Recently I posted an article, “Quick Tip: Using Google Calendar As A Journal To Keep Track of Events In the Past” where you can use Google Calendar as a journal to document events by using the “description” feature in Google Calendar. The “description” feature allows you to write paragraph’s of text (with formatting options) to describe the event or what occurred on that day.
After posting that article, I decided I needed a way to periodically print out my journal or the event descriptions and found that it is quite easy. You do not need to be using Google Calendar as a journal, but writing descriptions (or details) about events on your calendar in the past will serve you in the future as a reference.
To print out a range of descriptions that you have added to your calendar, follow the steps below:
- Open Google Calendar on your computer.
- At top right click on the down arrow that shows you the various calendar views. Typically, on mine, I keep it on “month”, but your calendar may be set to something different.
- Once you click on the “down arrow”, click on “Schedule”.
- Once you are in the “Schedule” view, click on the “cog or gear” icon and select print.
- At the “Print Preview” dialog screen, select your date range.
- Place a “check mark” in the “print descriptions” box.
- Click on “Print”
- At the “Print” dialog screen, select the destination of where you want the printed result to end up. Many times I select, “Save to Google Drive” or “Save to PDF”.
- Depending on your selection, click on “Save” or “Print” and voila’ that is it. You should now have a printed result with the descriptions you had added for past events.