{marginpar} is a command that adds content to the margin of documents.

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Adjusting figures or images in margins

Say I want figures to be placed in the margins. I have the following code which produces: \documentclass[11pt,twoside,openany]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[...
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How can I put real notes in the margin?

I'm looking to write a fictional description/discussion by a 'scholar' of an alien race for an RPG, but I can see this being handy elsewhere. I'd like to put his 'notes' in the margins of some text ...
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vspace in marginpar adds unwanted vertical space

I am trying to finetune the position of marginpars using \vspace. However, the result is not as expected and even if I include vspace{0pt} the marginpar get's pushed down, as the MWE below illustrates....
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Margin notes with a pointing arrow that are automatically vertically adjusted

I am trying to emulate margin notes as they are in my (favourite) macroeconomics textbook. The crucial thing here is that the little arrow points to the line where the margin note is set. I have ...
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Sidenote formatting

I want to have sidenotes (alternate footnotes) in the margin. I found this code on the Latex Community website. \newcommand{\sidenote}[1]{% \refstepcounter{sidenote}\mbox{\textsuperscript{\...
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“Dynamic Endnotes” (footnotes on side): what to do with footnotes at the end of the page?

I want to use what Bringhurst calls "dynamic endnotes", i.e. footnotes in the marginpar. This can be easily achieved with the footmisc package. However, I need some support and guidance how to handle ...
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Making \marginpar work with tex4ht

I tried using \marginpar using tex4ht and pdflatex. Here is the PDF output: Here is the HTML output: Is it possible to configure tex4ht to produce HTML output with good looking marginal notes?
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Altered marginpar conflicts with biblatex citation

Consider the MWE below: \documentclass[10pt,twoside,onecolumn,openright,draft]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Page header with gray background and without margin

After finishing my thesis in LaTeX (I am an absolute newcomer) I've been asked to format it in a specific design matching a doc-file I received. I've managed to change titles and fonts and margins ...
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Marginnote on left side only, using document class book with twoside

I'm trying to use marginnote on document class book with twoside, but I can't see to get the margin notes strictly on the left. I don't want to be putting \reversemarginpar on all the odd pages. Can ...
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Objective: To separate text column from figures column in every page

I don't know if this has been asked before. But so far nothing has come up with my search. In some books, the figures are placed at the outer side of the page like in the picture below. Is this ...
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How can I replace footnotes for non-floating marginal notes?

How can I replace footnotes for non-floating marginal notes? I have tried to replace my footnotes for sidenotes with footmisc package's side option, but they continue to be floats, like every \...
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marginnote always on right side of the page

My documentclass is book, so I've got an even and odd sides. I like that the equation number are always aligned on the right side - independent of the page (even/odd). I started using marginnotes. I ...
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Send (and stack) \marginpar to the top or the bottom of the page

I'm looking to define something like \topmarginpar{<text>}, which would essentially create a \marginpar{<text>} and align its top with the top of the current page. I would also like ...
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Words don't wrap inside redefined \marginpar{}

I have tried to play with a MWE from @cmhughes in this topic, and discovered that words inside \marginpar do not wrap like they should. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[12pt,openany,oneside,a4paper]{...
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\marginpar border with grey background and round black edges

I often use \marginpar{} which is boring to me. Is there a way to add grey background and round black edges so it would look like this:
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Text in outer margin of multiple columns

I want to put some text in the outer margin (by which I mean on the left side of the page of even pages and on the right side of odd pages) of the page. My naive approach of using \inoutermargin{Text} ...
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Periodic word count in margin

I need to have a continuous word count for an assignment. This is either in the form of a note in the margin or one parenthesised in-text every 100 words or so. For instance, ----- TEXT ------|- ...
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How to print keywords into margin?

Many documentations and textbooks print essential keywords of a paragraph into the margin. Is there any package for this? Of course it wouldn't be all too complicated to define a custom command based ...
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Issue for inserting queries in \title

I am using marginnote package for inserting queries. But in \title I am unable to print query. Can anybody suggest me what is the problem? please check now I have changed the code: \documentclass{...
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How to repeat automatically last marginnote on a new page? [closed]

I have some margin notes and want the last one to be repeated on a new page. Is there a way to do this automatically?
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Which one is recommended when putting a full width floating image?

Version 1 In this version, I put the full width floating image outside the enumerate environment. \begin{enumerate} \item \MarginFig \lipsum[1] \end{enumerate} \FullFig \begin{enumerate}[resume] \...
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How to make sure the images properly float on the marginpar?

I want to create a problem booklet consisting of some questions and images on the marginpar. How to make sure the images properly float on the marginpar? If you carefully see the left image below, ...
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How can I place marginal notes always on the right but show normal odd/even headers?

I would like to typeset a book where the odd/even pages have the same format: each has a long text section on the left and a place to put small marginal notes on the right. If necessary, I want the ...
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showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar

I use the showlabels package to highlight labels, references and citations. It appears that, by default, showlabels cannot wrap the keys in the marginpar. If I have a series of citations in one line, ...
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Wrapping Margin Notes [closed]

I'm writing a small list of things and want to insert a small kind of box into the margin on right side of the list. I'd like it to behave more or less like this: If it fits into the margin fine. If ...
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Decrease linespacing in margin notes of the fixme package?

