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LaTeX-Funeral-Program

A funeral or memorial service program created using LaTeX and formatted to be printed as a four page booklet on a single sheet of paper.

My grandmother of recently passed away and my family held a memorial service in her honor. I felt like using LaTeX would be a great way to do so, so I created the files found in this project. This could also serve well for someone looking for a LaTeX template for religious or other services where a 4 page booklet is desired.

The project makes use of standard LaTeX components as well as the pgfornament package to add some style to the program. The general process is as follows:

  1. Edit the main.tex file as needed
  • Note that you will need to adjust paper size as needed to fit onto a half of the paper size you intend to use. As it currently stands, it's set to be printed on a 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches section of 8.5 inches by 11 inches sized US letter paper
  • Also modify your images as needed. My grandmother was a prodigious quilter, and we wanted to have one of her quilts serve as the background for the third page where the actual service is described.
  1. Use the Makefile default command to make the main file, which will produce 4 pages on the size of paper specified in main.tex and then take those four pages and place them on both sides of US letter paper as described by booklet.tex.
  2. I found that the pages of the output booklet.pdf were still oriented in a portrait orientation, so I used Apple Preview to rotate the pages. There may likely be a programmatic way to address that issue, but I never bothered to resolve it.

Feel free to fork as needed or open an issue if something is wrong. Below are some screenshots of the final output, and you can take a look at my awesome Grandma Arlene :)

Page 1 of final output

Page 2 of final output

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