I want to add comments to a manuscript and refer to the line number I am commenting about. Is it possible to do that?

I am using the standard article class, package lineno for numbering the lines and package todonotes to add notes and create a list of "todos" (\listoftodos). Solutions involving other packages are also accepted.

  • Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that is a compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – CarLaTeX
    Mar 9 '17 at 20:29
  • @CarLaTeX Thank you! Next time I will add a MWE.
    – toliveira
    Mar 9 '17 at 22:50

Directly from package lineno documentation, p. 12:

lineno.sty allows to refer to a line number with \ref{<label>}. The label is set by \linelabel{<label>}, anywhere in a paragraph that gets line numbers.

Here is an example:

\usepackage{mwe}% just for testing purpose



\blindtext % this command only print some casual text

Labelled line.\linelabel{lne:label1}\todo{This is a todonote at line \lineref{lne:label1}.}


Another labelled line.\linelabel{lne:label2}\todo{This is another todonote at line \lineref{lne:label2}.}



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