CTAN update: The Memoir class
Date: February 13, 2011 11:45:17 PM CET
> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: The Memoir class
> Author's name: Lars Madsen
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/memoir/
> Summary description: Latest updates for the memoir class
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> From the README
> o memoir v3.6h
> -- provided marginfigure and margintable environments modelled after
> tufte latex (work in progress) including special justification
> macro to force content flush against the textblock
> -- copied the contents of the placeins package, though under a
> different name (\FloatBlock)
> -- added \setfloatadjustment to allow users to globally add stuff to
> the start of floats, e.g. make typeset floating tables using \small
> -- added the possibility to change the color of the head/foot rule in
> the pagestyle
> -- reimplemented the page note construction. Note that the new
> implementation does not rely on the same macros as the old
> -- Manual: checked and verified the links in the bibliography and made
> all the CTAN links active in the PDF version of the manual.
> -- \namesubappendices and \anonsubappendices never existed,
> their real names are \namedsubappendices and \unnamedsubappendices,
> fixed in the manual.
> -- fixed bug in \pfbreak
> -- added hook/wrapper such that package's like bidi can control the
> typesetting direction of the headers/footers
> -- added footer and header measuring, inspired by similar feature in
> fancyhdr. Though we do not change, say, the \headheight we leave
> this to the user and simply warn about it.
> -- made sure that \footnote, \sidefootnote, \sidepar and \sidebar use the same baseline stretch setting (note that for now \marginpar is not covered)
> -- fixed a font problem inside \quarkmarks
> -- subsequent pagenotes are now separated in the same manner af footnotes
> o mem12.clo
> -- changed \headheight to 14.5pt, to match the pattern used by
> the other clo files.
> o memhfixc.sty
> -- now take care of using \printpagenoteshyperref to print back
> references for page notes using hyperlinks.
> Open Issues:
> * memoirs caption formatting should also cover the caption used within
> the longtable package
> * \checkifinteger has many restrictions
> * the \subbottom label handling is flawed in some cases when hyperref is loaded
> These will be dealt with in due time.
thanks for the upload. i've installed the new version on ctan and
updated the catalogue repository.
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at
The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight.
For the CTAN team
memoir – Typeset fiction, non-fiction and mathematical books
The memoir class is for typesetting poetry, fiction, non-fiction,
and mathematical works.
Permissible document ‘base’ font sizes range from
9 to 60pt. There is a range of page-styles and well over a dozen
chapter-styles to choose from, as well as methods for specifying
your own layouts and designs. The class also provides the
functionality of over thirty of the more popular packages, thus
simplifying document sources.
The class automatically loads an associated patch file
mempatch; the patch file may be
updated from time to time, between releases of the class itself.
(The patch file stays around even when there are no extant
Users who wish to use the hyperref
package, in a document written with the memoir class, should also
use the memhfixc package (part of
this bundle). Note, however, that any current version of hyperref
actually loads the package automatically if it detects that it is
running under memoir.
Peter R. Wilson (inactive)