{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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Remove space below section in memoir

I'm growing tired of the extra space below \section and \subsection in the memoir class - it's way too big. How can I remove it - like one use \vspace{-20pt}$. This must be done for all \section and ...
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First paragraph indented after section title in margin

How do you keep the first paragraph from being indented, even when indentation is off, when using section titles in the margin? I'm pretty new to LaTeX, but I thought I was getting pretty good at it, ...
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Lyx and Memoir class - setting stock and paper dimensions

I'm using Lyx 2.1.2 and the Memoir class. I want to define a non-standard stock and page size. Where do I add the commands \setstocksize, \settrimmedsize and \settrims?
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Roman Numeral Justification Issue in Memoir TOC

I'm typesetting a book with lengthy frontmatter, but any roman numeral page numbers more than three characters are being pushed into the right margin of the TOC. How would I fix this? ...
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Memoir oneside/twoside question

I have a memoir-class document: \documentclass[oneside,letterpaper]{memoir} which I set to oneside or twoside depending on if I want to create either an electronic copy (one side) or printable copy ...
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Memoir: Change dots in ToC to colored horizontal line

Using memoir, I want to change the ToC such that it displays a colored horizontal line (_____) instead of the dots between the chapter name and the page number. Is this possible? Before: 1 First ...
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Memoir: Typeset chapter as section in TOC

For my Appendix, I'd like to change the look of the ToC such that Appendix-Chapters look like Sections in the main part of the document. The following code \documentclass{memoir} \begin{document} ...
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How to center chapter, section and subsection using memoir?

I am trying to centre chapter, section and subsection using memoir, with the following code: \renewcommand{\chapnamefont}{\centering\normalfont} \renewcommand{\chapnumfont}{\centering\normalfont} ...
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Is it possible to have a multi line footer in memoir?

MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \makepagestyle{mystyle} \makeoddfoot{mystyle}{my journal}{\thepage}{} \pagestyle{mystyle} \begin{document} Some text. \end{document} The footer is supposed to ...
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How to typeset a smaller size book with trim marks from letter paper stock?

How could I use the memoir package (or anything else, that's just what came to mind) to output a letter paper size document, but typeset with a different page width (9" by 7" in my case) with a trim ...
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Memoir: Change color of header rule when using a copied pagestyle

Using memoir class, I am trying to change the color of the header's rule as proposed in Set header and footer rule color in memoir. However, the following code won't change the rule's color: ...
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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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Font for small caps in (French style) figure caption labels

Polyglossia {french} in Memoir Class. My preferred font is Open Sans. MWE compiled with XeLaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper,article]{memoir} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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\obeylines and verse environment in memoir

When I use the \obeylines macro with the verse environment, it prevents line numbering and introduces extra white space between the lines. Is there a way to address this? ...
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Line numbering across verses in memoir

I'm typesetting some poetry that needs to be numbered but that is frequently interrupted by comments, something like a play. I want the numbering to be continuous from verse to verse but to omit the ...
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Multiple Sectional divisions in a Memoir header

How would you have a page heading so that on the Left hand page you might have the Book the Part and the Chapter and on the right hand page have a Section any existing subsection. From reading the ...
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Page number position with fancyhdr and memoir oneside

I am trying to have a one sided layout for a book in memoir (that is: each page shall have the same right and left margins) but I want the header and the footer to have different margins as well: the ...
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Frontmatter chapter title size in memoir [closed]

How do I specify the chapter title font size in the frontmatter of a document typeset with memoir? I want to set different font sizes for the frontmatter, mainmatter, and backmatter. I need to reduce ...
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Alignment of modified veelo chapter style (memoir)

I'm having some problems modifying the veelo chapter style. Due to my smaller margins (I need A5 paper size), the regular veelo didn't work correctly. So instead of having the chapter number in the ...
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Modify ToC Backmatter Entry Distance

I created a simple document using memoir class as follows: \documentclass[12pt,a5paper]{memoir} \renewcommand\thepart{\arabic{part}} % modify ToC part \renewcommand{\cftpartaftersnum}{.} ...
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Libertine font displays slightly bold in XeLaTex compared to PdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I love using libertine font in my document. It looks nice and clear when compiled using pdflatex. But I got different result when compiled using xelatex. It seems to be a slightly bold in my screen. ...
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Centering footer relative to paper in memoir

I would like to center the footer of a pagestyle not relative to the margins of the page, but rather relative to the width of the physical paper. I created a pagestyle specifically for the title page. ...
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fancyhdr novel's pages need headers with CHAPTER ONE, TWO etc. spelled out

I'd like to use the fancyhdr package to have odd number pages with the chapter number spelled out, for instance, "CHAPTER ONE" OR "CHAPTER TWO" etc., and the even number pages with the actually title ...
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remove blank space before text under figure when using sidecaption and memoir class

As you can see, when using sidecaption in memoir class, the text in the margin control the text position under the tabulate. Is it possible to remove all this blankspace under the tabular ...
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Add word 'Chapter' before chapter number in toc (memoir class)

i want to have the word 'ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΟ' which means Chapter in greek, before the chapter number in the table of contents and the 'ΠΑΡΑΡΤΗΜΑ' before appendices, i am using memoir class and the command ...
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Section titles without numbers in non-starred version

