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

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Tue Sep 25 08:54:07 EDT 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 5:58 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>
> Ah!
>
> The magnum opus is intended to be available under a GNU Free
> Documentation License. I suppose that this is irrelevant but leaves
> the issue that it then forces anyone wishing to modify it to learn
> memoir on top of LaTeX.
>
> Nothing is simple. I think I will wait until the magnum opus is
> terminated—assuming it has not terminated me first.

...still not as hard as you think. Most memoir customizations, if you
want to use them, are things you put in the preamble. Below is what
my main file looks like. Everything in the \include statements are
regular latex files.

Themis

%&program=pdflatex
\documentclass[11pt]{memoir} %
%%\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,article]{memoir} % for a short document
%%  MEMOIR CUSTOMIZATIONS HERE
\begin{document}

\frontmatter
\include{foreword}
\tableofcontents

\mainmatter
\include{chap1}
\include{chap2}
etc...

\backmatter
\include{final-thoughts}
\printindex

\end{document}