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ConTeXt: How to make table of contents to show only those entries which go after its placement?

\setuplist [chapter][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] \setuplist [section] [color={default}] \setuplist [subsection] [color={default}] \setuplist [title][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] ...
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New to ConTeXt, looking for better manual than PRAGMA

I am an experienced user of LaTeX learning ConTeXt. However, I find the manuals on the PRAGMA website to be less than ideal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a manual or text?
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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Learning Plain TeX via ConTeXt's LuaTeX-plain Format

Succinctly as I can: Want to learn Plain TeX (but with modern conveniences such as UTF-8, mplib, TiKz, etc.) Have much respect for the ConTeXt group of people. Liked the idea, when I stumbled upon ...
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ConTeXt: Prevent Reference Name Clashes in Floating Objects of Different Types

I find it very annoying that ConTeXt uses the same namespace for references of floating objects. In other words, if you give the same reference to a figure and a table, then you'd always refer to the ...
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Is there something like chktex for ConTeXt?

I'm using ConTeXt MKIV (if that makes a difference here). The problem is I'm writing my ConTeXt in vim, and a I have a syntax/style checker plugin called syntastic. The thing is it's using chktex for ...
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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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Which primitives does ConTeXt rename/move?

TeX's primitives can be renamed by macro formats/packages: this allows new/altered features or behaviours. Usually this is done such that the originals are still available ('renamed'): certainly ...
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How to avoid transliteration of Russian text in ConTeXt?

Using TexShop on Mac OS I try to compile a code: \setupbodyfont[dejavu] \enableregime[utf] \mainlanguage[russian] \starttext Немного русского текста для пробы. \stoptext But it gives me a ...
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Special layout with multi-page table in ConTeXt

I have a special layout of page to make. It contains blocks of text, a graph and tables. I don't know in advance the length of the tables in the document. I have a dummy two tables example to show ...
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Nested itemize with large lines in ConTeXt

When I try to nest lists like this: \starttext \startitemize[n] \item bla \item \startitemize[a] \item bla $\displaystyle\int$ \item bla \stopitemize \stopitemize \stoptext I get this ...
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ConTeXt xtables never \def'ed

I am new of ConTeXt. I want to use xtables but I get an error: \startxtable was never \def'ed. Am I forgetting some very basic thing? \starttext \startxtable[width=4cm] \startxrow ...
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Text color in natural table heading in ConTeXt

I'm new to ConTeXt and having a problem with colors of header in a "natural table". I want to have the text in the header displayed as white, and not gray. Here is what I have right now ...
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ConTeXt: Bibliographies in current ConTeXt not working any more? [closed]

The "very basic example" of Bibliography mkiv fails to work using current version 2014.03.07 11:42. I put the code inside a tex file test.tex and the provided bibliography database inside sample.bib. ...
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ConTeXt: Custom register formatting

Background Looking to reproduce custom registers that resembles: Index entries are added using: \setregisterentry[index][entries={Kenji Fujimoto}][ title={Maguro}, author={Kenji ...
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ConTeXt: Double or Triple Hyphen are Interpreted inside Verbatim Blocks

For example: \definetyping [code] [numbering=line, bodyfont=small, before={\startframedtext[width=\textwidth]}, after={\stopframedtext}] \startcode <-- \stopcode will produce < ...
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Arabic chapter numbers in ToC, Words in chapter headings in ConTeXt

My first post on tex.sx, so bear with me... The Goal: Arabic chapter numbers in the Table of Contents, and Words in the chapter headings (i.e. Chapter One) Seems simple enough, but I'm having the ...
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ConTeXt TABLEs, how to automatically fit table size with text with \setupTABLE

When I type something like \bTABLE \bTR\bTD abc\eTD\bTD abcdefg\eTD\eTR \bTR\bTD 123456789\eTD\bTD 1234\eTD\eTR \eTABLE in ConTeXt, it automatically sets the column widths to fit the text contained ...
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Simplefonts works, but definefontfamily does not?

I want to use \definefontfamily, and according to contextgarden.net, it should be included by default: As of December 2013, the functionality of the Simplefonts module has been included into the ...
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ConTeXt: Retain ToC Hyperlinks using alternative command

Background A custom Table of Contents entry was suggested to move page numbers from the right-hand side to the left-hand side. Problem The custom command loses ToC hyperlinks. I have tried to ...
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How to get the current directory name in ConTeXt?

Assume the file, source.tex is placed in /home/user/Birds/ and the user types context source.tex to compile the file. Is there a way for ConTeXt to retrieve the name of the folder that the file is ...
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Using \frak with context

I am trying context out and cannot get \frak to work. Should the following work? \starttext {\frak The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890} \stoptext I did a cut and paste of the ...
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Dependency graphs in ConTeXt

Have anyone tried using tikz-dependency with ConTeXt? http://danielepighin.net/cms/software/tikz-dependency Can anyone recommend other ways to create dependency graphs in ConTeXt?
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Is there a default arara rule for ConTeXt?

