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I'm working with memoir class, the first chapter was numbering (chapter 1) but I would like numbering it from zero... how can I do this?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! – Torbjørn T. Apr 1 '12 at 14:28
Related Question: Getting section numbering to start at 0 – Peter Grill Apr 8 '13 at 9:17

Adding \setcounter{chapter}{-1} seems to work:

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    \chapter{Chapter Zero}
    \chapter{Chapter One}
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