Create a one-month or multi-month calendar

Month calendar

You can create a one-month calendar on one page, or a multi-month calendar with each month on a different page.

ShowCreate a one-month calendar

On the File menu, point to New, point to Project Schedule, and then click Calendar.From Calendar Shapes, drag the Month shape onto the drawing page.In the Configure dialog box, specify the calendar options you want, and then click OK.Change the title by double-clicking it and then typing the text you want.

 Tip   If the title isn't visible, right-click the month, and then click Configure. In the dialog box, select the Show title check box.

Add appointments, events, or calendar art.

ShowAdd or change an appointment

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Appointment shape onto a calendar day.In the dialog box, specify the appointment options, and then click OK.

The appointment is associated with the day and moves with the day if you reposition it.

To change an appointment, right-click it, and then click Configure.

 Note   If you change the date of the day, the appointment is deleted.

ShowAdd or change a one-day or multi-day event

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Multi-day event shape onto the day on which the event begins.

 Note   You can use the Multi-day event shape to create events spanning one or more days.

In the Configure dialog box, specify the subject, location, start date, and end date, and then click OK.

The event is associated with the day and moves with the day if you reposition it.

 Note   If you specified a one-day event, the Multi-day event shape snaps to the specifed date. If the event spans more than one day, the shape expands across all of the specified dates.

To change an event, right-click it, and then click Configure.

 Tip   You can also drag the ends of the Multi-day event shape to expand the date range.

ShowAdd calendar art

From Calendar Shapes, drag a calendar art shape, such as Attention, Important, or Pushpin, onto the day on which you want it to appear.

Calendar art associates with the day, not the date you place it on, so if you change the date, the calendar art shape doesn't move to the new date. However, if you delete the calendar, the calendar art shape is also deleted.

 Note   You can resize the calendar art by dragging a selection handle Selection handle image.

To add text to calendar art, select the art shape, and then type.

 Tip   To reposition the text for a calendar art shape, drag the yellow control handle Control handle image - yellow diamond

Add a thumbnail image of the previous or next month.

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Thumbnail month shape onto the month on your drawing page, and position it over a day that precedes the first or last day of the month.In the Custom Properties dialog box, specify the calendar options you want, and then click OK.To resize the thumbnail month shape, drag a corner selection handle Selection handle image.

ShowCreate a multi-month calendar

On the File menu, point to New, point to Project Schedule, and then click Calendar.From Calendar Shapes, drag the Month shape onto the drawing page.In the Configure dialog box, specify the calendar options you want, and then click OK.Add a new drawing page.

Right-click the page tab Page tab       at the bottom left portion of the drawing window, and then click Insert Page. Click the Page Properties tab, and either type a name for the page or use the default name provided.Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each new page (month) you want to add to your drawing.

 Tip   You can rename the page tab with the name for each month in your calendar. Right-click the the page tab, click Rename, and then type the name of the month on that page.

Add a month to each page.

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Month shape onto the new drawing page.In the Configure dialog box, specify the calendar options you want, and then click OK.On each page, repeat steps 1 and 2 for each new month you want to add to your drawing.

Change the title by double-clicking it and then typing the text you want.

 Tip   If the title isn't visible, right-click the week, and then click Configure. In the dialog box, select the Show title check box.

Add appointments, events, or calendar art.

ShowAdd or change an appointment

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Appointment shape onto the Day shape.In the dialog box, specify the appointment options, and then click OK.

The appointment is associated with the day and moves with the day if you reposition it.

To change an appointment, right-click it, and then click Configure.

 Note   If you change the date of the day, the appointment is deleted.

ShowAdd or change a single-day or multi-day event

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Multi-day event shape onto the start day of the event.In the Configure dialog box, specify the subject, location, start date, end date, and date format for the event, and then click OK.

The Multi-day event shape snaps to the specified dates and displays the subject text you entered for the event.

To change an event, right-click it, and then click Configure.

 Tip   You can also drag the ends of the Multi-day event shape to expand the date range.

 Note   If your calendar is on multiple pages and you want to add an event that spans across drawing pages, you must add a separate Multi-day event shape on each page.

ShowAdd calendar art

From Calendar Shapes, drag a shape, such as Attention, Important, or Pushpin, onto the day on which you want it to appear.

Calendar art associates with the day, not the date you place it on, so if you change the date, the calendar art shape doesn't move to the new date. However, if you delete the calendar, the calendar art shape is also deleted.

 Note   You can resize the calendar art by dragging a selection handle Selection handle image.

Add a thumbnail image of the previous or next month.

From Calendar Shapes, drag the Thumbnail month shape onto a day that precedes the first or last day of the month.In the Custom Properties dialog box, specify the calendar options you want, and then click OK.To resize the thumbnail month shape, drag a corner selection handle Selection handle image.