[OS X TeX] book vs KOMA-Script VS memoir classes

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Mon Sep 24 13:58:29 EDT 2007

On Sep 22, 2007, at 8:48 AM, David Oliver wrote:

> Can those with experience with these classes comment on and  
> critique the relative merits of book, KOMA-Script, and memoir  
> classes for book production in LaTeX.

I haven't used koma but I do use memoir regularly, even for reports  
and articles which look much better than the corresponding default  
latex classes. I like the layout in memoir as well as the very  
informative manual. Memoir incorporates the functionality of several  
other packages (such as framed, shaded, etc) so they don't have to be  
loaded separately. It also forces you to clean up obsolete code (e.g.  
\bf, \it, etc), which, while annoying in the beginning, builds good  
habits on the long run.


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