{todonotes} is a package that helps the user keep track of to-do notes and things to be addressed before the document is complete.

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How to add todo notes?

Is there a simple way to add todo notes to LaTeX documents ? I would like to have these notes in red in the generated pdf and a simple syntax to write them.
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Is there any way to specify a “TO DO” in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm writing my degree thesis in LaTeX and I have some chapters and sections which I didn't write yet. Is there any way to put a tag to specify that there is a TO DO there so I remember to fill it ? ...
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How to hide todo notes without deleting them manually?

I'm using the package todonotes. How can I disable the todo notes for printing my final document? (I know it's possible, but I can't find it and I don't want to (manually) delete all my notes in the ...
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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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todonotes and tikzexternalize

In my document I use todonotes and TikZ/pgfplots. After activating the externalization in TikZ I realized that todonotes are all exported as well (because they are based on TikZ). This behaviour is ...
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How to keep track of necessary changes (“todo”) for a large document?

Working on my Ph.D. thesis I use the fixme package to add notes and comments to my pdflatex document and I have defined several types of notes for easily seeing the difference between "substantial" ...
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Todo note steals space

I'm writing a larger document and I use the todonotes package to add reminders. For some reason, when I add a note, the space after the note's insertion point is removed. Here's minimal example: ...
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How can I use todonotes with beamer?

I'm creating a presentation using beamer and I would like to denote bits that need to be done later using the todonotes package. But there appears to be some conflict between the two packages. I get ...
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Overlapping todonotes

When adding several notes on the same line using todonotes and then one note on the line behind them, its impossible to see which notes belong to which line since the line connecting each textbox to ...
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itemize inside todonote?

I'm using todonotes to make notes on my thesis. I'd like to be able to put some dot-points on a couple of the larger notes, like this: \todo[inline]{ \begin{itemize} \item blah blah blah ...
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Side notes marking multiple lines of text

I am looking for a method to put small side notes next to the text, by simultanously marking the amount of lines to which the note refers. So, something like this: I was trying many methods like ...
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How to use nameref to refer to a section without including the output of any commands in the title of that section?

Background (simplified) I'm using the todonotes package to add todonotes to sections in my documents. I have created a macro to add the todonotes to sections such that they appear alongside the ...
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Conflict between program and todonotes package

I want to add some pseudo-like code to my document using the program package, but when I add the package to my document, I get the following errors. I found out the problem being caused by a conflict ...
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MS Word-style Comments

I'm not a fan of Microsoft Word, but I have missed the ability to comment on papers that I'm working on with friends using comments that appear as little bubbles in the margins. I've managed to ...
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Patching commands to remove surrounding whitespace

I'm using the todonotes package to add little margin notes to my text, however writing Hello\todo{test} World! removes the interword space as is already pointed out in this question. So I tried ...
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Todonotes produces double inline notes instead of single margin note (with classicthesis 3.0)

I am writing my PhD thesis using the classicthesis style/package. Until few days ago I was using TeXLive 2009 from the Ubuntu 11.04 repositories. After I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 I decided to install ...
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Todonotes: group list-of-todos by section

This is a follow up question to group list-of-todos by chapter. egreg's solution works great with classicthesis and scrreprt, and I've been trying to do the same without classicthesis and for ...
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How can I set single spacing in todonotes?

Question How can I \renewcommand{\todo} to give single spacing in the todonotes of an otherwise double spaced document? What I have tried The documentation (p. 11, section 1.8.6) suggests that ...
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How can I make todonotes use all of the margin?

I am using the todonotes package to place notes in the margin. However, the notes it adds use less than 1/3 of the margin, which makes it so only 4-5 characters can fit on a line! It's difficult to ...
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Todonotes: group list-of-todos by chapter

I use the todonotes package extensively to mark and comment my projects. So, for a large project, I have dozens of todo-notes and the list of todos, which I insert at the beginning of a document, ...
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Will todonotes work inside an align environment?

Is it possible to use todonotes inside an align environment, e.g.: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} \usepackage{todonotes} \begin{document} \begin{align} a^2&=b^2+c^2 ...
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todonotes and verbatim

I want to put some comments about actual code into my document, and for that I thought I'd use \verb or \begin{verbatim}, but it turns out that the todonotes package does not like that: ...
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Robust way to mark draft text?

When writing documents, I like to 'mark up' draft/partial text (e.g., short summaries of what will go in a section) so that I can clearly see what needs to be adjusted. I know that things like the ...
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How can I make todo comments when using the multicol package?

I need to use the multicol package and I want to have todo items in the margin. I found the todonotes package which looked very promising: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{todonotes} ...
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Multiple lists of to-do-notes

I use the todonotes package to keep track of stuff that has to be done by various persons. At the moment, I use prefixes and colors to track who is responsible for what. However, I'd rather like to ...
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How can I view all the %TODO comments I have marked using Kile?

