How to Make a Blank Schedule in Google Docs

From keeping up with a workout routine to arranging a doctor’s appointment, we all have different tasks and responsibilities to take care of. And so, to help us tackle all of that, we can take advantage of a schedule to organize everything in a timely manner.

As described by Merriam-Webster, a schedule is a plan (which can be written or printed) for organizing the time when a task should take place. Therefore, by creating a schedule in Google Docs, you can effectively sort responsibilities in an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly format!

1. Add a Grid Table

Go ahead and open a new blank document in Google Docs. Before inputting the written content, you first need to establish the main body of your schedule. So click on Insert and then go to Table; choose how many rows and columns you need for your particular format.

For example, if you want to segregate your schedule by the days in a week, give your table 8 columns (7 of those will be for each day). Next, add one row for each hour of the day, starting with the time you get up and ending with when you go to bed.

2. Resize and Reposition

With the main part of your document put in place, it’s time to adjust the cells and overall size of your table, which you can do by click-dragging any of the table’s gridlines. To move the table up or down, click on an empty spot just above it and use either Backspace or Enter on your keyboard to move it up or down respectively. Leave some room above the table for later.

3. Input the Information

Now, you need to label each slot or category of your schedule. Going back to our example, the top row of the table should contain one day-of-the-week for each of its cells; start with the 2nd cell from the left and proceed to the right from there. Next, in the 2nd cell from the top of the left-end column, input the earliest hour of your schedule and proceed downward with each successive timeslot. You can add or remove rows/columns by right-clicking your table and using the functions within the list.

In the free space above the table, you can add a title, your name, the school/company/organization name, logo, contact details, and whatever else you might need to include.

4. Play Around with Visuals

You can also add artwork and pictures to your document! Click a table cell or other parts of your document and go to Insert > Image. If you don’t have an image to use yet, you can take advantage of Docs’ built-in search function to instantly find one without having to leave the tab! You can resize and adjust the image by clicking it and using the various options that appear around it; to reposition, simply click-drag it to the spot you want.

Don’t forget about trying the options for color, transparency, size, etc. to customize your text and table.

General FAQs

  • What can a schedule be used for?

  • What time formats can I use in making a schedule?

  • What kind of arrangement should my schedule be in?

  • Should my schedule be made in a particular size?

  • What orientation layout should my schedule be?

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