Don’t you love all those cool calendars that you see on Pinterest? Wish you could do it? Well, creating a printable calendar in PowerPoint is so easy. I promise. Ready to try it out and start making your own? Follow this step-by-step guide, and you’ll have one pronto.

Printable calendar in PowerPoint

I have the Office 365 app installed on my laptop, so the screenshots I share may differ slightly, but the idea is pretty much the same. Also, you can make these in Google Slides!

Screenshot of how to change the slide layout to blank to create a printable calendar in PowerPoint.
Change the slide layout to blank.
Screenshot of how to select a 7x6 table to create a printable calendar in PowerPoint.
Create a 7×6 Table.

Step 1: Getting started

After you open PowerPoint, you will want to create a new blank presentation. You can use a template and search for a calendar, but it is just as easy to do it yourself!

  1. Change the slide layout to blank.
  2. Click the Insert tab
  3. Select the option for Table
  4. Create a 7×6 table

Step 2: Formatting the calendar

Now to make the table into a calendar, preferable a branded calendar! You will be adding in the basics of month, day, date, but this is where you can let your creativity shine.

Use the Table Design and Layout tabs to adjust your row heights and column widths, use your branded fonts, add applicable images, and have a bit of fun. Remember, sometimes less is more, and the goal is to share content that your target market will find useful!

Step 3: Adding content to the calendar

Speaking of content, the sky is the limit; you can make the calendar fit any business or industry. For example, maybe you sell a line of essential oils. You can take one week from each month and share an interesting fact or use for each oil and then add a clickable link to a Pinterest board with more information. A business friend of mine uses a printable calendar in PowerPoint to share engagement posts and content ideas with her followers.

March 2021 printable calendar in PowerPoint from Inspire Kinney Chaos.
March 2021 printable calendar in PowerPoint from Inspire Kinney Chaos.

Step 4: Export it as a PDF

Export the printable calendar in PowerPoint to a PDF.
Export the printable calendar in PowerPoint to a PDF

The last step is the easiest! Save the printable calendar in PowerPoint as a PDF so that you can share it easily with others, and they cannot modify it.

  1. Click on File
  2. Select Export
  3. Opt for Create PDF
  4. Give your file a clear and understandable name

Did you make one?

Did you try to make a printable calendar in PowerPoint? I would love to see it! Drop me a line and send it my way.

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