[OS X TeX] KOMA vs. memoir vs. ...

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 20 09:30:04 EDT 2005

On 20 apr 2005, at 14:01, Ingo Reich wrote:

> thanks a lot for your suggestions, I think I'll give memoir a try, 
> though I have to say that KOMA has some functionality which is really 
> nice to play around with: if you want to, "typearea" calculates the 
> (estimated) optimal page layout relative to the current font (and 
> whatever parameters), and writes the  relevant lengths (\textwidth, 
> oddsidemargin etc.) to the log file. So it's quite easy to use these 
> settings as a starting point for page layout with memoir (or, of 
> course, standard LaTeX classes).

You can do that, but the Memoir manual also contains quite a bit on 
that subject as well, including some instructions and tables you can 
use to calculate these parameters manually. The strongest asset of 
Memoir is its manual.


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