On the question How to do the memoir headings fix but not have my text going over the page bottom margins? was said by @daleif:

Also use the memoir interface to change the layout instead of manipulating individual lengths

So, how would I use the memoir interface to set the \setlength{\headheight}{14.0pt}?

Also, for changing the page layout I am using this:


Would this be correct with the memoir interface mentioned for changing the layout?


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    Have you checked the memoir documentation?
    – Johannes_B
    Aug 20, 2017 at 7:19
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    Aug 20, 2017 at 7:25
  • Out of interest, why are you putting the related links into your questions?
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    Aug 20, 2017 at 7:46
  • @Johannes_B I think to show that he has done research. In addition, if someone searches in the future for a similar problem, then they get a wider range of related answers. Aug 20, 2017 at 8:13
  • @Johannes_B as already said, but also I can save them together so when I need them again they are by hand.
    – user
    Aug 21, 2017 at 1:23

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As stated in section 2.5 of the memoir manual Headers , Footers and Marginal Notes you can do that by setting


Be advised of the recommendation

It is usual to set the \headheight to at least the value of the \baselineskip of the normal body font.

  • Thanks! I was reading section 2.4 while writing this question. Now I scrolled a little and got on section 2.5. But it is saying The \setheadfoot macro sets the \headheight parameter to the value hheadheighti and the \footskip. But on the fix Memoir : Warnings “The material used in the headers is too large” w/ accented titles they do not set the \footskip. How can I keep its value while using \setheadfoot{14pt}{<hfootskip>}?
    – user
    Aug 20, 2017 at 12:50
  • try only \setheadfoot{14pt}{}. does it compile, or it ends in errors? Aug 20, 2017 at 15:10
  • Using \setheadfoot{14pt}{} it throw these errors Missing number, treated as zero. Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted), but doing \setheadfoot{14.0pt}{\footskip} seems to not throw error or warnings. Would \setheadfoot{14.0pt}{\footskip} be correct?
    – user
    Aug 20, 2017 at 15:48
  • yes, you can also use the \checkandfixthelayout to make sure everything is ok (see the manual for its usage) Aug 21, 2017 at 7:10

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