I have the same problem as presented in this question : How to include page numbers in tufte-book citations?

Unfortunatly, the person who asked the question found the solution without publishing the answer. Who can specify the elements to add in the MWE:

tufte-mwe.tex :

A citation\cite[p.50]{Tufte2001}. 


author = {Edward R. Tufte},
title = {The Visual Display of Quantitative Information},
publisher = {Graphics Press},
year = {2001},
address = {Cheshire, Connecticut},
isbn = {0-9613921-4-2}

as this code produces bad result as follow, instead of specifying the page of the reference in the sidenote :

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I found a solution :

\usepackage[french]{babel}%.................. Language setup
\usepackage[style=authortitle-icomp]{biblatex}% It is possible to change the style, see http://ctan.tetaneutral.net/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/doc/biblatex.pdf
A citation\footcite[50]{Tufte2001}.
  • With biblatex you should not (need to) add the p. bit to the page number. \cite[50]{Tufte2001} or \cite[50-52]{Tufte2001} is enough. biblatex will automatically add "p."/"pp." (or a localised version if you write in a language other than English and load babel) as appropriate.
    – moewe
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 9:14
  • In that case \cite[50]{Tufte2001} should definitely be enough to get "p. 50" in the output.
    – moewe
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 9:29
  • is the [htt] option of the hyphenat package necessary when using this solution? Why are you using the [htt] option?
    – Steven
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 8:00
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    @Steven You're right, the [htt] option of the hyphenat package seems useless. I had to copy the solution from an answer found elsewhere (I don't know what this option is for...I'm not a developer).
    – Phil8544
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 10:07
  • @Phil8544 compiling the MWE here does not include the page number at all in the citation as far as i can tell. what is it supposed to look like? Commented Oct 3, 2023 at 23:45

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