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If I try the following in ConTeXt:

\starttext 

text text\inmargin{this is a note.} text text\inmargin{Another note.}

\input knuth 

text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{this is a note.} text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{Another note.}

\input knuth 

text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{this is a note. Now longer.} text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{Another note.}

\input knuth 

\stoptext 

then it only works for short notes. For longer notes I found the suggestion to use stack=continue, but I could not make that work either.

output

So my question is: How to make it work with floating (not overlapping) text [edit: in MKIV]?

EDIT1: It only does not work in MKIV , MKII is fine

(ConTeXt ver: 2011.05.18 18:04 MKIV fmt: 2012.5.8 int: english/english)

(ConTeXt ver: 2011.05.18 18:04 MKII fmt: 2012.5.11 int: english/english)

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For ConTeXt MK II, add \setupinmargin[stack=yes] to your preamble, e.g.:

\setupinmargin[stack=yes]
\starttext
    This is some text.\inmargin{This is in the margin.}
    This is some more text.\inmargin{This text is also in the margin.}
\stoptext

For more available options, see this article about setupinmargin at the ConTeXt Wiki.

If you are using ConTeXt Mk IV, you may use \margintext in place of \inmargin and also add \setupinmargin[stack=yes] to the preamble, e.g.:

\setupinmargin[stack=yes]
\starttext
    This is some text.\margintext{This is in the margin.}
    This is some more text.\margintext{This text is also in the margin.}
\stoptext
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This does not work either and I would have been confused if it would have. However, it gave me another clue and I updated the question. –  Andy May 11 '12 at 11:11
    
I have updated my answer. See if this works. –  Village May 11 '12 at 11:43
    
It does work now. It breaks 'location=outer', but that is a different story... :( –  Andy May 11 '12 at 12:58

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