# [OS X TeX] Lab Manual

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 21:39:07 EST 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 6:15 PM, david craig wrote:

> I have a long laboratory manual currently set in memoir.   The
> plethora of memoir's options befuddle me, I admit.

1) I have never got within less than ° from "memoir"

> I have two problems/questions:
>
> # 1:
> The manual's labs are the chapters.   I have tried various easily-
> breakable kludges to make sure that the chapters always begin on
> the right-hand side of the "book" so that labs may be removed from
> the manual as individual units.   My kludges reliably fail me.
>
> What is the PROPER way to make sure that chapters always begin on
> the right side of the page layout?

2) Here is the beginning of my book:

\documentclass[11pt]{book}
\usepackage{RAFv3-0_PreambleV13}%This is where the packages I am
using are listed, plus newcommands etc.

\begin{document}

\frontmatter
\thispagestyle{empty}
{\Large \textsc{Reasonable Algebraic Functions}}
\newpage
\thispagestyle{empty}

\newpage

%begin{TitleAuthor}
\title{\Huge{Reasonable Algebraic Functions}}
\author{A. Schremmer}
%end{TitleAuthor}

\maketitle

\begin{quote}
is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later
Section\footnote{Educologists who deem the footnotes
inflammatory'' need only turn them off by uncommenting
renewcommand-footnote'' in the ADJUSTMENTS TO DOCUMENT.}, no Front-
Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is
included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
\end{quote}

\newpage

\hspace{1mm}

\begin{center}
\raisebox{-60mm}{To Alain and Julien.}
\end{center}
\newpage

\tableofcontents

%-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------
\include{../ChaptersEDIT/003}%Preface
%-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------

\mainmatter
%- - - - - - -
\part{Setting Up The Stage}

%1 - Introduction: I-O, GlobalRule, Rulers & Screens, Finite, Plot vs
Graph, Size (large, small)
\include{../ChaptersEDIT/371}

ETC
\end{document}

It shouldn't be too hard actually to typeset the above.

> #2:
> I would like to add a cover to the manual.   I have an image I
> would like to fill the page, and want to set some cover text over
> it.   (If I must, I suppose I could add the text in an image editor.)
>
> How do I include the cover as part of the book/manual -- followed
> by a blank page (inside the cover, that is -- or not blank, as the
> case may be), then the title page, then a blank page (back of title
> page), the toc (on the right side), and then the rest of the book.

3) As for the image, I would open it in Intaglio, put it in one
layer, create the text in another layer, play with the transparency
and then SAVE in Intaglio for later editing, then SAVE A COPY as
cropped pdf for insertion in the book with \includegraphics.

Best wishes
--schremmer