# [OS X TeX] Changing section headings in memoir-solved

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 4 21:33:34 CET 2012

On Mar 4, 2012, at 2:29 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> Could you not just redefine the section counter?
>
> GG
>
> On 2012-03-04, at 1:38 PM, David Derbes wrote:
>
>> I found some very helpful pointers here:
>>
>> http://zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/LaTeX_samples_section/0.html
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>> and with the aid of the xstring package was able to cobble a kludge together.
>>
>> Thanks, all.
>>
>> David Derbes
>> U of Chicago Laboratory Schools
>>
>> On Mar 3, 2012, at 5:00 PM, David Derbes 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
>>>
>>>
>>> (as I have no chapters.)
>>>
>>> What I'd like instead is
>>>
>>>
>>> (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

Howdy,

Why not re-define the \chapter output so it says \S#?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)