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Do you know of any latex example or a package that I could use to print a pocket sized paper? All records will have a format like this:

| name | phone | e-mail |

It would contain only 15 records for now so I think an A6 or A7 would be a good paper size.

UPDATE: It would be nice to have cropping marks to help me cutting the A6 or A7 paper shape. I would like to fill an A4 paper with those pocket-sized phone books and then cut them for my 15 friends in the list.

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It seems as if the directory package could do this for you (although I've never used it). – Thorsten Jun 11 '11 at 13:59
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Cant u just make a file like this on a6 paper:

namename \= phonephone \= email \kill
John Doe \> 555-555 \> johndoe@hotmail.com \\

Or with a simple table?

\begin{tabular}{p{1.5cm}p{1.5cm}p{1.5cm} }
John Doe & 555-555 & johndoe@hotmail.com \\

My testfile:

\usepackage[cam, a4]{crop}
name name name \= phonephone \= email \kill
\male \ John Doe \> \phone \ 555-555 \> \Letter\ johndoe@hotmail.com \\

\begin{tabular}{p{2cm}p{2cm}p{2cm} }
\male \ John Doe & \phone \ 555-555 &\Letter johndoe@hotmail.com \\

Output: enter image description here

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thx but, if it's possible, can you post the complete latex code? – microspino Jun 11 '11 at 13:52
Added =) This works for u? – Elmer Jun 11 '11 at 13:53
Sure, It's a start. So you got my +1, but I'm searching for a little more :) like cropping marks and some symbol (a phone and a mail envelope for example) – microspino Jun 11 '11 at 14:01
U can do so using the tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/psfonts/marvosym/marvodoc.pdf package – Elmer Jun 11 '11 at 14:05
@microspino: most often you can't expect a solution custom-tailored for your needs that is already made -- especially if you didn't specify what you really wanted in the first place. Telephone and mail symbols are really easy to add (ctan.ijs.si/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive/…, or tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/psfonts/marvosym/marvodoc.pdf as Elmer suggested). What kind of cropping marks did you want? You might consider editing your question to include those additional requirements. As-is, you have been given a complete, simple and useful answer. – ipavlic Jun 11 '11 at 14:09

enter image description here


\raisebox{-0.5pt}{\textbf{Gender}} & \raisebox{-0.5pt}{\textbf{Name}} & \raisebox{-0.8pt}{\Large\Telefon} & \raisebox{-2.5pt}{\Large\Email} \\
\Mars  & Barrack Obama        & 01234567 & barrack@obama.com \\ 
\Mars  & Steven Spielberg     & 01234567 & steven@spielberg.com \\ 
\Venus & Sarah Louise Palin   & 01234567 & sarah.louise@palin.com \\ 
\Mars  & Donald E. Knuth      & 01234567 & donald.e@knuth.com \\ 
\Mars  & Steve Jobs           & 01234567 & steve@jobs.com \\ 
\Venus & xport                & 01234567 & xport@tex.com \\ 
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+1 for alternating row colors. thx – microspino Jun 11 '11 at 14:04
You could also look at auto-generating the table using the datatool package, say from a .csv original. (That of course is most useful for bigger tables.) – Joseph Wright Jun 11 '11 at 14:38
Nice answer, not sure about the gender symbol if needed or not, seems a bit unecessary. I would also suggest a clickable mail address. – Yiannis Lazarides Jun 11 '11 at 19:06
So that is how you can spend so much time here, xport! You are in fact six people at the same time! Nice answer, by the way. – Harold Cavendish Jun 11 '11 at 19:19
As you're already using marvosym at any rate, I suggest using its \Male and \Female symbols instead of \Mars and \Venus. This would be semantically cleaner and I think the astronomical symbols, which you're using, would have an odd look for gender symbols, they look more like the letter "O" with something attached to it rather than a circle with something. – doncherry Aug 3 '11 at 18:38

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