# “Service offered note” with vertical info to be removed by potential customer

I'm making a note in which I offer some services. I intend to put that note in libraries, shops, at schools, and so on. I'm sure you're all familiar with such a note. My question is, how do I do the bottom part of such a note, where the text flows vertically, and is divided into (like) ten columns? (In each column, you typically write phone number, email, and homepage - and then, with a pair of scissors, you make cuts to separate the columns.) Like I said, you probably already know what I'm talking about. Is there a standard way to do this, or, if not, do you have any suggestions?

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The petiteannonce package seems what you're looking for. –  egreg Oct 1 '12 at 23:12
Possible Duplicate: Telephone pole flyer?. –  Peter Grill Oct 1 '12 at 23:17

You could use a series of minipages for the tear off:

## Notes:

• One could use the tabular to draw the border as well, but \fbox provides an automatic separation that looks better.
• There is also the stubs package as per this related question: Telephone pole flyer?.

## Code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgffor}
\usepackage{calc}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}
\foreach \x in {1,...,10} {%
\noindent
\begin{minipage}{0.1\linewidth}
\rotatebox{90}{%
\fbox{%
\parbox{3cm}{%
\begin{tabular}{l@{~}l}%
Name:   & Foo bar \\
Phone:  & 555-1212
\end{tabular}%
}%
}%
}%
\end{minipage}%
}%
\end{document}

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As you don't seem to mind answering questions, is there a quick fix to remove the border (box) around the minipages? My LaTeX skills are limited, I can't tell if this is a property of the minipage, one of the box commands, or the table itself. –  Emanuel Berg Oct 3 '12 at 16:14
@EmanuelBerg: The boxed border is from the \fbox. So if you remove that (and the matching close }) you should get what you want. –  Peter Grill Oct 3 '12 at 19:20

An example taken almost verbatim from the petiteannonce class documentation:

\documentclass[margin=3mm]{petiteannonce}
\usepackage{siunitx}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{eurosym}

\begin{document}

\petiteannonce[cols=2, count=4]%
{02 99 yy yy yy}
{%
\tabcolsep=10pt\relax
\begin{tabular}%
{@{}m{\petiteannoncewidth{0.5}}m{\petiteannoncewidth{0.5}}@{}}
\multicolumn{2}{@{}c@{}}{\Large \dotfill Vend Baignoire enfant \dotfill }\\
\hline\\
Vend baignoire enfant.\newline
Dimensions $$\SI {80}{\centi \metre }\times \SI {30}{\centi \metre }$$\newline
Prix 20\si{~}\euro
&
\includegraphics[width=\petiteannoncewidth{0.5}]{ctanlion}
\end{tabular}
}

\end{document}


CTAN lion drawing by Duane Bibby.

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A simple solution with tabular

## Code

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{
array,
graphicx,
calc,
arydshln
}
\newbox\mycontacts
\savebox\mycontacts{%
\rotatebox{90}{%
\parbox[][\paperwidth/10-9\arrayrulewidth][c]{\widthof{www.emanuel-berg.de}+2em}{%
\centering Emanuel Berg \\
+00~123~456\,789 \\
www.emanuel-berg.de%
}
}
}
\newcommand*\putmycontacts{\usebox\mycontacts}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\pagestyle{empty}
\usepackage[bottom=0in]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-2]
\vfill
\centering\makebox[0em]{%
\begin{tabular}{ * { 9 } { @{} c @{} : } @{} c @{} }
\hdashline
\putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts \\
\end{tabular}%
}
\end{document}


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