# How to manage large sidenotes in tufte-handout class?

Well I was working in a part of a book for a lesson, but I want to translate it into a tufte class. But my problem is that the document contents a lot of notes. Few of them are very close and are very large. When I compose it with the \footnotecommand I have no problems for spread the text in the necessary pages until finish the note.

As we know all the \footnotesare converted in \sidenotes in the Tufte classes. So, when that notes are converted I have troubles of a clash between two of then if they are large, but the worst is that few of them don't appear in the page neither in the next one. So, is there a way to compose correctly large notes in a tufte class document?

A MWE:

\PassOptionsToPackage{usenames,dvipsnames,table}{xcolor}
\documentclass[twoside]{tufte-handout}
\usepackage{etex}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenx}
\usepackage[spanish,activeacute,mexico]{babel}
\usepackage[english=british,french=quotes,german=quotes,spanish=mexican]{csquotes}

%\usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage[per-mode=symbol]{siunitx}
\sisetup{
%output-decimal-marker = {,},
detect-weight= true,
range-units = brackets,
list-final-separator = { \translate{and} },
list-pair-separator = { \translate{and} },
range-phrase = { \translate{to (numerical range)} },
}

\setlength\marginparpush{14pt}
\morefloats
\clubpenalty=10000
\widowpenalty=10000

\parskip0.4\baselineskip

\author{Karl Marx}
\date{\today}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\tableofcontents

\bigskip

\section{Introducción de Friedrich Engels a la edición de 1891}

\end{document}


Well I put the part of my document that causes the issues I've mentioned before. As you can see the footnotes are many and large.

• Your example does not compile on my computer. Also, if you do not change the page layout to fit all the material, I do not see how ´tufte-latex´ or any other class can make it work. – Andy May 7 '14 at 7:07
• Sorry, I added an extra } and forgot a couple of options. Try again. – Aradnix May 7 '14 at 7:31
• Your example doesn't compile because it has an extra } in "Hungría, en} 1849" and, once solved this, it still has too many unprocessed floats. Please, take a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/63167/… – Ignasi May 7 '14 at 7:45
• Yes, was a mistake when I was pasting the code. But now it's ok, and you can compile it and see the sidenotes and the problem. – Aradnix May 7 '14 at 7:54

With \usepackage{marginfix} you'll get

• +1 But really this is a document design problem and @aradnix should reconsider the design, or the text, or both: tufte assumes reasonably brief sidenotes: there is a fixed amount of space for them, and all the advantages of the class for the reader are lost in this case. If there must be a worm of text crawling over a mountain of notes, better to use footnotes, surely. – Paul Stanley May 7 '14 at 10:28
• @PaulStanley: Completely agree with you. – Ignasi May 7 '14 at 10:34
• Well my text is not so brief, in fact I have more paragraphs, and more notes, but not so large. This paragraph I put in the MWE in fact with that 3 large notes is the only one in the text that give me troubles. So, perhaps tuftecould be a not so bad idea. Thanks. Now this package will be part of my favourites. – Aradnix May 8 '14 at 6:10