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This has bugged me for a while. Are there any packages/templates/methodologies for effectively creating flyers in LaTeX?

Just in case there's some ambiguity in my terminology, I'm looking to create single-page, letter-sized pamphlets/posters, posted to advertise events.

Any ideas?

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Actually, just after posting this, I realized that perhaps beamerposter could be used in portrait mode, scaled down to letter-sized paper.... hrmmm –  TJ Ellis Apr 21 '11 at 18:46
    
If it's just about text on an A5 paper/letter-sized paper, you could always use the minimal or article classes and tune them to your need, although I think the classes suggested by @Thorsten look much nicer. –  ℝaphink Apr 21 '11 at 21:50

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Maybe you should have a look at those packages:

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I would like to post the flyer I created using leaflet class. Thanks for bringing up the class to my attention.

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Here is the code for people who requested it.

\documentclass[10pt,foldmark,notumble]{leaflet}
\renewcommand*\foldmarkrule{.3mm}
\renewcommand*\foldmarklength{5mm}

\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[scaled=0.9]{helvet}
\makeatletter
\def\ptmTeX{T\kern-.1667em\lower.5ex\hbox{E}\kern-.075emX\@}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\ptmLaTeX}{L\kern-.3em
        {\setbox0\hbox{T}%
         %\vb@xt@ % :-)
         \vbox to\ht0{\hbox{%
                            \csname S@\f@size\endcsname
                            \fontsize\sf@size\z@
                            \math@fontsfalse\selectfont
                            A}%
                      \vss}%
        }%
        \kern-.12em
        \ptmTeX}
\makeatother
\let\TeX=\ptmTeX
\let\LaTeX=\ptmLaTeX
\usepackage{shortvrb}
\MakeShortVerb{\|}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[dvipsnames,usenames]{color}
\definecolor{LIGHTGRAY}{gray}{.9}

%%%%\renewcommand{\descfont}{\normalfont}
\newcommand\Lpack[1]{\textsf{#1}}
\newcommand\Lclass[1]{\textsf{#1}}
\newcommand\Lopt[1]{\texttt{#1}}
\newcommand\Lprog[1]{\textit{#1}}

\newcommand*\defaultmarker{\textsuperscript\textasteriskcentered}


\title{\bf Carolina Dynamics Symposium}

\author{%
\Large \bf Clemson University
%  Martin Schmoll\\
%  Predrag Puno\v{s}evac
}
\date{\bf April 13 -- April 15, 2012 }

\CutLine*{1}% Dotted line without scissors
\CutLine{6}%  Dotted line with scissors

%\AddToBackground{1}{%  Background of a small page
%  \put(0,0){\textcolor{Cerulean}{\rule{\paperwidth}{\paperheight}}}}


\AddToBackground{1}{%  Background of a small page
  \put(115,530){\includegraphics[scale=0.12]{tiger.eps}}}


\AddToBackground{6}{%  Background of a small page
  \put(0,0){\textcolor{YellowOrange}{\rule{\paperwidth}{\paperheight}}}}


\AddToBackground*{2}{% Background of a large page
  \put(\LenToUnit{.5\paperwidth},\LenToUnit{.5\paperheight}){%
    \makebox(0,0)[c]{%
      \resizebox{.9\paperwidth}{!}{\rotatebox{35.26}{%
        \textsf{\textbf{\textcolor{LIGHTGRAY}{CLEMSON}}}}}}}}


\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Overview} In behalf of organization committee, I would like
to welcome you to the $10^{\mbox{th}}$ annual Carolina Dynamics
Symposium held at Clemson University. The theme of the meeting is the
new developments in Dynamical Systems, relations to other branches of
mathematics and applications. The $10^{\mbox{th}}$ annual meeting of the
Carolina Dynamical Systems group is an opportunity to reflect on humbled
origins of the group and the history of dynamical systems in the
Southeast. Unlike previous years, we have grown some and that shows in
the format of the conference. For the first time we have invited
speakers:

\begin{itemize}
\item Yuliy Baryshnikov, Urbana;
\item Robert Connelly, Cornell;
\item Sheldon Newhouse, Michigan State;
\item Sergei Tabachnikov, Penn State.
\end{itemize}

We also have a special Sunday session on Control and Robotics. During
the conference, we will pay a tribute to the life and work of recently
deceased Russian mathematician Leonid Pavlovich Shilnikov whose
scientific work in the field of Dynamical Systems has found fertile
ground among the local mathematical community.


