Customizing Your Calendar
At this point, you have created your initial calendar. Elements has taken the photos that you selected and filled in the pages of your calendar and you can see those pages laid out in the Calendar workspace.
Now, let’s look at how to edit and customize the calendar.
Changing and Rearranging the Photos
If you don’t like the order of your calendar photos, you can rearrange them.
Let’s look at how I would change the photo on the title page of my calendar. By the way, I’m not going to actually make this change since I like the cover photo as it is. But here’s the process.
Select the calendar page with the image that you want to change.
First, select the title page by clicking on its thumbnail in the Pages column on the right side of the workspace. This will bring that page up in the center area where it can be edited.
Replace the Photo
You have a couple of options when replacing the photos on your calendar pages.
You can choose from among the images that were originally selected when the calendar was created. To do this, click on the down-facing arrow at the top of the Photo Bin and choose Show Files selected in Organizer. (If the Photo Bin isn’t visible, click on the Photo Bin button in the task bar to open it.)
Or you can select a replacement photo from among the images in any album that you have created in the Elements Organizer. To do this, click on the down-facing arrow at the top of the Photo Bin and choose the name of the album in the drop down menu. In the screen shot below, you can see that I have three albums to choose from: All-Stars Calendar, Botanical Gardens, and Sports.
Once you have the set of photos that you want to choose from selected in the Photo Bin, scroll through them using the scrollbar found on the far right. When you find the image that you want to use, click on that photo and drag it up on top of the existing photo. Release the mouse button and the old photo will be replaced with the new one.
You can also replace the photo on your calendar page with one from your computer’s hard drive. To do this, right-click on the photo, (or if you’re using a Mac with a one button mouse, hold down the Ctrl key and click on the photo frame), and then choose Replace Photo from the drop down menu.
This will open a dialog box where you can choose an image from anywhere on your hard drive.
Once you have located the photo you want, click Open and the new photo will be added to your calendar page.