SP6), is not available. i have applied like for the other PC the instruction C:\Windows\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe mscomct2.ocx mscomct2.ocx is in the SysWoW64 folder. I have the message that DllRegisterserver in mscomct2.ocx succeded But the module is not available

Microsoft® Excel® pour Microsoft 365 MSO (Version 2112 Build 16.0.14729.20254) 64 bits Win 10.

Any idea where the problem comes from? thanks for your help.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hi everyone,

Managed to create the date picker, however, when printing the active worksheet, it does show the selected date but distorted text.

Looking forward to your replies. Thank you.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hi. I've been trying to make several cells have date pickers. however, I can only manage one. I tried copy and pasting one date picker, adjusting the linked cell - yet to no avail. Can help me out?

Hi! The information you provided is not enough to understand your case and give you any advice, sorry. Your question is not entirely clear, please specify.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

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how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Great Resource. Thanks

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Nossa, MUITO obrigada!! Me ajudou DEMAIS!

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Wish you happy new year 2021

Thanks a lot for this information

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

My question is a repeat of Nelsons question below. Could someone please respond to this question below because I am also struggling to solve it.

"The date picker is working fine, but when i fix it in a cell after doing all the essential formatting, save it and try reopening the same file the date picker is at the top left corner. I face this issue each and every time I re-open the file. Request you to kindly help me in solving this issue.."

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

I, too, ran across the "floating control" problem (upon reopening, the control appears at the upper left of the worksheet, over the "A" column header, and there is a nonworking image of the control where I actually intended it to be).

I've search the interwebs for a long time looking for a solution, and all I have found is that works is if you freeze the top row (or any other freeze configuration that has rows in it), the problem goes away.

If you can't or don't want to do that, all you have to do is scroll down and then back up, and the display repaints properly.

Someone claimed that if you put some code into the Workbook_Open event, you can tweak the width (or maybe another property) of the control in a trivial way, and that will cause it to repaint and appear where it is supposed to. Downside of that is, you have to use an XLSM workbook if you aren't already, and it just seems like a VBA solution should not be necessary.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

i had a spreadsheet where the calendar would pop up in the A1 area after selecting the calendar. i increased the size of the calendar box while in design mode just a little bit and then the calendar pops up where it should be.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

The date picker used to be included in previous versions and I am thinking it may have been 2007 when they took it out. I remember having to rework all my programs that used it. It was a complete pain. It is horrible that they would remove such a basic tool.

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Excel Date picker box does not present in the excel sheets when excel opens in extended screen. Am i missing something? How can we have the date box present in the excel? possible?

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how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hello Great post. I see that I have 64-bit Office installed, so I`M not seeing these controls. However, why is this not available for 64-bit excel? Does that make any logical sense? Also, if I install 32-bit excel, and get access to the data picker.

What if I make a form with a date-picker, and one of the people using the form has 64 bit excel installed. Will it still work for them?

Thanks in advance.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Hello, There is any way to do it with 64bit? Thank you,

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

how i to do without mscomct2.ocx?

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

The date picker works fine but in a different way, the date picker is the one changing once you change the linked cell to it. Did I miss anything because it works the other way around. Please help.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

In fact, it works both ways. When you select a date using the date picker, the linked cell changes; and vice versa - changing the linked cell changes the date picker.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

This really helped me but I have a slight problem. When I scroll up and down there is a bit of delay in display or should say unsmooth. Its almost seems like the form a dislocating but then jump back to there positions. Does anyone have any idea experience this or Im alone. What's the fix? Thanks

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

I have been trying for a few days to figure out how to create my own printable daily calendar/planner. This article is a great help with the tools however I am still trying to figure out the best way to populate each day automatically. I have created a 1 day 2 page layout. I want to have the day of the week, and date-no year appear at the top of the first page in separate cells. Then have the next 30/31 worksheets pre-populate with the next day and date. I know there must be an easy way to do it but it alludes me. Please advise. Thanks!

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it does not let me run to execute, what comes? help me please :'(

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I have been searching for calendar control and finally i get solution from here, thank you so much for your detailed instruction. You are amazing!

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Great Solution. Been trying for weeks to sort this out. Thank you..

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Is it posible to add a drop down date picker on the 16.20 version for Mac?

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

Need to create a formula for a garnishment of a 15% for Student Loan as follows: Gross pay less taxes (SS, SDI, SIT) = net disposal x 15% to obtain garnishment.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

I have a rule to fill cell B21 orange when the date in cell E22 is within 30 days of today: =E22<TODAY()+30 and this works perfect. however, now that I have figured out how to input this calendar, it does not work

I have linked my calendar to cell E22 and the date populates, but the formula in cell B21 does not seem to register that a date has been put into cell E22.

If I manually type the date in it does work though...

PLEASE HELP!

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While not known as a calendar program, you can use Excel to create and manage your calendar. There are a variety of calendar templates available that you can customize to your liking, which will be a lot quicker than trying to format a calendar yourself. You can also take a list of calendar events from a spreadsheet and import them into your Outlook calendar.

Things You Should Know

  • Excel comes with several interactive calendar templates you can use to create weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars.
  • Once you select a calendar template, you can fill in your own events and customize the overall look and feel.
  • You can also use Excel to create schedules and calendars that are easy to import into Outlook.

Step 1 Start a new Excel document.

  • For certain versions of Excel, such as Excel 2011 for Mac, you'll need to select "New from Template" from the File menu instead of "New."
  • Creating a calendar from a template will allow you to create a blank calendar that you can fill in with events. It will not convert any of your data into calendar format. If you want to convert a list of Excel data into an Outlook calendar, see the next section.

Step 2 Search for calendar templates.

  • You can get more specific with your search depending on your needs. For example, if you want an academic calendar, you can search "academic calendar" instead.

Step 3 Set the template to the correct dates.

  • The process will be a little different depending on the template you are using. Usually you can select the displayed year or month and then click the ▼ button that appears next to it. This will display the options you can pick from, and the calendar will adjust automatically.
  • You can usually set the day the week starts as well by selecting it and choosing a new one.

Step 4 Check for any tips.

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Step 3 Enter each calendar entry into a new row.

