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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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Problem with old ConTeXt separated list example

I have been trying to get the following small example from ConTeXt garden to work without success. \starttext \usemodule[database] \def\SendMe#1#2#3#4{\framed [align={flushleft,lohi}, width=4cm, ...
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ConTeXt mkIV and XML: how do you define a self-closing tag with no content to pass?

I am using TEI Lite, and trying to typeset with ConTeXt. TEI Lite defines <divGen type='toc' /> to signal the Table of Contents, which in ConTeXt is \completecontents Now I am trying this: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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: 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 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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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 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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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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What is the proper way to prevent text from splitting across columns and pages?

I have some description environments which I do not wish to have split across columns or pages. Is there some command which can be placed around an item to ensure that it will never be split across ...
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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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autopunctuation not working properly

What am I doing wrong? According to my understanding, these two formulae should look different (the second one should have a thin space): \setupmathematics[autopunctuation=yes] \starttext $(2,5)$ ...
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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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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 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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How to make gray-colored text in ConTeXt beta?

As I know, in ConTeXt stable, one can use \color[gray:3]{} to display the text inside the brackets with a very light gray color, e.g.: \setupcolor[rgb] \starttext \color[gray:3]{This is some ...
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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 switch fonts when the language switches in ConTeXt?

I have a mostly English-language document, with fonts defined like this: \usemodule[simplefonts] \setmainfont[MinionPro-Regular] \setsansfont[MyriadPro-Bold] Occassionally, I need to have some ...
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What is the correct syntax for subfootnote?

After upgrading from ConTeXt stable to beta, any code containing subfootnote does not compile. E.g.: \definestructureconversionset [footnote] [numbers, Characters] [numbers] \setupenumerations ...
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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 mkiv: Footnote inside tabulation

I need to include a \footnote inside a tabulation environment. I adapted the example from ConTeXt wiki, but at compiling the content between \starttabulatehead and \stoptabulatehead doesn't show up ...
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How to create counters that display and increment dates in ConTeXt?

I need to create a document that has section titles named "October 1, 2012", "October 2, 2012", etc., like this: \section{October 1, 2012} This is text for the first day. \section{October 2, ...
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How to make a macro which displays different text the last time it appears within a paragraph in ConTeXt?

I have a simple macro which displays the letter “A” in the document: \define\displayletter{A} This is some text. \displayletter This is some more text. \displayletter This is other text. This is ...
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How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX, one can use datatool to build simple form letters. As an example, the data is stored in a spreadsheet or CSV file, like this: Name,Amount,Date "Mr. White","$300","Dec. 2, 1911" "Mr. ...
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How to create tables of contents limited to parts of a document in ConTeXt?

I am working with a multi-volume document within a single PDF and with no reset page or section numbers. As ConTeXt does not seem to have any \volume title, as it has for \part and \chapter, I just ...
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Problem with ConTeXt (MkIV), Hebrew and ligatures

Since I last played with the latest ConTeXt MkIV, there has been introduced this new feature. It now seems to combine Hebrew characters automatically when possible to ligatures. So for example. If I ...
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How to add page numbers to APA citations in ConTeXt?

I have created a basic document with APA citations using the course code for creating bibliographies in MK IV in APA format, as found at the ConTeXt garden: ...
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How to define the beginning and ending of paragraphs in ConTeXt?

The manner of creating paragraphs in ConTeXt appears to differ from that in LaTeX. In LaTeX, one need only create an empty line between two paragraphs, and paragraphs are automatically created, e.g.: ...
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How to create in-paragraph enumerations in ConTeXt?

The ConTeXt wiki article on enumerations shows many solutions for creating an enumerated list, however, I see no examples for creating an in-paragraph enumeration, e.g.: Five animals lived in the ...
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How to set the page layout dimensions in ConTeXt?

Using the instructions found in the page design chapter of the ConTeXt user manual, I have attempted to set my own page dimensions, but have not been able to understand the instructions. For e.g., ...
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ConTeXt MarkIV: Pagenumber in layer not working

I want to put pagenumber and navigation into a layer, but the counter for pagenumber is not working. Here's a minimal example: \usemodule[graph] \usesymbols[nav] \setupsymbolset[navigation 1] ...
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Text in outer margin of multiple columns

I want to put some text in the outer margin (by which I mean on the left side of the page of even pages and on the right side of odd pages) of the page. My naive approach of using \inoutermargin{Text} ...
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How to set output directory in context command?

When using lualatex or pdflatex commands, there is an option to set the destination/processing folder as lualatex -output-directory=/destination/folder file.tex I was unable to find a similar ...
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How to compile a file in ConTeXt, but output the results to a text file?

I have some files which contains data with ConTeXt syntax, e.g. containing macros and instructions for special symbols, but no preamble, sections, or other features tying the data to any particular ...
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semantic proof trees in ConTeXt

I want to draw logic proof trees in ConTeXt. Specifically, I want to be able to draw trees like this: I am aware that there are nice ways of doing this in LaTeX, and that the question What is the ...
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How to prevent tables from being wider than the text width in ConTeXt?

I have some tables like this: \starttabulate[|l|l|] \HL \NC Title 1 \NC Title 2 \NC\NR \HL \NC This is a sentence. \NC This is another sentence. \NC\NR \HL \stoptabulate ...