Marginalia with Flare?

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Marginalia with Flare?

Postby autocart on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:37 am

Hi all,

Can I publish my pdf with marginalia infos using Flare without add-ons?

Regards, S.

UPDATE: I meanwhile realized that the "marginalia" ( are also called "margin notes".
I found two threads here (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19456#p101902 and viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19301) which I am in the middle of reading at the time of writing this, but if someone has a working solution, please don't hold back, thx very much!
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Re: Marginalia with Flare?

Postby lorynj on Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:07 pm


Yes, I have designed a system using page layout, spans and float-left styling that allows for marginalia. You can see my current solution by clicking on the images below.

The output

Document with Marginalia.jpg

The editing environment

My technique is to use spans. One limitation with spans is that I can't apply emphasis to my margin notes. I haven't experimented to see whether divs could be used in place of spans. If it can be, then that may overcome the issue with in-margin emphasis.

Text Editor.jpg

The stylesheet

This is the engine.


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