{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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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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How to avoid section title at the top of the page overlap the section title in the page itself (screenshot attached)

I am having a problem where a longer \section title overlaps itself. I am using the memoir class and it's printed both at the beginning of the page and in the page itself (see screenshot), and in my ...
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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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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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biblatex: author and subbibliography

2 questions that have been bugging me forever now: 1 I have several biblatex entries that are some sort of publication without a specific author. I use them like this: @booklet{name, author = {...
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Make \chapter* same as unnumbered \chapter (using memoir) ?

I'm producing a book, using the memoir class. The book has numbered chapters 1-8, but also has a chapter before ("Introduction") and a chapter after ("Conclusion"). These are all in the main matter; ...
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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' \end{...
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Booklets in memoir class

I was just reading this question about using pdfpages to create twoup effects in memoir. This worked great for me, but I am wondering how I can get the page order to set up a booklet, so that it can ...
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Zero margins with memoir

I am trying to set up custom page size with zero margins. Here is the example \documentclass[oneside,final,12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} % just for sample text \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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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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memoir: spacing changed in new version

I just updated from memoir 3.6g to 3.6j and it broke spacing in my documents. In 3.6g, I used: \setlength{\parindent}{0em} \setlength{\parskip}{0.6\baselineskip} \setbeforesecskip{1.5ex} \...
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First paragraph of section becomes indented after setting \setbeforesecskip (memoir class)

I am trying to adapt my thesis draft to the format specifications of my university, which mandates among other things the number of line skips before and after section and subsection titles. I am ...
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Is it possible to add hooks to the three main logical divisions in memoir?

I want to prepare a style based on memoir that executes code immediately before and after frontmatter, mainmatter, and backmatter (§6.1, pg.71). Without hooks, I have to insert the code in the Latex ...
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Memoir class and textblock configuration for A4 paper

I'm using the memoir class to write my master thesis that should be printed on A4 paper. Altough I'm quite happy with the configuration I did for many aspects of the document, I'm still confused with ...
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Subsections in the ToC when using memoir

Following on from Turn on subsection numbering in memoir, having numbered my subsections, how can I get them to appear in the ToC?
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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} \def\thechapter{{\scshape\...
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Changing the font of the numbers in the ToC in the memoir class

I found these rows of code in this thread: \renewcommand{\cftchapterfont}{\normalfont\sffamily} \renewcommand{\cftsectionfont}{\normalfont\sffamily} which changes the font for the listings but ...
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Varying images at varying positions in Book and Memoir class chapter styles

I'm working on a chapter style: link (pdf) I want to use a different image at different positions in each chapter, sometimes even hanging into the title line (after the text), but the title line ...
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In memoir, can I number abstracts as sections in the toc?

I'm writing up my thesis right now, using memoir, and I have a problem with abstracts. Each chapter - besides the intro and conclusion - is an article published in a journal, and has its own abstract ...
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Use of pdftricks with memoir

below is a (long, non-working) minimal example for use of pdftricks with the memoir document class. It is based directly on the (shorter, working) minimal example of use of pdftricks found at http://...
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Short List of Figures in Memoir

I really like the appearance of the short list of contents, introduced in the memoir manual. What I want is a short list of figures command changing the LoF style similarly. Centered captions followed ...
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Memoir suitable amsthm customization

I'm using the memoir class to write my master thesis. It's math related so there are lot's of Theorems, Definitions and stuff. I know how to customize theorems by using amsthm. e.g. \newtheoremstyle{...
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memoir `\sideparfont undefined` on my Ubuntu machine but not on my Mac

When I run a tex file containing \renewcommand*{\sideparfont}{\small\itshape} on my MacBook it works perfectly but when I am running it on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine I get: !LaTeX Error: \sideparfont ...
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Using ted (or another package) instead of etoolbox for patching commands in memoir?

Another question related to my university's odd ToC style requirements. Regular chapters in the ToC need to have all-caps titles, and appendices need regular-case titles. I have a perfectly elegant ...
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How to change looks of margin notes using memoir?