  • Make sure to enter the date into the standard MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY format so that it can be read properly by Outlook.
  • You can make an event that spans multiple days by using the "Start Date" and "End Date" fields.

Step 4 Open the

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Create a calendar by using a template

Many calendar templates are available for use in Excel. A template provides a basic calendar layout that you can easily adapt for your needs.

You can download calendar templates with useful and creative themes when you click File > New in Excel .

Start Searching button

Click on a template that you are interested in and then click Create .

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On the File menu, click New from Template .

On the rightmost-side, in the Search All Templates search box, type Calendar .

Pick a calendar template you want and click Create .

You can easily apply your own look to a calendar. Calendar templates are formatted by using themes that enable you to apply fonts, colors, and graphic formatting effects throughout the workbook with just a click. On the Page Layout tab, under Themes , select from dozens of built-in themes available in the Themes gallery or find options to change just the theme fonts or theme colors.

Important:  Formulas exist in all cells that display a date, as well as in those cells in the date rows that appear blank. These formulas enable the calendar to update automatically. If you manually change the data in those cells, the calendar will no longer be able to update automatically.

how to make an assignment calendar in excel

You can easily apply your own look to a calendar. Calendar templates are formatted by using themes that enable you to apply fonts, colors, and graphic formatting effects throughout the workbook with just a click. On the Home tab, under Themes , select from dozens of built-in themes available in the Themes gallery or find options to change just the theme fonts or theme colors.

Create a single-page yearly calendar

Important:  Formulas exist in all cells, including those cells that appear blank. These formulas enable the calendar to update automatically. If you manually change the data in the cells, the calendar will no longer be able to update automatically.

In the left navigation pane, under TEMPLATES , click Time Management .

Double-click the One Page Calendar template.

Excel opens a new sheet that is based on the single-page yearly calendar template.

Click the cell that displays the year, and in the pop-up list that appears, select the year that you want.

When you make a selection, the calendar sheet automatically updates.

Note:  To change the available years in that list, edit the data on the Lookup List sheet.

Save the workbook.

Create a multi-sheet monthly calendar

The multi-sheet calendar workbook contains twelve months in one workbook, making it handy for personal planning or for referring to dates for any year. You can add your own custom text in the taller cells beneath each date cell.

Double-click the Multi-Page Calendar template.

Excel opens a new workbook that is based on the multiple sheet monthly calendar template.

Click cell K1, and in the pop-up list that appears, select the calendar year that you want.

When you make a selection, the calendar sheets for all months in the workbook automatically update.

Click any taller cell in the calendar, such as the first available taller cell where you see "Sample Text", and add your own information.

Note:  If you change the year of a calendar that contains custom information, the custom information that existed in the calendar does not change cell location when the dates change.

Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles

Create and use your own template in Office for Mac

Making a calendar like this while you're online is quick and easy.

Calendar template in Excel for the web

Choose one of our calendar templates , and open it in an Office for the web program to make it yours (some calendars are for editing in Excel for the web, some in Word for the web, and others work in PowerPoint for the web).

click More on Office.com

As you work on the calendar, you'll probably want to rename it.

Share your calendar

When you're finished, print it out or share it online. You can do this with the calendar still open in Excel for the web. No need to save it first (that's already done for you).

To print it, press Ctrl+P, and click Print to see a preview. Click Print again to print the worksheet.

Tip:  To print all the sheets in the template, click on each sheet tab and print them one at a time.

To share it online, send a link:

Near the top of the screen, click Share .

Under Share , click Get a Link .

Click Get a Link

Under Choose an option , click View only .

Click Get a Link

Click Create Link .

Click on the web address to select it, and then copy and paste it into an email, message, or post.

Tip:  If you have a blog or website, you can embed a view of your calendar there.

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Excel Tutorial: How To Make Automatic Calendar In Excel

Introduction.

Creating an automatic calendar in Excel can be a game-changer for organization and time management. Whether you're a student trying to keep track of assignment deadlines, a professional managing project timelines, or simply someone looking to stay on top of appointments and events, an automatic calendar can save you time and hassle. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to create your own automatic calendar in Excel.

Key Takeaways

  • Creating an automatic calendar in Excel can greatly benefit organization and time management.
  • Understanding basic Excel functions is crucial for creating an automatic calendar.
  • Formulas such as =TODAY() and =DATE() can be used for automatic date entries in the calendar.
  • Color-coding events and utilizing data validation can enhance the organization and visibility of the calendar.
  • Customizing the calendar with headers, styling, and additional features can elevate its professional look and functionality.

Understanding the basics of Excel

Familiarizing with the Excel interface and its basic functions is crucial for creating an automatic calendar in Excel. Without a solid understanding of how Excel works, it can be challenging to create a functional and efficient calendar.

A. Familiarize with the Excel interface and its basic functions

  • Navigation: Understanding how to navigate through cells, columns, and rows is essential for creating a calendar layout.
  • Formatting: Knowing how to format cells, apply borders, and adjust cell sizes will help in creating a visually appealing calendar.
  • Formulas and functions: Familiarity with basic formulas and functions, such as date and time functions, will be necessary for automating the calendar.

B. Highlight the importance of knowing basic Excel functions for creating a calendar

  • Basic Excel functions are the building blocks for creating an automatic calendar. Without knowledge of these functions, it would be challenging to automate the display of dates and events.
  • Understanding Excel basics allows for efficient manipulation and organization of data, which is essential for creating and maintaining a calendar.
  • Knowing basic Excel functions will also make it easier to customize the calendar to suit specific needs and preferences.

Setting up the calendar template

Creating an automatic calendar in Excel can be a useful tool for staying organized and keeping track of important dates. To get started, follow these steps to set up the calendar template:

A. Create a new Excel workbook

To begin, open Excel and create a new workbook. This will serve as the foundation for your automatic calendar.

B. Format the cells to create the calendar layout

Next, format the cells to create the layout of the calendar. You can do this by adjusting the column width and row height to create a grid-like structure for the days of the month.

C. Input the days of the week in the appropriate cells

Once the layout is established, input the days of the week in the appropriate cells. This will provide a clear and organized structure for the calendar.

Using formulas for automatic date entries

Creating an automatic calendar in Excel can save you time and effort by eliminating the need to manually input dates. By using formulas, you can set up your spreadsheet to update the date automatically, populate future dates, and even highlight important events.

