{comments} are annotations written by a user to document their code. A common package used for comments in code, apart from the traditional use of %, is the comment package.

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Handwritten comments and annotations in margin

Is it possible to typeset handritten comments and annotations in the margins around a parapgaph like in this example? What would be the closest approximation of this done in LaTeX?
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Use \(end)comment instead of \begin/\end{comment}

In my document, the comment environment works fine, but \comment and \endcomment stop processing of what comes next in the document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \begin{document} X \...
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Insert a Comment as a special footnote, marked by author and with the option to hide

Well, I am writing my PhD. In this phase I am passing the nearly finished text for revision. I want to give it with certain comments aimed to the tutor, and hide them and show another corpus of ...
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Multiline Matlab comments in package Listings

I am using the package listings to include some Matlab code in my report. It works well with comments beginning by % but does not recognise multiline comments %{ ... %}: \usepackage{listings} \lstset{...
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Out-of-slide comment environment in Beamer

I've just read Comment package does not work in beamer explaining how, for \begin{comment} etc. \end{comment} to work, it needs to go inside a 'Fragile' frame. But what if I want an out-of-frame ...
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How to put on and off comments while publishing latex documents into PDF [duplicate]

I created a file using TeXstudio, I have lots of comments in the document. I want publish the document one version with the comments and the other without it. Is three a way to put on and off comments ...
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Beginner method to learn LaTeX [duplicate]

I start practice on LaTeX for mathematics text and I want to know what would recommend me some that get it learn easy.
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Place comment after while statement in algorithmic

I am having some trouble placing plain text in my algorithm using the algorithmic package. The problem only seems to occur after a '\WHILE' command. I need to start my 'while' loop, then immediately ...
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Include optional text versions within one file [closed]

I'm still new to LaTeX and I'm not sure if this can be done, so here goes: I've got two .tex files, there pretty similar and instead of updating them individually, which as got to be a pain. I want ...
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Why should I escape my line endings? [duplicate]

I've seen many LaTeX Code Snippets like this one here \AddToShipoutPictureBG{% \AtPageUpperLeft{% {\color{red}% \rule[-1cm]%offset PageBorder {\paperwidth}%{14....
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Ignoring part of text between command

I'm trying to write a custom class similar to exam but I want to add the following fonctionality : a question can be hidden depending on some boolean value. When using an environment, it works, but I ...
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How can I make the symbol \\ tiny in algorithm2e? [closed]

I would like to write a tiny comment in algorithm2e. I typed \tcp*[l]{ {\tiny Here is my comment.} } My problem is that the symbol // right before the comment is large. I tried to make it tiny but ...
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texmaker commenting in math mode colors

Can you set the color of comments in math mode to be grey like normal comments? For instance \begin{array}{cl} \min & \tr XBX^T \\ \text{s.t.} & |Xe-2e|^2=0, \\ & ...
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How do I tell Kile to keep hidden comments hidden after reopening the file?

I have written a long comment in Kile, and I have hidden it from the source by clicking on the arrowhead on the left side of the text. Whenever I reopen Kile, however, the comment appears again, and ...
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Comments/tips on a (non Latex) pdf including mathematical formulas

My goal : I correct copies from students that I scan to pdf. I wish I could make the annotations on the scanned copies rather than on the physical paper. Today, I have to scan the copies again to have ...
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Multiple Space Hacks Generate More Space

This is a follow-up to a recent post: Creating removable comment command without extra space. I'm trying to do a common thing: make a removable comment command so contributors to a document can leave ...
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Creating removable comment command without extra space

I'm trying to create a command we can use for comments in our document. During development, we want the comments to appear; for production, we want them to disappear. This is a common enough problem ...
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Can I supply multiple compilation flags to the ConTeXt binary?

I can only provide one (1) compilation flag to ConTeXt binary via a commented line at the top of a ConTeXt input file. input.tex % engine=luatex \starttext hello, world \stoptext compile input.tex ...
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Right-justifying a comment for an equation that uses leqno

I'm unable to get the formatting correct when attempting to add a comment to an equation that uses leqno. Ideally, I'd like the equation to remain centered regardless of whether or not it is numbered. ...
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pdf annotations

There is a package pdfcomments to place annotations in the pdf. However, when producing DVI output, yap gives errors. I do not mind not seeing the annotations in the DVI, but I do mind seeing the ...
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Comment-like environments and spacing

I often need to "turn off" environments. One way I do this is below in my minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{nothing}{\setbox0\vbox\bgroup} {\egroup} \begin{document} ...
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Percent sign in URL without hyperref

Suppose you want to create a URL that has embedded % signs. One option is to just use \%, but you don't get the benefit of nice line breaks. Another option is to use the hyperref package and its \...
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How to disable pdfmarkupcomment?

