# [NTG-context] Position margin text block near previous paragraph

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jul 26 23:47:25 CEST 2005

```Elena Fraboschi wrote:

>Just a quick comment, since I cannot try anything in LiveContext right
>at this time:
>
>What you want is the equivalent of LaTeX's \marginpar , which is really
>a \vtop whose beginning coincides with the beginning of the paragraph
>being \note[d].
>
>I am thinking that this would be a good test case for Brooks Moses'
>LaTeX-to-ConTeXt set of macros.  I will experiment with it tonight
>unless someone beats me to the punch :-)  Best, elena
>
>
\setuplayout[backspace=4cm,margin=3cm,margindistance=.5cm]

\starttext

\inmargin{Is this a margin par or not?} \input tufte

\stoptext

context (always had|has) quite extensive support for margin stuff; quite configurable, left, right, inner, outer, stacked etc stuff

Hans

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