Colored box with image and text, no margins

I would be extremely grateful to get some help with this following problem: I would like to have following outcome:

Where the grey box is all the way out in the margin, but the image and the rest of the text in the document has a specific margin. I would also like to include a listing of text in the colored box.

Closest I can get is this:

\noindent
\fcolorbox{MyGray2}{MyGray2}{\parbox{\paperwidth-3.0\fboxsep-3.0\fboxrule}{\includegraphics[scale=0.1, left=5in]{cvbild.jpg}}{Hejhejhejhejhejhej akj kajhf kjhj hkdjfh skdjfh ksdjfg kdsg }}


However is the margin to the left still white and the text doesn't come even close to where I want it.

Another try was to make a \mybox and change the margins just over the box, but then I get a new page before and after the box.

\newtcolorbox{mybox}{
arc=0pt,
boxrule=0pt,
colback=MyGray2,
% width=0.2\textwidth,   % this option controls the width of the box
colupper=black,
fontupper=\bfseries
}

\begin{document}
\newgeometry{left=0in,right=0in} % set new margins
\nopagebreak[4] % doesn't work
\begin{mybox}
\includegraphics[scale=.1, left]{cvbild.jpg}{example varfö alajlkejf ksdf }
\end{mybox}
\restoregeometry % restore margins

• Have a look into the tcolorbox package Feb 1, 2015 at 18:13
• \paperwidth-3.0\fboxsep-3.0\fboxrule} is wrong as you want 2 not 3 presumably and either it should be \textwidth or you need to use \hspace*{-\@oddsidemargin-1in} so that the box starts flush to the paper edge not flush to the text area. Feb 1, 2015 at 18:42

One could use tcolorbox or mdframed, for example, but this can also be done without those powerful packages using some boxes (for example, a \makebox, a \parbox of width equal to \paperwidth, a \colorbox and some minipages for the inner contents); something along these lines:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate filler text

\begin{document}

\lipsum[4]

\par\medskip
\noindent\makebox[\linewidth][c]{%
\colorbox{gray!30}{%
\parbox{\paperwidth}{%
\hspace*{\dimexpr\hoffset+\oddsidemargin+1in\relax}%
\begin{minipage}{.2\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=3cm]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.05\textwidth}
\mbox{}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.75\textwidth}
Some other text\par\bigskip
\begin{tabular}{@{}ll@{}}
Email \\
Phone \\
\end{tabular}
\end{minipage}%
}%
}%
}\par\medskip

\lipsum[4]

\end{document}


The result:

• I found this ansower very useful (for me) Feb 1, 2015 at 20:07

My answer uses tcolorbox. A macro \mybox is contructed which takes the picture file name and the text content as parameters. Also, tcolorbox options may be given.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage[skins,xparse]{tcolorbox}

\NewTotalTColorBox{\mybox}{ O{} m +m }{%
enhanced,sidebyside,size=tight,boxrule=0pt,frame hidden,
lower separated=false,fontlower=\sffamily,
extrude left by=\dimexpr\hoffset+\oddsidemargin+1in\relax,
extrude right by=\dimexpr\paperwidth-\textwidth-\hoffset-\oddsidemargin-1in\relax,
colback=gray!30,%               <-- color
lefthand width=0.2\textwidth,%  <-- width of picture
sidebyside gap=1cm,%            <-- distance between picture and text
before skip=8pt,%               <-- space before
after skip=8pt,%                <-- space after
#1
}{\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{#2}\tcblower #3}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[2]

\mybox{photo.png}
{
Listet text here\par\bigskip
\begin{tabular}{@{}ll@{}}
Email    & a@b.com\\
Phone    & 555 666\\
\end{tabular}
}

\lipsum[3]

% Example: optionally adapt picture width
\mybox[lefthand width=0.3\textwidth]
{example-image-a.png}
{
Listet text here\par\bigskip
\begin{tabular}{@{}ll@{}}
Email    & a@b.com\\
Phone    & 555 666\\
\end{tabular}
}

\lipsum[4]

\end{document}


The result is:

Here I just used a stack.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[usestackEOL]{stackengine}
\def\stacktype{L}\def\stackalignment{l}
\usepackage{xcolor,graphicx, lipsum}
\begin{document}
\sffamily
\lipsum[1]
\makebox[\textwidth]{\textcolor{blue!10}{\rule{1.01\paperwidth}{6\baselineskip}}}%
}{%
\includegraphics[width=1.1in,height=6\baselineskip]{example-image-a}%
\hspace{.5in}%
}}
\noindent Margins here for the rest of the text
\end{document}


\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\node[fill=gray!20, right,
text height=5\baselineskip,
text width=\paperwidth,
yshift=-2.2in  % top margin++
] at (current page.north west) {};
\end{tikzpicture}
\fbox{\includegraphics[height=5\baselineskip]{image}}\hspace*{1cm}
\begin{minipage}[b]{.5\textwidth}\sffamily
list\\[\baselineskip]name\\tel\\email
\end{minipage}

\end{document}