Hope this is not a stupid question but I'm a newbie to LaTeX. I am using LaTeX to write my Humanities thesis and while I am concentrating on the content at the moment I am just using a template I found on-line to work with. I am the only one in the department using LaTeX so there are no guidelines/template in-house to use. There are certain elements I have to adhere to such as what headers and footers contain, but noting drastic.
My aim is, partly to help learn LaTeX, is to write up my own document for the finalised thesis. I have read some guides and it appears to me that the document class book is suited for a thesis as I can put
backmatter. I then get the sense that memoir class is based on book class but has more packages by default.
I suppose what this boils down to is if I use the memoir class is it easier to customise the document?
PS: I use LaTeX on Ubuntu 14.04 with TeXstudio and compile with
biber for my references.