# [OS X TeX] Memoir and setsidebars

Kai von Fintel fintel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 12:13:31 EDT 2007

```Try

\setsidebars{*}{*}{*}{*}{\footnotesize}{*}

When the manual says that a * can be inserted to keep the default, it
meant exactly that, not an empty bracket as you seem to be trying.
Also, \footnotesize as a font command belongs in the second to last
argument. The last argument wants a number for the height measure and
\footnotesize is not a measure but a font command.

-- Kai (http://kaivonfintel.org).

On 8/2/07, Nathan Paxton <napaxton at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Memoir's documentation says: "Any, or all, of
> the arguments can be a *, in which case the parameter corresponding
> to that argument
> is unchanged."
>
> When I do that, however, I get the following in the log file,
> repeated five or six times:
>
> ./fullbook.tex:62: Missing number, treated as zero.
>                     \relax
> l.62  \setsidebars{}{}{}{}{}{\footnotesize}