How to Make a Calendar on Word 2007

By Shannon Kempe

Word 2007 enables you to create a monthly, yearly, birthday or planning calendars. This can be accomplished using templates preventing you from having to start from scratch or from needing a lot of formatting. Personalize the calendar with important dates to you, information you need to remember or add family photos. Print and hang your calendar, or add the pages to a personal date book to help keep you organized.

Step 1

Click the round "Office" in the top left corner of a document. A dropdown will appear with a list of icons on the left and "Recent Documents" on the right.

Step 2

Click "New", the first icon on the top left side of the dropdown. A new screen will pop up automatically highlighting "Blank and Recent" in the box on the left hand side.

Step 3

Click "Calendars" on the left side under "Microsoft Office Online." In the middle box will appear a list of different calendar types.

Step 4

Click the calendar type you think best fits what you are looking for. Thumbnail views of calendar options will appear that are available under that calendar type. If you don't like one of the options, click the arrow pointing to the left at the top of the middle section to go to the previous screen.

Step 5

Click on the calendar type you wish to use. Read the license agreement in the box on the right of the screen. If you agree, click "I Accept." Note that once you accept, you will not need to click it again for any other templates.

Step 6

Click the "Download" button on the bottom right. This will download your template to your files and open it allowing you to begin personalizing right away.

Tips & Warnings

  • As soon as the template opens, click the "Office" button on the upper left corner, and then "Save As..." on the left side. Name your template and save where appropriate to ensure you can find it easily next time you want access to it.
  • Don't be afraid to look at previous year calendars if you can't find what you need in the current or future years. They may require a little more formatting, but may provide you just the calendar style you are looking for.