[texhax] MEMOIR: Mid-document changes in textwidth extending over a multiple page bibliography

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Jul 22 16:00:33 CEST 2005

On Jul 22, 2005, at 8:09 AM, Tomas Svensson wrote:

> At our department we use the documentclass memoir to generate two-page
> doctoral thesis, compendiums etc. We use margin notes for small  
> figures. The
> layout dimensions are set using (among other commands):
> \settypeblocksize{*}{10.1cm}{*}
> \setmarginnotes{0.5cm}{4.5cm}{0.5cm}
> When it is time for the bibliography, it would however be nice to skip  
> the
> marginal - that is, to increase the \textwidth by (\marginparwidth +
> \marginparsep). This may be done using the environment adjustwidth*.  
> BUT,
> that only works if the bibliography does not exceed one page, and it  
> is not
> rare with bibliographies consisting of over 100 references...
> We attach a five page pdf example where the first page gives you an  
> idea of
> the main layout. The following pages present the bibliography without
> modifications and using adjustwidth*.
> The bibliography is generated using \bibliography
> Any ideas on how to solve these problems are appreciated!

I hit upon this a while back, and there was a brief discussion on it on  

A gentleman named, ``guido'' came up w/ some code for it, w/ was then  
adapted by ``Zarko'' (whose name has accents not shown here) for Memoir  
and w/ may or may not still work:


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