How to Insert a Calendar in PowerPoint

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The Microsoft PowerPoint software, part of the company's Office suite of products, provides a way to compile ideas and images into an electronic slideshow format, but the digital slides on the screen are an ideal home for just about anything. Browse through PowerPoint's built-in templates to add items such as a calendar to a PowerPoint presentation, directly onto the slides themselves. Show a group of employees their sales calls for the month, list family birthdays and special occasions at a group event or keep track of holidays and upcoming events, without having to leave the presentation screen.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open PowerPoint. Click the "File" tab. Click "New." Click the "Calendars" button. Double-click one of the calendar file folders, such as "2011 calendars."

  2. 2

    Scroll through the preset calendar templates and double-click one of the options. Depending on computer speed, it may take a few moments to download and open the calendar into PowerPoint's workspace.

  3. 3

    Click the edge of the calendar to highlight it. Press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys on the keyboard to copy it.

  4. 4

    Click the "File" tab. Click the "New" option and click the "Blank presentation" button to start a new PowerPoint slideshow to add in the calendar or click the "Open" option and browse to the existing presentation.

  5. 5

    Scroll to the slide to paste in the calendar. Skip this step if you created a new blank presentation.

  6. 6

    Click the slide. Press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys together and the calendar is inserted into the presentation.

Tips and warnings

  • To insert an existing calendar into PowerPoint, open the PowerPoint from the "File" menu. Click the "Insert" tab; click the "Picture" button below the tab and browse to the calendar file. Double-click the file, which inserts the calendar into the PowerPoint slide.

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