Create a Phone Book

How do I create a phone book in Google Docs?

Create a phone book in Google Docs using Google Contacts

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Watch this quick tutorial or follow the step-by-step instructions below to find out how to create a phone book in Google Docs.

Step 1: Start Phone Book add-on

From Google Workspace app (Google Docs, Gmail, Google Sheets, or Google Slides), click on the Show side panel arrow (if the side panel is not already visible), and then click on the Phone Book icon to open the Phone Book sidebar.

Step 2: Select contacts 

From the Phone Book sidebar, click on the Contact Label to Import drop-down menu, and select which of the contacts to import.

Options include importing all contacts or importing contacts with a particular label.

Step 3: Select contact details 

Select data fields to import for the contacts from the check boxes under Details to include.

The contact's first name, last name, and company name are included in the phone book by default.

Step 4: Sort contacts

From the Sort by drop-down menu, select a data field to sort the contacts by alphabetically.

Options include first name, last name, and company name.

Step 5: Generate phone book

Click on Generate Document to create Google Doc called Phone Book.

Default formatting of the phone book can be used, or the phone book can be customized as needed in the same way Google Doc can be formatted. 

See generated phone book below.

Step 6: Print phone book

To download the phone book in PDF format, click on File > Download > PDF Document (.pdf).

The phone book can also be downloaded, saved, or shared.