  • The =TODAY() function in Excel allows you to insert the current date into a cell.
  • Simply enter the formula =TODAY() into the desired cell, and it will automatically update to display the current date whenever the spreadsheet is opened or recalculated.
  • The =DATE() function enables you to specify a future date based on a given year, month, and day.
  • By entering the formula =DATE(year, month, day) into a cell, you can populate your calendar with upcoming dates without having to manually input each one.
  • Conditional formatting allows you to apply visual emphasis to specific dates, such as the current date or upcoming events.
  • By using conditional formatting rules, you can highlight cells that meet certain criteria, making it easier to identify important dates at a glance.

Adding events and reminders

When creating an automatic calendar in Excel, it's important to be able to easily input events, appointments, and reminders. Here are some tips for adding events and reminders to your Excel calendar:

Designate specific cells within your Excel calendar for inputting events, appointments, and reminders. This will help keep your calendar organized and make it easy to quickly add new events.

Utilize Excel's formatting features to color-code different types of events for better organization and visibility. For example, you could use different colors for work events, personal appointments, and holidays.

Use Excel's data validation feature to set specific criteria for inputting events and reminders. This will help prevent input errors and ensure that your calendar remains accurate and up-to-date.

Customizing the calendar

When creating an automatic calendar in Excel, it's important to customize the layout and design to make it professional and visually appealing. Here are some tips to help you customize your calendar:

Add headers, titles, and styling to the calendar for a professional look

  • Utilize bold and italic formatting to distinguish headers and titles
  • Consider using borders and shading to separate different sections of the calendar
  • Use cell merging to create larger title sections for each month or year

Customize font styles, sizes, and colors to enhance readability

  • Choose a readable font such as Arial or Calibri
  • Adjust font sizes to make important dates and headers stand out
  • Use colors to differentiate between weekends, holidays, and regular workdays

Incorporate additional features such as holidays, weekends, or personal preferences

  • Insert specific holiday dates and highlight them with a different font or color
  • Use conditional formatting to automatically change the font color for weekends or special events
  • Add personal preferences such as birthdays or anniversaries to personalize the calendar

Having an automatic calendar in Excel is crucial for staying organized and efficient. It saves time and effort by automatically updating dates and events. I encourage you to practice creating and customizing calendars in Excel to suit your specific needs. Don't be afraid to explore different options and features to make your calendar truly personalized. Additionally, there are plenty of additional resources available for further learning and mastering Excel calendar creation, so keep learning and improving your skills.

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How To Make A Calendar In Excel For Maximum Functionality

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A calendar is the best way to keep your professional and personal life organized. Gone are the days when we used to mark birthdays and important meetings on a wall or desk calendar. With the advent of digitization, it’s what dominates almost all the spheres of our lives, even the calendar. This blog discusses how to create a calendar in Excel. 

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Why should i make a calendar in excel, how to make a calendar in excel with code from microsoft, how to make a calendar in excel manually, how to make a calendar automatically in excel, how to make a weekly customized calendar in excel, customizing fonts, customizing colors, customization with images.

There are a couple of benefits of making your calendar in Excel. For one, a generic calendar doesn’t offer the comfort and functionality to the extent that your Excel calendar does. You can seamlessly connect it to your business purposes without depending on a set calendar template.

Secondly, there’s no need to learn the ropes as you have created your calendar template and you know best how to make the most of it. Thus, it saves your time to key in your events on your Excel calendar.

Last but not least, you can make the calendar visually appealing by customizing it any way you want. You can have the width of the rows and columns in any size that’s convenient to fill in with the text. You can add colors, columns with names of projects or employees, change the fonts and its style, color, etc. 

One of the ways to make a calendar in Excel is by using Microsoft code. Some people are comfortable with codes and for them, creating a calendar with codes is highly satisfying instead of using a pre-made calendar template. The following steps tell you how.

Step 1 : Open a new file in Excel. 

Open a new file in Excel.

Step 2: Go to File on the top-left corner of the window and click on Options. 

Go to File on the top-left corner of the window and click on Options.

Step 3: From the menu on the left panel of the window, select Customize Ribbon. From the right column, under Main Tabs, check the box beside Developer to ensure this is shown on your Excel window by default. 

From the menu on the left panel of the window, select Customize Ribbon.

Step 4: Now that the Developer ribbon is visible, click on this and choose the Visual Basic option. 

Now that the Developer ribbon is visible, click on this and choose the Visual Basic option.

Step 5: Select Module from the Insert tab. 

Select Module from the Insert tab.

Step 6: Copy the code from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/troubleshoot/excel/create-monthly-calendar . 

Copy the code

Step 7: Paste the code on the module sheet. 

Paste the code on the module sheet.

Step 8: Go to File and select Close and Return to Microsoft Excel. 

Go to File and select Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.

Step 9: Go to the Developer ribbon and click on Macros. Select CalendarMaker and click on the Run button. 

Go to the Developer ribbon and click on Macros.

Step 10: Type in the month and the year in the blank field. 

Type in the month and the year in the blank field.

Step 11: The desired month and the year will be shown on the Excel sheet. 

The desired month and the year will be shown on the Excel sheet.

Creating a calendar in Excel manually is a bit time-consuming as it involves quite many steps. But, once you’ve done it, you’ll be proud of having created a tool that has great functionality and flexibility. Here’s how you can create a calendar in Excel manually instead of using a pre-loaded calendar template.

Step 1: Open a new file in Excel. 

Open a new file in Excel.

Step 2: Select to highlight columns A1 to G7. 

Select to highlight columns A1 to G7.

Step 3: To adjust the column width, go to Format from the Home tab, and select Column width.

To adjust the column width, go to Format from the Home tab, and select Column width.

Step 4: Type in 18 in the dialogue box. 

Type in 18 in the dialogue box.

Step 5: To format the row height, go to Format and select Row height. 

To format the row height, go to Format and select Row height.

Step 6: Write 75 in the dialogue box. 

Write 75 in the dialogue box.

Step 7: Select A1 and change the row height to 118 by clicking on Format and Row height. 

Select A1 and change the row height to 118 by clicking on Format and Row height.

