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Polymer structure in PPCHTEX - how to make big brackets?

I'm trying to draw polymer structure using PPCHTEX under ConTeXt packages, my current code is \starttext \startformula \setupchemical[scale=small,width=fit] \startchemical ...
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ConTeXt: Art book (persistent left margin et al)

I am trying to create a book displaying artworks using ConTeXt in (what I thought would be) a very simple layout: One image per page, sized according to orientation, with artwork title, year etc ...
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ConTeXt and Smultron

I have installed Smultron 6 and and configured ConTeXt MkIV in Applications/ConTeXtStandalone as per the Wiki http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Standalone/Mac_Installation. I have also set up ...
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ConTeXt: How to achieve fine-grained font size control over the \type command?

In below minimum working example, I was able to configure the bodyfont in \setuptyping to 9.5pt. However, ConTeXt \setuptype documentation is not as detailed to explain me how I can achieve the same ...
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How to placement author name in centered title at Simple Slide(ConTeXt)?

I have problem about placement author name more than one at my simpleslide and my MWE \usemodule[simpleslides] [style=Rounded,color=red, font=Helvetica] \setupTitle [ title={TSP\\(Travelling Salesman ...
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ConTeXt customize styling similar to CSS

In html, one can <div class, id> and CSS styling with selection based on "class" or "id". Is it possible to do it similarly in ConTeXt? For example, using "define" then "setup", then ...
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electronics data sheet using ConTeXt: first page header=high

As it was asked here electronics data sheet latex template, I'd like to make Analog Device kind of data sheet using ConTeXt. The first page of the data sheet looks different (in terms of header, ...
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path for chinese font with ConTeXt

I already use ConTeXt for maths and am fully satisfied, but now I need to write a document with text in chinese. I've read the different PDFs (mchinese.pdf and Uptodate) available here and I visited ...
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How I do install context modules in the Windows distribution of ConTeXt?

I know this question almost equal How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt, but I don't understand it and there are simple way install context modules in the Windows ...
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ConTeXt: How to display last page number (Page # of #) in header/footer?

In LaTeX, I could do something like: \fancyhead[R]{\HeaderFont{\thepage{}/\pageref{LastPage}}} and/or \fancyfoot[R]{\FooterFont{\thepage{}/\pageref{LastPage}}} How to achieve the same with ...
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ConTeXt: How to control vertical and horizontal line thickness in tables?

In LaTeX, I could do something like: \begin{longtabu} to \linewidth {X |[3pt] X} ... \tabucline[3pt]{-} ... \end{longtabu} which would produce vertical and horizontal lines of 3pt thickness. ...
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ConTeXt: How to maximize width of column depending on fixed sizes of other columns?

In LaTex, I could do something like: \newcolumntype{C}[1] {>{\centering\let\newline\\\arraybackslash\hspace{0pt}}p{#1}} \newcolumntype{L}[1] ...
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Ugly-looking integral signs in ConTeXt MkIV

A few days ago, I decided to try out ConTeXt (just for fun), but ran into the following problem. Running the 'context' command on \setuppagenumbering[location=] \starttext \startformula \int_a^b ...
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Manual for Presentation typesetting in ConTeXt

Is there a manual similar to the Beamer manual but for presentation in ConTeXt? I found this: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Presentations but I feel it lacks many information, for example on ...
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Is there a list of <float> in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX we have \listoftables, \listoffigures, and so on (at least thats the name as far as I remember). Is there something to achive similar in ConTeXt? My first thought was to define a register ...
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How to set ConTeXt in WinEdt 6.0?

I'm very interesting ConTeXt but I don't know setting ConTeXt at WinEdt 6.0. You can see the screenshot, there is ConTeXt and “ How to setting ConteXt at WinEdt 6.0 ?”
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ConTeXt: How to place a short caption under a wrapped figure?

This is a follow-up question to a previous ConTeXt solution. That solution dealt with wrapped figures in a ConTeXt document generated from Pandoc Markdown. Now, I would like to extend that solution ...
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Context mptopdf problem [closed]

I've a problem with the following file input graph u=0.5cm; beginfig(0); draw dashpattern(on 5bp); picture pa; pa=currentpicture; currentpicture:=nullpicture; draw dashpattern(on 5bp off ...
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How to use Multiple-Master-Font-instances for HZ/microtype instead of horizontal scaling? (ConTeXt) [closed]

Question I would like to use a Multiple Master font with a width axis for the HZ-program (=Herman Zapf Programm, equivalent to the microtype-package of LaTeX) In standard configuration, ConTeXt (and ...
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LuaLaTeX and MetaPost

Is there a LuaLaTeX equivalent of \startMPinclusions input mpfile; \stopMPincusions in ConTeXt? That is, if I have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luamplib} \begin{document} ...
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Metapost and ConTeX

I am completely new to ConTeXt and have just started to experiment with writing metapost directly within ConTeXt. My problem is that some of my existing metapost files call other metapost files which ...
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Unable to run ConTeXt (pdfTeX) after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I recently upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and tried to run a old ConTeXt document using TeXWorks. I got the following error: ...
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Adding vedic accents in sanskrit in devanagari script in red color using Context - not working in all cases

Using the techniques described in Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character I have been able to color red the vedic accents in sanskrit typesetting using ConTexT MIV. ...
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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting faciliies but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...
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Preventing caption stoppers from appearing in references in ConTeXt

