I'm using the
memoir class I'm trying to customise the appearance of lower-level headings. In one case, what I want to accomplish is very simple: adding a period at the end of a heading title (for example, to emulate what
amsart does for
\subsection). I want the period to be added only to the displayed heading in the document, not in table of contents: that is a reason why I'm not willing to add the period manually at the end of each heading text.
I haven't found a way to do this using the functionality provided by the
memoir class neither in the
memoir guide nor searching the Internet. In fact, I believe the latest
memoir guide implicitly states this is not possible. Section 6.6 reads:
The lower level heads — sections down to subparagraphs — are also configurable, but there is nothing corresponding to chapter styles. There are essentially three things that may be adjusted for these heads: (a) the vertical distance between the baseline of the text above the heading to the baseline of the title text, (b) the indentation of the heading from the left hand margin, and (c) the style (font) used for the heading title.
The most common (class-agnostic) way to deal with this kind of customizations in LaTeX is using the
titlesec package but I've often read that
titlesec is somewhat incompatible with
memoir. I went through the
memoir guide, though, and I couldn't find an incompatibility statement. On the contrary, the introduction to the eight edition states:
The class also provides functions similar to those provided by the following packages, although the commands are different:
titlesec. You can use these packages if you wish, or just use the capabilities of the memoir class.
Which is the right way to do what this kind of customisations when using
titlesec now compatible? If it they are, is it safe to mix
memoir heading customisations (e.g.:
titlesec's or should I stick with
titlesec if I use it?