Step 8: Select A2 and change the row height to 30 by going to Format and clicking on Row height. 

Select A2 and change the row height to 30 by going to Format and clicking on Row height.

Step 9: To set the page orientation, select A1 to G1, go to the Page Layout tab, select Orientation, and Landscape. 

To set the page orientation, select A1 to G1, go to the Page Layout tab, select Orientation, and Landscape.

Step 10: To set the margins, go to the Page Layout tab, click on the Margins option, and select Custom Margins. 

To set the margins, go to the Page Layout tab, click on the Margins option, and select Custom Margins

Step 11: For the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right options, use the Up/Down buttons to choose 0.25 for each. For the Header and Footer boxes, choose 0. Below the Center on page option, check both boxes beside Horizontally and Vertically. Click the Ok button. 

For the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right options, use the Up/Down buttons to choose 0.25 for each. For the Header and Footer boxes, choose 0. Below the Center on page option, check both boxes beside Horizontally and Vertically. Click the Ok button.

Step 12: For setting the print area, keep A1 to G7 selected. From the Page Layout tab, select Print Area and click on the Set Print Area option.  

For setting the print area, keep A1 to G7 selected. From the Page Layout tab, select Print Area and click on the Set Print Area option.

Step 13: Press the Home tab to see that your print area is surrounded by a dotted or a solid line. If you want to print your calendar, this section will be printed. To set the calendar’s borders and page setup, select to highlight cells A2 to G7. Go to the Home tab, select Font, select the Border tab, and select Inside under the Preset option. 

Press the Home tab to see that your print area is surrounded by a dotted or a solid line. If you want to print your calendar, this section will be printed. To set the calendar’s borders and page setup, select to highlight cells A2 to G7. Go to the Home tab, select Font, select the Border tab, and select Inside under the Preset option.

Step 14: Type the days of the week in cells A2 through G2. Center align them both vertically and horizontally. Now add the days of the current month to make a monthly excel calendar template. 

Type the days of the week in cells A2 through G2. Center align them both vertically and horizontally. Now add the days of the current month to make a monthly excel calendar template.

Step 15: To merge the top cells, select A1 through G1. From the Home tab, select Merge & Center. 

To merge the top cells, select A1 through G1. From the Home tab, select Merge & Center.

Step 16: To add a title to your excel calendar template, from the Insert tab, go to Text and select WordArt. Select any style you want and type in the Month and Year for your calendar template. 

To add a title to your excel calendar template, from the Insert tab, go to Text and select WordArt. Select any style you want and type in the Month and Year for your calendar template.

Your monthly calendar is ready! You can either use this excel calendar template digitally or take a print and write in the cells. 

To make a yearly calendar, just choose a separate worksheet for each month and repeat the steps. 

Making a calendar in excel can be done automatically and within a few minutes by using an excel calendar template. Choose from a monthly calendar template or a yearly one to choose from with graphics. Simply follow the steps below to use an excel calendar template. 

Step 1: Open a new Excel file. 

Open a new Excel file.

Step 2: Click on File on the top-left corner of the window and select New from the dropdown list. 

Click on File on the top-left corner of the window and select New from the dropdown list.

Step 3: From the many templates, choose one that suits your needs – a monthly or a yearly excel calendar template. Click Create. 

From the many templates, choose one that suits your needs – a monthly or a yearly excel calendar template. Click Create.

Step 4: You can either manually type in the name of the month or click Alt and Down keys to get a list of the months from where you can select the month automatically.

You can either manually type in the name of the month or click Alt and Down keys to get a list of the months from where you can select the month automatically.

Step 5: Enter the year of the calendar manually. You can change the year and the month by double-clicking the box and typing in. 

Enter the year of the calendar manually. You can change the year and the month by double-clicking the box and typing in.

You can look for more calendar templates by going to File after opening a new Excel sheet. Just click on New from the list of options and in the search bar type in the calendar and press the Enter button. Yearly calendar templates can be found here which you can customize according to your needs. 

Besides a monthly calendar in excel and an annual one, you might want the help of a weekly calendar to get you through each week in an organized way. If you want to go the extra mile, you can have hour-blocks on your customized weekly calendar to keep you on track every hour of your professional or personal activities. The following steps show you how to make a calendar in excel for every week. 

Step 1: Open a new excel sheet. 

Open a new excel sheet.

Step 2: Leave the first column blank and in the header row, start filling in each cell with the time you start your day or your working hours and continue until the hour when you end your day. For example, a typical working day might start at 9 am and end at 5 pm. After you’re done, select the rows and make it bold. 

Leave the first column blank and in the header row, start filling in each cell with the time you start your day or your working hours and continue until the hour when you end your day. For example, a typical working day might start at 9 am and end at 5 pm. After you’re done, select the rows and make it bold.

Step 3: Leave the first row or A1 blank and type out the names of the days in the first column from A2 through A8. Then make the entire column bold. 

Leave the first row or A1 blank and type out the names of the days in the first column from A2 through A8. Then make the entire column bold.

Step 4: Select all the rows with the names of the days, from the Home tab click on Format and Row height to customize the row size so that it has enough space for you to write in your daily tasks. 

Select all the rows with the names of the days, from the Home tab click on Format and Row height to customize the row size so that it has enough space for you to write in your daily tasks.

Step 5: Select to highlight all the columns where you have typed the hours. From the Home tab, go to Format and click on Column width and change the size to enable you to have enough space in each column to write down your hourly tasks. 

Select to highlight all the columns where you have typed the hours. From the Home tab, go to Format and click on Column width and change the size to enable you to have enough space in each column to write down your hourly tasks.

Step 6: To set the print area, select all the rows and columns of the weekly calendar template. Go to File on the top-left corner of the window and select Print from the menu. Under Settings, choose Landscape orientation. 

To set the print area, select all the rows and columns of the weekly calendar template. Go to File on the top-left corner of the window and select Print from the menu. Under Settings, choose Landscape orientation.

Step 6B: Choose Page setup under Settings, click on the Sheet tab, check the box beside Gridlines. 

Choose Page setup under Settings, click on the Sheet tab, check the box beside Gridlines.

