I have an example image here from Modern Physics textbook. I also like the chapter styles (I am thinking I could do them with the memoir document class, but that is for later). Right now, I am trying to figure out how to make the section numbers and titles show up in the margin of the chapter title pages. Also, does anyone think this could work in the book documentclass instead of memoir?

  • That looks like a 'mini-TOC' (table of contents for this chapter): is that correct?
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 10:28
  • I was just curious...is there a reason you un-accepted my answer after 3 and 1/2 years? It just seems odd. Even more odd that you may have upvoted it at the same time you un-accepted it. Commented May 8, 2018 at 9:54

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Having just recently worked on this question, Justify chapterstyle (Number) to the left, I took the OP's MWE from there as a starting point, and changed the width of this invocation, \makebox[3.2cm][r]{\usebox\feline@chapter} from 0pt to 3.2cm that you see here, which moved the red chapter number box to the right by that amount.

Then I created a \marginpar with a \parbox in it containing an enumerate list with the help of the enumitem package. It comes under the name \addtoc{} to which the \items of the enumeration are provided. Indeed, I had to manually insert the toc components, rather than use something automated like a minitoc, but the OP seemed OK with that in his comment.

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{memoir}
\renewcommand\printchaptertitle[1]{\chaptitlefont ##1\par}


      \begin{enumerate}[leftmargin=.65cm, topsep=0pt, partopsep=0pt, 
            label=\textcolor{blue}{\thechapter-\arabic*}, nosep]%

\chapter{First Chapter}
\item Newton's Laws
\item Work, Energy, and the Conservation of Energy
\item Rotations and the Center of Mass
\item Elastic Media and Waves
\item Thermal Phenomena
\item The Atomic Structure of Matter
\item Electricity and Magnetism
\item Electromagnetic Waves and Light


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    @TeXit I have no experience with minitoc, but if I come across something, I'll be sure to update my answer and let you know. Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 11:17

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