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Sidenotes
Guide for using sidenotes on Wikisource.

Sidenotes in the Page namespace[edit]

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 {{RL sidenote}} for sidenotes on the right.

Sidenotes in the main namespace[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

Help:Layout