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Old 02-08-2006, 10:43 AM   #1
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There are a variety of free calendars at http://www.incompetech.com in PDF format. The monthly 2006 8.5x11 in landscape form is great for writing in events or hours in particular dates.
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free calendars at http://www.incompetech.com in PDF format.
And with left-aligned dates! Yuk.

   
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And with left-aligned dates! Yuk.
LOL! I know you and Kathleen both hate calendars designed that way, but honestly, that seems to be the norm here. I'm embarrassed to say that I have trouble throwing old calendars away and have quite a few gathering dust in my office. Only one of them has right-aligned dates. Comparing them side by side I agree that right-aligned is nicer, but it's not something that jumps out at me every time I look at a calendar. Although after the discussions here, who knows - I may never be able to look at a calendar dispassionately again!

   
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There are a variety of free calendars at http://www.incompetech.com in PDF format. The monthly 2006 8.5x11 in landscape form is great for writing in events or hours in particular dates.
All right, I'm blind. I don't see the calendars at all! Can someone give me a map to the place on the page where the calendars reside?

   
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LOL! I know you and Kathleen both hate calendars designed that way, but honestly, that seems to be the norm here. I'm embarrassed to say that I have trouble throwing old calendars away and have quite a few gathering dust in my office. Only one of them has right-aligned dates.
Funny, continuing my archiving quest today, I happened to stumble over one (very old) printed calendar; I checked, of course, and the dates were right-aligned.

But I have a little "thing" about calendars, in that I actually look for well-done typography (even out of the ordinary for calendar faces, as long as they're usable as well) - pretty pictures are nice, but I'd sooner buy a well-designed calendar without any pictures just for its typography than one with beautiful pictures and bad typography. But such calendars are actually quite rare... as if most aren't really designed at all.

   
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All right, I'm blind. I don't see the calendars at all!
I didn’t find them either. So I shrugged and left.

Sort of interesting graph paper patterns. Not sure what use they might be, but they were interesting.

   
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The man said, 'in PDF format'. Look on the left of the page, and you'll see 'PDFs'.

I don't follow the 'left-aligned' business though: the yearly calendar has the dates properly right-aligned and the months aligned centrally. But perhaps M. is again following the French and Dutch custom of calling diaries 'calendars'.

   
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pretty pictures are nice, but I'd sooner buy a well-designed calendar without any pictures just for its typography than one with beautiful pictures and bad typography. But such calendars are actually quite rare... as if most aren't really designed at all.
Most don't appear to me to have been created with any typographic sense at all so I suspect you are quite right about that. I unfortunately have a difficult enough time throwing away ugly calendars with pretty pictures ... it is probably best that I not seek out any typographically beautiful calendars.

My calendar requirements are simple: I must be able to read the date (preferably from across the room) and there must be enough space in each box for me to write in at least one or two appointments. An additional requirement for the calendar that is tacked to the bulletin board next to my computer is that it be small enough to fit in the space allotted for it. This one does not have to be viewed from across the room but I must be able to write on it in large enough letters that I can subsequently read what I've scribbled.

   
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Look on the left of the page, and you'll see 'PDFs'.
Thanks. Now I see them.

   
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Now that Michael has kindly pointed me to the location of the calendar PDFs I see that the monthly calendars show the numbers in the top left corners but they are not "left-aligned" relative to each other; they are centered. A small but significant distinction. The rules are a bit too fine for the type and the boxes could be deeper, but who am I to complain about a free calendar? Shame on me!

   
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