Share, Sync, Export and Print Your Custody Calendar

You have several options for sharing your parenting calendar.

Linking Custody X Change accounts

The best way to share your calendar electronically is to link with other Custody X Change users.

Link your child's account to let them view for your calendar for free. If your co-parent or lawyer subscribes to Custody X Change, link to let them collaborate on your calendar. You'll get a notification whenever they make updates.

Syncing with another calendar service

Live sync lets you connect your Custody X Change calendar with any major calendaring app, such as Google Calendar or Outlook. It's ideal for parents who already have a digital calendar and want to view their custody calendar in the same place.

With syncing, changes you make to your calendar in Custody X Change automatically appear in your calendaring app, typically within 24 hours.

To sync:

  1. Click the user icon in the top right corner, then select "account settings."

  2. Scroll down to the "calendar live sync" section, and click where it says "edit."

  3. Select the calendar you want to sync, as well as whose parenting time should appear in your calendaring app: both parents' time, just yours or just theirs. Click "add."

  4. Scroll down to check that the correct time zone is selected. If not, click "edit" next to the current time zone. Then select the correct zone from the list, and click "save."

  5. Copy the URL that appears under the name of the calendar you want to sync. Do this by clicking the "copy" button to the right.

  6. Head to the calendar app you want to use, and follow its directions for adding or syncing a calendar. You'll be prompted to paste the Custody X Change URL you copied.

You can also send the URL to someone else, like your child or the other parent, so they can view your calendar in their preferred app.

To turn off syncing at any time, click the delete button (the gray trash can) to the left of the link (pictured above).

Exporting your calendar manually

You can also export your Custody X Change calendar manually, which means you download its data to a file you can open outside the app. Unlike with syncing, the data is static and will not update.

To export manually:

  1. Follow steps 1–5 above for syncing your calendar.

  2. Paste the copied URL into your browser, and hit "enter" or "return" on your keyboard.

  3. Your device will download an ICS file with your calendar's data. Follow instructions from your calendaring or spreadsheet tool to upload the file there.

Afterward, you can turn off syncing in Custody X Change if you like. Just head back to where you copied the link from and click the delete button (the gray trash can).

Printing your calendar

To print:

  1. Click the "calendar" tab at the top of the Custody X Change app.

  2. Click the "print preview" button in the left corner (above the schedules tab). On your phone, it may be a gray box with a printer image.

  3. At the top of the preview you're taken to, select which months to print: the next 12 months, the next 24 months or a custom period.

  4. If you want to print in black and white, uncheck the box titled "color."

  5. Click "print" to send the document to your printer. (On a phone, this button may just show a printer icon.)

Saving your calendar as a PDF

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

To save as a PDF file:

  1. Follow the steps for printing above.

  2. Instead of clicking "print" in the last step, click "save as PDF." (On a phone, this button may just show a document icon.) A download will begin.

Custody X Change is software that creates custody calendars and schedules you can easily share.

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