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
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 23:12
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    Possible Duplicate: Telephone pole flyer?. Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 23:17

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

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  • 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?.



\foreach \x in {1,...,10} {%
                    Name:   & Foo bar \\
                    Phone:  & 555-1212 
  • 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. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 16:14
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    @EmanuelBerg: The boxed border is from the \fbox. So if you remove that (and the matching close }) you should get what you want. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 19:20

An example taken almost verbatim from the petiteannonce class documentation:



\petiteannonce[cols=2, count=4]%
{02 99 yy yy yy}
    \multicolumn{2}{@{}c@{}}{\Large \dotfill Vend Baignoire enfant \dotfill }\\
    Vend baignoire enfant.\newline 
    Dimensions \(\SI {80}{\centi \metre }\times \SI 
    {30}{\centi \metre }\)\newline
    Prix 20\si{~}\euro


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CTAN lion drawing by Duane Bibby.


A simple solution with tabular


      \centering Emanuel Berg \\
      +00~123~456\,789 \\
  \begin{tabular}{ * { 9 } { @{} c @{} : } @{} c @{} }
    \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts & \putmycontacts \\

Output (full page)

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