[OS X TeX] Memoir class book template

Richard J Benish rjbenish at comcast.net
Mon Sep 10 17:52:33 CEST 2012

Hello All,

Many thanks for the tips and the preamble.

I like the idea of starting with a relatively lean skeleton, as 
kindly provided by Themis. And thanks to Herb for the tip on the 
epstopdf issue. But for me it's probably too bare, as I have no 
experience with fleshing the thing out (subfolders, etc.). I 
anticipate that a lot of fumble and frustration time would still be 

As of right now,Vitorio's suggestion of using Classic Thesis looks to 
be preferable because the zip file for a template at


contains the whole structure with subfolders and everything.


Richard Benish

>On Sep 10, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com> wrote:
>>  ...
>>  \usepackage{graphicx,epstopdf}
>>  ...
>>  \synctex=1
>>  ...
>I'm not a user of memoir (usually use the article class and dislike 
>memoir's emulation) but I have a couple of comments about your 
>Recent (at least TL2011 but, I think, even TL2010) the graphicx 
>package automatically loads epstopdf. Also there is no need to use 
>--shell-escape since the graphicx package runs a restricted version 
>of the epstopdf program but that won't allow for any additional 
>inclusions (e.g., tiff->png). With TL2012 it becomes pretty easy to 
>add additional conversion tools to the list of ``approved'' programs 
>for the restricted shell escape; see the TeXLive2012Changes document 
>available at <https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10932738/index.html>.
>The \synctex=1 command is not usually needed with TeXShop (from the 
>leading lines I assume you are using TeXshop as your front 
>end---true with TeXworks too) since that is set by default when 
>calling pdflatex.
>Good Luck,
>Herb Schulz
>(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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