Adobe InDesign - Create Calendar
Note: we have provided two solutions for producing calendars in Adobe InDesign - we strongly recommend the use of CalendarWizard over the use of templates given CalendarWizard's flexibility in terms of design and dates.
Using Adobe InDesign CalendarWizard (recommended)
Download and Decompress CalendarWizard
- Go to http://calendarwizard.sourceforge.net and click on the "Download" link - CalendarWizard will begin to download
- UnZIP / Decompress the downloaded file
Install CalendarWizard (Windows)
Note: install instructions are included in the file "README" contained in the CalendarWizard download, they are also summarized below. Also note the install instructions for both Windows and Mac OS X are nearly identical.
- Go to the "Windows" menu item, choose "Utilities" and choose "Scripts" - the "Script" window will appear
- Right click on the "User" folder and click "Reveal in Explorer" (Windows) or "Reveal in Finder" (Mac OS X) - the window containing user-specific Adobe InDesign scripts will appear (when running Windows 7, the location is typically this: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 7.0\en_US\Scripts)
- Open the "Scripts Panel" folder
- Copy the contents of the downloaded and extracted "calendarWizard" folder into the previously opened "Scripts Panel" folder - the install will be completed and CalendarWizard will now be available in the "Scripts" window
- Return to the Scripts window (go to the "Windows" menu item, choose "Utilities" and choose "Scripts")
- Click twice on the the script "calendarWizard.js to launch CalendarWizard
- Set the CalendarWizard Parameters as appropriate - we've included some suggestions below:
- For a single month calendar on one page (for instance, January 2011), choose "First Month: January 2011" and Last Month: January 2011"
- For a yearly calendar on one page (for instance, January 2011 to December 2011), choose "First Month: January 2011" and Last Month: December 2011" and change "Calendar per Page to 12."
- Press OK - CalendarWizard will begin to generate your requested calendar.
Notes: tested with CalendarWizard 3.4.15 with Adobe InDesign CS 5 on both Mac OS X and Windows 7
Using Adobe InDesign Templates
A number of calendar templates are available through Adobe's "InDesign Exchange" site, available at the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=productHome&exc=19. Go to this site and enter "Calendar" in the search field labeled "Search InDesign."