## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ Memoir: Preparing document to be read from right to left

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rbks
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### Memoir: Preparing document to be read from right to left

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:

\documentclass[14pt, extrafontsizes, openleft]{memoir} \usepackage{xepersian}\settextfont{XB Niloofar} \usepackage{blindtext}  \begin{document} \mainmatter\chapter{One}\blindtext  \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?

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

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