{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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Insert chapter Number inside a symbol and a block of text too

The author of a book I am editing would like to insert a certain symbol inside the Chapter Numbers of his book. He wants this: Is there a way to insert a symbol in background and be able to write ...
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\AtBeginChapter?

Are there any hooks that work like \AtBeginDocument for chapters, sections, etc.? Something like \AtBeginChapter? I would like to have the following code: \AtBeginChapter{% \setcounter{mycounter}{...
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Yet another “perhaps a missing \item” error

In the following, I get a perhaps a missing \item error each time a chapter is processed. This occurred only after the second compilation, once the table of contents information is built. Below I ...
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pagenote: Adding a cross-referencing mechanism

This question originates from a bug report at SourceForge.net: biblatex from April 2010. A user pointed out that a certain biblatex style (verbose-inote) produced wrong references when used together ...
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how to import images into Memoir chapter style

Another Memoir style I'm trying to create... I grabbed bits of code from here and there and I almost have it working, but the imported image isn't centered over the chapter title... spent many hours ...
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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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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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Memoir class: turn off section numbering but still have header

Trying to get rid of auto display of section numbers within text (section title only), but still have a header that gives the section title (also sans number). Can't seem to find this in memoir docs. ...
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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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Subfigure label position and visibility in memoir

I am writing my master thesis using Memoir. I want all subfigures to have their labels in the top left corner. I have so far done this with tikz, but I would like to find a more elegant solution as my ...
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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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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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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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 \makeevenhead{toc}{...
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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 simple beautiful PhD theses

Please share the simplest, most beautiful PhD / master's theses you've ever seen. Looking for ideas for layout (medicine). Source code appreciated.
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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 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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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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Which package is best/easiest for a TeX newbie to lay out a book for print?

This question may be a little general and is subjective, but I am asking because I am not sure where my (limited) time should be invested for the problem I have to solve (I'll detail that in a moment)....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 H√łgholm's curve fitting of ...
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subcaption package incompatible with memoir class?

When I try to compile a document with the memoir class and the subcaption package I get the following error: ! Package subcaption Error: This package can't be used in cooperation with the ...
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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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Image behind and beyond crop marks?

This is what I'm trying to do... Please note that the images that will be used in the final version are of slightly uneven size, so that should ideally be taken into account. I've been through the ...
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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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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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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: 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 ...