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{marginpar} is a command that adds content to the margin of documents.

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Multiple \marginnote commands on the same line in math environment

If multiple \marginnote commands are triggered on the same line, by default they are typeset on top of one another, making them unreadable. I would like them to stack vertically, which is the default ...
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Margin notes on both left and right?

I've been trying to put margin notes in both the left and the right margins at the same time. My attempts have gone something like: Lorem{\reversemarginpar\marginpar{Left}} ipsum {\normalmarginpar\...
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Send (and stack) \marginpar to the top or the bottom of the page

I'm looking to define something like \topmarginpar{<text>}, which would essentially create a \marginpar{<text>} and align its top with the top of the current page. I would also like ...
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Marginnote on left side only, using document class book with twoside

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 ...
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Notes overflowing from marginpar to footer

In this document, from page 12 and following, the notes from the marginpar are overflowing in the footer of each page. How can this be achieved in LaTeX? ConTeXT/LuaTeX based solutions are welcome, ...
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Source Code Margin Comments

In the paper "Beautiful Code Compelling Evidence", by J.R. Heard -- Code is formated in a particular way which includes margin comments. I am looking for a way to do this as I think it is a very clear ...
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Tweak showlabels/showkeys - wrap the label

Can showlabels wrap the label in the margin? A very similar question is showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar, but the solution of @DavidCarlisle does not solve the more general case. Consider the ...
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Making marginnote to appear either side of twocolumn, twoside document

I have the following MWE in which the \marginnote need to appear at correct margin. For example the margin notes one, two, three and four need to appear on left margin of first page. In the second ...
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Brace and text in side margin

Within a text, I would like to emphasize one or two paragraphs by placing a curly brace in the left side margin, and next to it some short text vertically centred around the brace's centre. The ...
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How to make sure the images properly float on the marginpar?

I want to create a problem booklet consisting of some questions and images on the marginpar. How to make sure the images properly float on the marginpar? If you carefully see the left image below, ...
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How to correctly change the side that marginpar appears per case?

I'm trying to use marginpar and todonotes to make comments in a latex file as to ease the collaboration. The margins are just quick todo notes and fixes and I don't want to hardcode the position of ...
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Margin notes, multicols, tikz overlay

As seen on page 200 of pgf manual is there a way to put notes in the margin but on the same level as the place it is called ? One can deal with the right-left positionning with the help of this ...
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Margin notes with a pointing arrow that are automatically vertically adjusted

I am trying to emulate margin notes as they are in my (favourite) macroeconomics textbook. The crucial thing here is that the little arrow points to the line where the margin note is set. I have ...
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Align marginpar with beginning of paragraph

Is there a way to align a marginpar with the beginning of a paragraph, without cluttering the text of the paragraph? If I do the following, the marginpar lines up with the last line of the first ...
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\raggedouter to typeset marginal text in twoside book

We used the following code fragment using the changepage package: \newcommand{\raggedouter}{% \checkoddpage% \ifoddpage% \RaggedRight% \else% \RaggedLeft% \...
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Margin floats and hyperlinks

I read Margin Figures/captions and the answers within. I have stripped the definition of the marginfloats from the tufte documentclass into the MWE below. Can the definition of \@tufte@margin@...
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Margin notes in a multicolumn environment

I have been typesetting a two-columned book where I sometimes need to put a mark in the margin to say, that particular line might need special attention. (The book is actually a psalter - for chanting....
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\marginpar start at top of page

I am trying to build a minitoc in a marginpar. It can span several pages. Everything is fine while there is no figures on the top of the page. I need the contents to start from the top of typing area ...
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mix marginnotes with marginpars without overlap

We are trying to put the figure caption as well as the footnotes in the margin and got very good results with the tufte-latex package. However, we have to manually adjust the offset of each sidenote ...
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marginnote always on right side of the page

My documentclass is book, so I've got an even and odd sides. I like that the equation number are always aligned on the right side - independent of the page (even/odd). I started using marginnotes. I ...
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Marginpar appearing on the wrong side (using memoir)

The subject line pretty much says it all: some marginal notes (beginning of the second page) do not appear on the correct side. (The question is: how can I fix this automatically?) Below is a MWE that ...
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Adding something automatically to every paragraph in an environment

I'd like to know if it's possible to have something added automatically to any paragraph in a given environment. I use LaTeX mostly for doing fill-in-the-blank worksheets at the school where I work. ...
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Objective: To separate text column from figures column in every page

I don't know if this has been asked before. But so far nothing has come up with my search. In some books, the figures are placed at the outer side of the page like in the picture below. Is this ...
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How do I get the margin note to appear on the left?