I am trying to format the section title in the memoir class, so there is no section numbers in it, and I don't want to use the \section*command because it makes it more cumbersome to make it show up ...
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Header style with page number under bleeded rule

I'm trying to create this header style in a memoir document (this is a mock-up in Inkscape): I thought of tikz, and I've seen this cool one, but I'm thinking this isn't so complex and tikz for ...
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Increasing spacing between section number and title in the table of contents

I'm using the simple ordinary \tableofcontents command to produce a table of contents, and I find that the resulting spacing between the section number and the section title is too small: Can ...
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Define an invisible caption

Short Question: How can I make a caption, which is not shown in document? Long version: I am using xelatex with memoir and trying to make a figure going over 2 pages. Basically, something like: ...
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Trouble sizing Latex PDF page with Memoir

I am trying to typeset a 5.25in x 8in book using LaTex and Memoir, and while I have managed to get a nice looking book, the problem is when the PDF is brought up the page dimensions are 5.50 x 8.50 ...
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Need index to display custom description environment item name

I am trying to accomplish something like in this question and this question. I have several authors contributing solutions to problems that are numbered using an externally imposed scheme, which I ...
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error on adding item list in sidecaption using memoir

I try to add an item legend using tikz drawed bullet in sidecaption with memoir, using Texlive 2013 updated, and xelatex, to this working MWE \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt,twoside, openright]{memoir} ...
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size of framed environment in memoir

I am using the memoir package and the 'framed' environment. It seems that the vertical white spacing differs depending whether it is a single equation or the 'multiline' environment. Please, compare ...
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Multiple layout problem with sidecaption, subbottom and memoir

This is not the first time i post (see here and here) about sidecaption environment error and memoir class, but i continue to have lot of problem with my layout. I search a way to : make correct ...
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Sidecaption layout question using sidelegend memoir

Linked to this previous post, i make some tests to have more elegant sidecaption using memoir class. I try to reproduce this layout, with two type of caption style : a normal centered caption with ...
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Is it sensible to use the apa6 class for a thesis (with chapters)?

I want to use LaTeX/XeLaTeX (I'm a newbie) for my psychology PhD thesis, and my trial document currently uses apa6 for the document layout (and biblatex-apa/biber for referencing). It seems that apa6 ...
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Correct linebreaking on comment text for sidecaption using memoir class

I use some tricks to have a good \sidecaption command for the memoir class. But how can i have a correct separation between title name and some possible comments on the figure ? Figure 1.1 : My ...
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How to change the position of the Chapter Number (pedersen style of memoir)

I am creating a document using the memoir class and pedersen style. In my document which is mainly portrait, I have to display some diagrams in a landscape orientation. Unfortunatley, one of the pages ...
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TOC entry and PDF bookmark for colophon do not match

I am compiling a book in memoir class using xelatex and am having problems getting the TOC entry and PDF bookmark to match. Moreover, both point to the wrong page. Here is my MWE: ...
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Double spacing within the caption of a figure

I am using the memoir class on my thesis and I have the \DoubleSpacing command in my document to set up double spacing through the document. This works great. However, I have a figure with subfigures ...
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Nicely force 66 characters per line

I would like to have "something" (a package, a trick, a macro, ...?) that makes it possible for me to nicely play with the margins (or the layout) in order to set the average or typical number of ...
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Symmetric margins in memoir

I want to typeset a book in A5 format with memoir with the standard text width provided by \lxvchars in that package (this makes sure there are approximately 65 characters on each line). I want the ...
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Help understanding Rules and Leaders in a memoir chapter head

In another post I was given the code to create a header for my Memoir chapter. I wanted some text between a horizontal double-rule, like so: ========= Hello World======== Chapter Name (see ...
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Why are default LaTeX TOP and BOTTOM margins so big?

In the question Why are default LaTeX margins so big?, it is explained very well why the side margins have the large size they have (compared to most Word processors): The smaller line width provides ...
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Automatic tabulars : create a table from a list

I just found out about the commands \autorows and \autocols in the memoir class that will wrap a list into a table. For example \autorows{c}{5}{l}{one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, ...
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table of tables using memoir

I need help to create a "table of tables" using memoir. I'd like to use the booktabs features embedded in memoir. What I'm trying to typeset is something like subfloats, having two 2x2 matrix of ...
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What's the use of an empty mbox{}

Consider the following declaration from the memoir manual: \newcommand{\marginbox}[1]% {\parbox[t][0pt]{6em}{\itshape\raggedleft\mbox{} #1}} What is the use of the empty mbox in this command?
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What are the style parameters for nested lists?

I am working in memoir class and would like to customize some nested lists. But I do not know all the style parameters, in particular, the lengths. How can I list them? This is a generic question, but ...
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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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How to obtain “tight” lists with nonzero parskip in memoir

This: \documentclass{memoir} \nonzeroparskip \tightlists % \usepackage{enumitem} % \setlist{nosep} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Ut purus elit, ...