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Is it possible to set the default style of todo notes by the latex todonotes package to inline to avoid mentioning inline everytime?

I imported the package into my latex document like this:

\usepackage[colorinlistoftodos,prependcaption,textsize=tiny]{todonotes}

and used it in the document like this:

\todo[inline]{New TODO comment}
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    The following, \let\svtodo\todo\renewcommand\todo[1]{\svtodo[inline]{#1}}, will allow you to do it by redefining the existing macro, but will not allow for any optional arguments. Dec 24, 2014 at 13:20
  • \newcommand{\todoin}[2][]{\todo[inline,#1]{#2}}. Similar to Johannes_B solution but with optional arguments. More o less similar example is shown in todonotes documentation, page 15.
    – Ignasi
    Dec 24, 2014 at 13:31
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    \setuptodonotes{inline} in my preamble does it for me.
    – Hotschke
    May 1, 2019 at 11:26

3 Answers 3

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Patching it into the original code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage[colorinlistoftodos,prependcaption,textsize=tiny]{todonotes}
\usepackage{regexpatch}
%\tracingxpatches%for debugging
\makeatletter
\xpatchcmd{\@todo}{\setkeys{todonotes}{#1}}{\setkeys{todonotes}{inline,#1}}{}{}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\blindtext\todo{This should be inline}
\blindtext\todo[color=blue!20!white]{Is this blue?}
\end{document}

michaTodoDefault

Advantage: You can still use any optional argument.

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  • Thanks for this quick response. You solved my problem. This will save me a lot of typing in future.
    – micha
    Dec 24, 2014 at 13:38
  • How do I use a non-inline todo once I have changed the default?
    – AnnanFay
    Nov 24, 2017 at 12:46
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You can add more keys to the preset list:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[colorinlistoftodos,prependcaption,textsize=tiny]{todonotes}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\presetkeys%
    {todonotes}%
    {inline,backgroundcolor=yellow}{}
\begin{document}
\blindtext\todo{This should be inline}
\blindtext\todo[color=blue!20!white]{Is this blue?}
\end{document}
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    To simplify this answer, add one line after the usepackage: \presetkeys{todonotes}{inline}{}. Works well for me.
    – Liam
    Oct 8, 2017 at 19:55
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In newer versions of todonotes you can use \setuptodonotes to set default options.

Sample output

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{todonotes}
\setuptodonotes{inline}

\begin{document}

Some text.\todo{Improve text.}

\end{document}

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