She said: “All I want is a calendar; no frills, no pictures, no nothing, and no strings attached! Simple, quick, free and flexible. Is that too much to ask?"
Well, yes, unless you know where to look. Anyone who has done a search for a “free calendar" or a “printable calendar" knows there are lots of options, but its hard to find one that is truly flexible in format. They may require a purchase or a download to a graphics package, or the use of whatever size happens to print out. But if someone knows Excel, and can open an email with a small attachment, they can get an array of 2007 and 2008 calendars which are simple, free, flexible and quick. The package can be downloaded at www.2005calendar.com. It requires no purchase and has no strings attached to the email download.
The file includes 9 spreadsheets containing one or more calendars. There are a variety of horizontal and vertical formats, some having small letters and others large. One can select a single month or several at a time and they can be printed landscape or portrait, depending on the application.
What's it good for? The list is growing. It started when a head cook wanted a simple calendar to plan meals on. Those available all had some kind of complicating factor so a quick spreadsheet was put together to fit the bill. The rest evolved over several months. Some people like a small strip calendar at the top or bottom of their computer screen. Others tape a little vertical double to the side of a cabinet or on the wall. These calendars can fit in your notebook, be it a half page, full page, or just a book mark. People who work on computers are always needing future dates. With the free calendar file they can print a calendar for the specific months needed for the space it fits, and it is simple, quick and flexible. A cafeteria can use them to communicate meal items; a teacher to show home work due dates or snack days. An office team will find them handy to show assignments and due dates for team members. It makes a good tracking device, online or printed, for office vacation scheduling. A campground can use one of the formats to track multiple site reservations.
One enterprising soul printed up calendars on a bookmark-sized strip with company information, laminated them, and gave them out as calling cards.
Everyone's problem is a little different, but these calendars fit many needs and sizes or can be adjusted to get there.
Because the calendar download is free, it doesn't have to be ordered through Office Supplies and it doesn't require a boss's signature. It arrives via email a few seconds after the order is placed. .
Life is good when you can see it at a glance!
The free calendar spreadsheets come from Work R Fun Inc and it's site at http://www.2005calendar.com .
Bob Cole is the owner of Work R Fun, home of the Stars ‘n Toads Office Comic Strip . One method of advertising the comic strip is to sell calendars. The calendar website is home for a 12 month, full color cartoon calendar based on the Stars ‘n Toads comic strip. The free calendars were Bob's brain-child to advertise the calendar website and to provide a legitimate, free service on the internet. The 2005 calendar site sells hundreds of 2007 calendars on a variety of topics but features free basic calendars to print or download.