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Sidenotes
Guide for using sidenotes on Wikisource.

Sidenotes in the Page namespaceEdit

For a book with sidenotes, each page in the Page namespace that has sidenotes should have {{sidenotes begin}} in the header and {{sidenotes end}} in the footer. The easiest way to achieve this is to add these templates to the default header and footer in the Index page.

In a physical book, sidenotes are printed on the outside edge of a page. This should be copied in the Page namespace, by using the templates {{outside L}} for sidenotes on the left and {{outside RL}} for sidenotes on the right. Alternatively use {{left sidenote}} for sidenotes on the left and {{right sidenote}} for sidenotes on the right.

Sidenotes in the main namespaceEdit

The following table details what sidenotes will look like in the main namespace in each of the dynamic layouts.

outside templates sidenote templates
Layout 1
(default)
display beyond the left margin display in a box in the left hand side of the text
Layout 2 left justified in the left margin right justified in the left margin
Layout 3 display beyond the left margin left justified in a grey box in the right margin

If using the "outside" templates, you will need to add {{default layout|Layout 2}} to each main-namespace page containing sidenotes in order for them to display correctly.

If using the "sidenote" templates, you can choose the layout you prefer.

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