I’m teaching an illustration class and one of the projects is a six-month calendar. I am preparing to show the students how to build calendar templates in Indesign, but I am running into a weird, calendar-specific issue that affects the page layout.
I followed this tutorial, which is pretty great and thorough. It instructs you to set up tables in Indesign with 5 rows plus a header row, seven columns for the days of the week, etc.
However, as soon as I started actually plugging in the correct dates for January and February 2022, I noticed that while most months need just 5 rows, some months need 6 rows for the dates, like January 2022.
This creates an uneven-ness in the page layout and I am not sure how to solve for it. In the examples below, I left the calendar grid cells the same shape and size, just deleted the bottom row on February. This is okay, but that means the bottom margin on pages with the 5-row months are going to be bigger than on the pages that have 6-row months.
I’m hoping some of you seasoned calendar designers on there might have some insight