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

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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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Source Code Margin Comments

In the paper "Beautiful Code Compelling Evidence", by J.R. Heard -- Code is formated in a particular way which includes margin comments. I am looking for a way to do this as I think it is a very clear ...
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Notes overflowing from marginpar to footer

In this document, from page 12 and following, the notes from the marginpar are overflowing in the footer of each page. How can this be achieved in LaTeX? ConTeXT/LuaTeX based solutions are ...
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mix marginnotes with marginpars without overlap

We are trying to put the figure caption as well as the footnotes in the margin and got very good results with the tufte-latex package. However, we have to manually adjust the offset of each sidenote ...
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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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Brace and text in side margin

Within a text, I would like to emphasize one or two paragraphs by placing a curly brace in the left side margin, and next to it some short text vertically centred around the brace's centre. The ...
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Margin floats and hyperlinks

I read Margin Figures/captions and the answers within. I have stripped the definition of the marginfloats from the tufte documentclass into the MWE below. Can the definition of ...
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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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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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Align marginpar with beginning of paragraph

Is there a way to align a marginpar with the beginning of a paragraph, without cluttering the text of the paragraph? If I do the following, the marginpar lines up with the last line of the first ...
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Margin notes on both left and right?

I've been trying to put margin notes in both the left and the right margins at the same time. My attempts have gone something like: Lorem{\reversemarginpar\marginpar{Left}} ipsum ...
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How can I get todonotes in the left margin

I want to use the package todonotes. Standard, the package prints the todo's in the right margin, while I want to have them in the left margin. Funny is, that in the manual itself they are placed in ...
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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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\marginpar and \begin{align}

I want to use \marginpar directly beside a formula within a \begin{align} statement. I tried: \begin{align} E^2 \end{align} \marginpar{Not correct} but the 'Not correct' statement is written ...
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Multiple \marginnote commands on the same line in math environment

If multiple \marginnote commands are triggered on the same line, by default they are typeset on top of one another, making them unreadable. I would like them to stack vertically, which is the default ...
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Margin notes, multicols, tikz overlay

As seen on page 200 of pgf manual is there a way to put notes in the margin but on the same level as the place it is called ? One can deal with the right-left positionning with the help of this ...
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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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“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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Visualize index entries in the text?

When I ad an index entry using \index with all the options available for the "format" and "see", and cross-reference, I'd like to see at the place where I make the index entry how this specific entry ...
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Position margin notes relative to left margin in plain TeX

I want to add margin notes in the Tufte style to my Plain TeX document. (I'm using eplain, if that matters.) I know that if I were using LaTeX I could just use tufte-latex, but as a thorough ...
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How to create twoside book with oneside margin?

I want to make a twoside book with oneside margin such: odd pages: even pages: full header, with margin figure(or table): I used tufte-book class, but cannot set margins as i need. It's margins ...
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\raggedouter to typeset marginal text in twoside book

We used the following code fragment using the changepage package: \newcommand{\raggedouter}{% \checkoddpage% \ifoddpage% \RaggedRight% \else% \RaggedLeft% ...
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Automatic hyphenation in margin notes

I build a document with notes (like footnotes) on margins. I found help on LaTeX community and now my preamble looks like that: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{marginnote} ...
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Why does the \marginpar not appear on the left page?

I am working on a book right now and the margin notes are not appearing on the left-side pages. I tried using mparhack but it made no difference. Is my geometry, fancy style or another package ...
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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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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 ...
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marginpar and orphans

How can I avoid orphan lines if I use \marginpar? For example, here is a two-page document that does not have any orphans: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \clubpenalty=10000 ...
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Changing the baselineskip in marginpar

I’m adding explanations for definitions in the margin paragraph. I have a macro which looks as follows (simplified): \newcommand*\define[2]{% \marginpar{{\sffamily\footnotesize\textbf{#1}: #2}}} ...
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Suppress the log file lines written by a specific package?

The marginfix package is incredibly verbose in what it writes to the log file. For example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{marginfix} \listfiles \begin{document} Here is some text\marginpar{This ...
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Tweak showlabels/showkeys - wrap the label

Can showlabels wrap the label in the margin? A very similar question is showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar, but the solution of @DavidCarlisle does not solve the more general case. Consider 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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Not wanted space before marginpar

At the moment I'm working on a little report. Therefore I had to redefine the \marginpar{} command new because I wanted it in a smaller font-size compared to the 'normal text'. The code I've written ...
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Inserting a line to separate the text and the margin note

How can I insert a vertical line through a whole page to separate the text and the margin notes?
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Remove Marginpar from Classicthesis 4.1

I am searching for a safe method to remove the \marginpar feature in classicthesis. My corrector would rather have the text use the whole page. I am not that firm in LaTeX, so I tried to simply remove ...
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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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Different \marginparsep for odd and even pages?

What is the most robust way of increase the effective \marginparsep on even pages only? I have been playing with outdented lists, section heads etc. which leads to an issue with margin notes: I need ...
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Margin notes (and subsection titles) in both sides of a two column document

I would like to write a book document with two columns and subsubsection titles as margin notes at both sides of the page (in the side which corresponds to the column). In order to specify the ...
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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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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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Vertically aligning a marginnote and a section title

In the following code, the marginnote is logically aligned to the lipsum text. I would like to align the marginnote to the title of the section. What's the trick to use ? % Source : ...
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Adding something automatically to every paragraph in an environment

I'd like to know if it's possible to have something added automatically to any paragraph in a given environment. I use LaTeX mostly for doing fill-in-the-blank worksheets at the school where I work. ...
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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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How can I implement a twocolumn template

How can I implement such template (two columns): In my case additional panel can contain images.
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Subfigures in Margin note

My codes, \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,openright,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[left=1.5cm,right=1cm,top=3cm,bottom=1.5cm,marginparwidth=5.5cm,marginparsep=1cm,outer=8cm]{geometry} ...
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Align marginpar with top of current paragraph

I am using \usepackage{backref} to create a back reference in my bibliography. That part is working fine. I am now attempting to use \marginpar to have those references show in the margin, like so: ...
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Aligning images in the marginal notes based on a specific paragraph height rule

Friends, I have to put some images in the marginal notes of a text. Unfortunately, I have some issues with the image alignment. Consider this minimum example: \documentclass[oneside]{book} ...
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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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How would you reproduce the Leibniz binary table

I would like to reproduce the original Leibniz binary table (as seen here). The most precise the better...
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How can I create a notes column in a document?

I need a document that has a notes column on the right hand side of each page starting after the contents page. This notes column should have the heading "Notes" , should be 50% of the size of the ...