{memoir} is a document class designed especially for book-length documents. It incorporates the functions of many independent packages into one class.

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two chapters on same page in memoir

I am writing a preface, which consists of roughly ten sentences describing my work. I have to write this in both English and Swedish. Same content, merely different languages. I have chosen to have ...
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Memoir footnotes in margin with ragged2e

I would like to set up memoir so that when I use \footnote{foo}, foo is displayed in the margin with the proper label and preferably break over pages. There is an option \footnotesinmargin which ...
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How to automatically color a string that starts by a specific character (@)?

Using the memoir class, I'm looking for a way to automatically color any string that starts whith an @ character, whether it be in the main text or in a footnote. Any idea how to do that? Update : I ...
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Automatically insert a \newpage after chapter headings

I'm writing a book using memoir, and I'd like each chapter's text to begin on a new page after the chapter headings (so each chapter heading stands on a page by itself). Is there a way to make this ...
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< and > symbols don't appear using mathpazo and Memoir

I'm using the memoir document class to write some documents for my master's program, including my thesis. I decided to use the font mathpazo (Palatino) because I think it looks awesome, but when I try ...
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How to change chapter font style in the middle of the Table of the Contents?

What I do have, is grouped frontmatter entries (chapter-like) in ToC, and the rest of the chapters have larger vertical space. What I want is to change the font style of the grouped part to, say, ...
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Output routine footbib error

This is my preamble \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt,openright,final,oldfontcommands]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{import} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Hyperref breaks my all-caps ToC entries

I started out on this earlier question. I now have a simple and elegant etoolbox solution to making all-caps chapter entries, but leaving appendix entries untouched. Simple, elegant, and incompatible ...
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Symbols of footnotes not raised inside mdframed

I want to change the symbols of footnotes inside mdframed. I found there is quite simple solution for that, in this very very helpful answer to the same problem. I applied it and it works but the ...
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chapter style: how to put a box on the egde like veelo style?

I would like to modify the BlueBox chapter style of the memoir documentation (below) in such a way that the bluebox is at the edge of the page, like the veelo style. \documentclass{memoir} ...
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Left-aligning authors section in an article

I want to align the authors section of my article to the left. If there are more than one authors, each author should be aligned left in its own cell. I am using memoir's article class. This is what ...
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How to get \ref to automatically output Table, Appendix etc.? [duplicate]

When I use \ref my output is just the number of the table or letter of the appendix. So for example in my MWE below when I enter See \ref{Test1} my output is See 1.1 and for See \ref{AppendixA} output ...
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Problem with sidecaption and memoir alignment

I try to use sideCaption with memoir class, and i have two problems (red anotation in image 1) : sideCaption doesn't respect the margin at left ... how can i say to saidCaption to align the figure ...
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Changes in spacing (“Spacing” environment) for a block should not affect the line spacing of the block to the material above and below

When I use memoir with \OnehalfSpacing and I temporarily set things within \begin{Spacing}{1}[...]\end{Spacing} (\SingleSpacing for some reason leads to looser spacing elsewhere in my document), I get ...
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Memoir class top margin varies throughout the document. It needs to be 1" exactly throughout [closed]

This is the pagestyle stuff shown for ToC only, others are similar: \makepagestyle{toc} \makeevenfoot{toc}{}{\thepage}{} \makeoddfoot{toc}{}{\thepage}{} \DoubleSpacing ...
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Using macros in Memoir chapter for a Diary

I'm trying to create an automatic chapter head which displays the day of the week and date (kind of like a diary entry) I have a directory called "august" within which is a file called 01.tex. The ...
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Examples of “styles” for section headings with memoir

The memoir class is a popular choice for writing nice looking documents. Memoir gives you a lot of control over how section headings and so on look. Memoir doesn't, however have the nice shortcuts ...
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How to choose font size given the paper size

How do you choose what font size to use given the paper size in use? For example, I found somewhere that for a European standard the following is recommended: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Uneven Line Spacing for Arabic Text using xelatex + memoir + plyglossia

This is my first LaTeX Project. I am using XelaTeX to compile the tex file. I am having an issue with Even Line Spacing in my arabic document. The baseline grid is fine on the first page but the text ...
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How to add a preface chapter to a book that appears before all chapters and is not numbered as a chapter?

I just wrote the preface to my book and I made it a \chapter, but now the preface is Chapter 1 of the book, which is not what I desire. I am using the memoir document class. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to display cover page alone in the “two page view” mode

For some pdf ebooks, Adobe Reader displays the cover page alone even though the display mode is "two page view". Other than the cover page, the rest of the pdf content is displayed as two pages at ...
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How to correctly use the palatino font (in memoir)?

I'm preparing a PhD thesis (using memoir and pdfLaTeX), and I find the palatino font a nice body font. Reading the font related questions and answers on this awesome site, I think I have pieced ...
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Hanging section - Memoir

I would like to obtain something like this: So far I have this: My MWE: \documentclass[article]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} % Layout \settrims{0pt}{0pt} \settypeblocksize{562pt}{330pt}{*} ...
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Is memoir's page layout incompatible with TikZ?

