Saving your Calendar in Other Forms

The Save as Other options on the File menu allow you to save your calendar in a format that can be opened in other applications. These formats are: Bitmap, JPEG, Tiff, and HTML.

  • The Save As Other options capture the calendar image exactly as it is displayed on screen, including the current zoom (magnification) level. If, for example, the calendar is displayed at 50%, the resulting image will be smaller than the same image captured while the calendar is displayed at 100%. So, if, the resulting image is too large for your purpose, reduce the zoom level, and choose the Save As Other option again.

The Save as Bitmap, Save as JPEG, and Save as Tiff options allow you to save the image currently on the screen as a bitmap, JPEG, or Tiff graphic file.

To save your calendar as an image file:

  1. Click File from the top menu bar then choose Save As Other.
  2. Click the desired image format from the available options. The Save As dialog box will appear.
  3. Click the down arrow by Save In and select the desired save location.
  4. Enter a name for the image in the File name field.
  5. Click the Save button. The file will be saved in the located selected in step 3.

You can use your new bitmap calendar as a background on your desktop so it will always be there to remind you of upcoming events.

To use an image file as desktop wallpaper:

  1. Close all windows and programs and return to the desktop.
  2. Right-click on any blank area on the desktop then click Properties. A Display Properties window will appear.
  3. Click the Desktop tab (Windows® XP) or Background tab (Windows® 98/ME/2000).
  4. Click the desired background image to select it.
  5. Click Apply then click OK. The selected image will appear as your wallpaper.

See your Windows documentation for more about customizing your desktop's display settings.

The new Save as HTML option saves a "snapshot" of a period (or number of periods) of the current view as pages in HTML format. You can then post those pages to the Internet or an intranet (provided you have access to a web server or a service provider that allows you to create and post your own web pages).

To save your calendar as an HTML file:

  1. Click File from the top menu bar then choose Save As Other.
  2. Click HTML from the list of options. An Export to HTML window will appear.
  3. Click to select the Start Date field and specify the first period of the calendar file to be captured.

You can use the Quick Date button to the right of the Start date field to select the start date.

  1. In the Periods field, specify the number of periods to be included in the capture. (Example: In a monthly calendar view, 4 periods equal 4 months.)

  2. In the Save in field, specify the location where the files should be saved.

Use the Browse button to navigate to the desired folder.

  1. Click OK to continue.

After you click OK, Calendar Creator captures and saves each specified period as a separate JPEG image and it creates an HTML page for each period saved. Each HTML page will contain the JPEG image. If the capture included more than one period, then each page contains "Next period" and/or "Previous period" links as appropriate.