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Conditional Commenting in LaTeX

In my Ph.D. thesis are quite a lot of comments/reminders for myself. I defined two commands for this, one for a red footnote and one for red bold text. But if someone else is to read parts of the document, he shouldn’t necessarily see all my comments, so I was searching for a method to suppress all comments with a single flag. I found the package ifthen and it’s exactly what I was looking for. If you need to use comments for yourself in a document you’re writing, consider using the following:

\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{color}
...
\newboolean{showComments}
% If set to true, comments will be inserted, otherwise ignored
\setboolean{showComments}{true}
...
% Internal command
\newcommand{\todocmd}[1]{{\bf\textcolor{red}{#1}}}
 
% use \todo{text} for a comment within your page/section
\newcommand{\todo}[1]{\ifthenelse {\boolean{showComments}} {\todocmd{#1}} {}}
 
% use todof{text} for a footnote
\newcommand{\todof}[1]{\ifthenelse {\boolean{showComments}} {\footnote{\todocmd{#1}}} {}}
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  1. Titus
    May 14th, 2009 at 15:37 | #1

    I think there are some “\” backslashes missing. I will figure it out where to put them

  2. May 14th, 2009 at 15:43 | #2

    Thanks for the hint! I will test it myself again (with time), if you see any problems, please do tell.

  3. Titus
    May 14th, 2009 at 15:57 | #3

    I tried

    \usepackage{ifthen}
    \newboolean{showComments}
    % If set to true, comments will be inserted, otherwise ignored
    \setboolean{showComments}{true}
    % Internal command
    \newcommand{\todocmd}[1]{{\bftextcolor{red}{#1}}}
    % use todo{text} for a comment within your page/section
    \newcommand{\todo}[1]{\ifthenelse {\boolean{showComments}} {\todocmd{#1}} {}}

    …..
    \todo{xxxxx}

    but I get

    ! Undefined control sequence.
    \todocmd #1->{\bftextcolor
    {red}{#1}}
    l.113 \todo{xxxxx}

    still some error somewhere

  4. May 14th, 2009 at 16:15 | #4

    Indeed, the WordPress editor took away all backslashes, hopefully I added all. Also, the package {color} was missing, my mistake. Thanks for trying it out!
    You should change two things in your code to get it working:
    Add: \usepackage{color}
    Make a backslash between \bf and \textcolor in \newcommand{\todocmd}:
    \newcommand{\todocmd}[1]{{\bf\textcolor{red}{#1}}}

    Hope it’s running fine now and you find it useful. If there are any other problems, please let me know.

  5. Titus
    May 14th, 2009 at 16:21 | #5

    It works. Thanks a lot!

  6. Sebastian
    January 31st, 2011 at 16:08 | #6

    Thanks a lot Daniel. Works really good, no problems at all.

  7. monochromata
    April 27th, 2011 at 17:07 | #7

    +1

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