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Here is a 2010 new year gift to all our readers – a free 2010 calendar template.

(a little secret: just change the year in “outline” sheet from 2010 to 2011, to get the next years calendar. It works all the way up to year 9999)

You can add notes to individual dates or complete month using the excel template very easily. There are 14 sheets,

• The first one called as “outline” calendar (also shown below) shows the calendar for entire year.
• The next 12 sheets show the monthly calendars from January thru December. Each month’s calendar also includes a snapshot (uses camera tool) of the previous and next month’s calendar. You can also add up to 6 notes per each date in the calendar. This is a good way to mark holidays, vacations and other important dates in the calendar.
• The last sheet shows a mini calendar – a compact yearly calendar for the year 2010 (or any other year specified in the Outline sheet). This is a good way to print a small calendar for your pocket or desk.

How the calendar works?

Just in case you are curious to know how the formula magic works.. read on.

• To generate a calendar, we need to know the year. Lets say the year is in cell A1.
• Now, for each of the 12 months – Jan thru Dec, we need to know what is the “first weekday” and “how many days” are there in that month.
• This is very simple to find, we can use formulas like `=WEEKDAY(DATE(A1,1,1))` and `=DATE(A1,2,1)-DATE(A1,1,1)`
• Now, make a grid of 6 rows by 7 columns – something like this –
• Show blanks until we reach the first date’s weekday.
• Start showing numbers in increasing order.
• Once you reach the number of days in that month, show blanks again.
• Repeat this process for all the 12 months. Neatly arrange the grids so they look like a calendar.
• That is all!

Go ahead and download the free calendar template. The file is unlocked. So poke around the formulas and see how it works.

Hello Awesome...

My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.

Thank you and see you around.

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• Rob says:

Any chance on a 2016 calendar?

2. William says:

Afternoon,

I have one similar calander that I added conditional formatting to so that I could highlight any planned factory holidays. I think i "borrowed" the formula from another calander so I won't post it here.

I also added week numbers to it using the formula =WEEKNUM(MAX(C6:I6)) Where C6:I6 is the range of dates in that give week. It works fine on most of the months but return strange values on other months (Week 6 in October?) I can't see any logic behind why it does this.
Any suggestions for an alternative formula to give the week numbers?

Regards,

William

3. Miguel says:

Hi Chandoo,
This control can be useful for all the sheets where you need to check dates.

Cheers

http://cid-69a78592a23a8438.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/2010-calendar%5E_Miguel.xls

4. Nimesh says:

Hi Chandoo,

Nice calendar.
Till now whichever calendar I saw in Excel, it contained only the outline sheet.
Good to see monthly views and the mini view too.
Liked the mini view much. 🙂

-Nimesh

5. Chandoo says:

@William: This weeknum may be because the input dates to max are not properly formatting as excel dates.

Good tip on the conditional formatting and holidays btw...

@Migueal: Now that is super awesome. This is the reason why I love to blog. Readers will always one up me with such cool alternatives. Thank you for sharing this with us.

@Nimesh: You are welcome 🙂

6. Shish says:

is it possible to get the Notes section on the outline page to display the notes added to the month page for a specific date?

So if you add thing for January 2nd, and then select January 2nd those notes appear on the outline page

7. Chandoo says:

@Shish... You can do that using some formula magic. I would not recommend pushing excel to that as outlook / google calendar / icalc etc. do exactly that much more elegantly.

9. Jörg says:

Happy christmas to all of you!
This is really awesome. The nicest calender I've seen for Excel. I also like Miguels version of the sheet.

Just one "feature" is missing to me. As I live in Germany - where weeks start on Monday - I'd like to change this. Could someone please give me a hint how to do this?

Jörg

10. Pedro says:

Miguel, this calendar is translated to Spanish language.

Jörg, this new approach allows us to start weeks on Monday.

Also it's possible to start weeks on Sunday if you enable Excel macros and push the arrows.
Best Regards,
Pedro.

11. Chandoo says:

@Pedro.. superb stuff.. thanks for sharing the file with all of us.

12. Pedro says:

Hi Chandoo, for dates before March 1, 1900 our calendars are wrong.
In Microsoft Excel, DATE, EOMONTH, WEEKDAY functions return an incorrect result between Monday, January 1, 1900 and Wednesday, February 28, 1900.
Microsoft Excel incorrectly assumes that the year 1900 is a leap year in all Excel versions.
That's the reason why our calendar versions only work from March, 1, 1900 until December, 31, 9999.
Pedro.

