Design a Personal Paper Calendar in Outlook


Q: When I’m not at my computer, I experience what I call calendar withdrawal. Sure, I could carry a little pocket paper calendar, but then I’d have to keep it synced with Outlook. No, thank you. And unlike our president, I’m not about to go high-tech with a data phone. But it sure would be handy if Outlook could just print a personal paper calendar that I could fold up and slip into my pocket. Any ideas?


A: Several readers have asked a similar question, and Outlook has something that may fit the bill—and with a little bonus. How would you like to be able to print a trifold sheet that shows your Outlook appointments for that day, for a week or a whole month plus everything on your TaskPad (see screenshot below)?



Setting up such a sheet is easy. Open Outlook and click on your calendar and go to the month you want to print. Click on File and Page Setup, and then on the calendar style of your choice (see screenshot below).



If you select the Tri-fold Style, you are then offered a choice of where on the page to place the Monthly Calendar, Daily Calendar and TaskPad—on the Left, in the Middle or on the Right (see screenshot below).



When done, click on Print Preview to confirm its appearance. If it meets your requirements, click on Print.




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