Sharing and Printing Your Actual Time Calendar

Your actual time calendar can be a convincing tool when you want to change your parenting schedule or motivate the other parent to follow the schedule. You might show the calendar to the other parent, a judge, a mediator, etc.

You have three options for sharing your calendar, explained below: export it, print it or save it as a PDF.

For all the options, your first step is to click the "actual time" tab in Custody X Change. (On a phone, you may need to hit the "more" option first.)

You can also save and print your actual time report, which breaks down parenting time using charts.

Exporting your calendar

Exporting your actual time calendar means you download its data to a file you can open outside the app.

You can then upload the data to a calendaring app, such as Google Calendar or Outlook. This is ideal for parents who already have a digital calendar and want to view their actual time calendar in the same place.

To do this, click the "export" button above your actual time calendar. (On your phone, it may appear as a gray box with a "share" arrow pointing right.)

Now choose the calendar dates you wish to download and whether you want both parents' or one parent's time.

Hit "export to ICS" if you want to import your data into a calendaring app (such as Google Calendar, iCalendar or Outlook). This will allow you to view your static actual time calendar in the app of your choice.

Hit "export to CSV" if you want to look at your custody calendar data with a spreadsheet tool like Excel.

Both export buttons will start a file download. Follow instructions from your calendaring or spreadsheet tool to upload the file there.

When you make changes to your actual time calendar, you will need to do a new export in order to see the changes reflected.

Printing your actual time calendar

To print your actual time calendar, click the "print preview" button that appears above it. (On your phone, the button may be a gray box with a printer image.)

At the top of the preview you're taken to, you'll see boxes that let you specify which months to print: the next 12 months, the next 24 months or a custom time period.

To the right is a box titled "color" — uncheck it if you want to print in black and white.

To make any other changes to what you see, hit "back" to return to the actual time calendar.

Otherwise, click "print" to send the document to your printer.

Saving your actual time calendar as a PDF

If you'd rather save your calendar as a PDF file, click "save as PDF" on the print preview page. (On your phone, the button may appear as a green box with a document icon.) A download will begin automatically.

A PDF is ideal if you want to share a printable image of your calendar via email or another electronic method.

Custody X Change tracks your actual parenting time in calendar and report formats.

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