I like to know it it is possible to use todonotes for something like this:

text text
text text---
text text   |
text text   |-[comment box]
text text   |
text text---
text text

I want a comment box pointing to a start line and an end line (possible both are on different pages). Thank you for help, I'm looking forward to your answers.

best regards, Oli

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! I think you may also want to have a look to the first answer of Highlighting arbitrary chunks of text connected to quotes in margins - Can this be done in TeX/LaTeX? although it is a solution that does not exploit todonotes. Jul 29, 2014 at 13:17
  • Thank you for you idea - It is nice for small snippets. But if you want to point to something distributed over three pages then it looks a bit ugly to highlight everything.
    – Oli
    Jul 29, 2014 at 16:16
  • Then you may want to use other tools. When there is such amount of text to be put in evidence, I think the best solutions are provided by packages tcolorbox and mdframed as they support page breaks. Jul 29, 2014 at 16:23


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