I'm trying to use marginnote on document class book with twoside, but I can't see to get the margin notes strictly on the left. I don't want to be putting \reversemarginpar on all the odd pages. Can someone help me or direct me to help please.


You can use the etoolbox package to patch the \@mn@margintest command to set \if@tempswa to be always true and then issue a global \reversemarginpar:




\lipsum[1]\marginnote{test test test test test}
\lipsum[1-2]\marginnote{test test test test test}
\lipsum[1-2]\marginnote{test test test test test}
\lipsum[1-2]\marginnote{test test test test test}
\lipsum[1-2]\marginnote{test test test test test}


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  • Gonzalo Medina, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works perfect! – jorge aldana Sep 22 '12 at 18:36
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    If you want it on the right instead, leave off the \reversemarginpar in Gonzalo's answer. I'm mentioning this because it took me a bit to figure it out. Also it is much simpler than Gonzalo's answer to the same problem here. (This should be a comment, but I don't have have enough reputation.) – Jason Rute Apr 21 '13 at 4:10
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    This solution has recently stopped working with an updated version of marginnote I think... – Bart Snapp Sep 7 '18 at 15:46

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