Step 6C: Go to the Page tab and under Scaling, click on Fit to and choose 1 with the up/down arrow so that the calendar is visible on one page.  

Go to the Page tab and under Scaling, click on Fit to and choose 1 with the up/down arrow so that the calendar is visible on one page.

Step 6D: From the dropdown menu beside Paper size, select Tabloid if your printer can support it. 

How To Customize A Calendar Template In Excel

Although it’s very convenient and time-saving to create a calendar in excel from a template, you may want to add customizations to call it your own and make changes as per your preferences. Therefore, we can look at some of the ways you can customize a calendar template in Excel. 

Select the cells where you want to change the font. Then from the Home tab, click on Fonts. You can customize by choosing any font, font size, font style, effects, and font color from the Format Cells window. 

Select the cells where you want to change the font. Then from the Home tab, click on Fonts. You can customize by choosing any font, font size, font style, effects, and font color from the Format Cells window.

Similarly, if you want to change the colors of the cells, just select the desired rows and/or columns. From the Home button, click on the paint bucket icon and choose the color you want for the selected cells.  

Similarly, if you want to change the colors of the cells, just select the desired rows and/or columns. From the Home button, click on the paint bucket icon and choose the color you want for the selected cells.

If you want to add illustrations, images, or logos to your calendar made from a template in excel, just select the cell where you want the image, select the Insert tab, select Illustration, and choose an image file to be embedded. You can also drag the image to wherever you want to see it on your monthly calendar. 

If you want to add illustrations, images, or logos to your calendar made from a template in excel, just select the cell where you want the image, select the Insert tab, select Illustration, and choose an image file to be embedded. You can also drag the image to wherever you want to see it on your monthly calendar.

For adding an image at the top of the calendar, you will need more space and here’s how you can do it. Just click on the top cell – A1 – and right-click. Choose Insert from the dropdown menu and then click Entire row. Repeat this step until you have enough space to insert your preferred image or logo. 

For adding an image at the top of the calendar, you will need more space and here’s how you can do it. Just click on the top cell – A1 – and right-click. Choose Insert from the dropdown menu and then click Entire row. Repeat this step until you have enough space to insert your preferred image or logo.

How to make a calendar in excel is an important skill to learn so that you can create and use it with the maximum functionality and flexibility. 

Also read on “How To Make A Calendar In Google Sheets”

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How to Make an Interactive Calendar in Excel? (FREE Template)

If you like to plan ahead and make a weekly or monthly schedule, having a calendar in Excel could be quite useful.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a calendar in Excel that automatically updates when you change the month or the year value.

I will show you the exact process to create the interactive monthly and yearly calendar, and I also have these as downloadable Excel files, so that you can use them offline.

You can print these calendar templates and manually create the schedule on paper.

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of making the calendar in Excel, let me show you what the final output would look like.

Click here to download the monthly calendar Excel template

Click here to download the yearly calendar Excel template

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Demo of the Interactive Calendar in Excel

Below is an example of the interactive monthly calendar in Excel where you can change the month and year value and the calendar would automatically update (you can also highlight holidays or specific dates in a different color).

It also highlights the weekend dates in a different color.

And on similar lines, below I have the yearly calendar template, where when you change the year value the calendar automatically updates to give you the calendar for that year.

The weekend dates are highlighted in a different color and if you have a list of holidays (or important dates such as project deadlines or birthdays/anniversaries), then those holidays are also highlighted in the calendar.

Now let me quickly explain how I have created this calendar in Excel.

Some Pre-requisite Before Creating the Interactive Calnedar in Excel

While most of the heavy lifting in this calendar is done by some simple formulas. you need to have a few things in place before you make this calendar.

Have the Holiday List and Month Names in Separate Sheets

Before starting to make the calendar, you need to have the following two additional sheets:

  • A sheet where you have a list of all the holidays and the dates on which these holidays occur. You can also use this to add important dates that you want to get highlighted in the calendar (such as birthdays, anniversaries, or project deadlines)
  • A list of all the month names . This is for the monthly calendar template only, and is used to create a drop-down that shows the month names.

If you download the calendar template for this tutorial, you will see these two additional sheets.

For the sake of simplicity, I have kept these two sheets separate. If you want, you can also combine and have the holiday dates and the month names on the same sheet.

For this calendar, I have used the holidays in the US. You can change these to your region’s holidays, and even add important days such as birthdays or anniversaries so that they can be highlighted in the calendar.

The data from this holiday sheet would be used to highlight the holiday dates in the calendar.

Create Drop Down Lists To Show Month Names and Year Values

Since I want this calendar to be interactive and allow the user to select the date and the year value, I will:

  • Have a cell where the user can input the Year value
  • Create a drop-down list that will show the month names from where the user can select the month

Note that the month drop-down list is needed only for the monthly calendar template, as in the yearly calendar template all the months are shown anyway.

Below are the steps to do this:

  • Enter Year in cell A1 and Month in cell A2
  • In cell B1, enter the year value manually (I will use 2022 in this example)
  • Select cell B2
  • Click the Data tab
  • In the Data Tools group, click on the Data Validation icon
  • In the Data Validation dialog box that opens, in the Settings tab, in the Allow options, make sure List in selected
  • In the Source field, enter =’Month Names’!$A$1:$A$12 (or select the field and then go the Month Names tab and select the month names in column A)

The above steps would give you a drop-down list in cell B2, where you can select the month name.

Now that we have a place to enter the year value and select the month name, the aim here is to create a calendar that would automatically update as soon as we change the month/year values.

So it’s time to go ahead and build that awesome calendar in Excel.

Creating the Monthly Calendar in Excel (that Auto-updates)

You can download this monthly calendar template by clicking here

The first thing I need to build this monthly calendar is to have the weekday names in a row (as shown below).

After entering the day name , I’ve also given it a background color and increased the column width a little.

Now it’s time for the formulas.

While I can create one single formula that will give me the values in the calendar grid that I have created, it would become quite big.

So for the purpose of this tutorial, let me break it down and show you how it works.

For the formula to work, I will need two values:

  • The month number for the selected month (1 for Jan, 2 for Feb, and so on)
  • Getting the Weekday value for the first day of the selected month (1 if the month starts on Monday, 2 if it starts on Tuesday, and so on)

Formula to get the month number of the selected month:

Formula to get the weekday value of the first day of the month

I have the output of these formulas in cells M4 and M5 as shown below.

