[NTG-context] lmtx update

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 18:20:45 CEST 2020

> On 1 Aug 2020, at 16:17, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 8/1/2020 3:20 PM, Otared Kavian wrote:
>>> On 31 Jul 2020, at 10:32, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> […]
>>> Other work in progress is: better columns in itemize, esp proper footnote support (not that I ever need that but I know users do so ...), experiments work ok, but I need to check spacing. In general, footnotes (will) behave a bit better, especially those used nested in other mechanisms. A side effect of more control is that we can do other tricks too and we're playing with it (kind of fun).
>> Hi Hans,
>> Thanks for your explanations.
>> Regarding footnotes, would it be possible to have a built-in support for writing the footnotes in the margin? (For instance, assuming that the layout is such that for instance the right margin takes 1/3 of the page width, then the footnotes would occupy the right margin, beginning at the top).
> It depends on what you want. This works ok:
> […]

Hi Hans,

That's great! Thanks a lot!
I have two questions in order to adapt what you sent to my case.
I played a bit with your second solution, as in:

%%%%%%% begin sidenote-Hans.tex

	[] [{\directsetup{notabene}}]

\startsetups notabene
		\setbox\scratchbox\vsplit \MyNoteOverflow to \scratchdimen

\startsetups notaflush
	\doloop {
		\null \page


	test \endnote{\input ward }\input tufte.tex \par
	test \endnote{This is a note about Ward, who says: \par \input ward.tex} \input ward.tex \par
	test \endnote{This is a note about Donald Knuth.} \input knuth.tex \par
This is a last note. \endnote{This last note is here to see what happens in the next page\dots\par \input knuth.tex}
\par \input knuth.tex
%%%%%%% end sidenote-Hans.tex

The first question is why did you define a setups called notaflush, and why your example works fine without using it ?

The second question is: the side notes are vertically centered in the margin (one can see this when the notes do not cover all the margin), which is fine for me. But, out of curiosity, what can be changed in the setups notabene in order to have the notes to begin at the top of the margin ?
(When a note runs into the next page, as in the last note, then it would be nicer to begin on top of the margin).

Thanks again: Otared K.

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