Did you ever need to check a date before you typed it into a document?

This tutorial shows you how to create a pop-up calendar using the Microsoft Active X Calendar Control that is installed with Office.

To get a preview of how the calendar will look click the F5 key.

When you do this the User Form will open in Word as it would in use.

Despite that, you might find users prefer a quick macro.

The idea might seem like overkill — but if a simple macro eliminates user confusion and mistakes, a macro is worth the effort. The False value enters the date or time as a string.

If you change that argument to True, Word will treat the inserted date or time as a field value.

Add a couple of custom buttons for both macros and take all the guesswork out of entering the current date and time.Click on the User Form to select it and make the following changes in the Properties Window: Name: frm Calendar Caption: Select a Date You need to draw a Calendar Control (active objects on forms are called "controls") on the User Form, but the one you need is not normally included in the Toolbox.If you haven't already installed the Calendar Control tool, go to Tools NOTE: The Calendar Control is an Active X control (actually a file called mscal.ocx) supplied with Microsoft Office.Make sure the calendar is selected then take a look at the choices in the properties window. General - Show Month/Year Title: No Font - Day Font Size: Size 8, Not Bold Font - Grid Font: Size 8 Omitting the title and making the text smaller allowed me to resize the calendar to a smaller rectangle by dragging the resize handles (white rectangles)...Click on the Custom category (near the top of the list) and click the [...] button to open the calendar control's custom properties dialog. Now click on the User Form itself so that you can see its resizing handles and resize it to fit the calendar...If you plan to distribute the calendar tool to other users it would be better to create it in a new, empty document which can be saved as a template.