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I am using the memoir document class to make a 6"x9" two-sided book. I want to be able to print it out on 8.5"x11" paper and then cut it with a paper cutter (a little wasteful I know).

This is what I have so far. I can't figure out how to get the text block to move where I want it.

\documentclass[letterpaper,11pt,showtrims]{memoir}

\settrimmedsize{9in}{6in}{*}
\settypeblocksize{6.75in}{4.25in}{*}


\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}
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    If you add \checkandfixthelayout, you get Class memoir Error: \spinemargin (97.26999pt) and/or \textwidth (307.14749pt) and/or \foremargin (148.02501pt) are too large for \paperwidth (433.62pt) by 118.8225pt.
    – egreg
    May 5, 2017 at 23:21

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You need to set the margins to something which will fit. For example:

\documentclass[letterpaper,11pt,showtrims]{memoir}

\settrimmedsize{9in}{6in}{*}
\settypeblocksize{6.75in}{4.25in}{*}
\setulmargins{50pt}{*}{*}
\setlrmargins{*}{*}{1.6}

\checkandfixthelayout
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}

trim marks

Since you haven't said where you want the text block to go, it is hard to help you with that one, but presumably only needing to trim on 2 sides is preferable, so a corner position such as this would be best.

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