Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does the trial version differ from the licensed version?
  2. How do I load my version 1 files into the version 2 program?
  3. When I use the "$" character in my event caption to count birthdays, the displayed number is one more than expected. Why is that?
  4. How do I make a spiral bound wall calendar with pictures like the type sold in stores?
  5. Can I export calendars to Adobe PDF format?
  6. Why do calendars only partially print out on my printer?
  7. Can I import events from Outlook or another program?
  8. How do I get the new EventAlign, EventIconHeight, and UseEventColor properties to work in my existing calendar files?



  1. How does the trial version differ from the licensed version?

    The trial version of Calendar Commander is functional for 25 uses. After that, a "Trial Expired" watermark will print on top of the calendars. Also, the File|Save function is disabled in the trial version so that any modifications you make to the included calendars will not be saved. Of course, the licensed version has none of these restrictions.

  2. How do I load my version 1 files into the version 2 program?

    Unfortunately, you can't use version 1 calendar files with version 2, since it uses a different script engine. However, you can convert your version 1 event files using the Event Converter utility.

  3. When I use the "$" character in my event caption to count birthdays, the displayed number is one more than expected. Why is that?

    When using the # or $ characters to provide an automated counter such as in "Mary's $ Birthday" so that it displays (for example) as "Mary's 8th Birthday", the count is based on the number of times that event has occurred since the starting date specified. So in the case of birthdays (and anniversaries), set the starting date to the person's 1st birthday, not the actual date of birth. To acknowledge the actual year of birth, just make a separate non-recurring event for it (i.e., "Mary is born")

  4. How do I make a spiral bound wall calendar with pictures like the type sold in stores?

    Get 13 sheets of paper and print full page images and full page monthly calendars in landscape orientation in accordance with this table:

    PageFrontBack
    1Front coverJan picture
    2Jan calendarFeb picture
    3Feb calendarMar picture
    4Mar calendarApr picture
    5Apr calendarMay picture
    6May calendarJun picture
    7Jun calendarJul picture
    8Jul calendarAug picture
    9Aug calendarSep picture
    10Sep calendarOct picture
    11Oct calendarNov picture
    12Nov calendarDec picture
    13Dec calendarBack cover

    Use the Image-12 file included (version 2.01 or later) to print out your full-page images. Select your own images for each of the 12 months. You can print them out in one run by setting the date to January and on the print dialog, set the range to 12 pages with a 1 month increment. Then run those pages through your printer again and print your calendars on the back side. The calendars should be upside-down when printed on the back of the image side so they will appear right-side up when flipped vertically from a horizontal binding. Use any of the monthly calendars that have a landscape orientation such as Month-1A, Month-1B, etc. Of course, set your desired fonts, titles, colors, events, etc. before printing. Take your pages to your local print shop or office supply store and have them bound with a plastic or wire spiral binding. You may want a little more margin space below the picture and above the calendars to make room for the binding. You can manually adjust margins on the Setup/Printer dialog (uncheck the "Auto balance margins" option) before printing.

  5. Can I export calendars to Adobe PDF format?

    Install a third-party PDF printer driver and you can create PDF documents from any program, including Calendar Commander. A free program called CutePDF Writer seems to work fine with Calendar Commander. Just select "CutePDF Writer" as the printer name under Setup/Printer/Setup and then print normally. The driver will prompt you for the name of the file to save.

  6. Why do calendars only partially print out on my printer?

    Try toggling on or off the "Print Truetype fonts graphically" option. It is located on the General tab when you click the Pref button on Calendar Commander's main toolbar.

  7. Can I import events from Outlook or another program?

    Calendar Commander can import events in CSV (comma separated values) format if your file includes these fields (as Outlook exports them):

    "Subject", "Start Date", "Start Time", "End Date", "End Time", "All day event"

    The date format is "m/d/yyyy", the time format is "h:m:s XX" where XX is AM or PM, and the All day event is either "True" or "False" (case sensitive).

  8. How do I get the new EventAlign, EventIconHeight, and UseEventColor properties to work in my existing calendar files?

    These properties were added in version 2.20. Run the CCConvert.exe program to insert these properties into .cc2 calendar files that were created by earlier 2.xx versions of Calendar Commander. The EventAlign and EventIconHeight properties will appear in the Events section of the scripts that use the DayCal, WeekCal, or MonthCal components. The UseEventColor property will appear in the DayColors section of the MonthCal components.