ConTeXt is a TeX macro package like LaTeX and eplain. It provides a consistent, key-value driven user interface, supports all TeX engines, is tightly integrated with LuaTeX & Metapost, and supports grid-typesetting, PDF/A, PDF/X, XML/XHTML & ePub export.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
0answers
21 views

ConTeXt for non-technical person

A dear person to me has started her own small publishing company (psychology related books -- completely non-technical) and she uses Microsoft Word. It's a one woman operation and she often asks me ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Biblography in ConTeXt: Enumerated references like [1],[2] print errors.

In my context document I would like to set my Bibliography to be cited like this: »what can be said at all can be said clearly [1]« and a bibliography that than has that number:»[1] Wittgenstein, ...
8
votes
0answers
63 views

Stop Hyphenating Across Page Breaks

How to prevent hyphenation across page breaks? Here is my minexample: \starttext \dorecurse{200}{Aprikosengeschmacksrichtung } \stoptext What I mean is a feature, which many other typographic ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

ConTeXt: Height fitting with row spanning in a table

How can I stretch the height of the foo cell to fit its content? \starttext \startTABLE \NC foo \NC[nr=2]\input knuth \NC \NR \NC bar \NC \NR \stopTABLE \stoptext ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

How to set maxheight of a combination in ConTeXt?

I want to do a combination that fits in my page without taking care of figures dimensions itself. I tried this: \placefigure[][myfigure] {mycaption} {\startcombination[1*4, ...
4
votes
0answers
57 views

ConTeXt: How to prevent new paragraph after \hrule in section heading?

I'm using ConTeXt, and trying to setup my document's subsection headings to start with a colored rule. However, any way I've tried doing this results in a rule placed a line higher than the heading ...
7
votes
0answers
119 views

ConTeXt vs LaTeX compilation time

In the past I used ConTeXt only when some font was not available in LaTeX -- I may probably be wrong -- but my impression is that ConTeXt is compiling faster than LaTeX. For a document that compiles ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Kile fails to start ConTexT

Windows 7 64bit, Kile 2.9.60 with default settings and ConText mkiv. Trying to compile a test document: \starttext \startsection[title={Testing ConTeXt}] This is my first ConTeXt document. ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Error PracTeX Jurnal Modules at ConTeXt

I have the same problem like My Way Module from question before (My Way Modules), i try to compile example PracTeX Jurnal document like this \usemodule[pracjourn] % Replace the text inside <+ ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Error My Way Modules at ConteXt ?

I want to make a document from My Way Modules at ConTeXt, like this example : \usemodule[mag-01] \setvariables [magazine] [title={Introduction}, author=Hans Hagen, affiliation=PRAGMA ADE, ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Detecting the local style in a text with ConTeXt

I would like to detect the local style in a text. What is the ConTeXt equivalent of such these LaTeX commands? \ifthenelse{\equal{\f@shape}{it}}{italic}{not italic} ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

Splitting tables longer than a certain size in ConTeXt

Is there any way in ConTeXt to provide a 'one size fits all' table setup that allows large tables to span pages (> 75% of page height for example) but tries to keep smaller tables together by not ...
4
votes
1answer
66 views

Context with TexMaker

I'm using TexWorks to type my Context documents. I wish to get folding (which is not, yet, implemented in TW). I hoped to use TexMaker but I can't find the way to choose a Context build. Did anyone ...
3
votes
0answers
51 views

ConTeXt parsing xml file

I am having some problems when I try parse an .xml file exported from from OmniOutliner. When I parse this lines <context:item>It's a form of advocacy: I'm happy with the various tools that ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml

I am using ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml. I would like to change the MathML fonts to a OTF Font. Please advice how this could be done. I have included a sample code below. \usemodule[mathml] ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

ConTeXt: Disable Hyphenation, Enable Indentation, and Enable Sorting for Bibliography Entries (Items in List of Publications)

Enable Indentation I've tried: \setuplist [pubs][ before={\indentation}, ] and also: \setuppublications[ indentnext={yes}, indenting={yes}, ] Unfortunately, no effect. I would like both ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Problem Update Module at ConTeXt? [duplicate]

From my question before : ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt? Since I updated third party modules at ConTeXT, i get problem can't use modules at My ConTeXt document and I always get a message like ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

context tex poster template

There are Latex poster package, such as beamerposter, baposter, a0poster . Any such resource for making a conference poster in ConTeXt TeX?
7
votes
4answers
283 views

Vertically aligned table in plainTeX / LaTeX / Context etc

My last answer about vertically aligned table inspired me to write my first question at this site. How to create the following table in various TeX approaches: plainTeX, LaTeX, Context, eplain, OPmac ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Two levels of itemization with the 'intext' option

In ConTeXt, how can I get the output given by the following code, but using the itemize environment? \starttext \quad---~Sed ut perspiciatis, unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium ...
9
votes
1answer
192 views

TeX Capabilities with Arbitrary Fonts

I am formatting 85,000 words of text in InDesign that include several (non-negotiable) .ttf and .otf fonts not canonical to LaTeX. I'd like to switch to a TeX-based format for the following ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

ConTeXt: How to make table of contents to show only those entries which go after its placement?

\setuplist [chapter][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] \setuplist [section] [color={default}] \setuplist [subsection] [color={default}] \setuplist [title][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

New to ConTeXt, looking for better manual than PRAGMA

I am an experienced user of LaTeX learning ConTeXt. However, I find the manuals on the PRAGMA website to be less than ideal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a manual or text?
4
votes
0answers
67 views

LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
5
votes
1answer
146 views

Learning Plain TeX via ConTeXt's LuaTeX-plain Format

Succinctly as I can: Want to learn Plain TeX (but with modern conveniences such as UTF-8, mplib, TiKz, etc.) Have much respect for the ConTeXt group of people. Liked the idea, when I stumbled upon ...
3
votes
3answers
143 views

ConTeXt: Prevent Reference Name Clashes in Floating Objects of Different Types

I find it very annoying that ConTeXt uses the same namespace for references of floating objects. In other words, if you give the same reference to a figure and a table, then you'd always refer to the ...
4
votes
2answers
92 views

Is there something like chktex for ConTeXt?

