Create a Phone Book

How do I create a phone book in Google Docs?

Create a phone book in Google Docs using your 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

From a 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

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

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

Step 3

Select the data fields that you would like to import for your contacts from the check boxes under Details to include.

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

Step 4

From the Sort by drop-down, select the data field that you would like your contacts to be sorted by alphabetically.

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

Step 5

Click Generate Document.

This creates a Google Doc called Phone Book and imports the data you selected in Step 3 for the contacts you selected in Step 2, sorted alphabetically by the data field you selected in Step 4.

Your phone book document is now created in Google Docs.

You can use the default formatting, or customize the phone book to your requirements in the same way you would format any Google Doc.

You can then download, save, print, or share your phone book.

To download your phone book in PDF format, click File > Download > PDF Document (.pdf) (see the screenshow below).