Please note that I have modified the content of this article by adding the detailed description for the calendar and that I have shortened the article “Our contribution to the Microsoft 2011 Calendar Contest – US-Version” which previously included the description. The reason for this is that I would like to avoid confusions between the versions of the country specific calendars and want to keep in sync with the German and English articles.
On the occasion, when developing the German version of the calendar, I have added some new features to the calendar and updated the US-Version. And I have also fixed some minor bugs and extended the holiday calculation algorithms. These algorithms automatically calculate the dates of the holidays for the selected year, both fixed to a date and relative to each other. So, in general, there is no need to reenter the holidays each year.
Update on 01/05/2012: Please note, that the calendar can also be used for 2012. Just modify the year on the settings sheet.
At this point I would firstly like to thank Andreas for also testing the new version. And also thank Claudia for her support to the design. Of course, the current version for the calendar can be downloaded at the end of this article.
The calendar, originally developed for the Microsoft Office Calendar 2011 Contest, was made in Excel 2010 and has a similar layout to the Excel Soccer World Cup 2010 Planner, which has been downloaded over 375,000 times from its website. A navigation bar on the top of each sheet in the calendar allows you to easily navigate through the calendar.