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Calendar Creator Plus for Mac?

Jan 14, 2009 3:17AM PST

I'm looking for a calendar software program that is similar to the Calendar Creator Plus software designed for PC's...any suggestions? ical does not work for me....

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Google only turns up stuff
Jan 14, 2009 9:32AM PST

to actually make a calendar but nothing that could be classed as an organizer.

What did you want to do with it and, in what way does iCal not work for you.

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calendar Creator Plus for Mac?
Jan 16, 2009 12:00AM PST

Among other things, I don't like that you can not adjust the margins/lines of the calendar in the month view so as to see everything in that 'square'....it just says '4 more...' I need to see everything in the square, in the month view...and that is the biggest thing I miss and need from Calendar Creator...unless there is another calendar software that will allow for that. There are other little things that I don't like about ical too, but that is the biggy!

Thanks for your time!

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Also looking for a Mac replacement for Calendar Creator Plus
Jan 26, 2009 4:02AM PST

The key feature I use in Calendar Creator Plus that I have not found in a Mac Calendar program is to increment the age of a person every year, which prints as part of the Calendar. (Joe's 9th birthday) In the events listings you indicate a base year for any event and it calculates the value each year. I print several family calendars which automatically increases a persons age or anniversary. This is now the only program that I still need a windows based machine for. Would love to replace it so I can get ride of Windows

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creata calendar plu for mac
Apr 13, 2009 7:18AM PDT

The key feature I use in Calendar Creator Plus that I have not found in a Mac Calendar program is to increment the age of a person every year, which prints as part of the Calendar. (Joe's 9th birthday) In the events listings you indicate a base year for any event and it calculates the value each year. I print several family calendars which automatically increases a persons age or anniversary. This is now the only program that I still need a windows based machine for. Would love to replace it so I can get ride of Windows

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Same boat....
Jul 1, 2009 2:39AM PDT

Almost the only reason for needing Windows is the lack of a good calendar program. I've tried over 20 different ones from various places. None match Calendar Creator. Some of you might try uCalendarX. I allows you to manipulate the margins somewhat.

My biggest complaint on iCal (and almost ever other Mac Calendar program) is that you can't "Banner" events. uCalendarX allows that but still prints out sloppy. I'm at a church and really need a sharp calendar program that allows for repeats, bennering of events, clipart insertion, and word art.

Please, don't anyone reply and tell me to use a publishing program. I need a calendar program like Calendar Creator. Please!!!!!

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Mac Calendar Program
Jul 5, 2009 10:00PM PDT

Have you tried Sunbird?

I don't know if it will do what you want as I've only browsed across it but it may be worth a try. It's constantly being updated, due to being open source, and you could always suggest new features that may be useful to you.

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Calendar program for MAC
Jul 9, 2009 10:07AM PDT

I too need a Calendar Creator like program for MAC. Sunbird as suggested is really not close. I use Calendar Creator for office schedules and it is very handy when repeating same information in a repeating schedule such as every week or 6 weeks. Will stick with the Windows program until something better comes along in MAC

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Same Boat....
Jul 10, 2009 3:01AM PDT

Thanks for the recommendation. Sunbird appears to be a great little program for scheduling. Hardly a substitute for Calendar Creator.

I was wrong on my last post. The last version of iCal does allow you to banner all day events spanning longer than a 24 hour period.

Here's the difference between these programs (in my opinion). iCal along with Entourage, Sunbird, etc., are scheduling programs that have been given some options to print calendars. Calendar Creator is a "print calendar" program that's been given options for scheduling. Although, very strong scheduling options.

I'm really kinda shocked that there isn't a better calendaring program for the Mac with the emphasis the Mac has had in education. Odd. In the meantime I keep booting up to Windows for Calendar Creator.

Is there an old version of Calendar Creator for the Mac?

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Same boat, up the river, no paddle
Jul 17, 2009 3:00AM PDT

There's LOTS of reasons why I keep using Calendar Creator on my windows machine. I totally wish there was a good MAC substitute. I have searched, but have not found ANYTHING like it, with all it's options!

Here is one that is similar, but it misses the mark, so I uninstalled it. But, it might meet one of your needs.

It's called Calendar Maker 5; it's at www.prgrsoft.com/pages/calendarmakerx.html -- check it out, it might work for you.

I'm going to keep searching! and, using my CC on my vista. If anyone finds a really good replacement, please post!

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I gave in; but still prefer Calendar Creator
Oct 19, 2009 4:25PM PDT

I installed Calendar Maker 5 for Mac. I used it and I think it is the best you're going to get out there for the Mac. It is a little more "stiff" but I find I can do most things. events can be over days (such as vacation) - it does not do birthdays like CC (Joe's 9th birthday) -but I put the year they were born in the event (have to do the math yourself). I decided to purchase the program, because I make so many calendars. check it out. It's pretty good.

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Calendar Creator Plus
Nov 26, 2011 7:26AM PST

This is precisely my problem. I am totally frustrated. I really wish that Broderbund would produce a mac os-x version of this great program.

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Calendar Creator in Mac
Dec 18, 2011 12:15PM PST

I too was frustrated not being abel to use CC on my mac. I bought "Paralles" and then installed windows on my mac and then installed CC on my mac. was abel to open all my previous calendars and update them!!! Now I too can get rid of my PC.

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Calendar Creator replacement for MAC - Calculates Birthdays
Jan 9, 2010 6:29AM PST

OK - I have finally found an add-in for I-Cal that calculates the birthday and anniversary based on the date in the address book.

Dates to iCal 2 is a replacement for Apple's birthday calendar for iCal in Leopard and Snow Leopard. It has a range of features to allow the user to choose what, and what not, to sync to iCal from Address Book.

As well as automatically syncing birthday dates from Address Book, Dates to iCal 2 can sync anniversary and custom dates. It can set up to five alarms for each date in iCal and can also set different alarms for birthdays and anniversaries. It allows the option of only syncing from one Address Book group. This application also allows for the titles of the events sent to iCal to be modified to the user's preference.

Dates to iCal http://www.nhoj.co.uk/datestoical/
Does what I need it to do. I no Longer need a MS Windows machine.

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Not even close to Calendar Creator.
Jan 1, 2013 5:38AM PST

One big issue is you cannot make the numbers any larger, you cant make various size calendars. Not worried about adding pics or any thing more.

I had the Calendar Creator for my old power mac back in the day, was so easy to make anything you wanted.

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make calendar on mac
Oct 19, 2009 1:18PM PDT
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sorry
Oct 19, 2009 1:46PM PDT
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CC for Mac
Dec 19, 2011 2:21AM PST

Purchase Parallels, install your Windows, install your Calendar Creator. I did this a couple of days ago because I too was frustrated not being able to find a Calendar program for Mac and now I can open my old Calendars as if my mac is my old pc! I printed two calendars yesterday. My only problem is that I installed Windows XP from an ebay purchase and my Calendar Creator doesn't work "smoothly" in XP. I should have purchased an older version of windows to install on my mac but enough of the features work just fine for me. Two calendars down and 7 more to go...hope this helps! Happy Holidays

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moving entries in time
Feb 29, 2016 9:41AM PST

I am a producer and have been looking for a good calendar maker for a while. Let's face it. Ical sucks. My BIGGEST gripe is that you can't move a series of events up a day, or back a day. Because ship dates are constantly changing in my line of work, i need a function that allows me to easily move calendar entries forward and backward within a month. Right now in ical i'm manually dragging and dropping each event which is tedious and annoying. Any thoughts? Anyone out there who can empathize with my struggle?? Would love to get some feedback.
-Brian

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