{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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 H√łgholm's curve fitting of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Default spacing after periods

In LaTeX, what is the default space that is inserted after a period . inside a block of text? What if I press enter (to start a new line in my GUI) after the period? Is it any different in the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Suppress page numbers when using \addcontentsline

I have a table of contents in my memoir book. I want there to be one line for each chapter, in addition to headings for each set of similar chapters. However, I do not want any page numbers to be ...
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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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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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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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How do I draw a vertical dotted line separating two columns?

multicol or memoir would be preferred. \columnseprule, I understand, is responsible for drawing a solid vertical line between columns. Is there a parsimonious way to achieve the following? ...
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Justify chapterstyle (Number) to the left

How do I justify the chapternumber in the MWE below to the left? Thanks \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{memoir} \usepackage{color,calc,graphicx,soul,fourier} \definecolor{wine}{rgb}{.5,0,0} ...
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How to keep footnotes to the bottom of the page with \sloppybottom in memoir?

I am using the the memoir class to typeset a book, where the text has many footnotes. To avoid widows and orphans I use the option \sloppybottom. That has the result of under full pages. memoir ...
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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 ...