We kick off on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 pm with a single invited lecture
by Sheldon Newhouse which will be also departmental colloquium lecture
for that week at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson
University.


We gather back Saturday April 14 at 9:00 am. There would be three 60
minutes morning lectures. After the brake for the lunch we will get back
to work at 2:30 pm. At this time we will split into the several
sections. Sectional talks will be 35 minutes long with the 5 extra
minutes reserved for questions. They are an ideal opportunity for
graduate students, post-docs and recent Ph.D.s to talk about their
research.


We finish Saturday with conference banquet.

A special session on Control and Robotics is planned for Sunday, April
15 consisting of three 60 minutes invited lecture. We finish early 12:30
pm so that people can get back home and get ready for Monday teaching
duties.

\section{Schedule}

\vspace{0.2cm}
{\large \bf Friday, April 13}

{\bf Vickery Hall}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 4:30 pm --5:30 pm} {\bf Sheldon Newhouse},
Michigan State \\
\textit{A trip into the world of computer assisted proofs in Dynamical
Systems}



\vspace{0.2cm}
{\large \bf Saturday, April 14}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 9:00 am - 9:30 am} Refreshment in Martin Hall M-105

{\bf Martin Hall M-101}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 9:30 am - 10:30 am} {\bf Sergei
Tabachnikov}, Penn State\\ {\it Pentagram Map, twenty years
after}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 10:45 am - 11:45 am} {\bf Douglas Shafer},
{\it Stability and Centers in the Moon-Rand Systems}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm} {\bf Sheldon Newhouse},
Michigan State\\ {\it Homoclinic Points, Hausdorff Dimension, and a
theorem of Gonchenko, Silnikov, and Turaev}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm}
\textit{\textbf{Lunch Break}}

%\vspace{0.5cm}
\begin{center}{\bf Afternoon Sections Talks}
\end{center}

{\bf Martin Hall M-101\\
Differential Equations and Applications}, in memoriam of Leonid
Shilnikov, Douglas Shafer chair

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm} {\bf Igor Belykh},
Georgia State\\ {\it Stochastically switched dynamical systems: odds of
meeting a ghost}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm} {\bf Isaac Garcia},
University of Lleida\\ {\it Centers on center manifolds in
$\mathbf{R}^3$ and the vanishing set of inverse Jacobi multipliers}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm} {\bf Tingli Xing},
Georgia State \\ {\it Kneading in Lorenz and
Shimizu-Moriako model}


\vspace{0.5cm}
{\bf Martin Hall M-102\\
Ergodic Theory}, Karl Peterson chair
\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm} {\bf Sarah Frick}, Furman
University\\{\it Complexity of Isotropic Adic Systems}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm} {\bf Kevin McGoff}, Duke
University\\ {\it Which dynamics are possible for $Z^d$ SFTs}



\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm} {\bf  Joanna Furno}, UNC
Chapel Hill\\
{\it Measures of p-adic Julia Sets}




\vspace{0.5cm}
{\bf Martin Hall M-201 \\
Mathematical Biology and Neuroscience}, Igor Belykh chair

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm} {\bf  Justus Schwabedal},
Potsdam University\\
{\it Phase description of stochastic oscillations}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm} {\bf Sajiya Jalil},
Georgia State University\\ {\it Experimental phase relation captured by
model central pattern generator}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm} {\bf Jeremy Wojcik},
Georgia State University\\
{\it Phase-lag return mappings for control of polyrhythms in bursting
3-cell networks}

\vspace{0.5cm}
{\bf Martin Hall M-202 \\
Billiard Dynamical Systems}, Sam Kaplan chair

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm} {\bf  Timothy Chumley},
Washington University in St. Louis\\{\it
A Central Limit Theorem and Weak Invariance Principle for a
Billiard-Markov Model}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm} {\bf Jasmine Ng},
Washington University in St. Louis\\
{\it Billiard Markov Operators and Second-Order Differential Operators}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm} {\bf Martin Schmoll},
Clemson University\\
{\it Dynamics on lattice Panov planes and applications}

\vspace{0.5cm}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm}
\textit{\textbf{Conference Banquet}}


\vspace{0.2cm}
{\large \bf Sunday, April 15}


\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 8:30 am - 9:00 am} Refreshment in Martin Hall M-105


