# Simple footers with only a page number

I'm using a memoir template with page header defined. In the appendix, I maximize the geometry to print a lot of tables with narrow margins. I currently disable the memoir header with \pagestyle{empty} or \pagestyle{plain} which both remove the header but print no page number in the footer, as is the default with \documentclass{article}.

How can I enable a simple footer with the pagenumber in the middle on some pages, and on the right on some others (where the bottom table is in the middle)?

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Section 7.3 of the memoir manual describes how to make your own pagestyles. (Your description of the plain style as not having a page number doesn't seem to match memoir's default, so maybe there is something else going on there.) But here's example of how you can make a pagestyle with numbers on the right:

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{lipsum} % just for sample text

% Define a new pagestyle called 'right'
\makepagestyle{right}
\makeevenfoot{right}{}{}{\thepage}
\makeoddfoot{right}{}{}{\thepage}

% Make a pagestyle called 'myplain', if 'plain' has already been redefined
\makepagestyle{myplain}
\makeevenfoot{myplain}{}{\thepage}{}
\makeoddfoot{myplain}{}{\thepage}{}

\begin{document}
\pagestyle{plain} % or {myplain} if plain doesn't give what you want here
\chapter{A chapter}

\lipsum[1-10]
\pagestyle{right}
\lipsum
\end{document}


It's possible that the template you are using has redefined the plain pagestyle. If this is the case, then you can use the pagestyle myplain as defined above instead.

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I've written an PTJ article about the memoir pagestyles, see tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/madsen –  daleif Mar 14 '11 at 17:13
@daleif Thank, Lars. Is there anything you would change about my answer? –  Alan Munn Mar 14 '11 at 18:27
nope no need –  daleif Mar 30 '11 at 8:37