Now that I have these values, I will be using these in the main formula that I will be using in the calendar grid.

Below is the formula that will give me the dates in the calendar:

This is an array formula, so you just need to enter it in cell D5, and the result would spill automatically to all the other cells in the calendar.

Note: This formula would only work in Excel for Microsoft 365, Excel 2021, and Excel for the web. This is because it uses the SEQUENCE function, which is a new formula and is not available in the older version of Excel.

In case you’re not using Excel for Microsoft 365 or Excel 2021, you can use the below formula instead:

Enter this formula in cell D5, and then copy and paste it for all the other cells in the calendar grid.

The result of the formula is the date serial number, so you may either see a serial number (such as 44562) or a date.

While this is good enough, I only want to show the day number.

Below are the steps to change the format of the cells to only show the day number from the date value:

  • Select all the cells in the calendar
  • Hold the Control key and press the 1 key (or Command + 1 if using Mac). This will open the Format Cells dialog box
  • Select the Numbers tab in the Format Cells dialog box (if not selected already)
  • In the Category options. select Custom
  • In the Type field, enter d

The above steps would only display the day number in the calendar.

As I mentioned, I broke down the formula to make it easier for you to understand how it works. In the templates you download, I have used one single formula only to generate the entire calendar.

Adding a Dynamic Title for the Calendar

The next step in making this dynamic calendar would be to add a dynamic title – that would tell us for what month and year does the calendar shows.

While I can see these values in cells P1 and P2, it would be easier if I create a title that shows me the month and year value right above the calendar.

To do this, I have used the below formula in cell D3:

This is a simple concatenation formula that combines the value in cell B2 and cell B1 (separated by a space character)

If you make any changes in the month and year selection, this value would automatically update along with the calendar.

I’ve also done the below cosmetic changes to make it look like a header and align it to the center of the calendar:

  • Select cell D3 and change the color and size of the text and make it bold
  • Select cell D3:J3
  • Right click and then click on Format Cells
  • In the Fomat Cells dialog box, click on the Alignment tab
  • Select Center Across Selection option in the Horizontal drop down

Highlight the Weekend Days

This one is simple.

Just select all the days in the calendar which represent the weekend and give it a different color.

In this example, since Saturday and Sunday are weekend days for me, I have highlighted these inner light yellow color

Highlighting Holidays in the Calendar

And the final thing that I want to do in this calendar is to highlight all the days that are holidays in a different color.

As one of the previous steps, we already created a separate holiday worksheet where I listed all the holidays for the current year.

Something as shown below:

Below are the steps to highlight all these holiday dates in the calendar:

  • Select all the cells in the calendar (excluding the day name)
  • Click the Home tab
  • In the Styles group, click on Conditional Formatting
  • In the Conditional Formatting options, click on New Rule
  • In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, select the option – ‘Use a formula to determine which cells to format’
  • In the field that shows up, enter the following formula:
  • Select the format in which you want to highlight the cell with holiday date (click the Format button to choose the color)

The above steps apply a conditional formatting rule in the selected cells, where each date in the calendar is checked against the holiday list that we provided.

In case the formula finds a date in the holiday list, it’s highlighted in the specified color, else nothing happens

That’s it!

If you follow the above steps, you will have an interactive dynamic monthly calendar that would automatically update when you make the year and month selection. It would also automatically highlight those dates that are holidays.

Creating the Yearly Calendar in Excel (that Auto-updates)

You can download this yearly calendar template by clicking here

Just like the monthly calendar, you can also create a yearly calendar that automatically updates when you change the year value.

The first step in creating the yearly calendar is to create an outline as shown below.

Here I have the year value in the first row, and then I have created the monthly grids where I’ll populate the dates for the 12 months. I have also highlighted the weekend dates (for Saturday and Sunday) in yellow.

For the yearly calendar, we don’t need the Month Names sheet, but we would still be using the holiday list in the Holidays sheet to highlight those dates that are a holiday.

Now let’s start building this yearly calendar.

Have Month Names Above Each Month Calendar

For this yearly calendar to work, I will somehow need to refer to the month value in the formulas for that month (i.e. 1 for Jan, 2 for Feb, and so on)

Let me show you a cool trick that will allow me to use the month number but at the same time instead of showing the number show the month name instead

Follow the below steps to do this:

  • In cell B3, which is the left-most cell above the first month calendar grid, enter 1
  • With cell B3 selected, hold the Control key and press the 1 key (or Command + 1 for Mac). This will open the Format Cells dialog box
  • In the Format Cells dialog box, make sure the Number tab is selected
  • Click on the ‘Custom’ option in the left pane
  • In the ‘Type’ field on the right, enter the text “January”

The above steps format cell B3 to show the full month name. And the good thing about this is that the value in the cell still remains 1, and I can use these values in the formulas.

So while the value in cell B3 is 1, it is displayed as a January.

Pretty Cool… right!

When you do the above, you may see the ## signs instead of the month name. This happens when the cell width is not enough to accommodate the entire text. Nothing to worry about – this will be sorted we align the text in the center (covered next)

You need to repeat the same process for all the months – where you enter the month number in the top-left cell in the above row off the calendar month grid (I,e, 2 in J3 and 3 in R3, and 4 in M12 as so on).

And for all these numbers, you need to open the format cells dialog box and specify the month name for each number.

This is just a one-time setup, and you won’t be required to do this again.

Also, you can reposition the name of the month so that it appears in the center above the monthly calendar grid.

You can do this using the Center Across Selection technique.

To do this:

  • Select cell B3:H3 (for January Month)

After doing this, the month names will be shown right above the monthly calendar and aligned to the middle.

You can also format the month name if you want. In the calendar I have made, I made the month name bold and changed the color to blue.

Once you have done this for all the months, you will have the structure in place, and we can go ahead and enter the formulas.

Formulas to Make the Dynamic Yearly Calendar

Similar to the monthly calendar, you can use the below formula for January:

As soon as you enter the formula in cell B5 for January, it will spill and fill the entire grid for the month.

