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comment Memoir footnotes in margin with ragged2e
@jon Also \marginpar and \sidepar as far as I am aware. You can see my solution resorting to the use of two different functions and some additional tweaks below. If you produce anything better, I will gladly accept it. You are probably right that there is a reason for this mess, although I remain oblivious to the technical background that makes the implementation of such functionality so difficult.
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comment Memoir footnotes in margin with ragged2e
@jon Are you familiar with \sidefootnote from memoir? It is aligned to bottom and breaks over pages, so perhaps I could use a combination of two: a) \footnote with \footnotesinmargin for short notes horizontally aligned with the text, and b) \sidefootnote for long notes that need to be broken across pages. The problem is that the latter is not aligned to the text on even pages. Could you suggest such a solution, please?
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comment Memoir footnotes in margin with ragged2e
@Alexander I think you misunderstood my objective. I have just compiled your example and the problem still persists. The margin note in the picture should be aligned to the right. s2.postimg.org/r5s4uax8p/test.png I have already tried manipulating \foottextfont and none of my approaches worked. The documentation says nil.
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comment What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX?
Thanks, it is perhaps the best that can be said. I am worried about the user base, though, since most students I know (many of them brainy, with huge potential) use LaTeX because they have to (the supervisor said so) and ditch it as soon as the thesis or dissertation is done. Hopefully there will be breakthroughs in user-friendliness as well. :-)
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revised What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX?
The cheers were premature. See the last paragraph.
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comment What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX?
@JosephWright Excellent, thank you. I agree it could still be correct, but the development of microtype for XeTeX seems to have been stagnating for a year and I would like to know whether it is technical difficulties or possibly lack of time and/or motivation that is preventing the developers from implementing important features that are already available to LaTeX. Should it be the latter, I shall cross it off my list.