Can someone explain what's going on here?: \documentclass[showtrims,svgnames]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \settrimmedsize{210mm}{148mm}{*} \setstocksize{236mm}{164mm} \settrims{5mm}{5mm} ...
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Displaying the range of sections on the page in the header

I would like to have on each page the range of sections covered by it displayed, opposite of the page number and accompanied by the name of the first new section (if there is a new one) starting on ...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...
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memoir tutorials or introductions

I'm looking for memoir tutorials or introductions. The main manual is a wonderful piece of documentation, but at nearly 600 pages it is a bit overwhelming as a starting place. Likewise the more ...
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Customizing Page Size in Memoir

How do I customize the size of the output pages in the memoir class? For example, how could I change the page size to 6x9 (while preserving the margin proportions and headers/footers I use) in the ...
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Is it possible to typeset with angled margins?

I'm typesetting a book using memoir in XeLaTeX, but on some pages, as an accent, I would like to make an angled margin, something like this: Even if I have to define the page limit separately ...
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Pocket book size for novel (10.8 x 17.5 cm)

Since a time I only use LaTeX for my writing requirements, for maths, histories, scripts, but this time I want to send a novel to a service like bubok or lulu or whatever that prints books to have it ...
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Why can't I get the height of my memoir typeblock right?

I'm trying to define my own type area on A5 paper using the memoir commands, according to the following construction after Tschichold, where the text width is given by Høgholm's curve fitting of ...
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How to modify Memoir class' headers/footers without redefining everything

I am using the memoir class for a multi-part (and multi-book) document. The class' headers and footers suit me fine for a twoside, openright document, but I'd like to add to them the following: In ...
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Alternating Background Image for different chapters in Memoir

I have used a background image throughout my book. The code I used evolved from this question and answer (thanks to @GonzaloMedina): "Margin vertical rule on outside margin of twosided memoir" My ...
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Why are odd pages left pages?

I'm typesetting a friend's novel using LaTeX (in my actual document I'm using memoir, but the same happens if I just use book). It's possible I'm going crazy, but I'm sure that it's setting up odd ...
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Measure the length of the lowercase alphabet

In the memoir manual speaks about measuring the length of the lowercase alphabet in order to decide the numbers of characters per line. Can this be done with LaTeX?
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How to put section number into the right side of section title in LaTeX?

I am a novice for LaTeX, so need you guy's help. I am wondering how to change section style in order to put the section number into the right side of section title in LaTeX, especially memoir class. ...
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Memoir Class, \sidebar formatting

In the memoir class, is there a way to get the \sidebar notes to be in paragraph style? I am looking for a similar effect that fnpara provides to footnotes. I have included an image of what I would ...
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Controlling the subcaption space in memoir

Memoir provides these two declarations to control the vertical space surrounding a subcaption: \tightsubcaptions \loosesubcaptions I was wondering if there is a way to control this spacing more ...
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Can't get babel and amsthm to play nice once Hebrew is loaded

I am working in LaTeX, and I am trying to get babel and amsthm to play nice together. I produced a minimal example (which gives a different error than the full project, but getting this to work could ...
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Switching from memoir to report

I've been using memoir for a while now, and have started facing problems with modified output routine, this has forced me to seriously consider switching (back) to report class. What I'm going to ask ...
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Paper size with geometry in memoir: LaTeX vs PDFLaTeX

I have been searching for an answer to my problem, but my search did not yield any topics with the same problem, so hereby my question: I have created a document with the memoir package. The stocksize ...
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memoir class with subcaption and hyperref packages

This is similar to this question about using subfigures in memoir class and this one about using subfigure memoir and hyperref together Is it possible to use memoir class with sucaption package? I ...
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memoir: different pagesizes

I am using the memoir class and have my textblock set to a value so there are about 11 words on one line. This is great for the mainmatter of the report. But for some other pages (list of acronyms for ...
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Change TOC to use underline in subsubsections

I am using the package memoir and I need to redefine the fonts in TOC with this rules: For Chapters: all-caps and bold For Sections: bold For SubSections: bold and italic For SubSubSections: bold ...
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What is the default \parskip in memoir?

Everywhere the usual word is that it is 0. But that is clearly wrong, it is 0 + some rubber length. But how is that rubber length defined? In my search I found the following definition in the memoir ...
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How to avoid a page break before a two-column TOC in memoir

Although `I wouldn't normally do this', I'm writing a short(ish) document for which I'd like to place a small TOC in two columns as the last thing on the title page. In single column mode it works ...
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Problem with command \captionsetup from package caption

The following MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{memoir} \usepackage{caption} \captionsetup[table]{ listformat=empty, tablename=Table, justification=justified, ...
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“Incompatible list can't be unboxed” with memoir class and many box registers

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{memoir} %% Create 123 box registers \newcount\X \X=1 \loop \expandafter\newbox\csname mybox\the\X\endcsname \advance \X by 1 \ifnum \X<124 \repeat %% ...
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Redefine memoir Part to allow image

I am preparing a book with memoir. The book has three parts. I would like to have the Part title raised and to insert an image directly below the title. I am able to raise the Part title to the upper ...
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\raggedyleft in memoir?

In memoir instead of \raggedright, you can use \raggedyright[<space>] which is much more beautiful in narrow columns. However what I also need is \raggedyleft which does not exist and I don't ...