First of all I'm a beginner in LaTeX, of course I used it for writing short articles but never for a thesis... For This reason (now I think it was stupid) I looked for a sample of a thesis and I was working with that thesis for several weeks;

Now I discovered that with a bachelor thesis of 30 pages the document class "memoir" is probably the wrong choice and tried to change it into report; But if I do that I get only error messages and for me it's impossible to solve it without losing all the format and design;

Now the main problem is that 'memoir' it's used for double sided sheets, that's why the margins are changing from page to page; If I print only one side then the left margin should be wieder than the right one and it shouldn't rotate; Also that there is a page free between each chapter is not what I want;

Now what do you suggest to me: To change it to report or to try to modify the memoir in the right way? Please I would be very happy if someone could help me because I feel kind of lost right now...

Here is the sample LaTeX code:


% Declare figure/table as a subfloat.
% Better page layout for A4 paper, see memoir manual.
% Font with math support: New Century Schoolbook

% Sets numbering division level
% Chapter style (taken and slightly modified from Lars Madsen Memoir Chapter 
% Styles document
    \makebox[0pt][c]{% aka \rlap
    \renewcommand\chapternamenum{} \renewcommand\printchaptername{} 
    \renewcommand\printchaptertitle[1]{\color{gray}\chaptitlefont\raggedleft ##1\par}




% Für Pseudocode Kapitel 3



 %reduziert falsche Formatierungen              

\DeclareMathOperator \ggT {ggT}
\newcommand{\NN}{\mathbb N}
\newcommand{\ZZ}{\mathbb Z}
\newcommand{\QQ}{\mathbb Q}
\newcommand{\RR}{\mathbb R}
\newcommand{\CC}{\mathbb C}
\newcommand{\FF}{\mathbb F}
\newcommand{\PP}{\mathbb P}

%An initial of the very first character of the content

\renewenvironment{proof}{{\bfseries Beweis: }}{$\hfill \Box$}
% Anpassung der Proof Umgebung

%Anpassung von plain, definition und erstellung von theoremstyle kommentar
  {\topsep}   % ABOVESPACE
  {\topsep}   % BELOWSPACE
  {\nopagebreak\itshape}  % BODYFONT
  {0pt}       % INDENT (empty value is the same as 0pt)
  {\nopagebreak\bfseries} % HEADFONT
  {.}         % HEADPUNCT
  {5pt plus 1pt minus 1pt} % HEADSPACE

  {0.5\topsep}   % ABOVESPACE
  {0.5\topsep}   % BELOWSPACE
  {\nopagebreak\normalfont}  % BODYFONT
  {0pt}       % INDENT (empty value is the same as 0pt)
  {\nopagebreak\bfseries} % HEADFONT
  {.}         % HEADPUNCT
  {5pt plus 1pt minus 1pt} % HEADSPACE

  {5pt plus 1pt minus 1pt} 







\chapter{Sample 1}
\section{Subsample 1}
\section{Subsample 2}
\chapter{Sample 2}
\chapter{Sample 3}
\chapter{Sample appendix}


I would be so so happy about any suggestions what I could do...!! Thank you very very very much in advance... :)

  • 4
    Did you look at the oneside option in memman.pdf? – ojdo Dec 17 '15 at 17:03
  • report and memoir act the same way here, you sound like you need oneside – David Carlisle Dec 17 '15 at 17:05
  • 3
    If anything, you will have advantages using memoir. – Johannes_B Dec 17 '15 at 17:22
  • 2
    I recommend not loading the packages you don't need. At least some of those packages are unnecessary and loading packages you don't need means trouble. (color is definitely not needed, although it shouldn't cause trouble.) Don't load packages twice. Don't load both fouriernc and fourier. – cfr Dec 17 '15 at 18:14
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    babel will override datetime in your example. Do you need to display dates/times? – Nicola Talbot Dec 17 '15 at 18:46

You need some additional memoir options:


The oneside option will keep the layout of each page the same. The openany option will let chapters start on the next page with no intervening empty page.

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    openany is meaningless with oneside. From the documentation: "If the oneside option is used [chapters] start on the next new page, but if the twoside option is used the starting page may differ, as follows. openright [Description of the behavior] openleft [Desc.] openany [Desc.]" – Paul Gessler Dec 17 '15 at 19:11
  • @Paul Gessler: You are correct but if the OP ever changes to twoside then openany will be what he needs to avoid a blank page before a chapter. – Peter Wilson Dec 19 '15 at 18:33

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