Save Custom Templates

PrintableCal comes installed with a number of attractive templates. However, there may be cases where you'd like to customize a template to include things like business logos, contact information, photos, different colors, different layouts, etc. PrintableCal enables you to do this, and then re-use your customized template again and again. See the walkthrough to learn how to create a custom template.

To save a custom template, click the Save as Template button on the PrintableCal tab of the Excel Ribbon. Note, this feature is only available in Excel, not Word or PowerPoint. Any custom templates you save will be listed in the Choose a Template step when creating calendars in both Word and Excel.

After clicking the Save as Template button, the Save as Template task pane will appear.

Before the template can be saved, a template name and type need to be specified. A description and thumbnail can be optionally entered and can help make it easier for you to find the template later, either by searching for the template or by seeing its thumbnail in the preview carousel.

Template name When saving a template, you can overwrite an existing template by selecting its name from the Template name drop-down list. You can also type in a new name to save as a new template.

NOTE: If you customize one of the templates that was included with PrintableCal and you don't change the name, your custom template will override the default template. You can restore the default template by right-clicking the template's name in the template list and selecting the Restore to Original menu command.
Template type PrintableCal supports a number of template styles or types, such as Agenda and Month. These template types each have a specific purpose and require certain cell names to be present in the template in order to properly save. The template will be validated against the specified template type when the Save button is clicked. If any problems are detected, a validation window will appear providing information about the errors and how to fix them.
Description A description of the template can be entered. This description will be shown in the Choose a Template step when creating a calendar.
Thumbnail If you've previously generated a calendar using your custom template, you can take a screenshot of the previous output and save that as a thumbnail for the custom template. The specified thumbnail will be shown in the example carousel when selecting a template.
Export to a file that can be imported on other computers When this box is checked, the template will also be saved to a file that can be imported on another computer by using the Import Template button.
Save button This button will become enabled after a template name and type have been entered. Click this button to continue saving the template.