[OS X TeX] several \marginpar per page

Sergei Mariev serguei.mariev at campus.lmu.de
Wed Jul 6 20:30:02 CEST 2005


Thanks everybody for suggestions! I think for my purposes the sidebar 
environment is what I am going to use (I have not used the memoir 
class before, but I think I will manage my marginal notes this way.) 
Ideally, I would wish a way to put information on the margin as a 
continuation (i.e. at the same hight) of the line where this commmand 
is evoked, adding more lines (i.e. going down) like a parbox 
expanding down. I would retain all the functionality of the 
\marginpar, but prevent it (from being a float) i.e. from moving 
freely up and down the page, by fixing the point at the same level on 
the page where the line ends where the command is evoked...

>Hi Sergei,
>
>On 06/07/2005, at 2:54 AM, William F. Adams wrote:
>
>>On Jul 5, 2005, at 7:25 AM, Sergei Mariev wrote:
>>
>>>I am working on a text where I need to have several marginal notes 
>>>on each page. On top of that, the text does not suppose to have 
>>>any paragraphs for over 100 pages. Since the command \marginpar 
>>>produces a float and only a limited number of floats is allowed 
>>>per page (? or per paragraph?) I am getting the message "Floats 
>>>lost...".  I am wondering, is there a way of having more floats on 
>>>one page without inserting a new paragraph? (I need on average 7 
>>>to 11 \marginpar per page).
>
>I find the prospect of 100 pages without the concept of a paragraph
>rather hard to handle, and so does TeX.
>It is the \par (implicitly called with a blank line) that allows the
>internals of TeX to look for how to arrange things on the page.
>
>Even with lots of paragraphs, in my experience it's hard to get lots
>of \marginpar s to fall onto the correct pages. I have some documents
>which use pop-up photographs that occur in the margins. Maybe 10+
>per page. Invariably there are some which float to the next page ...
>
>>>Are there any packages that deal with that problem? Is it possible 
>>>to place some text on a margin without making it a float? Any 
>>>other approaches?
>>>
>>
>>\usepackage{morefloats}
>
>    ... this may help --- dunno, since I've not tried it.
>
>>
>>If that doesn't work, you'll have to re-write the output routine or 
>>wait for LaTeX3 belike, unless you can use Peter Wilson's Memoir 
>>documentclass and his sidebar environment will work for you.
>
>A completely different way to do the margin/sidebar may indeed be what
>is needed. The question then is how the information appearing there
>is to relate to the main text in the body of the page.
>
>
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>     Ross
>
>>
>>William
>>
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