I would like to prevent caption stoppers from appearing in references in ConTeXt. Here is a minimal example: \starttext \setupcaptions[numberstopper=.~---~, distance=0em] \placefigure[][cow]{A ...
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ConTeXt figure placement

For years I've used a LaTeX macro that allowed me to embed figures into my text with relatively little fuss. I could type something like: A typological comparison (see Figure \Fig[Caption ...
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ConTeXt: Using system-installed TrueType/OpenType fonts

I'm trying to use Cambria for text and Calibri for headings in a ConTeXt document, but I don't understand what is happening at all, nothing seems to have any effect and in the end it falls back to ...
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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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Typesetting annuity and life-insurance symbols in ConTeXt

How do I typeset annuity and life-insurance symbols, actuarial notation in ConTeXt. I see there are packages available but not for ConTeXt. Thanks
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ConTeXt SciTE tries to open sumatrapdf by default

I just installed SciTE and ConTeXt on windows using the directions from this website http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation:_ConTeXt_Suite_with_SciTe And it appears everything works but ...
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ConTeXt+MetaPost: Non-conflicting random background and foreground colours

Overview Looking to create a page that has a random (and non-consecutively repeating) background colour with titles that are also random. Problem The code has two problems. First, generating a ...
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MetaPost: Randomly generated number, distinct from previously generated number

Overview Looking to create random page background colours where the same background colour never appears more than once in succession (i.e., red, green, blue, green, blue, red, etc. -- never red, ...
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MetaPost: Randomly variably thick curves

Overview Looking to emulate the following sinusoidal wave having random variations in both its filled and outline thickness: The wave has two parts: a variably thick filling and a variably thick ...
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MetaPost: Non-uniform periodic tessellations

Overview Looking to create backgrounds that have regular polygons aligned to a grid. Problem The space between the polygons varies, even though the radius for the polygons has been calculated in ...
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MetaPost: Adjust colour value (brightness/luminosity)

Background In MetaPost, colours can be lightened or darkened by calling the transparency function. However, this allows other colours to show through, which isn't necessarily desirable all the time. ...
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ConTeXt: Randomly lighten or darken a colour within a threshold

Overview Looking to randomize the colours of squares of a checkerboard so that some are slightly lighter and some are slightly darker, relative to another colour. Problem The following sets a base ...
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Conditional column break in ConTeXt

Background Trying to determine whether a column break must be inserted on a two-column page. There are multiple sections on the page. Before the last section on the page, I want to insert a column ...
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Make ConTeXt ignore system-fonts?

How can I make ConTeXt ignore my system-fonts? Currently, ConTeXt scans and uses all system fonts (all the files in the font folder of windows 7) first and the fonts in the ConTeXt folder second. I ...
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Currency/number formatting in ConTeXt

I am stuck trying to format numbers particularly currency. I assume I need to define something so that I can say \mynum{$234234} and this is then typeset as $ 234 234.00 for instance. From what I ...
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How to wrap text around framed floats in ConTeXt?

The goal is to embed an image into a coloured box with text. I tried with \placefigure and \starthangaround. They work fine outside a frame, but once put inside a frame the text collides with the ...
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Any advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt?

I'm looking for an advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt? I've checked reference manual and few another docs from contextgarden, but they show only simple, elementary things. I'm ...
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PDF Colour Space and ConTeXt

Background Trying to create a PDF that includes a vectorized cover page having transparent colours. I would like the PDF to have the same appearance in Acrobat Reader, Firefox PDF Viewer, Foxit ...
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LaTeX - ConTeXt converter or there and back again:)

I'm looking for some converter LaTeX -> ConTeXt and perhaps LaTeX <- ConTeXt (just in case). I can write simple script and implement translation of basic syntax, but perhaps someone did it?
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LaTeX + Memoir or ConTeXt MkIV?

Is it worth to migrate from LaTeX (with Memoir) to ConTeXt? I think about it, but I have few doubts: LaTeX + Memoir is a well documented team, while ConTeXt not, LaTeX + Memoir is a team that works ...
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Width-per-column not working in ConTeXt columnset [duplicate]

I'm trying to put some information and a table (\starttabulate...\stoptabulate) aside to a image, the image in the left column and the title and the table in the right column. So what I did is this: ...
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ConTeXt: Repeat second-level registers within index

Background In ConTeXt, a multi-level index can be created using: \index{level1+level2}text If the value for level2 matches the previous index value of level2, then the text for level2 is not ...
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ConTeXt: How to create nice-looking fractions

Background Looking to create vulgar fractions in the current font such those in Unicode. LaTeX has the nicefrac package that provides, as the name implies, fractions where the dividing line is a ...
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ConTeXt: Set mixedcolumns maximum height for vertical rule

Background Looking to ensure that the height of a vertical rule for the first page of a section is the same as the subsequent sections. Code Minimum working example to illustrate the issue: ...
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Macro to get character width in ConTeXt

Background Looking to adjust the location of the first letter in a word based on its width. Problem The calculation resembles: \define[1]\StyleChapterChar{% \cldcontext{string.sub("#1",1,1)}% } ...
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Expand background image to fill page in ConTeXt

Background Looking to make a background image scale to fill an entire page. Code I tried changing the dimensions of the page to fill the entire area and then drop in an external image: ...