Questions tagged [memoir]

{memoir} is a document class designed especially for book-length documents. It incorporates the functions of many independent packages into one class.

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?

To make a professional book layout, many people suggest to use either KOMA-Script or memoir. Let me know the strengths and weaknesses of each please.
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Bringhurst chapter style in memoir

I'm trying to imitate Robert Bringhurst's chapter style in memoir. The class includes one such chapter style, but does not typeset the chapter number on the right side margin, as in Bringhurst's book. ...
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Turn on subsection numbering in memoir

It seems that the memoir class automatically avoids numbering subsection headings. Chapter and section titles are numbered, but subsection headings contain only the subsection name, and are not ...
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Painless Memoir Class Book Template

I would like to find a memoir class book template that has the basic features of a book already configured (with dummy type, dummy figures, etc.) that compiles properly, so I can just start writing ...
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Nicely force 66 characters per line

I would like to have "something" (a package, a trick, a macro, ...?) that makes it possible for me to nicely play with the margins (or the layout) in order to set the average or typical number of ...
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Get current “section” name without label

Update: I accepted the solution provided by Heiko Oberdiek, because that was doing exactly what I asked. When interested only in the chapter name, egreg's solution works fine. However, to get it ...
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How can I force ToC not to end with a chapter?

So I am writing a programming book and I decided to include \sections in the ToC as well (see picture below). The problem I am having is that I have ugliness where \chapter is the last item on the ...
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How to remove the self-reference of the ToC from the ToC?

I'm having a very weird problem. The following example should illustrate it quite right. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{memoir} \begin{document} \frontmatter \tableofcontents \clearpage \...
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How to display cover page alone in the “two page view” mode

For some pdf ebooks, Adobe Reader displays the cover page alone even though the display mode is "two page view". Other than the cover page, the rest of the pdf content is displayed as two pages at ...
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How to rename Abstract title in Memoir? [duplicate]

I'm trying to customize the Abstract of a memoir document using the following command: \renewcommand{\abstractname}{Executive Summary} The problem is that it actually has no effect. How can I ...
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Examples of simple beautiful PhD theses

Please share the simplest, most beautiful PhD / master's theses you've ever seen. Looking for ideas for layout (medicine). Source code appreciated.
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About memoir and titlesec incompatibility

In page 2 of the titlesec documentation, Javier Bezos writes titlesec works with the standard classes and with many others, including the AMS ones, and it runs smoothly with hyperref. ...
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How do I force \section's to start on a new page if they don't fit on current page?

So I am writing a programming book, and I use \section for each topic. For example, I'd write, \section{Another way to double-space a file} \begin{lstlisting} awk 'BEGIN { ORS="\n\n" }; 1' \end{...
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memoir without chapters

Is it possible to use memoir without having chapters?
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“Automatic” section labeling?

I would like to be able to link within a document to another section without having to explicitly put a label after that other section command. hyperref does this with the TOC labels, so I think that ...
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What is the default \parskip in memoir?

Everywhere the usual word is that it is 0. But that is clearly wrong, it is 0 + some rubber length. But how is that rubber length defined? In my search I found the following definition in the memoir ...
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How to add a preface chapter to a book that appears before all chapters and is not numbered as a chapter?

I just wrote the preface to my book and I made it a \chapter, but now the preface is Chapter 1 of the book, which is not what I desire. I am using the memoir document class. Does anyone know how to ...
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Equation numbers in outer margins on a two-sided document

I'm looking for a two-sided extension to the solution for this question: Put equation numbers in the sidemargin with Tufte-Latex class This post seems relevant: Equation tag in twoside-mode outer ...
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Separate column in table of contents (in Memoir)

I'm curious if there is a way to have another "column" of numbers in the Table of Contents. The book I'm trying to typeset has a column of chapter and section titles, a corresponding column of ...
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Is memoir's page layout incompatible with TikZ?

Can someone explain what's going on here?: \documentclass[showtrims,svgnames]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \settrimmedsize{210mm}{148mm}{*} \setstocksize{236mm}{164mm} \settrims{5mm}{5mm} \...
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How to make a new command similar to \author

I'm preparing a new template for our students' projects based on memoir. All this projects are supervised (directed) by one or more professors so I would like to declare a command like \author but ...
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How to avoid a page break before a two-column TOC in memoir

Although `I wouldn't normally do this', I'm writing a short(ish) document for which I'd like to place a small TOC in two columns as the last thing on the title page. In single column mode it works ...
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Is there a poisonous interaction between memoir, hyperref, and hyperxmp?

In another, now rather confused, question, I'm struggling to get copyright information into a PDF produced by memoir. The investigations so far have led to this problematical MWE: % !TEX TS-program =...
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Using indexing packages with memoir

Friends, as you probably know, I have a quite complex document for cataloging songs. :) As my normal workflow, I use the book document class with some dozens of packages loaded. I've been playing ...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...
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How to reference subfigure in caption

I used to have code like this: \caption{In \subref{fig:foo:a} you can see...}. Now I switched to using memoirs subtop/subbottom command instead of \subfigure. How can I refer to that subfigure? As a ...
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Is there a way to avoid short lines?

