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Weekly schedule typesetter

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pdfschedule is a Python 3 script for creating PDF documents showing one’s weekly schedule of events.


pdfschedule requires Python 3.4 or higher. Just use pip for Python 3 (You have pip, right?) to install pdfschedule and its dependencies:

python3 -m pip install pdfschedule


pdfschedule [<OPTIONS>] [<infile> [<outfile>]]

Input — formatted as described below under “Input Format” — is read from <infile> (or standard input if no file is specified), and the resulting PDF is written to <outfile> (or standard output if no file is specified).


  • -C, --color — Color the event boxes various colors instead of just grey.
  • -F <ttf-file>, --font <ttf-file> — Use the given .ttf file for the text font. By default, all text is typeset in Helvetica.
  • -f <size>, --font-size <size> — Set the size of the font used for event information to <size> (default 10). The names of the days of the week are typeset at <size> * 1.2; the times of day are at <size> / 1.2.
  • -M, --start-monday — Use Monday as the first day of the week instead of Sunday.
  • -p, --portrait — Typeset the table in “portrait mode,” i.e., with the shorter side of the paper as the width. The default is to typeset it in “landscape mode.”
  • -s <factor>, --scale <factor> — Divide the length of each side of the table by <factor>. Without this option, the table fills the whole page, except for a one-inch margin on each side.
  • -T, --no-times — Do not show the times for each hour line.
  • --no-weekends — Do not show Sunday and Saturday.

Input Format

Input is a YAML list of dictionaries. Each dictionary represents a single weekly event and must contain the following keys:

(optional) The (possibly multiline) text to display in the event’s box on the schedule

The days of the week on which the event occurs, specified as a string of one or more of the following abbreviations in any order (optionally with intervening whitespace and/or commas):

Abbreviation Day
Su or Sun Sunday
M or Mo or Mon Monday
T or Tu or Tue Tuesday
W or We or Wed Wednesday
H or R or Th or Thu Thursday
F or Fr or Fri Friday
Sa or Sat Saturday

Case is significant. Unknown abbreviations are ignored.

The start & end times of the event in the format HH:MM - HH:MM. Times are specified in 24-hour format, the minutes being optional (and optionally separated from the hour by a colon or period).


The following input file:

- name: Garfield impersonation
  days: M
  time: 7-9

- name: Work to live
  days: MTWRF
  time: 9-17

- name: |
    Exercise class
    (The one on Main Street)
  days: M, W, F
  time: 17:00 - 18:00

- name: Have they brought back my favorite show yet?
  days: R
  time: 19-19.30

- name: Poor decisions
  days: F
  time: 22-23.59

- name: Sleep in
  days: SatSun
  time: 7-12

produces (using the default options) an output file that looks like this:

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