# How to include page numbers in tufte-book citations?

Using the tufte-latex package, the tufte-book class replaces the page argument from the cite command with a positioning argument, therefore impariring the possibility of citing pages. Is there a way to go around it an keep citing with pages?

The normal way of using tufte-book without pages is like this:

tufte-mwe.tex :

\documentclass{tufte-book}
\begin{document}
A citation\cite{Tufte2001}.
\bibliography{tufte-mwe}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\end{document}


tufte-mwe.bib:

@BOOK{Tufte2001,
author = {Edward R. Tufte},
title = {The Visual Display of Quantitative Information},
publisher = {Graphics Press},
year = {2001},
isbn = {0-9613921-4-2}
}


Produces this:

But using cite to insert page numbers like this:

\documentclass{tufte-book}
\begin{document}
A citation\cite[p.50]{Tufte2001}.
\bibliography{tufte-mwe}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\end{document}


Doesn't work and produces this:

This is because the tufte-book class expects a measure of position and not a page number (to append to the citation) as an argument.

Thanks.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Oct 9 '14 at 21:45
• I don't know how it works in natbib but I think you can add the pages field in your reference, and then maybe they'll appear in your citation. – Aradnix Oct 10 '14 at 2:28