[Tex/LaTex] What does the warning about “moved marginpar” mean


I repeatedly get the LaTeX warning:

LaTeX Warning: Marginpar on page x moved.

What does this mean? Is that a problem? How can I fix the corresponding problem?

Best Answer

Thank you for the answers! I add my own since I found it on the todonotes package author's blog page:


Your problem with the "Marinpar in page x moved" is probably caused by placing several todonotes on one page. If two todonotes (they are in fact marginnotes) are goin to overlap, latex will try to move the todonotes up and down on the page to avoid the overlap. To let the user know that the marginpars have been moved, the warning is issued.

In fact, just deactivating the todonotes packages makes the warning go away. This is fine since those notes are only useful for the draft version.