{\bf Martin Hall M-101}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 9:00 am - 10:00 am} {\bf Robert Connelly},
Cornell \\ {\it Unfolding a Carpenter's Rule and some
consequences}

\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 10:15 am - 11:15 am} {\bf Yuliy
Baryshnikov}, Urbana\\ {\it Topological Obstacles in Control}
\hspace{-0.5cm}{\scriptsize 11:30 am - 12:30 pm} {\bf Sergei
Tabachnikov}, Penn State \\
{\it Tire tracks geometry, hatchet
planimeter, Menzin's conjecture, and complete integrability}


\section{Hotel Info}
The Hotel for the conference is the Comfort Inn located at:
1305 Tiger Blvd.
US 123 \& 76
Clemson, SC 29631
(Phone: (864) 653-3600).

\includegraphics[scale=0.90]{hotel_map.eps}
\section{Parking}
Visitors \underline{\bf must} display a valid guest parking permit to
park on campus except when in areas designated as public parking for a
special event.


We have parking permits that allow you to park in green and orange
marked parking. There is such parking between Sikes (the building on
Calhoun with columns) and Martin Hall, enter along Calhoun Drive and
turn right after Sikes (NOT Cherry Road). You may get permits on Friday
from Martin Schmoll personally (office number Martin O-17), or pick it
up at the conference from room Martin M-105 (Saturday \& Sunday).


Parking permits for visitors can also be obtained from three locations:
\begin{enumerate}
\item The Visitors Center, 109 Daniel Drive
\item Parking Services, G01 Edgar Brown Union
\item Clemson University Police, Memorial
Stadium
\end{enumerate}
\section{Conference Banquet}
The Banquet will be held 6:00 pm -- 7:30 pm in Calhoun Corners
Restaurant located only 1/2 mile from the conference venues at
103 Clemson Street
Clemson, SC 29631
(Phone: (864) 654-7490).

\includegraphics[scale=0.72]{restaurant_map.eps}

The price, \underline{\bf not covered by organizers}, is \$23 and should
be paid in cash upon arrival. The price does not include drinks.



\section{Registration and Financial support} The
conference is partially funded through NSF grant DMS-1201546.  Limited
travel and lodging financial support will be available to the most
attendees. However priority will be given to graduate students,
post-docs and new Ph.D.s. Due to NSF regulations, we kindly ask all
participants to register. If you have not already register please do so
by visiting us at our web site:

\url{http://www.devio.us/~ppunosevac/cdynsys/}


Participants who are requesting financial support will also have to do
vendor registration required by Clemson university as well as to submit
expense report form with receipts.

\section{Organizers}

Martin Schmoll \url{<schmoll@clemson.edu>}

Predrag Puno\v{s}evac \url{<ppunosev@aug.edu>}


\end{document}
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Is it possible that you can share the code of a simplified version with for example lipsum text? That would be indeed very helpful. –  percusse Apr 13 '12 at 1:42
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An almost orthogonal comment; I think that due to licensing it is better to use maps screen shots from openstreetmaps rather then google maps. Otherwise, very nice example! –  Dror Apr 13 '12 at 6:25
    
@Dror Great info! Thank you so much for that comment. –  Predrag Punosevac Apr 13 '12 at 11:26

I don't know of any templates. But if I were going to create a flyer in LaTeX I would make the entire page a tikzpicture and use nodes to put all the flyer items in place.

I would also use the xetex engine so make font selection easy.

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Beamer is what I used most recently. I got columns, basic fonts, etc. Everything I needed, though you may have more requirements:

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\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{default}
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}[fragile]{CAE Short Courses for Graduate and REU Students}
\begin{columns}[t]
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
Basic information
\begin{itemize}
\item Selected topics relevant to research and publication
\item Each course is independent of the others: sign up for one, two, or all
\item Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00--9:00 pm
\item 4 meetings (2 weeks) per course
\item No registration fee
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
Courses and starting dates
\begin{itemize}
\item \bfseries{Introduction to Linux and UNIX: January 25}
\item \bfseries{Introduction to MATLAB: February 8}
\item \bfseries{Introduction to \LaTeX{}: February 22}
\end{itemize}
Other courses may be offered, depending on interest and availability.
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\begin{center}
To register, or for more information, email Mike Renfro \verb|<renfro@tntech.edu>|
\end{center}
\end{frame}
\end{document}
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