Printing Google Calendar

Dear Computer Lady;

I have been reading your site for years and it has helped me a great deal. I have been using Outlook for my busy family calendar.

Recently I have purchased an Android Smartphone so I have been enouraged to use Google. I have successfully created a gmail account (I move between USA and UK every couple of years due to job), and I like Google calendar, but I cannot get it to print on one page as I have always been able to do with Outlook.

My family needs the calendar on the fridge to see where everybody is supposed to be. I have synched Outlook and google calendar and can use Outlook to print the calendar, but then why not just use Outlook Calendar?

Can my Google Calendar week be printed on one page? 8.5×11 or A4?

Chris

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Dear Chris,

I also use the calendar in Outlook and have it synched with my Google calendar, so I was intrigued when I read your question. I don’t print my calendars very often (I also have it on my iPad so my calendar goes with me pretty much everywhere) but I’m sure that a lot of my readers do print theirs.

My first step was to go to my google calendar at www.google.com/calendar

Near the top of my calendar page, are buttons that allow me to select the view I want to use. The available options are:
Day
Week
Month
4 Days
Agenda

Since you wanted to print a weekly calendar, I clicked on the “Week” button.

To the right of these buttons is a small button with a picture of a printer on it. Click on this print button to bring up a preview of what a printed page will look like, and some options to change the way it will look when printed.

The first option is named, “Print Range:” this allows you to select the days that are displayed in your week. You can specify any date to start your week, and you can also choose to print more than one week if you want.

The second option is for “Font size” You have seven font size options so you can select the one that works best for the number of things you have on your calendar as well as the size you are comfortable reading.

The “Orientation” option allows you to select either portrait or landscape.

You can put a check mark in front of “Black and white” if you don’t want use color ink in your calendar printout.

When you have everything set the way you want it, click the “Print” button at the bottom of the page, and your calendar will print out and be ready for the fridge.

I hope this helps your family stay on schedule!

Elizabeth

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