Change dates on a calendar

Publisher calendar options allow you to customize a calendar with date ranges from 1900 to 2200 and to include one month or an entire year on each page.

When you change the dates on a calendar, the formatting on that new calendar is reset back to the original formatting. The calendar shows the original pictures, colors, and fonts. Any events or other text that you previously added to your calendar do not appear on the new calendar. (This same reformatting occurs when you apply a new publication design to a customized calendar publication.)

If you have already created a calendar, you can update the calendar — for example, from 2004 to 2005, or from October 2004 to October 2005. The way that you change the dates depends on whether you created a calendar publication from a design or inserted a calendar in your publication as a design element (design element: Any object in your publication that contributes to the visual impact of the design. The Design Gallery contains many premade elements.) from the Design Gallery.

Do one of the following:

ShowChange the month or year in a calendar publication

  1. Open the calendar publication that you want to update.
  2. In the Format Publication task pane, in Calendar Options, click Change.
  3. In the Page Setup dialog box, in Calendar Options, click Change date range.
  4. In the Change Calendar Dates dialog box, enter a new Start date and a new End date.

 Note   If you add dates to a calendar (rather than changing all the dates in a calendar), your customized formatting and content are preserved. For example, if you add July 2005 to a January–June 2005 calendar, your customizations for January–June are preserved.

ShowChange the month in a calendar design element

  1. Click anywhere in the calendar.
  2. In the Calendar Options task pane, click Change.
  3. In the Calendar Options task pane, click Change date range.
  4. In the Change Calendar Dates dialog box, enter a new Start date.

 Notes 

  • If you want to maintain birthdays and other events in a yearly calendar when you update the calendar to a new year, you may want to consider using Microsoft Outlook to create and print a calendar. For information about using a calendar in Outlook, click About Calendar under See Also.
  • The day of the week that the calendar starts on is controlled by the Regional Options language setting on your computer. With the English (United States) setting, the calendar week starts on Sunday. For the English (United Kingdom) setting, the calendar week starts on Monday.

ShowChange the day of the week that the calendar starts on

ShowMicrosoft Windows XP

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
  3. Click Regional and Language Options, and then click the Regional Options tab.
  4. Under Standards and formats, do one of the following:
    • To start the calendar week on Sunday, click English (United States).
    • To start the calendar week on Monday, click English (United Kingdom).

ShowWindows 2000

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Regional Options icon, and then click the General tab.
  3. In the Your locale (location) list, do one of the following:
    • To start the calendar week on Sunday, click English (United States).
    • To start the calendar week on Monday, click English (United Kingdom).

 Notes 

  • This option also controls the display of dates, time, numbers, and currencies on your computer.
  • The new language setting will not take effect in a Publisher calendar until you create a new calendar or change the calendar dates in any existing calendar.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2003