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I need to make a few standard fliers to hang up on our department wall, the kind where you slap together a heading and an abstract and a picture. I could put together something myself but I could see this being a project that would easily consume more time then I'd prefer (being nit-picky about typographical style, and obsessing over spacings). Are there any style-sheets or packages you've come across that produce good-looking, minimal fuss fliers in LaTeX?

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I like the memoir package with xelatex for that. In memoir there is an option that is something like extrafontsizes which will provide very font sizes up to 72 pt. Set your margins to something fairly small (1/2in all around maybe?), mix in a few \minipage commands, and you should be on your way. xelatex will provide you access to your system fonts.

I have a decent Epson printer that prints 13x19 in. I usually start like this:

%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\documentclass[60pt, letterpaper, oneside, extrafontsizes]{memoir}

\usepackage[margin=1in, paperwidth=19in, paperheight=13in]{geometry}

\pagestyle{empty}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{xunicode}
\usepackage{xltxtra}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\setsansfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine C}
\setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text,Ligatures={Common}]{Linux Libertine}

\begin{document}

This is my flier

\includegraphics[width=10in]{some-fig.jpg}

\end{document}
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    Shouldn't Documentclass be lower case? – Hooked Oct 20 '10 at 19:35

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