13. Chandoo says:

@Pedro.. Thanks for pointing that out. wow... This reminds me of the Joel Spolsky's first BillG review - http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/06/16.html (read it, I am sure you would love it.) when Bill out of blue asks about date time implementations for VBA (which Joel is the program manager for...)

Thanks for sharing the URL too... Here is a specially made, chocolate sprinkled, extra fluffy donut for you 🙂

14. Pedro says:

Hi Chandoo, thanks a lot for the donut but I prefer it without chocolate!

Always it's good to know a little history of Excel.
The Joel Spolsky’s last BillG Excel review was about the "Hall of Tortured Souls"
(See this Excel 95 Easter Egg here: http://www.eeggs.com/items/719.html)

Do not miss the humor!

15. Pedro says:

@Chandoo.. I just return with a new calendar version.
http://cid-6b219f16da7128e3.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/calendar-pedrowave.xltx

It helped me to practice conditional formatting, formulas to show check boxes, data validation drop down list, find out Thanksgiving Day's date for any year, how to find dates of public holidays using Excel, all reading your wonderful posts!

16. Pedro says:

Perpetual Calendar Spanish version starting weeks on Monday:
http://cid-6b219f16da7128e3.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/calendario-pedrowave.xltx
Main characteristics:
- Not macros.
- Select a year from 1900 to 9999 with a dropdown listbox.
- All date fields with the real date format.
- Easy language change of day of the week and month names because are also dates.
- Hide Saturdays and/or Sundays.
- Week starting on Sunday or Monday.
- Week and month numbers.
- Consistent colors to Holidays, Diary and Events dates.
- Easy change of Holidays by country.
- Include 80 World Days and you can add more.
- A diary with my birthday and 50 more programable appointments.
- Check box to hide individual dates or all.
- Holidays, diary and events text are showed on each month's sheet.
- Ranges defined with Name Manager variables.
I'll appreciate if you make me some suggestions to improve this calendar.
Pedro.

17. Joco1114 says:

I like all calendar from Pedro, thank you for them. Let me show my problem:

I have 2 excel cells (for example AE12 and AE13) which mean the starting and the ending date of my duty. I need a macro to insert sheets with label YEAR. MONTH (for example 2010. August or similar) with the proper datas between the two dates. Is it possible?

Thank you for reading me and sorry about my terribel english! 🙂

18. Peter says:

Hello Pedro,

Thanks so much for the modified calendar template. I love the extra functionality you added. Is there any way you could upload an unlocked version? I wanted to change some of the comments and data validation so I could use it for one of my applications.

As for feedback on potential improvements, with all the additions you made the file runs pretty slow. I'm sure this has to do with all the interconnectivity between the various tabs, but if there is a way to use less memory via more efficient formulas or something else I think this would make it easier to use. I have a brand new computer and with it running alone the response was pretty slow. One of the changes I'm making is changing the order of the months to match my company's fiscal year, so maybe something to automate a change like that could be useful.

Cheers,

Peter

19. Pedro Wave says:

Peter, my calendars are unlocked but you need Excel 2007 and 2010 versions to open them.

Now I return with a new Programmable Task Calendar:
http://cid-6b219f16da7128e3.office.live.com/view.aspx/.Public/Calendario%20de%20Tareas.xlsx

Wath an introductory video here:

This new calendar allows to select the start month to match the school and fiscal year.

20. ASA says:

This is great stuff Chandoo and company

Wanted to know if someone had built something similar

I need to store one Excel Sheet on this calendar that has all the holidays

US Holidays appear in RED
UK Holidays appear in Blue
Meetings appear in Green
Submissions appear in Orange

Is there a way I can store the list in a separate worksheet and all the calendars get updated with this?

Thanks

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22. divya says:

please tell me "how to convert Rs.10000/- in to words through excel formula

24. Kerisa says:

Greetings,

Thanks for this wonderful excel vacation tracker. I notice that the tracker only has three months November, December and January 2015, however, I would like to add the other ten months for 2014. Can you please instruct me on how I can add the other months?

25. kanu bhatia says:

Hi Chandoo,
Calendar: can this be printed as single sheet 8.5x11 inch per month
kanu

• Hui... says:

@Kanu
Yes,
You can resize it to fit

26. Rahul says:

WOW! I just searching some of like this, that help me.
Thank you for sharing.

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