# [texhax] redefine section heading in memoir class

Tue Apr 11 19:17:05 CEST 2006

Paul Tremblay :

> On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 11:37:50PM +0200, Uwe Lück wrote:
>>
>> At 01:39 10.04.06, Paul Tremblay wrote:
>>> Can someone tell me how to create a hanging title when creating a
>>> title with the \section* command in the memoir class?
>>
>> Lars Madsen may be able to (so in my Cc), not me for some time.
>>
>> If he won't respond, I would suggest
>>     \newcommand{\justasis}[1]{#1}
>> and replacing \emph by \justasis in your working version.
>> (\justasis is just LaTeX's internal \@firstofone .)
>>
>> In general, I might be able to tell you about LaTeX's internal
>> \@hangfrom doing these things.
>>
>
> Thanks for including Lars in by a Cc. Just to let you know, your
> suggestion didn't work.
>
> Paul
>

I don't quite know what Paul is trying to do here, but perhaps this will
do the trick. Otherwise specify the requitements a bit more.

\documentclass{memoir}
\setsecindent{36pt}
\setlength{\beforesecskip}{.5in}
\setlength{\aftersecskip}{.5in}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\section{This is  the section which is a long section about
modernizing and so fourth}
\null
\section*{This is  the section which is a long section about
modernizing and so fourth}

note that the 36pt goes from the left edge to the left edge of the
section title. The section number is typeset inside this area.

\end{document}

/daleif

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