[OS X TeX] Lab Manual

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at engr.psu.edu
Tue Jan 13 09:37:16 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.
> 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.

With \documentclass[11pt]{memoir}, new chapters always open on an even  

> #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.

I use

\includepdf{figures/cover4} % needs \usepackage{pdfpages}
\clearpage\thispagestyle{empty} %


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