WinCalendar by Sapro Systems simplifies the process of making calendars in Word and Excel. Working inside these Microsoft programs, WinCalendar also expands your options. Its templates and automated features generate colorful, flexible calendars for planning, notekeeping, and many other uses. It tracks holidays and much more; at least, the full version does. The free trial is intended as a demo of WinCalendar's capabilities, not as fully functional freeware, and the trial version limits several features, including holidays, calendar size, and format, and it places a watermark on saved calendars. Its comprehensive Help file and a wizard-based calendar maker do a respectable job of introducing this shareware Office add-on, though.
You'll have to close and reopen Word or Excel if they're open when installing WinCalendar. Our installation finished with the Help file's "How Do I?" page of quick links to all major topics. WinCalendar's controls showed up on Word's ribbon (Excel's, too). Aside from Register, About, and Help buttons, it only has two controls: Show WinCalendar and Calendar Maker. We started the Calendar Maker. This wizard-like tool offered lots of choices, starting with a menu of templates in the Type & Date Range field: weekly, monthly, yearly, schedule, and agenda; as well as Data & Format, Size & Orientation, and Options. When we tried accessing features disabled in the free trial, a nag message popped up. But we were able to make basic selections and preview them. Our finished product appeared in a new Word document. It was attractive and professional in execution, as good as any we'd seen. The watermark is large but faint, and major holidays were indicated in red (you can't customize them in the free trial). We could enter and save data like any calendar made in Word or Excel. WinCalendar worked equally well in both Office applications, with similar options and results.
About the Show WinCalendar button: clicking it produces a neat little desktop calendar with some interesting tricks; for example, clicking any highlighted date copies the day and date (in your format) into Word or Excel. Bottom line: The trial limits didn't obscure WinCalendar's capabilities.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WinCalendar 3.43.
WinCalendar is both a desktop calendar and calendar maker that creates printable calendars in both Microsoft Word and Excel formats.
The calendar creator now supports over 100 different calendar layouts combinations. You can import appointment data from Outlook, Google Calendar, Yahoo Calendar, spreadsheet table and text file (csv). You can even save daily appointments in the pop-up calendar that display on created calendars. WinCalendar can also be used as a graphical fertility calculator and ovulation predictor. WinCalendar is toolbar and menu driven so there is no template to load and manage. WinCalendar is ideal for use in planning and scheduling. It even supports a Gantt Chart timeline layout. The desktop pop-up calendar / date picker works both as a stand-alone Windows Calendar and also as a integrated date picker in Microsoft Word and Excel. The pop-up calendar & date picker feature is now Free as part of WinCalendar.
See WinCalendar.exe to run as a stand alone desktop calendar. See WinCalendar menu within Excel & Word for Calendar Maker features.
What's new in this version:
- Accommodates recent changes to Google Calendar ical format that might otherwise result in errors.
- Improves compatibility with non-English PC's.
- Improves rendering of Gantt layout.