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Frequently Asked Questions




 

1. The Landscape calendar I'm trying to print is printing in portrait.

If you select a landscape oriented calendar be sure and select in your printer setup box under preferences the Landscape Orientation.

Why? In many other calendar sites the calendar is actually a picture so it's possible for them to orient the picture for you. Our calendars are made of HTML code that allows the user to edit the calendar (see question 7). While our landscape calendars are formatted for that orientation you need to tell your printer to print it that way.

We created a YouTube Video that may be of some help.

In March 2014 & March 2017 We did redesigns of our calendar site and calendar menus. This video was produced in 2012. While things may look a little different the procedures are still the same once you you click on a Calendar Page.

 

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2. Is there a way I can make the calendar bigger on the page?

Yes you can it bigger or smaller to fit!

We build our calendars to print as big as possible across as many platforms as possible. But different browsers display differently. If needed you can increase any calendar page, even more, by doing one or both of the following.

1 - Adjust the Left and right side margins on your print setup. Our calendars will print at 100% of your settings. This, allows you to move the side margins to whatever position you want. The calendar page will always be 100% to what you set.

2 - To move the calendar to the bottom of the page increase Scale Option by moving it up past 100% in your Preview Window or Print Preview.

For Example:

Chrome does a great job in allowing the user to incrementally increase the size of a calendar on the page.

Here is how to completely fill the page in Chrome :

  • Right click on the page you want to print and select "Print"
  • In the left "Print Setup" click on "More Options"
  • In "Margins" Select "None" or "Minimum"
  • Then mouse over the Scale Box and adjust the size using the arrows until the page spills over to a second page. Go back one setting to show one page. Once you have the settings fixed it should stay that way for other calendar pages until you reset it. Our test show 107% works for us.
  • You now have the biggest possible calendar!

In Internet Explorer 11 you may set the margins wider and set the Scale Percent to fill the page.

  • Under "File" click on "Print Preview"
  • Click on Page Setup Image IE Print Setup Button
  • The Default setting on margins is 0.75 on all sides. Delete the margin settings. They will revert to the minimal settings.
  • Then change the print size by clicking on the down arrow in the Image of print scale option Box. Slide down and select "Custom". Increase the scale until the page spills over to another page then back it down to one page. Only about 101% was it for us.
  • Print!

Note: Of course to make the calendar page smaller simply reduce the margins and decrease the scaling using the methods described above.

 

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3. Why is there all that typing at the top and bottom of the calendar?

That is created by your print setup. They are called the Header and the Footer and may be eliminated by simply clearing those fields in your printer's setup box. Check your printer's documentation for the details.

Header
Footer
Image of the header on a calendar page
Image of the Footer on our calendar pages


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4.The bottom part of the calendar prints on page 2! What's up with that?

Chances are you are trying to print a portrait calendar in landscape mode.
If you are trying to print a landscape calendar:

  • Make sure you have selected the landscape version of the calendar.
  • In your browser's print setup make sure you select landscape orientation (see question 1).
  • Note - Only a few calendars do not offer a landscape calendar. If the version you want to print only offers Portrait then a landscape version was not built; usually because of that calendar's expected use. If you feel that in a particular case that is wrong please contact using the Feedback link below.

Other variables are your screen setup and print setup etc. Usually as long as these are close to default settings you should not have a problem. You can scale the size of the calendar page in your browser's print setup. See question 2 for details.

If one or more of the month pages print over to another page, and you have followed the print in Landscape or Portrait instructions please write us using our Feedback Form. Be sure and tell us which calendar (Name), year and month is involved.

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5. I keep clicking on a calendar month but nothing happens! Why!!?


1- Look for an open browser window that may have been minimized or for an open tab. All of our calendar pages open in what we call a new Print-Friendly Window or Tab (***depending on your browser and operating system). Once you leave an open window or tab it's easy to get a little lost. The effect is you click and click but nothing seems to happen but it does change in the minimized window or a not selected active tab.