I'm trying to make a simple Hello, World example for ConTeXt. The file itself works, but I can't manage to instruct arara to compile it with texexec. % arara: context \starttext Hello, World! ...
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adjust uniformdeviate values

I need to insert in the rectangle all my 10 molecules in random way (angle and x,y position). I don't know what is wrong with my code. \startMPinclusions vardef spring (expr a, b, w, h, n) = pair ...
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lost linear_shade output

What is wrong with my code? The second call of SoundEnergy lost the black/white gradient. \startMPinclusions def SoundEnergy = path pr ; pr := unitsquare xscaled .3cm yscaled 2cm ; ...
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ConTeXt: Columnar section titles, floats, and images

Background Regarding floats in columns, the wiki states: By default, a title will be moved down to appear below a float, it will not be "wrapped" around a float like normal text. Problem The ...
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Error-handling in next-generation TeX tools

For many beginners (and many with more experience), the biggest obstacle to using LaTeX is the difficulty of figuring out what is causing an error. A message about something not being \defed, for ...
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ConTeXt: Left-justify text to overlap hidden/disabled frame border

Background Looking to left- and right-align text in a footer. Problem The following image shows that the word "Betasec" is not left-aligned with the black horizontal line above it: I believe ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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What is the correct way to create slanted text in ConTeXt?

I need to write some romanized foreign words within a passage of English text. Generally, such words should appear as slanted text. I created this simple document and noticed that while both \it and ...
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How to make footnote numbers invisible in ConTeXt?

I need to put some comments in the footnotes area in a document, but without any note numbers appearing. I've tried several things, including \footnote[numbercommand={}]{This is the footnote}, but ...
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ConTeXt: Change location of page numbers in table of contents

Background Looking to place the page number on the left of each section heading in the frontmatter's table of contents, similar to the following (where "Title Here" is a section title and the page ...
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ConTeXt: How to redefine the euro sign glyph?

Introduction I am writing a document using the TeX Gyre Pagella font. Unfortunately, the glyph for the euro sign (UTF-8 character U+20AC) in this font does not comply with the official euro sign ...
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Applying van de Graaf's Canon (ninths-division) in ConTeXt

I'm sure this is an obvious question but after much tinkering all I've managed to do is confuse myself. I'm typesetting a book. The paper size is 5.5×8.5". I want to apply the canons of page ...
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How to place figure relatively to other figure in ConTeXt?

I have two figures. I need to place first figure with width=10cm and then place second figure with same width but it's center must be shifted to right by 9cm and down by 5cm relatively to center of ...
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ConTeXt: Keep title on same page with next paragraph

I have a document with many chapters and sections. All my chapters starts with new page, but sections does not. Sometimes section title appears at the bottom of page alone, next paragraph starts with ...
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How to vertically center content of page without makeup in ConTeXt?

I need to vertically center the content of page, content is forced to be on a separate page (delimeted with \page command). previous page content \page this content must be verticaly centered on ...
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Is there a documentation for \setupTABLE?

I need to know which parameters can be passed to \setupTABLE command. Is there any documentation or can it be extracted from source ?
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LaTex or ConTeXt for a new user? [duplicate]

I'm just starting out with LaTeX. Would I be better off learning ConTeXt instead? Which of the two is better for a beginner - assuming I do want to tweak the formatting occasionally?
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ConTeXt: Embed forward referenced figure

Background Looking to recreate the following fancy table of contents where a limited number of images in the ToC are selected at random from all the figures included in the document, without ...
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How to insert hyperlink to web site in ConTeXt?

I need the analogue of latex's \href in context. I need a link when clicking on which pdf viewer would open a browser with it's url.
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metapost, metaobj and labels

I found this trick posted by Aditya some time ago that allowed to use metaobj in context. Currently this code no longer works. Currently, are there any way to use metaobj in context? The main problem ...
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How do you test whether or not a ConTeXt module is installed?

How do you test whether or not a ConTeXt module is installed? I have run first-setup.bat --modules=all but how do I test if all the modules are installed?
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List of all modules in ConTeXt

Is there a comprehensive updated list of modules currently maintained? The ConTeXt wiki page for modules provides some but I am not sure if it is updated and which ones would be obsolete. It would be ...
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How to render ConTeXt source code example with rendered result in ConTeXt

I need to place source code example in ConTeXt with compiled result. code: ConTeXt code example result: compiled result I can do it like that: \mainlanguage[ru] \usemodule ...
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How to place footnote under TABLE in ConTeXt?

I need to place footnotes, declared inside \bTABLE \eTABLE, just under the table, delimited with a short rule. |----------| | table | |----------| _______ *footnote I also need to \placetable ...
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Scale figure to remaining page height in ConTeXt [duplicate]

I have a page with some content on it and some remaining space at the bottom of this page. |=========| | header | |---------| | | | page | | content | | | |---------| |remaining| ...
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ConTeXt: Change the default text colour for entire document

Background I am looking to change the text colour for a document from black to a different dark colour. Problem The documentation shows how to change individual colours for a text document, but ...
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How to place two (or multiple) figures in a row with same height in ConTeXt?

I need to place several figures with different aspect ratios in a row using ConTeXt. I also need their heights to be equal, but summary width of pictures to be \textwidth. Height of pictures must ...