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What is the best app for creative calendars

349 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 9:55 AM by iPuzzled1 RSS
iPuzzled1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 23, 2013 7:31 AM

Hi...

 

My wife likes to create a calendar each year with photos from the previous year.  The software that she's been using in a ridiculous pain in the butt that is very user UNfriendly.  I'd love to find a good apple specific product that can easily and intuitively create calendars like the example I included below.  I'm hoping that Pages or Numbers will work for this.

 

The little clipart things that you see on the calendar need to be included in the software.

 

Please help!  Thanks!

 

 

2008 Calendar-page13.jpg

2008 Calendar-page 22.jpg

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Early 2012
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to iPuzzled1)

    Puzzled,

     

    If you plan to use Pages or Numbers for this project, you will have to purchase the cute graphics separately. There have been some discussions here on how to facilitate making the calendar pages, and maybe you can find them by searching the discussions. It seems to me that Numbers would offer the most opportunities for automating the placing of the days of the month in the grid, but that may be only because I'm more familiar with Numbers. The main consideration for me is that Pages can't have references that stretch from table to table.

     

    Jerry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,350 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to iPuzzled1)

    Pages can do just about everything in your screen snap with a bit of work. eg the calendar will need to be done in a table and filling in the correct dates is only partly automatic.

     

    The graphics however will need to be done in a drawing program, like the "november" and imported as a pdf.

     

    If you are exporting to a final pdf for printing by a commercial printer, the shadowing will be a concern, Pages outputs those at a low 72dpi.

     

    Swift Publisher 3.0 has a calendar maker built in and might be worth exploring, it is quite cheap and has better export to pdf.

     

    Peter

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