- 7 sheets of letter size 110# card stock
- 13 digital photos
- microsoft outlook or another program that has blank calendars
- hole punch
- 10" piece of ribbon or string
The calendars on outlook 2000 are geared for the work week, so the weekends are small (Saturday and Sunday smooshed into one box.) Since this one will only be used in his office during the week, that worked out fine. The XP version of Outlook will give you a full 7 day calendar, and the instructions are the same. First, set up outlook as follows:
Format Tab>Options>Layout=1page/month and check the "print exactly one month per page" box Fonts=24pt headings and Shading Box is checked
Paper Tab>Type=Custom; Dimensions=4.25"wide and 11"tall; Margins=Top:5", Bottom:.25", Left:.25",Right:.25"; Page size= custom 4.25" x 11"; Orientation=Portrait
Then, Set up your printer for normal, portrait, 8.5 x 11" paper
The way to navigate from month to month on outlook 2000 is View>Go to>Go to Date>click on the arrow next to the highlighted date, the monthly calendar will pop up and click on the 1st of the next month, then click ok.
Navigation on Outlook 2007 is Go>Go to Date> and the same as above from there.
Print one monthly calendar on each side (front and back) of the paper, offset from one another, so you can cut them apart later, after you have added the photos.
After printing all of the months, you can use WORD to print your photos. Set your page margins in WORD as follows: Top=.5" Left=.25" Right=4.5" and Bottom=6.25", then use "insert" to insert your photo onto the page and print onto the appropriate month.
Finish by cutting the pages in half, punching holes at the top center of each, running ribbon or string through the holes, and tying a knot.
And if you don't need it personalized, but you want a professional looking calendar that you can print yourself and give, check out this shop I just found on Etsy - BlueTricycle - some great choices there.