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Basically, I would like to know how to achieve margin/width extension, similar to what Word/OpenOffice does when users insert comments. I am using the todonotes package and am collaborating on a document, but because it is twin column the margins are too narrow and the notes become distorted, reducing their utility.

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If you want to simply increase the width of the todonotes use \setlength{\marginparwidth}{4cm}. If you want to increase the page layout, i.e. the borders left and right to the text you could use the geometry package. –  Jörg Nov 6 '12 at 16:32
    
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@Jörg With no feedback, I think it would be best to make that an answer. –  Joseph Wright Nov 20 '12 at 8:07

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If you want to simply increase the width of the todonotes use \setlength{\marginparwidth}{4cm} in your preamble.

If you want to increase the page layout, i.e. the borders left and right to the text you could load the geometry package and give appropriate options, for instance usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=3cm,bottom=3cm,nohead,nofoot]{geometry}. The geometrypackage is very powerful, so it's a good idea to have a look at the manual.

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Sorry for not responding - this doesn't do what I need however. –  user1207217 Jan 19 '13 at 9:08

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