And again, since we are using the SEQUENCE formula, you can only use this in Excel for Microsoft 365, Excel 2021, and Excel for the web.

You can use the same formula for other months as well, with one minor change (replace $B$3 with $J$3 for February, $B$3 with $R$3 for March, and so on).

This is because we have the month number for each month in a different cell, and we need to refer to the month value for each month in the formula.

And the final step of creating this dynamic yearly calendar is to highlight those dates that are holidays (these dates are specified in the holiday worksheet).

  • Select all the cells for the month of January month (B5:H10)
  • Click on Conditional Formatting
  • Click on New Rule from the options in the drop-down
  • In the field that shows up, enter the following formula: =ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(B5,Holidays!$B:$B,1,0))
  • Click the Format button to specify the format for the cells (I chose yellow color with red border)

The above steps would check all the dates in January and highlight those that are marked as a holiday in the holiday worksheet.

You will have to repeat this process for all the months with one minor change.

In the following formula that we use in conditional formatting, you need to replace cell B5 with the top-left cell reference of that month.

For example, if you are doing it for February, then instead of B5, use J5, and for March, use R5.

Once done, all the holidays will be highlighted in the yearly calendar as shown below.

In the downloadable templates that I have provided, I have made sure that the entire calendar would fit one single sheet when printed.

So this is how you can create an interactive calendar in Excel that automatically updates when you change the month value and the year value.

I hope you found this tutorial useful.

Other Excel tutorials you may also like :

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I am using the "Student Assignment Planner1" template to create a calendar of events. I love the template but would like for the calendar to list the description of the assignment on the calendar instead of just saying "Assignment Due!", but I'm not sure how to accurately look up and return the assignment description.

Here is the formula that I'm looking to update on the "Month View" Worksheet:

=IF(LEN(B6)=0,"",IF(COUNTIF(Assignments[DUE DATE],DATE(MoYear,@MoMonthNum,B6))>0, "Assignment due!" ,""))

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Calendar in Excel

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What Is Calendar In Excel?

The Calendar in Excel is a feature that represents a day, date, month & year. The function provides a calendar layout for specific needs. There are many varieties of calendars, ranging from an academic calendar to social media calendars in Excel.

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How to create and insert calendar in excel, example #2 – how to install third-party add-ins for excel calendar, important things to note, frequently asked questions (faqs), download template, recommended articles, key takeaways.

  • The Calendar is made using the templates made earlier in Excel. From the “File” tab in the “New” option, enter the “Calendar,” all the templates appear, and we can choose any from them.
  • The other way to enter the Calendar is use Excel to make a custom calendar.
  • The “Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control 6.0 (SP6)” is only available on 32-bit Windows; it is not available on 64-bit Windows, so we cannot use it on 64-bits.
  • The Third-Party External Add-ins Tools is used in Excel for 64-bit version Windows.

#1 – Inserting Calendar Based On Templates Available In Excel

To insert Calendar in spreadsheets that can calculate everything, Microsoft Excel includes graphic options with drawing tools, clipart, charts, tables, etc. The detailed guidelines for creating a custom Excel monthly calendar are  here .

To insert a Calendar based on Templates available in Excel, follow the below steps;

  • Step 1:  First, go to the File tab.
  • Step 2:  Next, select the New option from the list.
  • Step 3:  Then, enter the Calendar in the search box.
  • Step 4:  Now, select the format of the Calendar amongst the displayed format.

Calendar in Excel - Inserting Based on Available Templates - Step 4

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#2 – Inserting Seasonal Photo Calendar In Excel

To insert the Seasonal Photo Calendar in Excel , follow the below steps;

  • Step 1:  To begin with, go to the File tab.

Calendar in Excel - Inserting Seasonal Calendar - Step 4

  • Step 5:  Now, select the Seasonal Photo Calendar, and the detailed box opens.
  • Step 6:  Next, select the Create button, as shown in the below image.

Inserting Seasonal Calendar - Step 6

  • Step 7:  Finally, the Calendar is formed on the Excel sheet, as shown in the below image.

Inserting Seasonal Calendar - Step 7

  • Step 8:  Now, the Calendar Settings box appears on the screen. Meanwhile, we can make changes in the Year cell, which will update automatically.

Inserting Seasonal Calendar - Step 8

#3 – Using Date Picker Control

To use Date Picker Control for Excel Calendar, follow the below steps;

  • Step 1:  To start with, select the Insert tab from the Excel ribbon .
  • Step 2:  Next, select the Get Add-ins option from the Add-ins group. Now, this browses and adds new functionality as Add-ins to Excel that connect to daily services.

Calendar in Excel - Date Picker Control - Step 2

  • Step 3:  Then, the Office Add-ins window pops up.
  • Step 4:  Next, select the Mini Calendar and Date Picker Add-in from the list and then, press the Add button.

Date Picker Control - Step 4

  • Step 5:  Now, the message box pops up showing, One Moment…. Mini Calendar and Data Picker License terms and Privacy Policies.
  • Step 6:  Next, select the Continue button.

Date Picker Control - Step 6

  • Step 7:  Now, the Mini Calendar and Date Picker appear on the Worksheet, as shown in the below image.

Date Picker Control - Step 7

Likewise, we can create calendar in excel.

The following example, the image below, depicts the name of employees and will set the Joining date using Add-in Mini Calendar and Data Picker.

In the table,

  • Column A contains the Name
  • Column B contains the Date of Joining

Excel Calendar - Example 1

The steps to add the dates from Calendar are as follows:

  • Step 1:  First, select the cell where we want to enter the date.
  • Step 2:  Next, click the < > to change the months on the Calendar.

Example 1 - Step 2

  • Step 3:  Then, click the left arrow key to change the month to January.
  • Step 4:  Now, select the date Gilbert joined the company, and click on it.
  • Step 5:  Next, click the selected date.
  • Step 6:  Now, the date will appear in the selected cell B2.

Example 1 - Step 6

  • Step 7:  Now, the same process is followed in the cells to attain the result, as shown in the below image.

Example 1 - Step 7

Similarly, we can create calendar in Excel.

