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\lettrine causes strange line breaks

Since I updated to ConTeXt 2012 and mkIV, each time I want to write a dropped capital I got a strange result (I mean, that extra line break) with the first line of the paragraph the dropped capital is ...
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Bad layout with both lettrine module and builtin initals in two column setup in ConTeXt

I am seeing broken positioning of letters produced by the lettrine module. Here is my MVE: \setuppapersize[A4][A4] \usemodule[lettrine] \definehead[recipe][section] \setuphead[recipe][ ...
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ConTeXt problems

I am trying to typeset some recipes. I have already tried LaTeX and now I am trying the same/similar with ConTeXt. I am having huge problems with it. I have already been on this for two days and I ...
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How to set the line width of vector graphics in ConTeXt?

I have several vector graphics in PDF format that I want to place in my ConTeXt document. I added them with \externalfigure[graphic.pdf], some scaled to different sizes. All of the lines in these ...
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How to vertically center text on the centerline of short lower-case letters in ConTeXt?

I have a title in my document like this: Birds of South America “Birds”, “of”, and “South America” are each in different fonts and sizes, like this: {\ssc Birds} {\cga of} {\ssd South America} ...
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How to use a custom symbol for enumerations in ConTeXt?

I need to make an itemized checklist in ConTeXt. I tried all of the available built-in symbols, which gives a dot, line, star, triangle, small circle, medium circle, and large circle, but I need a ...
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How to create outline text with a solid interior in ConTeXt?

Following the instructions for \definespotcolor at the ConTeXt Garden, I created some outlined text: \defineeffect[outline][alternative=outer,rulethickness=.25pt] \starttext \starteffect[outline] ...
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How to span the background graphic across verso and recto pages in ConTeXt?

I want to place background images behind all of my part titles, with the image spanning across two pages, e.g.: ___________ ___________ | | | | Part 1 | | | Birds of ...
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How to leave a blank space at the top of each page only for chapter and section titles in ConTeXt?

I have a document that looks like this: __________________ __________________ | | | | Chapter Title | Section ....... | | | ....... ....... | ...
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Why is this CSV form letter code incompatible with the table of contents in ConTeXt?

Using the code in the answer to How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?, I am building a document from data in a CSV file. I found that some part of the code is incompatible with ...
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Link to start of current section, automatically, in ConTeXt?

I want page headers to link to the start of the current \subject, and – because I am automatically processing an XML document – I want to do this without manually entering the subject label. (This may ...
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Ligatures in (Graphite) TrueType fonts

When using ConTeXt MkIV (i.e. with the LuaTeX engine), I’ve noticed that ligatures don’t work properly for some TrueType fonts, even though they do work in LuaLaTeX or even LibreOffice. As far as I ...
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How to setup MacVim for ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim?

This is a very basic question but I can't figure out how to configure MacVim (v7.3) properly to work with ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim on Snow Leopard. Is there somebody who would kindly explain the steps ...
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How to lock a static text in the margin in ConTeXt?

Even though I have a some manuals at hand I can't seem to find a solution for my problem. Within an invoice I created with ConTeXt (MkIV) I have placed a short paragraph in the right margin. This ...
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ConTeXt: Cannot typeset four consecutive hyphens

I'm having trouble typsetting four consecutive hyphens in a custom font. Here's a minimal example: \definesimplefont[myfonthere][myfontname] \starttext {\myfonthere ----} \stoptext This always ...
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Understanding conditional page background in ConTeXt

How does the following code work? Source: discussion on the mailing list \setuplayout [header=0cm, topspace=1.625cm, footer=0cm, width=fit, height=fit] \startMPinclusions numeric ...
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How to get the head number (only a digital) in ConTeXt MKIV?

In my country, we usually don't use number 1, 2 ... as the head number (the section number, the chapter number and so on) but our own characters, for instance, the 一 stands for number 1, the 二 stands ...
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The ConTeXt standalone problem [closed]

Today I installed the ConTeXt standalone by following the Windows Installation: ConTeXt Suite with SciTe. After that, I wrote a test file: \starttext hello, world! \stoptext But failed, the output ...
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How to put signature number in footer (derived from page number)?

To make my book easier to bind I'd like to automatically put the signature number with small type in the footer of the first page of each octavo signature (except the first one which is given since it ...
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How to add an APA-style citation with no author in ConTeXt?

I need to cite some articles which were created by some professional organizations, so no authors or editors are listed: @Article{noname2012, author = {}, title = {This is the title}, ...
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What is the equivalent of Biblatex in Context?

How do I do bibliography in Context, that is more than just bibtex? In the manual there is no explanation of this. Source code doesn't tell me much either... Are there any "packages" that provide ...
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Why does ConTeXt sometimes ignore surrounding font properties?

I am working on a document which contains a wide range of font styles and sizes. I am using commands such as \ss to change to sans serif, \tfa to set the font size to size "a", and \bf to make text ...
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How to independently set the font properties of each component in section titles in ConTeXt?

I want to make two-line chapter titles such as this: Chapter 1 Animals I found instructions in this article about titles at the ConTeXt wiki. I want to adjust the font properties of each line ...
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How to set font size “e” in ConTeXt?

According to the ConTeXt manuals, there is a font size "e", the largest available font size. Whenever I try to use this, however, the command fails. What is the proper way to enable this font size?
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Why are unplaced part titles creating empty pages in ConTeXt?

