Email from a CalendarsThatWork.com user:
I do admire your product – I think that many would find it very useful, especially project managers (e.g. Teachers, Therapists, Carers, etc).
I have just used it to produce a two month (1 per page) of Weekday only for my wife who is a Speech and Language Therapist working in a school with a team of other specialists and needs to get them organising their work as a team during September and October. After which she expects them to know the working pattern (No doubt at the beginning of the next school year, there will be another request … !!!)
Your option to send as a docx was appreciated as it allowed me to tinker with it …
· to maximise its spread over a page (i.e. adjust page margins to 1 cm, set table to fill 100% wide)
· and then adjust the notes lines to have 2.5cm heights. This allows for a pencil and paper use approach.
Having done that, I started to think …
· There must be a UK market for you – we have fixed but different public holidays. It would be an attractive offering to UK users. It does not take too much to build up a world database either!
· You could really use the footer section to repeat your “advert” at the bottom of every page, not just the last page. Using Section breaks, you could load the Month into the header
· An option to specify the margin on the paper would help – this would mean that generator could then use the table width option to 100% as well as to calculate what the vertical height of each date box to maximise the use of space.
· A footer which has the generation version date and time stamp set over to the right in small print would be useful in helping to identify versions (my system for SLT reports does that and ensures that draft printouts do not get confused). I usually include the file name and author to the left and the page number / page count in the middle)
· The output could easily be an excel workbook from which you generate a PDF file – and that could give more flexible.
· A commercial process which provides a monthly email with a PDF file at specified moments (e.g. two/three months ahead of the start date) might find quite a market which customers would be prepared to pay.
· … etc.
All the above are easily programmable and configurable for you premium service (i.e. money paying) users!