I have spent some time now trying to figure out how to change the looks of the margin notes produced by the memoir class. I would like to try ragged right and ragged left in italics (so they align ...
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Memoir: no space after section heading

How do I set zero space after a section heading using memoir.cls? If I use the following: \setbeforesubsubsecskip{-\baselineskip} \setaftersubsubsecskip{0pt} I get a run-in heading. This is only ...
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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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Memoir class — Displayed heading for subsubsection

I am trying to make a subsection heading with the memoir class. The problem is the following: I want to have a displayed heading for my subsubsection. The text should begin right after the subsubsec ...
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Elements of TOC styling using memoir class

I have yet another (baffling) question. Suppose I have the figure attached The question is how can I move the chapter numbers to align with the first line of the chapter title ? i.e using the ...
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Simple footers with only a page number

I'm using a memoir template with page header defined. In the appendix, I maximize the geometry to print a lot of tables with narrow margins. I currently disable the memoir header with \pagestyle{...
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Whitespace in memoir titles

I am unhappy about the whitespace before and after my chapters, sections, and subsections etc. Using the memoir class I tried to find out on how to reduce this. For my chapters it says I should use ...
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memoir class - Mixed portrait and landscape pages

Section 4.2.2. in Notes on book design makes a reference to mixed portrait and landscape pages. I am aware of pdflscape, that allows such a mixing, but as this manual is written by the author of ...
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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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Making memoir Chapter entries in ToC all-caps and Appendix entries regular case, without breaking hyperref

I have a thesis style working, but around 10% of my code is a copy of memoir's \def\@chapter that lets me put all regular chapter entries in all caps, and keep appendix entries in regular case. This ...
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Marginnote with geometry package

In my document i'm using the packages geometry and marginnote. The problem ist the following: If I use a newgeometry, the marginnote will stay on odd pages at same horizontaly position as by the ...
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How to get the veelo chapter style of the memoir class to pick up trimmed paper sizes?

I have defined how I want to cut my paper and I was planning on using the veelo chapter style. However it doesn't pick up the trimmed paper size correctly. See this example: \documentclass[showtrims]{...
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How to make memoir not put bibliography on next recto page

I am using two columns in a memoir document and when I place a bibliography using bibtex for some reason it ends up on the next recto page. I am writing a book with multiple chapters and I want each ...
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Subbottom giving weird errors when I use captions for my subfigures

I have a figure with the following syntax: \begin{figure}[h!] \centering \subbottom[$H_n = A_n / e$]{ \begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style=defnode] ... \end{tikzpicture} } \subbottom[$S_n = A_n - e$]...
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How to remove the self-reference of the ToC from the ToC?

I'm having a very weird problem. The following example should illustrate it quite right. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{memoir} \begin{document} \frontmatter \tableofcontents \clearpage \...
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The quickindex option is not working with xepersian package

I have installed TeXLive 2010 on Ubuntu 10.10, when I try to compile a LaTeX file such as: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage[Kashida,quickindex]{xepersian} \...
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How can I restore Chapter page numbers in minitoc with memoir?

Here's my minimal example: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{minitoc} \usepackage{lipsum} \doparttoc \begin{document} \tableofcontents \part{The Only Part} \parttoc \chapter{The Only Chapter} \...
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Recommendations for partial contents page arrangement in memoir

I'm writing a moderately large reference work using memoir. As it falls naturally into parts by audience, I'd like to include partial tables-of-contents, by part. I have managed to get my head round ...
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Change font colour of bringhurst chapterstyle in memoir

I would like to change the colour of chapter titles in bringhurst chapterstyle. The following should work, but apparantly I have misunderstood something and am not able to get it to work, and would ...
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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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Hang section number, but not subsection number in Memoir

I use the memoir class to control my document. I have placed the section numbering in the margin with \hangsecnum, but I don't want the subsection and subsubsection numbering in the margin. How do I ...
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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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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 centered....
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LaTeX and Mathematica

Does anyone any have experience with writing large works (fx. a thesis, BA, ...) in Mathematica and then successfully converting it to LaTeX code of reasonably quality or should I just stick to my ...
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What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?

To make a professional book layout, many people suggest to use either KOMA-Script or memoir. Let me know the strengths and weaknesses of each please.
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how to use memoir \ifoddpage

Why does \ifoddpage seem to always return false in the following example? This is related to question 6143 on this same forum. I'm using XeLaTeX to produce a pdf file (i.e., xelatex test.tex) \...