# Book in LaTex

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## Book in LaTex

 New year, new resolutions. I am embarking on my first book (non-technical) in LaTex. All I know is that I need the memoir class. I certainly want an index and one or more of Introduction, Preface, Acknowledgements   Recommendations of any packages, also advice, tips are most welcome. Layout and fonts are not important since, hopefully, I’ll have a publisher who will apply their house style. Thanks. Peter Vamos ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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 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   ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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 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: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208791/is-memoir-class-like-an-extended-version-of-book-classThere 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 <[hidden email]> 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 > > > > ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- > TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: Book in LaTex

 In reply to this post by Vamos, Peter Peter, the class book is very basic, memoir can do everything that book does and more. Moreover, memoir is extensively documented, its manual is 611 pages(!). To get it use cmd+option in texshop, then type memoir or meman in the window that opens. Themis > On Jan 16, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Vamos, Peter <[hidden email]> 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 > > > > ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- > TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-texBegin forwarded message: > From: Richard Seguin <[hidden email]> > Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Book in LaTex > Date: January 16, 2020 at 1:21:05 PM EST > To: OS X TeX TeX <[hidden email]> > Reply-To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <[hidden email]> > > 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: > > https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208791/is-memoir-class-like-an-extended-version-of-book-class> > 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 <[hidden email]> 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 >> >> >> >> ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- >> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq>> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/>> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>>               https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/>> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/>> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex> > ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- > TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-texBegin forwarded message: > From: Richard Seguin <[hidden email]> > Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Book in LaTex > Date: January 16, 2020 at 1:21:05 PM EST > To: OS X TeX TeX <[hidden email]> > Reply-To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <[hidden email]> > > 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: > > https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208791/is-memoir-class-like-an-extended-version-of-book-class> > 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 <[hidden email]> 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 >> >> >> >> ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- >> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq>> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/>> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>>               https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/>> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/>> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex> > ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- > TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq> List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx>                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/> List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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 In reply to this post by riseguin Also, if you search for “memoir chapter styles” you’ll find a lot of information about formatting within memoir. This example shows all of the included chapter styles:http://mirror.utexas.edu/ctan/info/latex-samples/MemoirChapStyles/MemoirChapStyles.pdfThis is another fruitful search: “modify memoir chapter styles”. Substitute “section” for “chapter” in the above. I think I also found this helpful:https://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/madsen/madsen.pdfRichard SéguinOn Jan 16, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Richard Seguin <[hidden email]> wrote: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:https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208791/is-memoir-class-like-an-extended-version-of-book-classThere 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 SéguinOn Jan 16, 2020, at 11:58 AM, Vamos, Peter <[hidden email]> 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----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx               https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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 In reply to this post by Vamos, Peter Thank you to all who responded. It was very useful. Peter ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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 In reply to this post by Vamos, Peter I wrote two books, one with TeX, but I decided then to use the ConTeXt, not the LATeX environment. First chapter is a free download to be found here: download for freeI liked ConTeXt more than LATeX for its power in how I can make things look. There is also an active community. The disadvantage is that it is more akin to a (TeX-based) research project than a production environment. Another advantage is that you can do things like have a single code base for PDF and ePUB, for instance. I create ePUB from my ConTeXt sources, then changed that into a book for the Apple iBook Store (which use an ePUB derivative format). We are now 5 years on and ConTeXt has developed/changed massively, so for me it would largely be starting anew.GOn 15 Jan 2020, at 19:40, Vamos, Peter <[hidden email]> wrote:New year, new resolutions. I am embarking on my first book (non-technical) in LaTex. All I know is that I need the memoir class. I certainly want an index and one or more of Introduction, Preface, Acknowledgements   Recommendations of any packages, also advice, tips are most welcome. Layout and fonts are not important since, hopefully, I’ll have a publisher who will apply their house style. Thanks.Peter Vamos----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex