Calendar making program for Linux?

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pH

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Nov 21, 2021, 2:09:06 PM11/21/21
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I know I could probably print 12 of my favourite pics and then make calendar
pages to go with them to make a wall calendar (maybe 'cal' can | to a gui
to make a full page?), but is there a good Linux application that already
does that?
ie: choose the 12 pics, specify the year and voila?

Maybe off topic, I suppose.


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Fenris

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Nov 21, 2021, 2:42:00 PM11/21/21
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Bobbie Sellers

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Nov 21, 2021, 3:24:40 PM11/21/21
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Linux Misc and you mentioned Linux so how could it be off topic.
I entered "linux calendar making/printing program" in the seach window
of DuckDuckGo and found a lot of stuff which you may have to sort
through but here is one:
<https://opensource.com/article/16/12/using-calendar-function-linux>

When you decide which one or maybe two you want to use you might let
the readers here know.
Good luck!

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Erin

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Nov 21, 2021, 5:21:18 PM11/21/21
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On Sun, 21 Nov 2021 19:09:01 +0000, pH wrote:

> print 12 of my favourite pics and then make
> calendar pages to go with them to make a wall calendar

The wallcalendar package for LaTeX seems promising:

* https://ctan.org/pkg/wallcalendar
* https://github.com/profound-labs/wallcalendar

The Natural Philosopher

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Nov 21, 2021, 7:56:45 PM11/21/21
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I'd just do it in Scribus.


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Nomen Nescio

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Nov 22, 2021, 12:40:00 PM11/22/21
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pH <wNOSP...@gmail.org> [p]:
p> make calendar pages to go with them to make a wall calendar
p> ... choose the 12 pics, specify the year and voila?

Remind (https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3529) comes with a
nifty utility called 'rem2ps', that draws a PostScript calendar
from remind's output. It could be a good starting point for
your project.

To get an idea what the output looks like, see
https://ibb.co/GPjpq1t

Then you have to either manually paste in your pics, or (if your
postscript skill are top notch) inject the appropriate postscript
code (see rem2ps's -p option).

Since I don't want to do it manually and lack the skills to do it in
PostScript, I usually convert both the calendar pages and the pics to
PDF and then run a small script file containing a few pdftk commands
to scale and merge pages as needed.


To get a 1-month calendar:
$ remind -p1 /dev/null | rem2ps -l -i -e -m Letter > mycalendar.ps

To get a 12-month calendar:
$ remind -p12 /dev/null | rem2ps -l -i -e -m Letter > mycalendar.ps


If you have a reminders file, replace "/dev/null" with its path and
all your important dates will also be marked on the printed calendar.

Bert Riding

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Nov 22, 2021, 3:37:31 PM11/22/21
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pcal is a program to create postscript calendars. It works very nicely,
doesn't need X, and you can add notes, comments, colors, holidays,
automatic moon phases, and so on easily.

pH

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Nov 22, 2021, 7:54:15 PM11/22/21
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On 2021-11-22, Nomen Nescio <nob...@dizum.com> wrote:
> pH <wNOSP...@gmail.org> [p]:
> p> make calendar pages to go with them to make a wall calendar
> p> ... choose the 12 pics, specify the year and voila?
>
> Remind (https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3529) comes with a
> nifty utility called 'rem2ps', that draws a PostScript calendar
> from remind's output. It could be a good starting point for
> your project.
>
> To get an idea what the output looks like, see
> https://ibb.co/GPjpq1t

I like the looks of that calendar page.
A "re<tab><tab>" shows that I do not currently have "remind" or "rem2ps"
installed.
I don't have "Scribus", either, for that matter.

>
> Then you have to either manually paste in your pics, or (if your
> postscript skill are top notch) inject the appropriate postscript
> code (see rem2ps's -p option).
>
> Since I don't want to do it manually and lack the skills to do it in
> PostScript, I usually convert both the calendar pages and the pics to
> PDF and then run a small script file containing a few pdftk commands
> to scale and merge pages as needed.
>
>
> To get a 1-month calendar:
> $ remind -p1 /dev/null | rem2ps -l -i -e -m Letter > mycalendar.ps
>
> To get a 12-month calendar:
> $ remind -p12 /dev/null | rem2ps -l -i -e -m Letter > mycalendar.ps
>
>
> If you have a reminders file, replace "/dev/null" with its path and
> all your important dates will also be marked on the printed calendar.
>
Wow, this looks very cool.
My Linux skills are pretty poor and it's been a long time since my 'C'
programming class...I'm one of those users who thinks he knows what he's
doing to the point where I am a danger to myself sometimes.

pH

pH

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Nov 22, 2021, 9:14:55 PM11/22/21
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That's interesting....I've installed it and will take a look.
Thank-you for the tip!
pH
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