To Install Third-Party Add-ins for Excel Calendar, follow the below steps;

  • Step 1:  To begin with, search in Google for Excel Add-ins and then, download them.
  • Step 2:  Next, the Pop-up Calendar tab is added to the Excel Ribbon.
  • Step 3:  Now, select the Calendar option from the Pop-up Calendar group.
  • Step 4:  Next, select the cell where we want to insert the calendar and then click Calendar.
  • Step 5:  Now, enter the date in cell A1; the date reflects in the pop-up calendar.

Excel Calendar - Example 2 - Step 5

  • Step 6:  Next, enter the date in cell A2; the date reflects in the pop-up calendar.

Example 2 - Step 6

  • Step 7:  Now, we will count the days between the two given dates in cell B2.
  • Step 8:  So, the complete formula entered is =A2-A1 .
  • Step 9:  Now, press the Enter key. The result is derived in cell B2 as 39.

Excel Calendar - Example 2 - Step 9

  • The available Third-party Add-ins Tools in  Excel for Date and Time Picker Control are “Ablebits Date Picker,” “Popup Calendar Add-ins,” etc.
  • We need to download and install and use the Third-party Add-ins tools.
  • The Date Picker is used to Add Scheduled dates, changes position, and format the tool.
  • We can delete the Date Picker Calendar by clicking the right arrow at the top of the calendar.

The Calendar in Excel is inserted when we need to plan upcoming activities. The companies use it to reflect the employee’s details, plains of work or tasks, meetings, performance, leaves, etc. The hospitals use it to register the schedule of treatments, appointments, diagnoses, operations, etc. At many workstations, the Calendar feature is used in Excel. Creating a calendar in Excel can help you complete various tasks, such as organizing your schedule.

The ways to insert Calendar into Excel are as follows; • First, click the Corner to change the size – The size of the calendar in the spreadsheet can be adjusted. We can drag the four corners of the calendar, pulling the edges outward for a bigger or smaller size. • Connect to the internet to access the templates – To insert Calendar in Excel, it is important to ensure an internet connection so we can access internet templates. • Install third-party add-ins – The Date and Time Picker works for 32-bit Windows products or older editions; consider installing a third-party add-in to create a calendar. • Change page layout for printing capabilities – The layout of the Excel calendar can be changed by clicking the “Layout” menu at the top of the spreadsheet and clicking the “Landscape” page orientation to include the full calendar. • Using VBA code • Using the Pivot table • Using Power Query for Excel • Creating it manually

• First, drag and drop feature cannot be used in Excel Calendar. • It can’t create or assign any task. • Creating a reminder feature is very time-consuming and difficult to set.

This article must help understand the Excel Calendar examples. You can download the template here to use it instantly.

This has been a guide to Calendar in Excel. Here we learn how to create & insert calendars, templates, add-ins, with examples & downloadable excel template. You can learn more from the following articles –

  • Calendar Template In Excel
  • Excel Weekly Planner Template
  • Create Templates In Excel

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Macros save time and minimize the risk of human errors during repetitive data processing. They handle large volumes of data efficiently, making Excel a robust tool for personal and professional use.

How to create Excel macros

There are two ways to create macros in Microsoft Excel. The first is by recording it. The other involves writing it using VBA language. If you're new to macros, it's easier to record it than it is to write it in VBA.

Macros work on Mac and PC. However, macOS doesn't support ActiveX Controls, which are often found in some macros.

Activate the Developer tab

Before creating a macro, activate the Developer tab in Microsoft Excel. This works on PC and Mac, but the steps to activate the Developer tab differ slightly from one operating system to the other.

Here's how to activate the Developer tab on a PC:

  • Open Microsoft Excel .
  • Click the File tab , located in the upper-right corner.
  • Click Options in the lower-left corner.
  • Click the Customize Ribbon tab, located to the left of the window.
  • Tick the Developer checkbox .

Here's how to activate the Developer tab on a Mac:

  • Open the Excel preferences by pressing the Cmd + Comma ( , ) keys simultaneously on your keyboard. Alternatively, click Excel on your Mac's top menu and select Preferences .
  • Click Ribbon & Toolbar .
  • Scroll down in the list to the right, and tick the checkbox next to Developer.

After completing these steps, the Developer tab appears in the Excel ribbon, regardless of whether you're on a Mac or PC. You'll need it to use macros.

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Record an excel macro.

The easiest way to create a new Excel macro is by recording it. When the recording is on, all the tasks you perform are recorded. After you save the tasks, Excel automatically reproduces them for you.

Before you begin, list the tasks you want to perform to avoid mistakes. If you make an error, edit the macro's code or delete it and start over.

  • Open a new or existing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
  • Under the Developer tab , click the Record macro button .
  • Give your macro a name.
  • Choose where to save it. In addition to the current workbook, you can create a new one.
  • Select Personal Macro Workbook to use it in any Excel spreadsheet you open.
  • Optionally, assign it a keyboard shortcut and give it a description.
  • Click OK to start recording the macro.
  • Perform the tasks and actions for the process you want to automate. All clicks, data input, formulas, and formatting are recorded.
  • Click Stop Recording to finish. The button is under the Developer tab. It replaces the Record macro button.
  • Your macro is saved.

Write an Excel macro

You can write your macro from scratch if you're familiar with VBA. To do this, create a new macro:

  • Under the Developer tab , click Visual Basic .
  • Write your macro in VBA using the parameters you want.

How to run Excel macros

Now that you've created your Excel macros, let's see how to run them. There are two ways to do it. The first is picking the macro you want to use from the menu, which is a bit complex. If you use it often, assign a macro to a button, making it easier to run.

Access your Excel macros

To access the Excel macros you created and run them using the menus, follow the steps below:

  • Under the Developer tab , click Macros .
  • Select the macro you want to run.
  • Click Run .

Assign a button to an Excel macro

If you plan to use a specific macro often, assign it to a button. Then, place the button anywhere you want.

  • Under the Developer tab , click Button .
  • Choose the spreadsheet where you want to put the button.
  • Select the macro it needs to run.
  • To change how the button looks, right click and select Customize controls .

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Microsoft Office offers productivity tools that make your day at work easier. OneNote makes note-taking a breeze and helps you keep track of them across devices. PowerPoint offers templates and themes to make presentations consistent and good-looking. If you work with spreadsheets, Excel helps you manage CSV files .

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