I'm using ConTeXt MKIV (if that makes a difference here). The problem is I'm writing my ConTeXt in vim, and a I have a syntax/style checker plugin called syntastic. The thing is it's using chktex for ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
13
votes
1answer
163 views

Which primitives does ConTeXt rename/move?

TeX's primitives can be renamed by macro formats/packages: this allows new/altered features or behaviours. Usually this is done such that the originals are still available ('renamed'): certainly ...
6
votes
1answer
108 views

How to avoid transliteration of Russian text in ConTeXt?

Using TexShop on Mac OS I try to compile a code: \setupbodyfont[dejavu] \enableregime[utf] \mainlanguage[russian] \starttext Немного русского текста для пробы. \stoptext But it gives me a ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Special layout with multi-page table in ConTeXt

I have a special layout of page to make. It contains blocks of text, a graph and tables. I don't know in advance the length of the tables in the document. I have a dummy two tables example to show ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

Nested itemize with large lines in ConTeXt

When I try to nest lists like this: \starttext \startitemize[n] \item bla \item \startitemize[a] \item bla $\displaystyle\int$ \item bla \stopitemize \stopitemize \stoptext I get this ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

ConTeXt xtables never \def'ed

I am new of ConTeXt. I want to use xtables but I get an error: \startxtable was never \def'ed. Am I forgetting some very basic thing? \starttext \startxtable[width=4cm] \startxrow ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Text color in natural table heading in ConTeXt

I'm new to ConTeXt and having a problem with colors of header in a "natural table". I want to have the text in the header displayed as white, and not gray. Here is what I have right now ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

ConTeXt: Bibliographies in current ConTeXt not working any more?

The "very basic example" of Bibliography mkiv fails to work using current version 2014.03.07 11:42. I put the code inside a tex file test.tex and the provided bibliography database inside sample.bib. ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

ConTeXt: Custom register formatting

Background Looking to reproduce custom registers that resembles: Index entries are added using: \setregisterentry[index][entries={Kenji Fujimoto}][ title={Maguro}, author={Kenji ...
3
votes
0answers
77 views

ConTeXt: Double or Triple Hyphen are Interpreted inside Verbatim Blocks

For example: \definetyping [code] [numbering=line, bodyfont=small, before={\startframedtext[width=\textwidth]}, after={\stopframedtext}] \startcode <-- \stopcode will produce < ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Arabic chapter numbers in ToC, Words in chapter headings in ConTeXt

My first post on tex.sx, so bear with me... The Goal: Arabic chapter numbers in the Table of Contents, and Words in the chapter headings (i.e. Chapter One) Seems simple enough, but I'm having the ...
5
votes
2answers
75 views

ConTeXt TABLEs, how to automatically fit table size with text with \setupTABLE

When I type something like \bTABLE \bTR\bTD abc\eTD\bTD abcdefg\eTD\eTR \bTR\bTD 123456789\eTD\bTD 1234\eTD\eTR \eTABLE in ConTeXt, it automatically sets the column widths to fit the text contained ...
6
votes
1answer
130 views

Simplefonts works, but definefontfamily does not?

I want to use \definefontfamily, and according to contextgarden.net, it should be included by default: As of December 2013, the functionality of the Simplefonts module has been included into the ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

ConTeXt: Retain ToC Hyperlinks using alternative command

Background A custom Table of Contents entry was suggested to move page numbers from the right-hand side to the left-hand side. Problem The custom command loses ToC hyperlinks. I have tried to ...
6
votes
3answers
94 views

How to get the current directory name in ConTeXt?

Assume the file, source.tex is placed in /home/user/Birds/ and the user types context source.tex to compile the file. Is there a way for ConTeXt to retrieve the name of the folder that the file is ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

Using \frak with context

I am trying context out and cannot get \frak to work. Should the following work? \starttext {\frak The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890} \stoptext I did a cut and paste of the ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

Dependency graphs in ConTeXt

Have anyone tried using tikz-dependency with ConTeXt? http://danielepighin.net/cms/software/tikz-dependency Can anyone recommend other ways to create dependency graphs in ConTeXt?
4
votes
1answer
69 views

Is there a default arara rule for ConTeXt?

I'm trying to make a simple Hello, World example for ConTeXt. The file itself works, but I can't manage to instruct arara to compile it with texexec. % arara: context \starttext Hello, World! ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

adjust uniformdeviate values

I need to insert in the rectangle all my 10 molecules in random way (angle and x,y position). I don't know what is wrong with my code. \startMPinclusions vardef spring (expr a, b, w, h, n) = pair ...
4
votes
1answer
65 views

lost linear_shade output

What is wrong with my code? The second call of SoundEnergy lost the black/white gradient. \startMPinclusions def SoundEnergy = path pr ; pr := unitsquare xscaled .3cm yscaled 2cm ; ...
4
votes
2answers
119 views

ConTeXt: Columnar section titles, floats, and images

Background Regarding floats in columns, the wiki states: By default, a title will be moved down to appear below a float, it will not be "wrapped" around a float like normal text. Problem The ...
4
votes
1answer
125 views

Error-handling in next-generation TeX tools

For many beginners (and many with more experience), the biggest obstacle to using LaTeX is the difficulty of figuring out what is causing an error. A message about something not being \defed, for ...