[OS X TeX] memoir: Why can't appendix be in the back matter?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun Jul 31 06:49:12 EDT 2005

Le 31 juil. 05 à 12:29, Johan Almqvist a écrit :

> On Jul 30, 2005, at 14:38, Morten Høgholm wrote:
>> "The \backmatter declaration makes no change to the pagination or  
>> folios but does prohibit sectional division numbering, and  
>> captions, etc., will be numbered continuously."
>> Quote from the memoir manual.
> Sometimes I feel the answers on this list aren't quite what I'd  
> hoped for, but I guess I'm just not asking the questions very well.  
> Anyhow. The question I meant to ask was "How can I get appendix  
> numbering even though I'm in the \backmatter in memoir" and the  
> answer is "issue the \setsecnumdepth{chapter} command as the first  
> thing in the \begin{appendices} environment (and use \setcounter 
> {secnumdepth}{-10} to turn it off again later)".

But then the sequel is: why use \backmatter at all, if you're  
precisely willing to avoid what it does (i.e. suppress section  
numbering)? Or differently: is there something else that \backmatter  
does, other than suppressing section numbers, that make you want to  
use it, in spite of your wanting indeed section numbers?

Bruno Voisin

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