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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where to find a list of all system-defined counters in ConTeXt?

I learned from How to obtain the current page number in ConTeXt? that I can obtain the page number counter value using tex.count.pageno, but I have not found this mentioned in any available ...
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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 define a section title for volumes in ConTeXt?

I have a lengthy document, which must be divided into separate volumes. So that it can be compiled in one pass, the source file is organized like this: \starttext \startfrontmatter % this ...
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How to define acronyms in ConTeXt?

The acronym packages allows one to easily create and display acronyms, with a simple syntax, like \ac{usb}. The first time this is called, is will say “Universal Serial Bus (USB)”, but after that, ...
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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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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 check if a value is not equal using TeX conditionals?

I have a value defined in a macro, e.g.: \mymacro{apple} I need to check if a value does not equal a string, e.g.: IF #1 NOT EQUAL TO "apple" THEN PRINT "It is not a apple, it is #1." FI I ...
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How to vertically center content in ConTeXt?

I would like to vertically center my title page. I have tried code like this, but it does not work: \vfill \startalignment[center] Title \stopalignment \vfill I am using ConTeXt, so the ...
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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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How to obtain the current page number in ConTeXt?

I want to obtain the current page number, for use in Lua conditionals, e.g.: \startlua if 10 <= \pagenumber < 20 then context("The pages are between 10 and 20") end \stoplua ...
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How to prevent words from running off the edge in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing columns 25 characters wide. I have set the language to US English, and some hyphenation appears, however, I have observed that in many places, scientific terms are not ...
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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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How to give different margin sizes for verso and recto pages in ConTeXt?

I am creating a simple page layout for a book, which should have 1 cm margins along the top, bottom, and edge, but leave 3 cm in the middle margin, where the pages will be glued together. ...
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How to display different text for a section's entry in the table of contents in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX, one can display different text in the table of contents, than what appears in the document, for part, chapter, and section titles using this: \part[This text will appear in the table of ...
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How to allow line breaks before the numbers in paragraph enumerations in ConTeXt?

I have some enumerated items, in paragraph form, like this: \setuppapersize[A5] \showgrid \setupitemize[text, r] \starttext \startcolumns[n=2] \startitemize \item This is a ...
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How to place a small table of contents in the footer in ConTeXt?

I would like to place a small table of contents in the footer in ConTeXt, which only shows the sections within the current chapter, but it does not appear. This is what I tried: ...
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How to adjust the position of entries in the table of contents in ConTeXt?

I have a table of contents defined like this: \setuphead[part][number=no] \setuphead[chapter][number=no] \setuphead[section][number=no] \setuplist[part][alternative=a, margin=0em] ...
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Why is a page break added at the end of a column set in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing some 1-column and 2-column passages, mixed, e.g.: This sentence has no column- s. This part of are balanced the document such that t- has two col- he lines are ...
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Why is a blank line added before a description environment when placed in a footnote in ConTeXt?

I would like to place a description environment inside a footnote, e.g.: \definedescription[descr][headstyle=normal, style=normal, width=3em] \starttext This is some ...
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How to create a PDF with two A5 pages placed on A4-sized paper in ConTeXt?

I am trying to create a PDF where the text is placed on pages of A5, but two A5 sheets are placed on one A4 sheet which is in landscape mode, e.g.: _______________ | | | | | ...
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How to set two or more paragraphs to use the same amount of vertical space?

Given several paragraphs in ConTeXt or plain TeX, how can I ensure that all paragraphs use the same amount of vertical space, by adding white space to the end, as the longest paragraph in the set? ...
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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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Why is there an extra space when I create a reference location in a document in ConTeXt?

I am trying to create a simple cross-reference from one page to another, e.g., in part of the document, it says, "see bears, p. 3." From the ConTeXt manual, p. 170, I was able to determine that a ...
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How to make part titles visible in ConTeXt?

ConTeXt has \part, \chapter, and \section titles, however, it seems that \part is disabled by default. If I used \part in my document, it is visible in the table of contents, but not in the document. ...
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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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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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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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Storing and retrieving data in tuc file

I want to store some data in the .tuc file, which is being picked up in the next run. I suceeded in storing some values but I failed in retrieving them afterwards. Here is my attempt: \starttext ...
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What is the difference between \startlua and \startluacode?

Is there any difference between \startlua and \startluacode? The commands seem to have a similar purpose, but I have found some code does compile properly if the wrong one is chosen. When is one used? ...
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mtxrun opens PDF reader multiple times (in some invalid way)

This seems like a problem that should be well known and easy to fix, but I can't find any information about it. I decided to look in to ConTeXt, and I've hit a couple of stumbling blocks (but one is ...
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Creating a table which spans verso and recto pages in ConTeXt?

I am preparing a book which contains information which is divided into three columns. The first column (A) occupies the full width of all verso pages. The second (B) and third (C) column share the ...
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How to display special symbols in ConTeXt which are processed by Lua?

I have a ConTeXt document containing many special characters. I have followed the instructions at Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt? to ensure they can all display properly in the document, ...
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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: ...