# LaTeX memoir page numbers at bottom margin instead of footer

Does anyone know how to get the memoir class to place page numbers at the top of the lower margin instead of within the footer region?

• With `fancyhdr` package, you can put page numbers in your own footer. Instead of just `\thepage` there, use `\raisebox` to move it. Also consider using `\smash` too. @DavidCarlisle - This strategy is built into you-know-what. – user139954 Mar 11 '18 at 2:33
• @RobtAll the question (and your comment) are rather unclear, it isn't at all clear why the page number should be raised above the page foot. If the OP has a review comment that the page number is too low then it would appear that reducing `\textwidth` via the facilities memoir offers (or even just doing that directly) is all that is needed. – David Carlisle Mar 11 '18 at 9:08
• @DavidCarlisle Agreed both unclear. A code response would be too user-specific. General idea: Layout bottom margin smaller than desired, footskip larger than desired, so that location of footer sits within the "desired" bottom margin. But the visible content of footer can be raised, relative to the footer position, using `\raisebox`. Then the visible content of footer can be placed to create the illusion of a larger bottom margin, or it can be lowered, as needed. But I don't think this is worth pursuing. – user139954 Mar 11 '18 at 17:43