# [texhax] MEMOIR: Mid-document changes in textwidth extending over a multiple page bibliography

Fri Jul 22 16:37:41 CEST 2005

Tomas Svensson :

> Dear All,
>
> At our department we use the documentclass memoir to generate two-page
> doctoral thesis, compendiums etc. We use margin notes for small figures. The
> layout dimensions are set using (among other commands):
>
> \settypeblocksize{*}{10.1cm}{*}
> \setmarginnotes{0.5cm}{4.5cm}{0.5cm}
>
> When it is time for the bibliography, it would however be nice to skip the
> marginal - that is, to increase the \textwidth by (\marginparwidth +
> \marginparsep). This may be done using the environment adjustwidth*. BUT,
> that only works if the bibliography does not exceed one page, and it is not
> rare with bibliographies consisting of over 100 references...
>
> We attach a five page pdf example where the first page gives you an idea of
> the main layout. The following pages present the bibliography without
>
> The bibliography is generated using \bibliography
>
> Any ideas on how to solve these problems are appreciated!
>
>

The basic problem is that adjustwidth's only work properly when they are
no longer than one page.

adjustwidth is made using a list, which initializes the margins at the
meginning of the environment, and those margins does not change within the

know whether the Poster there actually found a solution to his problem.

It is an interesting problem, but I have no idea on how to solve it.

A very bad solution would be to create a new bibliography environment
which placed each item inside its own adjustwidth* environment and one
took mesures such that there would be no page breaks inside a given item.

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/daleif

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