Is there a universal setting to tell TeX that the last line of a paragraph can not have just one word? For instance, instead of this: This is a sample paragraph and there is one word here. you ...
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Is there a trick to beautify bibliography?

I'm using the memoir and biblatex packages together. In general, I'm very happy with both. However, in my bibliography, I get some overflows and I don't have any clue how to avoid them... are there ...
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Aliasing a command to another

I have the command \DoubleSpacing within the caption of many of my figures throughout my document. This command is provided by memoir. ... \caption[]{\DoubleSpacing Here is a figure caption} ... I ...
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Is memoir class like an extended version of book class?

Hope this is not a stupid question but I'm a newbie to LaTeX. I am using LaTeX to write my Humanities thesis and while I am concentrating on the content at the moment I am just using a template I ...
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Increasing spacing between section number and title in the table of contents

I'm using the simple ordinary \tableofcontents command to produce a table of contents, and I find that the resulting spacing between the section number and the section title is too small: Can someone ...
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Which package is best/easiest for a TeX newbie to lay out a book for print?

This question may be a little general and is subjective, but I am asking because I am not sure where my (limited) time should be invested for the problem I have to solve (I'll detail that in a moment)....
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Displaying the range of sections on the page in the header

I would like to have on each page the range of sections covered by it displayed, opposite of the page number and accompanied by the name of the first new section (if there is a new one) starting on ...
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Chapters that openleft unless the chapter is only one page long

I'm using the memoir class, and would like new chapters to begin on the left-hand page, unless the chapters in question are only one page long. Neither openleft nor openany give this behavior. I am ...
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Examples of “styles” for section headings with memoir

The memoir class is a popular choice for writing nice looking documents. Memoir gives you a lot of control over how section headings and so on look. Memoir doesn't, however have the nice shortcuts ...
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Why are the standard document classes not being developed further?

I don't know whether this question has a clear answer, but I was unable to find anything about this on Google, so here goes. Despite the emergence of "rich" document classes like KOMA-Script or ...
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Does memoir class have various page designs built in?

I wasn't able to find an answer to this question myself - are there any built-in page designs (styles) in memoir class? If so, what are they and how do I set them in the document to see how each one ...
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Why are odd pages left pages?

I'm typesetting a friend's novel using LaTeX (in my actual document I'm using memoir, but the same happens if I just use book). It's possible I'm going crazy, but I'm sure that it's setting up odd ...
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How do I set up two independent tables of contents

I am editing a novel in memoir class that requires a table of contents for the whole book (introduction, preface, chronology, bibliography, etcetera) and another independent table of contents for just ...
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proper alignment of pdfpages import in memoir typeblock

Finding the solution to Setting up pdfpages with memoir? turned out not to be as simple as adding the right layout parameter as an offset. The first finding was that if a twoside documentclass is ...
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Number exercises according to chapter

I'm using the exercise package together with memoir class. How do I number my exercises according to chapter number, in the same way that display equations are numbered? Here's a minimal example \...
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I get an error when using subfigure with memoir

I made an article and insert several subfigures in that as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{subfigure}[b]{0.3\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{fig6_1} ...
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Make \chapter* same as unnumbered \chapter (using memoir) ?

I'm producing a book, using the memoir class. The book has numbered chapters 1-8, but also has a chapter before ("Introduction") and a chapter after ("Conclusion"). These are all in the main matter; ...
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Memoir parskip package

How do I get the same effect as using the parskip package when using the memoir class. I want no indents, and spaces between paragraphs. What is the proper way to do this in the memoir class?
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Difference between \footcite and \cite in BibLaTeX

Since recently, I am having some trouble with the short/ibidem and full citations in BibLaTeX. When I use a \cite command inside a footnote, it behaves differently than \footcite: it seems each keeps ...
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two chapters on same page in memoir

I am writing a preface, which consists of roughly ten sentences describing my work. I have to write this in both English and Swedish. Same content, merely different languages. I have chosen to have ...
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How to correctly use the palatino font (in memoir)?

I'm preparing a PhD thesis (using memoir and pdfLaTeX), and I find the palatino font a nice body font. Reading the font related questions and answers on this awesome site, I think I have pieced ...
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Biblatex is zeroing Bob! Is Biblatex incompatible with titling, Memoir and more?

Consider the following Minimal Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse,titling} \NewDocumentCommand\makethis { } {% {\LARGE\theauthor\bigskip\par} } \author{Bob} \...
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Measure the length of the lowercase alphabet

In the memoir manual speaks about measuring the length of the lowercase alphabet in order to decide the numbers of characters per line. Can this be done with LaTeX?
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\newenvironment issues with environment comment

I am trying to setup the formatting for a LaTeX document (it's got the class memoir), so that it would be fairly simple to add to it in the future. Two of the features I'd like are: Be able to mark ...