2020 calendars in Word and the tricks to make them special


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Word has many 2020 calendars in the File | New templates supplied by Microsoft. There are tricks to getting the most from the templates and make them personal and special.

Search for ‘ calendar’ in the File | New pane.

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This year there are no specific year calendars for 2020 with one exception, a 2020 Academic calendar.

  • Yearly calendar on a single page

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There are two more yearly calendars which are almost the same but one is Monday start of week, the other a Sunday start.

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  • Monthly calendar (one page per month).

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The ‘Academic’ calendar above has two versions: Sunday or Monday week start.

You have to check other template descriptions to see if it has Sunday/Monday start-of-week options.

Many more Word 2020 calendars

There is an ‘any year’ Word calendar template which makes a calendar document for any year you specify.

A web search will find many other calendar templates.

The ones from Microsoft direct that are probably all you need.  They have a range of basic formats (year to a page or month to a page) and can be quickly changed in design and text to suit you.

Changing the calendar

Each calendar template is just a Word document that you can change to suit yourself.  Ignore labels like ‘Family’, ‘Floral’, ‘Event’ and just look for an overall look that suits what you need.  All the formatting, images and graphics can be changed.

The main text elements have styles.  Right-click to choose Modify Style the change the font, size, color etc.

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Text

The text in any box of the month can be changed or added or change the date number.

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Calendar grid

The calendar grid is a table.  Change the calendar lines from Table | Design | Borders, click on the icon at bottom right to open the full Borders and Shading dialog.

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Change the pictures

The photos in the yearly calendar can be selected, deleted or changed.

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Opening the Selection Pane (Layout | Arrange | Selection Pane) makes it easier to select each graphic.

Click in the Footer to reveal the graphics and the anchor point inside the footer.

Notes

There’s a Notes section in some calendars. The title ‘Notes’ uses a style (Heading 1) so each one appears in the Navigation Pane.

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