[XeTeX] selecting font size

Sam Putman atmanistan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 20:29:13 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2010, at 8:39 AM, Fr. Michael Gilmary wrote:
>> Wilfred van Rooijen wrote:
>>> As far as I remember, if you use memoir in the article emulation mode, the command \chapter works in the same way as \section in the article class.
>> Yes. But I misread Herb's remarks and thought he simply wanted to do away with the numbers altogether. Nevertheless, what I get with just the article option in memoir class is \chapter starts at 1. If you use a section command /before/ a chapter, then you'll probably get a 0.1 for it. Is that the problem?
> Howdy,
> The real article class doesn't have chapters at all; the hierarchy starts at sections.

Note that this is important behavior: an "article" is supposed to be
something you can embed, if you choose, as a "chapter" in a "book" and
everything should automatically work.

Memoir's manual says this about article emulation:

"article    typesetting simulates the article class, but the \chapter
command is not disabled. Chapters do not start a new page and chapter
headings are typeset like a section heading. The numbering of figures,
etc., is continuous and not per chapter. However, a \part command
still puts its heading on a page by itself."

To be honest, I'm not sure to what purpose this option is provided,
that is, what the use case is. If writing an article, labeling the
sections with the \chapter command can only cause problems later, if
one wants to then treat the article as a chapter.

Memoir is great but there's inevitable tradeoffs: by providing more
options, it's more complex, and one needs to get more used to issuing
commands like \setsecnumdepth directly to get the behavior desired.

Fortunately the manual is excellent!


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