I am using the memoir document class, with chapters. However, I would like to remove the Chapter title from each, so it doesn't say "Chapter 1" and then "Introduction" underneath. I just want it to say "Introduction." Yet, when I remove Chapter titles by using * , I cannot call then in the Table of Contents. So, I am wondering how to change the Chapter titles, or if there is another way to solve this?

\documentclass[a4paper,oneside, 11pt, openany]{memoir}



  • Add \setcounter{secnumdepth}{-1} to the preamble to have all chapters unnumbered. or have a look at that question from yesterday: Fixing Table of Contents in Memoir Class
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 5:08
  • @Johannes_B memoir has an easier interface \setsecnumdepth{none} to turn of numbering completely. To the OP: why don't you want the introduction numbered if it is part of the mainmatter. If it just listing what you are doing in this doc, then also use \frontmatter and move the introduction up before \mainmatter . Btw: that secnumdepth you are doing is being reset by \mainmatter , look up \setsecnumdepth and \maxsecnumdepth in the memoir manual
    – daleif
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 5:35
  • @daleif Do you want to add an answer?
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jan 29, 2017 at 13:44

1 Answer 1


In memoir frontmatter disables sec numbering. \mainmatter re-enable it, but frontmatter does not store the current value and restores it. Rather is restores to a user defined value.

So in memoir the proper method is:

\setmaxsecnumdepth{subsubsection} % mainmatter restore to this 

There is a similar command (\settocdepth) to set the depth of the toc. Its max version is hardly ever needed (I've never used it)


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