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 — with the other parent, your child, attorneys or others — is to set up linked Custody X Change accounts.

Any account linked to yours, including a free edition, can see changes to your calendar in real time. A linked paid account or professional account can also make changes to the calendar, prompting the app to send you a notification.

To link:

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

  2. Scroll down to the linked accounts section, and click where it says "edit."

  3. Select the "share" button from the appropriate column, based on whether you're linking a free, paid or professional account.

  4. Type in the other person's information, and send your invitation.

When the other person accepts your invite, the two accounts will be automatically linked.

To manage your linked accounts and notifications at any time, return to your account settings.

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 "export" button just above your calendar in Custody X Change. (On your phone, the button may appear as a gray box with a "share" arrow pointing right.)

  2. Select whose parenting time should appear in your calendaring app: both parents' time, just yours or just theirs. Choose your timezone, and hit "enable."

  3. Copy the URL that appears under "your calendar URL." (Highlight, right click and select "copy.")

  4. Head to the calendaring 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 unsync at any time, click the "disable" button back in your Custody X Change account.

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. Click the "export" button above your calendar. (On your phone, it may appear as a gray box with a "share" arrow pointing right.)

  2. Click the "manual export" tab. Choose the calendar dates you wish to download and whether you want both parents' or one parent's time.

  3. Hit "export to ICS" if you want to import your data into a calendaring app like Google Calendar or Outlook.

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

  4. Your device will start downloading a file. Follow instructions from your calendaring or spreadsheet tool to upload it there.

Printing your calendar

To print:

  1. Click the "print preview" button above your calendar. (On your phone, it may be a gray box with a printer image.)

  2. 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.

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

  4. Click "print" to send the document to your printer.

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," click "save as PDF." A download will begin automatically.

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