Download Free Calendar Templates for 2013

by on November 6, 2012

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As the new year approaches, everybody realizes they need a new calendar, and I usually see a huge spike in traffic from people returning to download next year’s calendar. I also tend to get a lot of emails from people asking questions like “Where can I find the download for the such-and-such calendar?” That’s partly because over the years I’ve added a lot of new templates to my collection, making it harder for people to find the one they’ve used previously.

This year I decided to try writing up a post to highlight the most popular calendar templates. I’ll also be using this post to answer common questions that I get this year, so feel free to leave your comments below.

1. Vertex42′s Original Calendar Template

9 times out of 10, the calendar people are looking for is the one shown on the left. The 2013 calendar is included in the main download found on my Excel Calendar Template page.

You can also find direct links to these monthly calendars in both portrait and landscape orientation on my 2013 Calendar page (near the bottom of the page).

This year I created new theme-enabled versions for Excel 2010 that allow you to easily change the color scheme and fonts used in the calendar. The image below shows some of the variety you can get by just changing the theme. You’ll find the link to this version of the 2013 calendar on the Excel Calendar Template page.

Theme-enabled Calendar Template

2. Perpetual Yearly/Monthly Calendar

The Perpetual Calendar template is the calendar that I’ve been using the past few years. It evolved from the above template, but because it’s “perpetual” you only need to download it once, and it will work for future years. I have one copy saved that has all the birthdays and anniversaries that I need to remember each year. Then, whenever I need to create a new calendar for the year, I just make a copy of that one, change the year, and then add in all the other events. I use this template to print out monthly calendars that I can keep on my desk.

You can find this template in both Spanish and French.

3. Printable PDF Calendars

Many people just want to quickly print a simple blank calendar. If that’s you, you can find a variety of printable monthly calendars in PDF format on our Printable Calendars page. Although we mainly concentrate on providing spreadsheet tools, we still offer simple blank calendars that you can print instantly from PDF files.

4. Printable Yearly Calendars

There are many uses for printing an entire year on a single page, or even on a business card. The last time I was at the doctor’s office I noticed that in every room near the computer they had a yearly calendar taped to the wall.

Like the perpetual calendar template above, all of the Yearly Calendars are designed to work for any year so that all you need to do is change the year and everything else updates. It should be obvious what cell you need to update to change the year (though I still get a lot of emails from people who don’t realize that they can change the year).

5. Create Your Own Photo Calendar

If you’d like to create a photo calendar for your local club or maybe to share with your extended family, you can use our Photo Calendar template.

6. Resolution Checklist

Although it can be used for many purposes (such as shift schedules or a daily checklist), this Annual Calendar was designed originally as a resolution tracker. When my life gets crazy busy, I find myself having to go back to using this calendar to list all of the important daily activities so that I don’t get too far out of balance.

7. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Planners

Whether it’s cost or just liking to write instead of tap, people who like paper-based planners usually have a good reason for not using electronic PDAs. Or, if they are like me, they use both. I created the daily planner, weekly planner, and monthly planner by trying to combine all of the things that I really liked about various other types of planners into spreadsheets that could be used to print out blank pages.

We’ve also created quite a few specialized schedules and planners, including a meal planning and even a baby feeding schedule.

If you browse Vertex42.com, you’ll find even more calendars, schedules, and planners. I always welcome new ideas, so feel free to add your comments below.

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pat November 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

I use the excel format to track my electronic claims

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JUDY JENKINS December 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

thanks

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kouassi December 16, 2012 at 1:36 am

nous la revelation

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marie January 20, 2013 at 6:39 am

Offically (and, I think, legally) there is no such thing as “Presidents’ Day”. It is still Washington’s Birthday.
Also it’s Daylight Saving Time, not savingS (or darned silly time, if you’re not a fan).

Really enjoying exploring what-all you have. It’s likely to keep me busy for a while yet, just looking. :)

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Jon Wittwer January 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

@marie … Thank you for pointing out these details. See the short article on Presidents’ Day on history.com.

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Helen March 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love your calendars. I am so grateful for your website. I make scheduling calendars every quarter for my dept for planning. It takes a bit of cut and paste, but having a month in every worksheet tab is really helpful. Do you by chance happen to have a quarterly calendar?

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Jon Wittwer March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

@Helen, please email me with more specifics about what you’d like to see in a “quarterly” calendar. Thanks.

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paul March 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I am NOT very computer literate!!! I have been trying to load a ‘writeable’ calendar/journal so that I can keep track of my progress on,ideas for and weather affecting my organic garden. All I seem to be able to achieve is printable downloads. Help!!!!

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Jon Wittwer March 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Hi Paul,

To use any of the spreadsheet templates you’d need to have Excel or OpenOffice.org. Or you could try the Google Docs version of a calendar template.

http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/excel-calendar-template.html

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nagraj April 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

Excellent. Lot of designs to create our own calendars.

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Celtic Daughter May 16, 2013 at 4:12 am

Hi, Really like your calendars, I find the Mon – Sun layout useful for my work shifts, as our pay week runs this way. I’m not allowed to work more than 10 days out of 14 and I must have 2 of those ‘off’ days consecutively in any 14 day period, I also am not allowed to work more than 7 days in a row and this calendar is great for that.My boss will often ask me to work extra shifts, which is great, but its my responsibility to make sure I obey their restriction re my days off. Now I’d like to take it a step further? Is there a calendar that I can actually change the starting day of the week for the whole year? Our social Security system in Australia goes from Friday – Thursday and I’d love to be able to print out a calendar with this layout! I have to report my earnings each week from Friday thru to Thursday and a layout to make that easier would be great! Bearing in mind I am a self educated computer person who left school at 15 [about 45 yrs ago!] I need something fairly basic- I’m imagining there might be a [simple?] way to select the starting day and finishing day of the week?? will be interested in your comments, :)

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Jon Wittwer May 16, 2013 at 8:42 am

@Celtic … yes, the Perpetual Calendar lets you change the Start Day (You would enter “6″ to start the week on Friday).

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J Wilson June 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

Jon
Downloaded your weekly planner template. It was exactly what I was looking for. However, there is always a however isn’t there? Anyway, there are only 3 mini calendars in the spreadsheet for the schedule to call from. So the pics of the mini calendars do not update nor do the dates that are included with the week no. Do you have a fix for this. By the way, I noticed another comment on this subject on the website under reviews and you assumed they were using open office. I am using Office 2007. As I mentioned, there are only 3 mini calendars in the template to call from. Any updates would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Jon Wittwer June 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Hi J, I just tested the weekly planner in Excel 2010 and it is working. The mini calendars update when you edit cell H4. Are you trying to copy the worksheet? If so, that could be the problem. This weekly planner is meant for printing blank pages, not for editing on a week-to-week basis directly in Excel.

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geric June 28, 2013 at 1:02 am

I love, love your templates. Most everything I’ve learned about Excel has been through working with them.

I could use some help with a function. On the weekly planner, how can I get the week number to show up on the schedule page?

I’ve tried for hours using the weeknum function, but cannot get it to work….and the microsoft help is no help.

Thank you so very much.

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Jon Wittwer June 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

@geric, I’m not sure I can tell you anything more than you’ll find in the Excel help for the WEEKNUM function: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/weeknum-function-HP010343016.aspx

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Donovan Hayles July 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

love your template

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Kay Bailey November 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I am looking for a 2014-15 School Calendar. Can you help?

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Jon Wittwer November 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

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