I have created another monthly calendar template for you to download.

Download excel calendar template
Monthly-calendar-template #2.xls
(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

How the template works

Select a month and year in cells A1 and B1. They are drop down lists. The calendar is instantly updated with dates. This makes it quick and easy to print months. You may have to adjust print area.

How I created the template

Adjust column size

  1. Increase size of column A to 288 px.
  2. Increase size of column B to 288 px.

Adjust row sizes

  1. Select rows 1:33
  2. Adjust cell height to 30 px.

Create drop down lists

  1. Select cell A1
  2. Create a drop down list (Data validation)
  3. Select List
  4. In source field, type: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Repeat with cell B1, in source field, type; 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Calculate start date

Formula in cell D1:

=DATE(B1, MATCH(A1, {"January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"}, 0), 1) + ENTER

Hide formula in cell D1

  1. Select cell D1
  2. Press and hold CTRL and then press 1 once.
  3. Click "Number" tab
  4. Click "Custom" in Category window.
  5. Type ,,, in Type: field.
  6. Click OK!

Calendar formulas

In cell A2:

=TEXT(D1, "D DDD") + ENTER

In cell A3:

=IF(MONTH($D$1)=MONTH($D$1+ROW(A1)), TEXT($D$1+ROW(A1), "D DDD"), "") + ENTER

Copy cell A3 and paste into cell range A3:A32

Format cells

  1. Select cell range A2:A32
  2. Click "Top Align" button (Home tab, excel 2007)
  3. Click "Align text left" button (Home tab, excel 2007)
  4. Select font size 12

Conditional formatting - Highlight weekends

  1. Select cell range A2:B32
  2. Click "Conditional formatting" button
  3. Click "New Rule.."
  4. Click "Use a formula to determine which cells to format"
  5. Type: =WEEKDAY($D$1+ROW(A1)-1, 2)>5
  6. Click "Format..." button
  7. Click "Fill" tab
  8. Select a color (grey)
  9. Click OK!
  10. Click OK!

Conditional formatting - Format sundays, font color to red

  1. Select cell range A2:B32
  2. Click "Conditional formatting" button
  3. Click "New Rule.."
  4. Click "Use a formula to determine which cells to format"
  5. Type: =WEEKDAY($D$1+ROW(A1)-1, 2)=7
  6. Click "Format..." button
  7. Click "Font" tab
  8. Select a color (red)
  9. Click OK!
  10. Click OK!

Format cells

  1. Select cell A2:B2
  2. Click top border button (Home tab)
  3. Click bottom border button (Home tab)
  4. Right click and hold on black dot in the right lower corner of cell B2
  5. Drag down to row 33
  6. Click "Fill formatting only"

Download excel calendar template
Monthly-calendar-template #2.xls
(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)