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Memoir: Preparing document to be read from right to left

Postby rbks » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:01 am

I'm writing a book in Persian, so it is read from right to left. That means that all odd pages should have a wide right-margin, whereas even pages should have a wide left-margin. All chapters should also start on odd pages.

Here is a MWE of my current document:

  1. \documentclass[14pt, extrafontsizes, openleft]{memoir}
  2.  
  3. \usepackage{xepersian}
  4. \settextfont{XB Niloofar}
  5.  
  6. \usepackage{blindtext}
  7.  
  8.  
  9. \begin{document}
  10.  
  11. \mainmatter
  12. \chapter{One}
  13. \blindtext
  14.  
  15.  
  16. \end{document}


This produces a document where the margin is correctly widest in the right part of the page where the chapter starts. However, the chapter starts on page 2, and not 1 as it should?

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Why is this? And what is the correct way to configure my preamble such that it understands that I am writing a document that is to be read from right to left?

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:07 pm

The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Ijon Tichy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:36 am

If you don't want to chapters to be on even pages, you should not use option openleft.


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