I made a book which is divided into parts, with \part{}. I want these parts to appear in the table of contents, but do not need them to appear within the document itself. I added \placehead=no to the ...
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ConTeXt: How to set up interaction mode to emulate hyperref?

I have prepared a self explanatory MWE to check interaction mode for various objects in ConTeXt ver: 2013.01.10 01:04 MKIV. Evince document viewer is used for testing. Questions: How to set up ...
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How to span the content across two pages in ConTeXt?

Most of the pages in my document look like this, a layout common in books: ___________________________ | | | | Title | ........... | | | ........... | | ...
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(ConTeXt MkIV) Text in PiechartMP

So I need to include some pie charts in my document. As I'm using Metapost for all graphics I tried using the PiechartMP Metapost package. But for some strange reason no text shows up, just a very ...
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How to place all chapter titles on verso pages in ConTeXt?

I need to set all of the chapters within a document to begin on the verso, or left-hand pages. How can I get ConTeXt to add a blank page before each chapter title if the chapter title does not appear ...
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ConTeXt: Too much hyphenation

I am trying to control the amount of automatic hyphenation in my document. But all the options I specify don't seem to have any effect. The following MWE shows two paragraphs with six hyphenated ...
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Bibliography in ConTeXt

I have two problems with bibliography using ConTeXt ver: 2013.01.10 01:04 MKIV. I would like to get \citet like behaviour Author name [1]. However, presently the MWE produces only the numbers. ...
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Caption label formatting in Context

I am trying to introduce a linebreak after the caption label so that the caption starts below the caption label in context. However, the suffix key for the \captionsetup only accepts text like : or ...
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Bold math in Context

I am not able to get bold math symbols using context. Details: I am using Tex-live 2012 distribution. Compiled using context main.tex which means I am using context mkiv. Log file shows the version ...
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Why do fonts no longer work after upgrading ConTeXt? [closed]

After a recent upgrade of ConTeXt, ConTeXt can not longer find the OTF and TTF fonts in my ~/.fonts directory. Prior to this upgrade, when I ran these three script, it was sufficient to get the fonts ...
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standardmakeup layer in ConTeXt

Need to place a PDF file as a watermark behind the title page and part break pages. These have been laid out using \standardmakeup. Have created the layer and can place it on a normal text page but ...
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How to let text flow around irregular-shaped graphics in ConTeXt?

I have some illustrations which I need to scan and place within a document. The illustrations come in various shapes, with no straight edges, and are bound by lots empty white space, e.g.: ...
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Accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt

I'm having difficulty accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt. I'm using mkiv. I have a font and I know it has fancy ornaments in it because I see them in the spec sheet. I don't understand what to do ...
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Number kerning in ConTeXt math mode is different and worse than normal

Compare these two: \starttext \unit{0.01 kilogram} $ \unit{0.01 kilogram} $ \stoptext I would naively expect these to produce very similar results, but the latter case—the one in math mode—we get ...
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Abstracting an author list

I am writing an academic paper and have no problem manually formatting an author list like \startnarrower[middle] \startalignment[middle] Author One\thanks{email_one@gmail.com}, Author ...
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How to show additional contact information in t-letter head

I am working on a letter using the t-letter module and have found that only my name and address show in the head layer. Any ideas as to how I can show additional contact information as well? Here is ...
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Floats that span the text width and the margin

What is the correct way of placing floats that span the text width and the margin? If the width of the float content is increased, ConTeXt does not reserve space in the margin which leads to ...
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Adjust table of content depth in ConTeXt

How to create a table of contents in ConTeXt MkIV with dots? In the wiki there is \title{Inhalt} \placelist[section] But the old way to make dots \setupcombinedlist[content][level=4, ...
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How to prevent chapter titles from appearing in the header on the first page of each chapter in ConTeXt?

To place the chapter title in the header of my document, I used: \setupheadertexts[{\getmarking[chapter]}][][][{\getmarking[chapter]}] My document is not double-sided. Whenever the chapter title ...
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How to renumber and redisplay additional references to a previous footnote if the previous appearance was several pages prior in ConTeXt?

I am using \setnotetext[footnote][0001]{This is a footnote.} to set a footnote's text and \note[footnote][0001] to create multiple references to it. When the footnote's first appearance, and later ...
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How to place a line break between every character in ConTeXt?

I have some text appearing in a macro, like this: \printascolumn{This is some text.} How can I place a line break between each letter or printed symbol, such that it appears like this? T h i s i ...
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How to make written text within math mode appear using the font of the surrounding text in ConTeXt?

In some parts of my document, I have text inside of math mode, to position text, e.g.: \math{ \overset{ \text{This text is above.} } { \text{This text is below.} } } ...
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Why are my tables running off the edge of the page in ConTeXt?

I need to make a table which fits to the \textwidth, or essentially, the width generally available to text on the page. I have created columns of 20%, 60%, and 20%, which should fit the width, ...
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How to fine-tune the vertical placement of characters in ConTeXt?

I need to insert a dot symbol, such as “•” or a METAPOST circle into my document, at different heights between the baseline and top of characters, like this example: _____ _____ ...
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How to create multiple references to a single footnote in ConTeXt?

I have some footnotes in a ConTeXt document, which must be referenced too multiple times, i.e., the superscript mark 1 appears in several parts of the document, but the footnote is only displayed ...
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ConTeXt: Styling pagenumbers in registers

I'm using some description paragraphs as definitions for some concepts. I want to add them to my register and typeset their pagenumbers in bold numbers (to recognize where is the definition). The ...