I filled my thesis with lot of pdfmarkupcomments which come as a part of the package pdfcomment. Is there a way to disable this comments globally. Or should I go manually to every place I made it and ...
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Setting style for Python docstrings in lstinputlisting environment

I am using the listings package for source code in my LaTeX document. I am trying to set the style for docstrings in the Python programming language: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \...
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How to enable unicode within comment section? (package “comment”) [duplicate]

In following MWE, letters with an accent that are within the personalized comment environment are generating following errors while compiling with pdflatex: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char �...
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Changing footnotes/endnotes into hidden comments or annotations

So I have a rather large dissertation that currently contains footnotes and endnotes (using \makepagenote). The final document can only contain footnotes. Some of the \pagenote{ ... } material will ...
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Knitr Plot Tooltips for ADA Compliance

I would like to use Knitr to generate plots in R that have hover-over tooltips. Here is a working example without an R tooltip: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfcomment} \begin{...
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Does the comment symbol % remove the carriage return at the end of the line?

I find LaTeX a little bit inconsistent on this. Do the following experiments: The code a.% b will produce a.b, while the code a. b will produce a. b. Looks like the comment symbol % has ...
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Commenting out a few words within a paragraph?

Is there anyway by which I can comment out a word within a sentence?
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How to use the comment package within a footnote?

The comment package provides for different comment environments which one can selectively in- or exclude via a switch in the preamble. I haven't found out yet how to get it to work in footnotes yet ...
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Hide indented amsthm environment using comment package

I use amsthm to define a "Solution" environment. I want to be able to hide it. Following this comment I tried using the comment package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem*{...
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When to use % and when to not [duplicate]

I have recently falled into an error because I didn't use % when I was supposed to. My question is now: When do I have to use % at the end of the line and when should I leave it out?
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Unrecognized special character with comment package [duplicate]

Why are the character with accent not recognized ? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{comment} \...
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How to nest comment and theorem in one environment?

I'm using comment and amsthm packages for comments and theorems. I'd like to skip some theorems. I've tried to create a new environment with theorem nested in a comment: \documentclass{book} \...
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Ghost environment

I am trying to do the following. I would like a part of my source to be compiled normally by to generate no output. In particlular, I would like references made to the ghosted parts to be produce the ...
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How to fix comment indentation of code using the listings package?

My problem is that the code itself is indented correctly, but the comments (e.g. //comment) are not. In my source file, I aligned comments in one column by using tabs. In the pdf produced by LaTeX, ...
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Problems with comment package when comment contains diacritical characters

I often use comment package to include various comments to have possibility of creating output with omitting various temporarily comments However, recently I found out that I have problems when ...
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Framed minipage and `comments` package

I am preparing a classroom workbook with two versions: one with answers and one without. The student version has big, empty, framed boxes to handwrite their answers. The teacher version has suggested ...
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'Missing \begin{document}' when using the \lowercase trick

Mostly for fun, I'm trying to make % comments manipulatable using the \lowercase trick. For some reason, I'm getting a strange (to me) error: ERROR: LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. --- TeX ...
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Conditional choice of version

I have a document with several sets of questions clustered in different versions. I would like to be able to choose which version to generate with a single parameter. The document is updated ...
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Can I force a pre-process action on all commands or environments without having to redefine them all manually?

I am trying to preserve a history of the latex commands and environment initializations I use in a typeset html or pdf file. Is there a way where I can force a pre-process action on all commands ...
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Are comments discouraged in a BibTeX file?

biber complains about "junk" in what should be seen rather as commented-out lines in a BibTeX file. I was wondering if comments are discouraged in BibTeX at all. \documentclass {article} \...
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Any way to color in gray/red the text between \iffalse and \fi (like comments)?

Is there a way to change the color of the text between \iffalse.. and \fi, so to make it more (or less) visible? I mean something like the gray color which is given to comments when using %. ...
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directlua : misinterpretation of % as latex comments [duplicate]

What is the good way to avoid LaTeX interprete % as comments in \directlua ? Or in this case one must use an auxiliary file ?
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Texmaker magic comment

Is there any similar magic comment in Texmaker like those in Texstudio? Example:% !TeX program = xelatex
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Listings - Getting the colors right for custom language

I have lots of bookkeeping transactions that I would like to typeset in a color coded format. I am using the listings package to accomplish what I want. I tried the following code. \documentclass[...
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TexStudio Special Comments for math mode over highlighting in minted environment

Latex sudo noob here. I had a question regarding the answer to the question TeXstudio recognize $ in R code as that of the math mode How does one create the special comment listed in the answer? It ...
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Is there a way to toggle comments?

I'm looking for a way to turn toggle the "comment" status of certain comments within a latex document. The idea is that throughout the document, including the preamble, there are specific commented-...
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Is it possible to hide long comments within the editor?

LyX has a great feature of being able to hide the content of comments from the editor, leaving only a mark that there's a comment at that area. I'm now trying to write directly in Latex rather than ...
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Commenting a single line comments the whole block

So there are paragraphs in my document, and even if I try to comment a single line using % I find that all the rest of the paragraph is also commented. I know this since the color changes to grey (...