I assume we need to open again issues from OO bugzilla. So I'd like to open a bug for an option to print Comments in a margin right (well, with an option for left) to the text. Request is originally available at https://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=94514.
1. Writer allows to view Comments in the margin, reducing the page to make room. Leader lines link the Comments balloons to the text location to which they refer. But, you cannot print Comments like this.
You can print Comments only at the end of document or page, but this just wastes
paper. And it is difficult to relate Comments back to their location in the text.
So, we should have an option to print Comments in a margin right/left, in-line with the text where they are positioned - WYSIWYP.
2. What should be taken into account is that Comments are normally all the way to the right side of a page, so there should be some space for printing - printer cuts a couple of millimeters. Interestingly enough, this is not solved in Word 2010, so it's a real pain to print text with Comments.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 36815 ***