Not so long ago the free templates Microsoft provided for their flagship applications bordered on laughable. Poor design and limited functionality meant that instead of showcasing the very best of what the apps could do they became almost a parody of themselves.

Well times change and the range of templates available from Microsoft’s online library is both impressive and extensive. So I took the opportunity to to test drive one of these new templates and deep dive on how to create, customize and personalize a calendar in Microsoft Word 2013.