[OS X TeX] Book in LaTex

Richard Seguin riseguin at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 16 13:21:05 EST 2020

About ten years ago, I compared the book and memoir classes, and decided to use the memoir class. It was long enough ago though that I don’t completely remember why I favored one over the other. I probably partly relied on a general consensus I found in comments on the internet that memoir is more versatile. You could do a search such as “latex memoir versus book.” I just did that and found:


There are a lot of predefined styles for memoir (i.e. specifying the appearance of chapter titles, etc.), and I found one that was close to an aesthetic that I liked. Further searching on the internet found general methods of customizing those styles. Customizing an existing style was easier than completely defining one from scratch.

Richard Séguin

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 11:58 AM, Vamos, Peter <P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
> Thank you Themis. Very useful. Since posting I noticed that there is a ‘book’ document class. Do you or anyone on this list has used it? Of course it does have documentation, far too detailed to judge it.
> Peter
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