Compact Directory Listing

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harrism
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Compact Directory Listing

Postby harrism » Sun May 15, 2011 1:57 pm

As ward clerk, we periodically print out a list of households on the back of a ward map and distribute it in the ward. In the past, you had a 2-column format ideal for this purpose. It contained the name and phone number, side-by-side, in a column. Very compact.

The new print pages are pretty, but take much more room. Is there a way to get a more compact printout again.

Thanks.

Mike Harris
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Postby jdlessley » Sun May 15, 2011 6:30 pm

There are several options on the "Print Preview Directory" that permit changing the format of the printed directory. Have you tried adjusting the settings to get the compaction you need. I have been able to get 120 households per portrait page using the smallest font and six columns. The directory can also be exported into a CSV file for manipulation in a program of choice. I used MS Excel and was able to get two columns per household as you described.
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Postby davesudweeks » Mon May 16, 2011 11:32 am

OOOH... Mouse-type (smallest font, 6 columns). Don't you get complaints from your older members that they cannot read it?

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Postby jdlessley » Mon May 16, 2011 11:48 am

We as a ward don't distribute a printed directory. I was merely making suggestions to the OP on how to compact what is available on the new directory. I personally would not use the direct print from the directory. Instead I would export the directory and manipulate the results. And, no - I don't complain.:cool::p
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Postby davesudweeks » Mon May 16, 2011 8:56 pm

jdlessley wrote:We as a ward don't distribute a printed directory. I was merely making suggestions to the OP on how to compact what is available on the new directory. I personally would not use the direct print from the directory. Instead I would export the directory and manipulate the results. And, no - I don't complain.:cool::p


The Bishopric would like me to update a phone list monthly - I hold them off to about 2X per year. For our ward, we can fit everyone in 2 columns using head of house and spouse (to include home Phone and Cell phone numbers) on 1 page, front-back. Everyone loves it, but the formatting in Excel takes a couple of hours to make it all fit and still be readable. Gives me something to do during my lunch breaks on National Guard weekend...


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