Options for Sharing and Printing Your Calendar

After you've made any edits or adjustments to your calendar, you have several options for sharing it.

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, go to your account settings. (Click the user icon in the top right corner, then select "account settings.")

Scroll down to the linked accounts section, and click where it says "change." Then, select the "share" button from the appropriate column, based on whether you're linking a free account, paid account or professional account.

Type in the other person's information, and send your invitation. When he or she 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, iCalendar and Outlook. This is 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, start by clicking the "export" button just above your calendar in the Custody X Change app. (On your phone, the button may appear as a gray box with a "share" arrow pointing right.)

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

Now, copy the URL that appears under "your calendar URL." Do this by highlighting the URL, right-clicking it and selecting "copy."

Next, you need to head to the calendaring app you want to use. 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.

To do this, click the "export" button above your calendar. (On your phone, it may appear as a gray box with a "share" arrow pointing right.) Then click the "manual export" tab. 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 Custody X Change calendar in the app of your choice. To have your calendaring app reflect edits you make in Custody X Change, use live sync instead (explained above).

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.

Printing your calendar

To print your Custody X Change 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 calendar or click the user icon to update your account settings.

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

Saving your calendar as a PDF

If you'd rather save your calendar as a PDF file, click "save as PDF" on the print preview page. 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 is software that creates custody calendars and schedules you can easily share.

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