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Using the scrartcl document class, I would like to put the section number into the page margin, as is seen for example in the famous l2tabu document. That should be easily possible with KOMA Script, but I can not find how.

Also, how can the same be done with page numbers, as is done for example in the good old LaTeX Companion?

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The source code of l2tabu is available on CTAN. There you can read it:

\renewcommand*{\othersectionlevelsformat}[1]{%
  \makebox[0pt][r]{\csname the#1\endcsname\autodot\enskip}}

The section number is put into a box of width 0, right aligned. So it runs into the left margin.

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I found the command for setting the pagenumber in the margin. \setheadwidth[0pt]{textwithmarginpar} Want to add it to your answer? –  Ingo Jan 11 '12 at 11:53
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The definition is flawed: \othersectionlevelsformat has three arguments. The KOMA-Script documentation (p. 109 of a current version) suggests \renewcommand*\othersectionlevelsformat[3]{\makebox[0pt][r]{#3\autodot\enskip}}‌​ –  cgnieder yesterday

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