If the above seems not to be the case then a work-around is to (instead of left clicking on a calendar link) right click and select open in a new window or tab.

2- Have you scanned your computer for malware? Do this especially if you have downloaded an add-on tool bar from another site.

3- Lastly, if all the above is not the case, it is rare but possible we may have missed a link. We will be happy to check that out. Letting us know does help! Please be specific as to the Year, calendar type and the month involved. Thanks!

 

*** Each Month, form and One-Page Calendar is built by hand. (They are not auto generated by a program). Then tested using MSIE and Chrome to maximize print area.



 

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6. Can I edit the calendar and type information in the date boxes?

The answer is yes. Our calendars, unlike many other calendars on the Internet, are built with **HTML code, which is compatible with MS Word and many other popular text programs. You can save the calendar to your hard drive from our site and open the file using your program or simply use copy and paste to the program of your choice, edit it then save it on your computer. (See the Detailed Steps below)

** HyperText Markup Language


Detailed Steps

Edit in in Word


 Option One - If you are using MS Internet Explorer and have MS Word look for "Edit with Microsoft Word" under the "File" menu.

Option Two - Save as a file.
While you have the page you want to work with open:
Under File select Save As.
You may use the page title that shows up or rename it.
Select or create the folder on your computer in which you want to save the file and click Save.
(remember where you saved the file)
Open up Word or most any other text program select open file.
Go to the file you saved, select the file and click on open again.

Option Three - Copy and Paste
While you have the page you want to work with open:
Under Edit click on Select All.
Under edit click on copy.

Open Word or text editor and create a new document and place your cursor mark in the body of the document then under Edit click on Paste or right click your mouse button and click on paste.


NOTE: A moderate knowledge of tables and how they work in Word is helpful but most people say that trial and error works also. Get used to using the "Undo" under edit until you find your way.

One tip: The size of the text can distort the calendar page. Changing the size of the text, making it larger or smaller, usually fixes that problem.




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7. Is there a way to print the entire year without having to print each month?

Yes! As of 2017 we have offered that print option

Most printers today have the Duplex Printing.

Our New Full Year Print Page prints out a seamless, front to back, 12 Month Calendar with an Annual At-A-Glance Cover Page in Duplex Mode. (You may also print single sided.) Either way, before you jump in, here are a few tips...

  1. Make sure you have enough paper in the Feed Tray.

  2. Deselect the header and footer in your printer setup for a cleaner look.(See Question #3)

  3. Select the Duplex Print option in setup. That will print the cover and and 12 months on 7 pages.

  4. If you do not select the Duplex Option the cover and months will print on 13 pages.

  5. Print Preview will show you how all the pages will print on each page regardless of its position. Most print default setting should do that, What we can't control is your print setup outside those norms.

  6. Be prepared to to stop the printing process if this does not seem to be printing properly.

  7. Paper Jams do happen so please monitor your progress.

 


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8. I like your Two Page calendars. How do I manually print each month face to face for a binder?

The Manual Duplex Method offers two Face to face pages of the same month using our two pages per month calendars. Your printer will have specific detailed instructions. This should get you started. With a little help from Print Preview you should have your calendar printed in no time.

  1. You will need a Cover page. You may make your own or we have some Annual Calendars that will work well. So go ahead and create that first and print it. (A new page will open so you won't lose your place here.)

  2. Make sure your setup is set to print page one first (Usually not the default. You may have to deselect - Last Page First). This is important. You will want the Title Page of January (Page One) to print on the back side of your cover page.

  3. Insert printed Cover Page face up and the top of cover should slide in the paper tray first. Close the tray and print January. (Tip: For a cleaner look remove the Header and Footer; see question #3).

  4. Insert page two of January face up - top again slides in first and print February. If everything looks good....

  5. Repeat Step 4. for each month thereafter.

  6. Let me know how that works for you.

 


Jim Kearney

Your comments / questions are welcome! You may contact me using our site's

Feedback Form. I look forward to hearing from you!

 


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