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* Formatting content in a footnote for ox-tufte
@ 2021-06-02 16:22 Galaxy Being
  2021-06-03 18:35 ` Galaxy Being
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I'm using the org tufte <https://github.com/dakrone/ox-tufte> ox-tufte and
started tweaking the underlying tufte.css
<https://edwardtufte.github.io/tufte-css/>to my needs. It's really meant
for org html export, not like the more elaborate org-to-latex Tufte
formatting from org mode luminary Thomas Dye. As such, it gives you the
Tufte look-and-feel with fonts and the famed sidenote/margin note feature
-- all for just making a footnote (that appears beside its link in the text
rather than the usual at the bottom of the page). The margin note
capability is gnarlier in that it is just a link in the main text that then
appears to the right of the main text

[[mn:1][Here is some text that will appear as a side column block]][[mn:2][And
putting one right after the first one makes it look like a new paragraph]]

Obviously, this is a limiting factor on how elaborate and expressive these
side columns can be, especially the margin note which has your content
inside the link. However, the sidenote as a redirected footnote isn't too
bad. Still, I'd like to be able to fully format what goes into a footnote
without jumping through a lot of hoops. Here's an example of one footnote
as sidenote that comes out looking okay despite the kludginess

[fn:1] Star chart for.... \\
file:./images//Celestial_map_Hyi.png \\
Just text for a few lines of text that is just meant as filler, not
anything important. Just here to show how text looks in a
sidenote. Cool, I think this is enough.\\
~foldr :: (a → b → b) → b → [a] → b~ \\
~foldr f e [ ] = e~\\
~foldr f e (x : xs) = f x (foldr f e xs)~ \\
v = \frac{x}{t}
and Octave training]]

For one, I couldn't get any sort of normal org block formatting (e.g.,
#+BEGIN_example...) for the code snippet to be recognized. Is there any
sort of "normal" content formatting for org footnotes? Obviously, the worst
is the margin note [[mn:... situation. That simply needs to be redone. But
a margin note differs from a sidenote only because the margin note is not
numbered. I tried the org-footnote-auto-label set to confirm, but it always
reverts back to plain numbering.

Any ideas for improvement appreciated. This would be a really good-looking
org html export option if it was bit more user-friendly.

Lawrence Bottorff
Grand Marais, MN, USA

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