When combining the memoir class and the thumbs package, the trim marks (i.e. crop marks) are no longer displayed.
updated MWE:


%edge index

    \chapter{This is a chapter title}

After applying pdflatex, the PDF looks like this: 1. page

2. page

I would greatly appreciate your help!

  • When I pdflatex your MWE the trim marks are displayed but no thumb marks. I also tried changing the class from memoir to book (commenting out memoir specific code) but no thumb marks were displayed. I assumed that you wanted bot trim and thumb marks. Please provide an MWE that shows your problem. – Peter Wilson Oct 31 '20 at 18:54
  • The use of memoir is essential for the document I want to typeset. The example code was is that regard minimal, that loading the package thumbssuffices to disable the crop marks. I added the code, that actually inserts the chapter edge index and provided the PDF result I get after pdflatex. If I remove \usepackage{thumbs} (and \addthumb{}{\thechapter}{black}{black!10}) the crop marks are visible. – Grohana Nov 2 '20 at 8:49
  • As Peter I don't get the images you post using TeXLive 2020. – daleif Nov 2 '20 at 8:58
  • Good point. I don't run TeXLive, but I updated my MiKTeX distribution and that did the trick! Thank you both! – Grohana Nov 3 '20 at 16:49

As it turned out, my local version of the memoir package (and maybe of some dependent packages) wasn't up to date. Running updates in the MiKTeX console fixed it.

  • Note, it is a good idea to use @name when your comment is directed to a certain person, then they'll get notified – daleif Nov 3 '20 at 17:00

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