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I've pieced together a class for my preferred format of Cornell notes, and it allows for floating a summary to the bottom of a page. But, it requires manually choosing the page that will host the summary.

Ideally, I'd specify a command such that all the arguments are positioned on the same page, with the third argument appearing in the summary box at bottom. For example:

\note
 {This heading should appear to the left...}
 {...of this paragraph in the main text.}
 {This should be concatenated with other third arguments and positioned at page bottom.}

Put another way, it's a bit like leaving the enumeration off of footnotes, and stringing them into a paragraph.

How can one create commands that position notes at page bottom, subject to the constraint that each note shows on the same page as some other associated element?

  • Even footnotes aren't guaranteed to fit on the same page. You can create a new float type using the float package. You might need to increase \bottomfraction if you intend large notes. – John Kormylo Nov 4 '15 at 4:42
  • Thanks @JohnKormylo, I'll look into the float package. Long notes isn't a concern—the summary should be limited to a sentence per body paragraph at most. I'll reading this, thoroughly and give it a go. Thanks! – Sean Easter Nov 4 '15 at 14:02

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