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I've defined my item groups as:

 \setupitemgroup[institm][1][text][symbol=2, indentnext=no, ]


{\bf Contributors }     
\item Foo Pty Ltd {\sc nsw}
\item Bar Pty Ltd {\sc vic}

This produces a very lovely "block" of text. However, the "random" command does not seem to be working in version: 2012.05.30 11:26 Is it worth the effort of moving away from TeXlive to get the random command working?

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To randomize itemize you need to enclose each item in a \startitem ... \stopitem. For example (I made a few stylistic changes in your code):


\setupinstitm[1][text, random]
\setupinstitm[1][symbol=2, indentnext=no]


  \startitem Foo Pvt Ltd {\sc nsw} \stopitem
  \startitem Bar Pvt Ltd {\sc vic} \stopitem
  \startitem Baz Pvt Ltd {\sc abc} \stopitem


enter image description here

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How can I remove linebreaks between items with this? – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Aug 3 '12 at 6:18
I am using ConTeXt 2012.07.19 and I don't get any line breaks between items. – Aditya Aug 3 '12 at 14:40
Do you have newlines before the symbols? – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Aug 3 '12 at 23:21
I have added an image showing the result that I get (which actually shows a bug in the randomization)! – Aditya Aug 4 '12 at 1:30

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