I'm trying to make a left-sided margin note. As per the LaTeX wiki, I tried using \reversemarginpar but that didn't solve anything--it didn't make a margin note at all. I also tried \marginpar[left ...
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\marginpar and \begin{align}

I want to use \marginpar directly beside a formula within a \begin{align} statement. I tried: \begin{align} E^2 \end{align} \marginpar{Not correct} but the 'Not correct' statement is written ...
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Margin note automatic concatenation

I'm trying to use \marginpar to annotate the line where a piece of data occurs in the text. That means, I want them in the precise line where they are declared, there will frequently be more than one ...
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showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar

I use the showlabels package to highlight labels, references and citations. It appears that, by default, showlabels cannot wrap the keys in the marginpar. If I have a series of citations in one line, ...
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How to print keywords into margin?

Many documentations and textbooks print essential keywords of a paragraph into the margin. Is there any package for this? Of course it wouldn't be all too complicated to define a custom command based ...
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Dummy text inside the marginal note doesn't continue to next pages

This is my little MWE, \documentclass{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ includemp, % or include something else? paper=a4paper, marginparwidth=...
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How can I put real notes in the margin?

I'm looking to write a fictional description/discussion by a 'scholar' of an alien race for an RPG, but I can see this being handy elsewhere. I'd like to put his 'notes' in the margins of some text ...
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“Q” and “A” in margin - out of alignment

I have defined a command for a letter in the margin as follows (using marginnote because marginpar did not work at all): \newcommand{\sideletter}[1]{\marginnote{\Huge\bf\sffamily\color{orange} #1}} ...
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How can I get todonotes in the left margin

I want to use the package todonotes. Standard, the package prints the todo's in the right margin, while I want to have them in the left margin. Funny is, that in the manual itself they are placed in ...
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How to create twoside book with oneside margin?

I want to make a twoside book with oneside margin such: odd pages: even pages: full header, with margin figure(or table): I used tufte-book class, but cannot set margins as i need. It's margins is ...
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Visualize index entries in the text?

When I ad an index entry using \index with all the options available for the "format" and "see", and cross-reference, I'd like to see at the place where I make the index entry how this specific entry ...
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Position margin notes relative to left margin in plain TeX

I want to add margin notes in the Tufte style to my Plain TeX document. (I'm using eplain, if that matters.) I know that if I were using LaTeX I could just use tufte-latex, but as a thorough ...
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How to make all figures float on the outer margins of two-side document?

I want to make a double-sided problem booklet that contains several questions. Each question has a distinct number and may have zero or more figures. Each figure has a caption and floats on the outer ...
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Why does the \marginpar not appear on the left page?

I am working on a book right now and the margin notes are not appearing on the left-side pages. I tried using mparhack but it made no difference. Is my geometry, fancy style or another package ...
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Automatic hyphenation in margin notes

I build a document with notes (like footnotes) on margins. I found help on LaTeX community and now my preamble looks like that: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{marginnote} \renewcommand*{\...
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Different \marginparsep for odd and even pages?

What is the most robust way of increase the effective \marginparsep on even pages only? I have been playing with outdented lists, section heads etc. which leads to an issue with margin notes: I need ...
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How can I add margin notes on inner side of a page in two sides mode?

How can I add margin notes on inner side of a page only for even pages in two sides mode?
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Changing the baselineskip in marginpar

I’m adding explanations for definitions in the margin paragraph. I have a macro which looks as follows (simplified): \newcommand*\define[2]{% \marginpar{{\sffamily\footnotesize\textbf{#1}: #2}}} ...
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Redefine marginpar with \renewcommand

So I was trying to modify the default marginpar command by making the margin text appear in italic. Now the following alone didn't work: \renewcommand{\marginpar}[1]{\marginpar{\textit{#1}}} Which ...
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Implementing marginfigure

sorry for the absolutely beginner question here. I've been looking at the tufte-latex class, specifically the tufte sample book. It makes use of marginfigures, which I believe are provided by the ...
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Suppress the log file lines written by a specific package?

The marginfix package is incredibly verbose in what it writes to the log file. For example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{marginfix} \listfiles \begin{document} Here is some text\marginpar{This ...
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Breaking a marginpar over a pagebreak

Is there a way to do this in LaTeX 3? I looked at marginpar and orphans, and I am not sure that it addresses my question, but I belive it states that this is not possible in LaTeX 2e. This is most ...
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First paragraph indented after section title in margin

How do you keep the first paragraph from being indented, even when indentation is off, when using section titles in the margin? I'm pretty new to LaTeX, but I thought I was getting pretty good at it, ...
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how can i make the marginpar note have a number like footnote command does

how can i make the marginpar note have a number like footnote command does? just like this picture show,
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Memoir footnotes in margin with ragged2e

I would like to set up memoir so that when I use \footnote{foo}, foo is displayed in the margin with the proper label and preferably break over pages. There is an option \footnotesinmargin which ...
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Add vertical line margin-aligned from a given point through subsequent pages

Using the memoir package, I would like to have a vertical line on my margin like this: Some leading content ... vertical space ... ---------------------------------- XYZ | Content A | ...
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Side notes marking multiple lines of text

I am looking for a method to put small side notes next to the text, by simultanously marking the amount of lines to which the note refers. So, something like this: I was trying many methods like ...