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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 ...
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How to show the \title headings in ToC?

My document is organized as following: \title[Some title] \section[Section 1] \section[Section 2] etc. When I use \completecontents command to print a ToC, I only get the section titles (which are ...
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Compound/nested section numbers in ConTeXt: how to omit the top level? E.g. 1.2.1 --> 2.1

In the following MWE, titles have no displayed number, but sections (the second level) are still numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, because the titles have an internal number. I would like the sections to ...
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Does ConTeXt have a language code for Korean?

ConTeXt has various language codes, listed in this article at the ConTeXt wiki. I do not see Korean listed. I have tried \language[ko], and the document compiles, but I have no way to verify if it is ...
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How to sort the order of pages so that they can be printed in a folded book?

I am using ConTeXt to print a book. Each page is A5, but the print store can only print on A4 paper, so they print 2 pages on each side of the A4 paper. I used this code to specify the layout: ...
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How to add whitespace after every item in a list in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing some questions. I need to leave readers space to write a few sentences as an answer. I am using this code: \startitemize[r] \item Where do most bears live? \item ...
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How to create custom section titles with a “<title> <number>” format in ConTeXt?

I am making a book, with chapters titled "Week 1", "Week 2", "Week 3", etc., and sections titled "Activity 1", "Activity 2", "Activity 3", etc., and other sections titled "Presentation 1", ...
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How to check if it is the first time or last time a macro has been used in ConTeXt?

I have some text in my document which appears repeatedly many times throughout the document, so I have defined a custom macro, e.g.: \define\mymacro{ \section{A} There is some text. ...
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How to add illustrations before chapter titles in ConTeXt?

I would like to add some TIFF format illustrations to my document. These have three features, though, which I do not know how to implement: These fill the entire page, ignoring margins. They appear ...
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How to place text between two columns and which breaks the rule dividing them in ConTeXt?

I have two paragraphs of instructions and I need to indicate to readers that they have a choice of one or another. I am using this code, to put the data into different columns, with a line between: ...
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How to replace specific words with an underscore equal in length to the original word replaced in ConTeXt?

My problem is identical to Phantom and line break, however, I am using ConTeXt. I am creating a cloze test, e.g.: Frogs have four ____ and two eyes. The original text in the source appears like ...
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How to install ConTeXt from CD-ROM?

I would like to prepare a current version of ConTeXt on a CD-ROM, so that it can be installed on Debian, in some emergency situation, i.e. when Internet access is unavailable. The typical installation ...
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Is it possible to have thin lines or crop marks to help cut the pages with \setuparranging?

I have something like this: \setuppagenumbering[state=stop] \setuppapersize[A5,landscape][A4] \setuplayout[topspace=1cm,backspace=1cm, header=0mm,footer=0mm, width=middle,height=middle] ...
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Use .otf/.ttf in ConTeXt MKiV/LuaTeX

I would like to use an .otf Font for my document which I typeset in ConTeXt MKiV. Sadly I was not able to change the font. I set export OSFONTDIR="/usr/local/share/fonts;$HOME/.fonts and ran mtxrun ...
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How to snap the page dimensions to the grid in ConTeXt? [closed]

In ConTeXt, I am using the setting grid=yes to make all of the text in a document use grid typesetting. ConTeXt seems to automatically adjust the height of this grid based on the size of the font ...
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Creating a grid which fills available text area on a page in ConTeXt?

I have some pages containing only a small paragraph at the top and a large empty area where readers can add notes or draw, e.g.: _______________ | | | This is some | | text in a pa- | ...
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Why are all Heiti fonts appearing below the baseline in ConTeXt?

When using Chinese, heiti (黑体) fonts are the equivalent of sans serif. They generally have simple lines. I want to use a heiti font for all of the titles and description labels in my document, ...
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Status of TiKz with ConTeXt MkIV

Whats the recent status of TiKz support in ConTeXt MkIV? I'm asking because in pgfmanual 2.10 on page 25 it says: Note that pgf/TikZ is not supported by recent ConTEXt versions (like mark IV, the ...
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Discontinuous table rules in ConTeXt

How to set up a table with discontinuous horizontal rules? As an example I used a table from another answer: My table still lacks the interrupted rules. Another thing is the rule above “Total”. ...
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Font switch in ConTeXt mkiv

I am struggling to switch the fonts in ConTeXt accordingly and feel that I am missing something basic. I try to mimic \RequirePackage{fontspec} % Use Neo Euler as math font ...
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How to retrieve a value which is set later on in the document?

According to What is the recommended way to assign a value to a variable and retrieve it for later use?, in ConTeXt, one can use \setvalue{name}{value} to set a value and \getvalue{name}, to retrieve ...
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Align multi-line section head on the grid

What I want to achieve Align the first line of a multi-line section head on the grid and consecutive lines according to the baseline distance given in the font definition. The baseline distance of ...
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How to make specific items only appear in recto pages in ConTeXt?

I would like for some items in my book to begin only on recto, or right-hand pages, such as, e.g.: The first page. The table of contents. The beginning of a \part. I believe such a configuration ...
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Trouble typesetting pgfplots with context (mkiv)

I'm trying to typeset the minimal pgfplots example from the Context Wiki but with no success. Context-Wiki Example \setupcolors[state=start] \usemodule[tikz] \usemodule[pgfplots] \starttext ...
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What is the proper way to format syntax within ConTeXt?

For some time, I have thought, perhaps mistakenly, that the precise placement or spacing around ConTeXt syntax was unimportant, e.g., under this assumption, all of these should produce the same ...
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Are \def and \define the same in ConTeXt?

Is there any difference between defining a variable using \def and using \define, when used without a number inside square brackets, e.g. \def\somecommand{\percent} and \define\somecommand{\percent}? ...
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Stack margin text in outer margin in ConTeXt Mk IV

I try to stack marginals with ConTeXt Mk-IV. In this question a possible solution was given. The solution works fine, but it turns out that the location=outer parameter does not work any more. Please ...
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How to center align entries in the table of contents in ConTeXt?

In my table of contents, part is defined like this: \setuplist[part][pagenumber=no] I would like to center align the title of the part, so it appears like this in the table of contents: ...
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How to combine characters with macron, acute, caron, and grave accents in ConTeXt?

I am using a font which does not contain all of the symbols I need. I have managed to use the information in this article about Adobe Glyph List For New Fonts, and have successfully added many ...
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What is the purpose of defining font synonyms and how are they accessed?

In ConTeXt, one can define a font synonym, as shown in this simple typescript example at the ConTeXt Wiki. In following the example given, I cannot see any way to access the individual levels. I can ...
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Stack margin text in ConTeXt

If I try the following in ConTeXt: \starttext text text\inmargin{this is a note.} text text\inmargin{Another note.} \input knuth text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{this is a note.} text ...