[texhax] Placing data in margin

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sun Aug 4 03:38:07 CEST 2013


> What's wrong with Phil's suggestion?


> It doesn't depend on external programs.  Your suggestion depends on
> PostScript for no apparent reason.

The package is part of the standard LaTeX distribution, so it doesn't
require installation.  pstricks has some other properties - one could
draw a circle around the text, for example, that make it more
powerful.  I suppose if one wanted to avoid PostScript to be able to
use pdflatex, then it would not be a solution.

By the way, why does pdflatex prevent one from reading in postscript? 



  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
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