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I am using Fixme with margin notes, but find that I would like to have some sort of marker inline (rather than the full note) to show where the note refers to. If I use the footnote option I get marker I am looking for, but I think that footnotes and margin notes are redundant. Is there a way to denote where the \fxnote exists inline, when using margin notes, without actually turning on the footnote option and having the full note inline? Ideally I would use something like (!) to show where the note is referring to.

What I really want is an \hline that points to the text position, but that's just me dreaming.

Here's an MWE:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[draft]{fixme}
\fxsetface{margin}{\linespread{1}\footnotesize}

\begin{document}

Hello \fxnote{haha}world 

\end{document}
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How about todonotes?

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[textsize=footnotesize]{todonotes}

\begin{document}

Hello \todo{haha and hehe and hihi}world

\end{document}

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Almost everything like colours, font size, etc can be customized and you can get a list of todos too. For details texdoc todonotes from terminal.

To toggle them off, put disable option:

\usepackage[textsize=footnotesize,disable]{todonotes}

Or put draft in \documentclass[11pt,draft]{article} and pass

\usepackage[textsize=footnotesize,obeyDraft]{todonotes}

Similarly there is obeyFinal. A screen shot from the manual:

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  • Hazaa! A dream come true. Thanks. It would be nice if I can just toggle them on and off the same way fixme uses the draft and final arguments. A workaround I came up with that works is to comment out the package todo package and uncomment a temporary redefinition of the \todo using \newcommand{\todo}[1]{} to essentially ignore the notes. – mammoth Nov 13 '14 at 6:35
  • @mammoth Please see the update. – user11232 Nov 13 '14 at 6:57
  • That works great! Thanks! I was reviewing the manual, but unable to find the appropriate usage of draft. I used the documentclass obeyDraft combination to get the desired result. – mammoth Nov 13 '14 at 7:05

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