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AlexanderNY
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### Latex: Definitions on the left of the page?

Back in my grad-school days, I used LaTeX 2.09 to create summaries of the
topics we studied.

A simple example can be found in the attachment.

I used to have a custom environment which allowed things like Definitions
to be placed on the left of the page. Unfortunately, I forgot how to do this.

Any ideas?

Regards,

AlexanderNY
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cgnieder
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Hi Alexander,

Welcome to the LaTeX community!

AlexanderNY wrote:Back in my grad-school days, I used LaTeX 2.09 to create summaries of the
topics we studied.

So it's been a while? LaTeX2.09 has been superseded by LaTeX2e about twenty years ago...

AlexanderNY wrote:A simple example can be found in the attachment.

I used to have a custom environment which allowed things like Definitions
to be placed on the left of the page. Unfortunately, I forgot how to do this.

Any ideas?

Regards,

AlexanderNY

Since I've never used 2.09 I'll show an example of how to do this with 2e:


Regards
Clemens
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