[texhax] Concept of double page spread in TeX/LaTeX (& memoir)

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Apr 28 17:29:34 CEST 2004

Posted this to comp.text.tex --- my apologies to those who're seeing it  

If memory serves, this is one of the things which TeX simply doesn't  
take into
consideration, right?

Something about an ``asynchronous page breaking mechanism'' or other?

Anyway, there are a couple of things I want to do on a per-spread  
basis, and
I'm not having any luck with, nor with finding docs / packages to help  
I'm not searching on the right things --- I'd advise against doing a  
search on
``latex page spreads counter'' at work however).

Basically, the first and simplest thing I want is a counter that resets  
after a
recto, and starts anew on a verso --- but when I set this in the  
using memoir if that matters)


it renumbers starting on a recto, continuing through the verso, then  
on the next recto.

I've tried putting it in the other three places and results were less  
/ more random (one of them actually caused incorrect numbering (3  
before 2) on
one page).

I tried \strictpagechecktrue but no joy (and I got to watch marginpars  
come out
on the wrong side for the first run, weird).

Any other suggestions?

Does the ``\marks'' primitive in e-tex help with this sort of thing? If  
does something else or has anyone else asked after / suggested such?



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