In my document I am leaving %TODO comments in order to get back at them at some time. How can I generate a list of them with their relevant information in Kile 2.0?
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list of todos (todonotes) is empty with llncs

I am using todonotes together with Springer's llncs and I noticed that the list of todos created with \listoftodos remains empty, regardless how often I run pdflatex. With other document classes its ...
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Redefine default color of todonotes

I'm using the todonotes package with the article class to take class notes, and using the todos as markers (date, comments and so on) so I don't want to use the bright orange, which steals focus. I ...
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Mark a place “to be done” with todonotes

I'm trying to create a \tbd (To Be Done) macro to add a todonote on a chapter/section/subsection/etc easily with the following properties. to have a useful list of todos with a simple macro call: ...
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Colourful notes - todo list annotations in tables

I've decided that I'm going to make LaTeX notes for all of my lectures next year (I'm doing computer science at university). I want a way to brighten my notes up - make them more exiting to read when ...
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Turn off superscript in todo package

Todo package by default can display todo notes either as a superscript or as a marginpar (the package has appropriate options). Is there a way to display todo notes as normal text (without patching ...
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xspace leaves space in front of comment

I am confused by the behaviour of \xspace in combination with the \todo command. I didn't expect \xspace to leave a space when I cut off all spaces by a comment sign %. Usually this works as expected, ...
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To-do-notes in a separated TeX file

Is it possible to compile a file with the extract package that just includes the \listoftodos (todonotes package) of another file?
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Make text in the margin selectable “columnwise” (marginpar, todonotes)

When including marginpar and/or todonotes marking text in a PDF viewer always selects the body of the text and the note together: Some of us unfortunately have collaborateurs not using LaTeX and ...
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Replacing page number with other counter in listoftodos

I'm using the todonotes package to add notes in my documents. The \listoftodos command adds a ToC for todos. Instead of the page numbers in this ToC, I would like to display another value, for ...
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Using hyperref's autoref function with todonotes messes up reference names

I used \autoref throughout my thesis and when doing corrections and needing to keep track of them using the todonotes package, I noticed that the \autoref function generates wrong labels. To show ...
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Combine todonotes with mdframed to highlight paragraphs and write notes

I am trying to combine todonotes with mdframed to create a unifying command that allows to write todos and and highlight paragraphs at the same time. The syntax is ...
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Package todonotes: How can I change the textcolor?

Consider following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[colorinlistoftodos,prependcaption,textsize=tiny]{todonotes} \presetkeys% {todonotes}% ...
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automatically add additional space for annotations while keeping layout the same

Consider, I've got a document I am asked to review in a way, that I add todonotes/marginnotes with comments. Therefore the usual document margin might be to small. Is there a way to just add ...
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todonotes package causes badboxes

I use the todonotes package in my document and I noticed that every todonote that goes into the margin (so all without the inline option) causes two badboxes and one warning: Overfull \hbox ...
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Is it possible to make todonotes package use margin outside pagetrim for draft notes?

In the memoir manual there is a snippet for making draft notes that uses the entire paper when printing drafts on pages bigger than the trimmed papers. Is it possible to get the more fancy notes of ...
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Hyperlink in \todo[inline]

Do anyone have an idea why I have this two errors when using a \hyperlink{}{} in \todo[inline] ?? 1- Argument of \reserved@a has an extra }. 2- Paragraph ended befor \reserved@a was complete. ...
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To-do-notes in separate TeX File, but without \listoftodo in main doc

I am using the todonotes package and have three requirements, the first two which the MWE already does: Obtain a list of todo notes in a separate auxiliary file. This can easily be obtained via the ...
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Highlight theorem environment using todonotes

I'm trying to highlight theorem-like environment (defined using amsthm) utilizing todonotes. In the preamble I have: \newtheorem{que}{Question} \newcommand*{\question}[1]{% ...
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Using todonotes in math-mode

Is it possible to create notes via the package todonotes in a displayed math environment? Here is a minimal example where it fails: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{todonotes} \begin{document} ...
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todonotes problem with amsbook class

I'm trying to use todonotes with amsbook documentclass. I can add a todo (using \todo{fix this}) to part of the text and I can generate a Todo list for the table of contents using \todototoc, but the ...
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Todonote beside figures/floats

I am facing a very basic problem when working with the todonotes package. How can I place a todonote right beside a figure? I would really appreciate a simple solution such as a modified todo ...
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How to place todonotes in left and right margin?

I want to place todonotes not only on the left or the right margin. I want to use both at the same time, and that the notes should decide by themself where to place. E.g. when the note points to a ...
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Todonotes problem: No line connecting notes to text [duplicate]

When using the todonotes package, all notes are missing correct lines. That is, instead of having a line connecting the note and the text, the line connects to the note itself (with default color you ...
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Latex todonotes package set default to inline

Is it possible to set the default style of todo notes by the latex todonotes package to inline to avoid mentioning inline everytime? I imported the package into my latex document like this: ...