Is it possible to get single-spaced marginnotes in a double-spaced document? \documentclass[english,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[draft]{fixme} \linespread{...
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“Q” and “A” in margin - out of alignment

I have defined a command for a letter in the margin as follows (using marginnote because marginpar did not work at all): \newcommand{\sideletter}[1]{\marginnote{\Huge\bf\sffamily\color{orange} #1}} ...
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Text style for marginpar

Is there a way to change the font, font size and so on for \marginpar with a standard LaTeX macro, i.e. without something such as \let\oldmarginpar\marginpar (cp. Problem with Customized Marginpar (in ...
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marginfix and letter class

One of the things I like about the letter class is that it vertically centers 1 page letters on the page. I recently discovered the marginfix package, but it seems to prevent the centering behavior. \...
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captionsetup redefines my margin captions nicely, but I want other captions to be default style

I'm writing a document with small and supporting figures placed in wide margins and larger figures in the text. I use the captions package and redefine the captions with \captionsetup{ justification=...
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Margin note over body text

I'm interested in putting marginal notes that seems like a post-it in the margin of a document. No problem at all if they are simply made with \marginpar and playing with margin width and separation. ...
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Aligning margin note with line spacing different from main text

I have a main text column with margin a line separation of 1.05 (\setstretch{1.05}), and margin texts generated with a tighter line separation with the following macro: \newcommand{\mnote}[1]{\...
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Stack margin text in ConTeXt

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[...
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margin notes on both sides of a single-column document

I have to write a paper for a course work. We are supposed to use a given layout with a single column text and margin notes on both sides - references on one side and section notes on the other. I ...
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Setting acronyms to appear as a footnotes in margin cause Marginpar moved warning

I am using glossaries package with the acronym and footnote option. I also set footnotes to appear in the margin. With multiple acronyms in a line, multiple footnotes are placed in the margin. To ...
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How to make all figures float on the outer margins of two-side document?

I want to make a double-sided problem booklet that contains several questions. Each question has a distinct number and may have zero or more figures. Each figure has a caption and floats on the outer ...
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Margin notes in a multicolumn environment

I have been typesetting a two-columned book where I sometimes need to put a mark in the margin to say, that particular line might need special attention. (The book is actually a psalter - for chanting....
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Marginpar appearing on the wrong side (using memoir)

The subject line pretty much says it all: some marginal notes (beginning of the second page) do not appear on the correct side. (The question is: how can I fix this automatically?) Below is a MWE that ...
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Redefine marginpar with \renewcommand

So I was trying to modify the default marginpar command by making the margin text appear in italic. Now the following alone didn't work: \renewcommand{\marginpar}[1]{\marginpar{\textit{#1}}} Which ...
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Problem with Customized Marginpar (in Combination With a ToMarginpar)

I have two bits of "code" that work perfectly when isolated. The first piece builds a table of marginpar, the second provides certain customizations for the marginpar environment. When I copy both in ...
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List marginpars in the/a TOC

I try to write a longer story. To make the structure more clear I use the command \marginpar. But that is still time consuming when it comes to the point when I need to find a certain passage. That is ...
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Vertically misaligned margin note

I'm trying to use a \marginnote along with a specified \parskip. However, I'm having an alignment issue. With the code in the group with the \parskip the margin note is misaligned with the text on the ...
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How do I put a note into the right margin, regardless of whether it's an even or odd page?

Suppose I am writing a book in which some sections are especially important. I would like those sections to be identified by a * after the page number in the table of contents. How do I get it there?...
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marginpar infobox

I apologize for not knowing the correct term for this, but I want to put some kind of a infobox at the beginning of each section. What I want to ask about is for example on Wikipedia: you have this ...
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Custom numbered paragraphs gives odd page breaks

I was writing a specification document needing numbered paragraphs. I implemented it like this: \reversemarginpar \newcommand\countparagraphs{ \everypar{% \addtocounter{paragraph}{1}% ...
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How can I place a marginnote inside a description (or other list environment)

I have a macro (defined with the xparse package) that creates a marginnote. It works as I would like when prepended to normal paragraph text: \NewDocumentCommand\dates{m g}{% \IfNoValueTF{#2} ...
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Missing footnote and marginpar with package thmbox or package thmtools with option thmbox

I am using package thmbox to write theorems. If I include footnote or marginpar within the body of a theorem, the following problems arise: the text of the footnote is simply missing, while the ...
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\marginpar with options

I was trying to understand what Leslie Lamport said in his book about \marginpar options. He says that ... \marginpar[$\Rightarrow$]{$\Leftarrow$} makes an arrow that points towards the text, ...
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Justify text in memoir class margintable environment

In page 181 of texdoc memoir, The marginfigure and margintable environments can of course be adjusted using \setfloatadjustment, default \setfloatadjustment{marginfigure}{\centering} \...