Microsoft's Best Calendar and Schedule Templates and Printables

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Stay Organized with Free Templates and Printables for Word, Excel, and More

New Year Calendar 2016
New Year Calendar or Schedule Templates and Printables. (c) E+ / Getty Images

Find useful calendar, schedule, and organization tools in this gallery of Microsoft’s free templates for home or business.

Using a template can offer you momentum to get you started on projects. Often personal effectiveness projects are the ones we never quite get around to. Cut to the chase with a template that does a lot of the work for you!

Microsoft has hundreds of templates in these categories. Click through these slides for the best. Be sure to pay attention to which version each template requires before downloading it.

If you are looking for a 2016 calendar specifically, skip to slide 11. 

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Promotional Yearly Business Calendar with Photos Template for Microsoft Word

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Promotional Yearly Business Calendar Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Organizations often create a one-page calendar such as one might create with this Promotional Yearly Business Calendar with Photos Template for Microsoft Word. These can be for internal use among employee teams or for external distribution among clients or customers.

To find this, open Word, then select New like you're starting a new document. In the search field near the top of the screen search by keyword.

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Academic Yearly School Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Academic Calendar Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Academic Yearly School Calendar Template for Microsoft Excel makes it easy to schedule activities, holidays, and more across an educational organization. It also allows students or teachers to schedule assignments.

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You can also find several alternative academic calendars that can be customized for any year, and for programs other than Excel. To find these templates, open Excel - New - Search by keyword.

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Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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2015 Monthly Calendar with Photo Template for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Sunday through Saturday Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher is a fun customizable organizer.

Each month is featured on a new page. 

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To find this, open Publisher - New - Search by keyword.

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Blank Monthly Cartoon Calendar Template or Printable for Kids in Microsoft Word

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Monthly Blank Calendar Template for Kids in Microsoft Word by Education World. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Blank Monthly Cartoon Calendar Template or Printable for Kids is part of a series of templates with different figures for each month. These tools from Education World are available in northern and southern hemisphere versions.

The images are line drawings which means they can be printed up as fun coloring pages for kids.

Note: This template may be unavailable now. As it may become available later, I'll leave this slide for reference.

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Monthly and Weekly Planning Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

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Monthly and Weekly Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Combine your present and near future commitments on one sheet with this Monthly and Weekly Planning Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Word.

This calendar is a great one-stop way to communicate within a family, team, or group. Also use it just to keep your personal schedule straight!

To find this, open Word - New - Search by keyword.

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Event or Party Planning Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

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Event Planning Calendar for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

The Event or Party Planning Calendar Template for Microsoft Word is a great tool for one or many planners. Track multiple categories in a clean, visual way.

To find this, open Word - New - Search by keyword.

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Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Photo Calendar Template for Any Year in Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel can be customized with personal or clip art images. This is a fun, free way to create a gift or something for yourself.

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Again, locate this by opening Excel, then selecting New to search by keyword.

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Illustrated Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Illustrated Seasonal Calendar Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

For a ready-made yet adaptable Monday to Sunday yearly calendar, consider the Illustrated Calendar Template for Microsoft PowerPoint.

While this is already a polished set of presentation slides or printable calendars, it is also a template that allows you to customize events, appointments, birthdays, or anything else you want to keep track of this year. Add additional images and graphics as well.

Find this and similar templates in Microsoft PowerPoint by selecting File then New. From there, search for these templates by keyword.

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Daily and Weekly Appointment Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Daily Work Schedule Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Keep commitments straight with tools such as the Daily and Weekly Work or Personal Appointment Schedule Template for Microsoft Excel.

To find this, open Excel - New - Search by keyword.

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Free Digital or Printable 2016 Calendar with Photos for Microsoft Word

2016 Photo Calendar Template or Printable with Photos
2016 Photo Calendar Template or Printable with Photos. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This is a fun calendar with a visual index you can customize.

Find this and other styles of calendars, including some where all months are featured on one page, by opening Word and selecting New to create a document, then type keywords to find this template. 

Ready for more template suggestions? Check out our main Office Templates site.