{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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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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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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Place two A5 pages on A4 using memoir

I was trying ConTeXt out and found out about imposition. I'm specifically interested in the 2UP schema, so I can just print on a regular A4 and trim. I have a book typeset using LaTeX and memoir. ...
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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 do I force \section's to start on a new page if they don't fit on current page?

So I am writing a programming book, and I use \section for each topic. For example, I'd write, \section{Another way to double-space a file} \begin{lstlisting} awk 'BEGIN { ORS="\n\n" }; 1' ...
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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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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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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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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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Modifying mini-toc content

I have adapted the pretty table of contents solution written by Gonzalo Medina with the modification to the "blue box style" that Stephan Lehmke helped me with to design a somewhat consistent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to rename Abstract title in Memoir?

I'm trying to customize the Abstract of a memoir document using the following command: \renewcommand{\abstractname}{Executive Summary} The problem is that it actually has no effect. How can I ...
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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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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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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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When using a book class (memoir), text shifts from left to right on each page

I'm very new to latex, and I've noticed that using a book class causes the text on one page to be on the right and then left on the next and so on. I'd like for it to all to be on the left or ...
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Is it possible to use hyperref, subfigure, and memoir together?

I asked a question about how to use subfigure with memoir. I got some great tips, but now pdflatex is making all subfigure hyper-refs point to the first couple subfigures. It also gives me this ...
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Memoir parskip package

How do I get the same effect as using the parskip package when using the memoir class. I want no indents, and spaces between paragraphs. What is the proper way to do this in the memoir class?
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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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proper alignment of pdfpages import in memoir typeblock

Finding the solution to Setting up pdfpages with memoir? turned out not to be as simple as adding the right layout parameter as an offset. The first finding was that if a twoside documentclass is ...
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Ensure figures are placed on an odd page

Is there a way to ensure that figures (or other floats) are always displayed on an odd page? I'm using memoir for writing my thesis, which can be set to automatically place e.g. chapter beginnings on ...
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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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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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Incorrect ToC/Index cross-references when resetting memoir class counters

The quasi-MWE below uses the memoir class and works fine. It produces a document with the following structure: ToC Book Part1 Chapter1 Part2 Chapter2 Index Here, cross-references in the ToC and ...
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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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List of appendices with tocloft and memoir

I found a very nice example showing how to create a list of appendices here: How to get a list of appendices? but it doesn't seem to work with the memoir document class. I get the error message ...
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Line numbering the whole mainmatter in memoir

Ok, now I am panicking, since lineo cannot be used with memoir (using \RequirePackage{lineno}). The specifications for the paper I am writing are numbering the mainmatter, footnotes included for ...
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Margin vertical rule on outside margin of twosided memoir

So I have found this code which puts a rule inside the left margin. How can I get the code to switch to the outside margin on a two sided document? I can't locate the original post, as it was on ...
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How to print the value of the last \refstepcounter in the first page in the memoir class?

I made an environment named sol, that has a \refstepcounter command. I want to print on the first page of my document how many sol environments I have made in my document. ...
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Memoir Page Layout doesn't work as expected: Text shifted right

I'm trying to setup the layout as a one-sided A4 page, with 2.5 cm equal left & right margins. Since the width of A4 is 21cm, then I'm trying to do this with the following 2 steps: Set the ...
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Using small caps roman for chapter number with memoir class

I want to use small caps roman numbers for chapter numbering using memoir. So far I have tried the following: \documentclass[oneside]{memoir} \usepackage[osf]{mathpazo} ...
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Calc and \settocdepth break \tikzexternalize

This might well be the strangest TeX behaviour I've ever seen and that's saying a lot. The following really is a MWE as far as the header is concerned: \documentclass{memoir} \settocdepth{subsection} ...
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How to indent chapter headings in a TOC (memoir class)

The current formatting of my TOC is: TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES....................................................... Page No LIST OF ...
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Memoir custom title page and twocolumns.

Using the package memoir, I am having some trouble creating my (Oh so simple) custom title page. In the preamble, I have this: \documentclass[medievalpage,twosides,twocolumn,pdftex,final]{memoir} ...
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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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Tighter-spaced bulleted list should have ordinary line spacing to paragraphs/lines above and below

To get tighter line spacing (my document's main spacing is 1.5-spacing, and I'm using memoir), I normally use a self-defined "tight list" (tightlist in the code below). This works well. However I ...
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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{% ...
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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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Difference between \footcite and \cite in BibLaTeX

Since recently, I am having some trouble with the short/ibidem and full citations in BibLaTeX. When I use a \cite command inside a footnote, it behaves differently than \footcite: it seems each keeps ...
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How can I collect the contents of a LaTeX environment in a macro without the grouping?

It's a bit of a long story as to why I need to do this, but please bear with me. I have a fairly complicated custom class which expects documents to begin with a command: \coverandabstract{Abstract ...
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Stop memoir from making mathmode section names uppercase in header

I'm typesetting my thesis with memoir and in general I'm happy with the result. However, some of my section headers have math mode text like \section{The $\phi_{ij}$ matrix} which memoir comically ...
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How to change page number location on ALL pages (including chapter pages) WITHOUT fancyhdr?

Question revised: What must I do to change the page number position on EVERY page (especially for chapters) WITHOUT using fancyhdr? Background and details: I've searched now for many, many hours ...
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Exact centering of full-page background image

Here's the situation: I have to use memoir (v3.6j), with geometry (v5.6) and LuaTeX, version beta-0.70.1-2011061410 (rev 4277) in an A5 project which, in the final output have to be 3mm larger from ...
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Is there an easy way to change the font and size for Chapter Heading in Memoir?

I'm a total TeX newb - please be nice! :-) How can I change the font and size of Chapter headings? I don't mind where it's placed on the page - but would like it to be a sans-serif font and perhaps ...