[OS X TeX] Re : Stupid question about the tabular environment

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 17 16:40:42 EST 2009

On Jan 17, 2009, at 3:26 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>> Howdy,
>> Actually, it's a bit counter intuitive since the inside margin (the  
>> one towards the binding) is smaller than the outside margin. I  
>> think the idea is that when the book is opened flat the outer  
>> margins and the space between the text boxes on the two pages  
>> should appear approximately the same width.
> You know, I had never really noticed. And I had always automatically  
> thought, Ah yes, that's to leave the space for the binding. For a  
> professional skeptic, that is something else!
> Chastened regards
> --schremmer


Take a look at the memoir package documentation, memman.pdf. Part I is  
a very well written dissertation on book design.

I don't use the memoir package myself since I mostly write short  
articles and letters. The memoir package supposedly can emulate the  
article class but I think it does a terrible job since \Chapter is  
still defined and must be used as the upper level sectioning command.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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