[OS X TeX] Slight modification of \part in Memoir class?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jan 2 17:08:24 CET 2013

On Jan 2, 2013, at 10:56 AM, David Derbes wrote:

> The \part command in Memoir prints a Part title page on odd number pages, then a blank page, then starts the next chapter (or in my case, section) on an odd number page. 
> What I'd like to do is print some text (typically a quote from the literature of physics) on the back of the Part title page, currently blank and unavailable. I don't want to change the pagination; I only want to use this blank page. Alternatively, the text could be added below the Part title and the following page be kept blank. I don't know what is better stylistically, nor how to achieve either in LaTeX.

It would be better on usenet:comp.text.tex or texhax, since it isn't OS X specific.

That said, some hooks:

the blank page after a part is introduced by \afterpartskip, which is initially defined as:


so you could hook into it by redefining it as (if you want stuff on the new page):


then define \myafterpartmacrohere to do whatever you want.

Adjust as necessary.


William Adams
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Fry Communications
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