Is there a relatively painless way to convert a manuscript typeset using the Memoir class to the Koma book class? The reason is because Koma Script supports half-point font sizes out of the box whereas trying to accomplish this in Memoir is an exercise in futility. (global option ignored, extsizes not helpful,etc.)

  • As a user of neither of those classes, I'm not really sure what the big deal would be. AFAIK, you should just be able to swap out memoir for scrbook in the \documentclass call. – Sean Allred Jun 22 '15 at 20:47
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    It depends, I think. How many memoir specific commands etc. have you got in the document? If the answer is 'very few', then it will be pretty easy. If the answer is' lots and lots', then it may be easy but it will probably be more work. Without knowing anything more, it is impossible to say ;). – cfr Jun 22 '15 at 20:49
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    Wait -- if you're using memoir now, why would you currently have commands that 'don't work' with it? (by the way, I'm confident \frontmatter works.) – Sean Allred Jun 22 '15 at 20:53
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    \usepackage{scrextend} adds support for \KOMAoptions{fontsize=11.22bp} or whatever, I think. – Manuel Jun 22 '15 at 21:02
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    @cfr Answer added. – Manuel Jun 22 '15 at 21:24

If you want to add support for KOMA-Script features (in particular all possible font sizes) you can add


Thanks to @cfr for her comment: I just checked: it does. (Sec 10.5 of Koma's manual p. 241. At least, the English version.)

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    This answer also responds to several questions I came across on the site where people reported problems in efforts to obtain intermediate font point sizes. – GM Jones Jun 22 '15 at 21:26
  • That's true. In any case, if your question is only related to font size, you should reword it, and then it should be marked as duplicate. – Manuel Jun 22 '15 at 22:16
  • My question was not solely related to font size. I was hoping that there was a package or a pandoc-type solution to convert Memoir (or other book class variants) to the Koma-script book class. The current document I'm working on has this font size issue but I'd like to know globally. – GM Jones Jun 22 '15 at 22:19
  • In that case I think you should reword the question a little bit (for future reference). – Manuel Jun 22 '15 at 22:23

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