[OS X TeX] Memoir class and references

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue May 17 14:55:58 CEST 2005

On May 16, 2005, at 11:55 PM, Damon Muller wrote:

> And then goes on to say "The bibliography is typeset within the 
> thebibliography environment. This takes one required argument, 
> (exlabel), which is a piece of text as wide as the widest label in the 
> bibliography".
> Maybe I'm thick, but I can't work out exactly what that means. Can 
> someone provide an example?

If you're using numbered references, you want to ``clear'' for the 
largest / longest entry. So if your references run 1--9, you'd put a 
single digit in, 10--99 you'd put two, and if 100--999 you'd put in a 3 
digit number.

This is of course for monospacing numbers --- if you're using 
proportional figures you need to figure out which is the widest digit 
and use appropriate numbers of it, e.g., 8, 88, 888.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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