[OS X TeX] Changing section headings in memoir

Fatima M. fatimamancuso at gmail.com
Tue May 15 16:04:32 EDT 2012

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On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM, David Derbes <loki at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> I'm writing a physics textbook. I would prefer not to use chapters.
> Instead, I want to divide the book into parts (larger than chapters) and
> sections (smaller than chapters.)
> If I have in the manuscript \section{The Achillies Paradox}, this now
> typesets as
> 0.1 The Achilles Paradox
> (as I have no chapters.)
> What I'd like instead is
> \S1. The Achilles Paradox
> (where \S is the usual section symbol, §. I'm using the memoir class, and
> the komalike headstyles.
> Having tried without success various \renewcommands as suggested by the
> memoir manual, I'm turning to experts. Any suggestions would be very
> welcome.
> David Derbes
> U of Chicago Laboratory Schools
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Fatima Mancuso

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