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.

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Code highlighting in ConTeXt

What is the best way to highlight code when using ConTeXt? I am aware of support for specific languages, as described on the ConTeXt wiki, but it seems rather limited at present. I know that we could ...
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File extensions related to LaTeX, etc

In addition to the .tex and .dvi or .pdf files, TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt produces and uses lots of other files. What do they do? Which ones are used to create the document and which ones are automatically ...
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How, in ConTeXt, can I get body text to align flush to the outside?

I'm using ConTeXt Mk IV, and I'd like the text in a two-page document to line up like so: +--------+--------+ + + + + xxx + xx + + xxxx + xxx + + xx + + + ...
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What is pronounciation of ConTeXt

How should I pronounce ConTeXt? In TeX and LaTeX x is χ so it is TeΧ and LaTeΧ. However the t after X make such pronounciation in ConTeXt difficult.
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Switching To ConTeXt Minimals: Missing Last Step for MacTeX 2010

While digging around in my texmf-dist/doc/context/document/general/manuals directory, as I'm want to do on a Sunday, I found the "tiptrick" PDF, which helpfully suggests that I can install the ConTeXt ...
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Centering a ragged right text block in ConTeXt?

I am trying to typeset a book of poems that I wrote in ConTeXt. Consider the following: \definehead[PoemTitle][section] \setuphead[PoemTitle][number=no, page=yes, style=\sc] \starttext ...
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Background color of cells in ConTeXt

I'd like to set the background colors for cells to indicate their relations. How can I do this in ConTeXt?
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LaTeX equivalent of ConTeXt buffers

While creating a series of graphics (using TikZ) in ConTeXt, I frequently use ConTeXt's buffer to "copy-paste" code. Is there a LaTeX package that implements this feature? Since most LaTeX users may ...
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ConTeXt / e-TeX Real Numbers?

I've been using LaTeX for about 6 years and the calc package for a long time. Therefore, not being able to use real / floating point numbers was never really a problem. I've been pouring over the ...
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How can I get multiple subject names in the header/footer of a ConTeXt document?

I am setting up a ConTeXt document that requires a very particular style for the footers. I need the first and last \subjects followed by the page number in the right corner of the page, like so: ...
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Why should I be interested in ConTeXt?

In the spirit of a free-form Friday on StackOverflow, I'd like to know if I should consider learning ConTeXt. What got me into LaTeX way back in 1994 was having structural markup that made longer ...
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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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Is anybody using TeX for business reporting?

Would TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) be a good solution for PDF business reports that require dynamically generated graphs and tables? I need to create financial reports that must look top-notch in their ...
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ConTeXt TABLEs width

I am using the "natural tables" in ConTeXt: \bTABLE \bTR \bTD 2 \eTD \bTD 3 \eTD \eTR \bTR \bTD 2 \eTD \bTD 3 \eTD \eTR \eTABLE How can I setup the table that the whole table uses a certain width? ...
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In ConTeXt: how to change the hsize locally?

In ConTeXt, I have text that is say 5cm wide. Once in a while I'd like to have a table or an image that sticks out of the right margin and is for example 10 cm wide. My idea is to have something like ...
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ConTeXt style/environment files for setting TEI?

Is there a repository of styles for typesetting XML, specifically TEI XML markup, using ConTeXt? I've been googling now for a week or so trying to dig up as much information as possible about ...
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Where can I find good ConTeXt documentation

Where would be a good place to start learning ConTeXt if you haven't got a lot of experience under your belt yet? Any place online or in a bookstore is welcome, provided that the reading is ...
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What typesetting system should I use?

I have no experience with TeX or any other typesetting system. I am going to university soon and have been told that I should learn LaTeX as it will help with bibliographies and essay writing. I am ...
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ConTeXt editors

There is a very active question about LaTeX editors and IDEs. I personally use Vim with LaTeX-suite for any LaTeX editing, and I am very happy with it. Lately I began to use ConTeXt more and more. ...
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Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX

I’m interested in the differences and commonalities between the “new” (La)TeX processors: LuaTeX, XeTeX, and ConTeXt. Personally, I’ve only used XeTeX so far and without having the time to try out ...