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Some books contain boxes with additional advice, tips or questions which have a signaling symbol on the left (like a question mark, an exclamation mark, a light bulb etc.). Is there a package which offers something like this?

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  • tcolorbox, with some additional efforts, as well as mdframed – user31729 Apr 6 '16 at 19:48
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    The \marginpar macro, part of standard LaTeX, can be made quite flexible at placing notifications in the margin. Here's an example of how I have used it: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/101553/… – Steven B. Segletes Apr 6 '16 at 19:52

Here's a version with the powerful tcolorbox and using an underlay, drawing the symbol left of the box -- I chose the bombe symbol from bclogo package, but basically anything can be placed there.



  enhanced jigsaw,
  sharp corners,
    \path[draw=none] (interior.south west) rectangle node[white]{\bcbombe} ([xshift=-10mm]interior.north west);




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