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Error when using SciTE

I get the following error when trying to compile a file using SciTE for ConTeXt: mtxrun | kpse fallback with progname 'context' initialized in 0.381 seconds>Exit code: 1 I followed all ...
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How to define numbered theorem, definition at ConTeXt ?(ConTeXt)

I have problem about define numbered like theorem, definition, corrollary etc at ConTeXt ? You can see like this my screenshot and my code (sorry, i copy and paste from other document) : and my ...
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No gridding for a single paragraph (ConTeXt)?

Is there a possibility to deactive grid=yes in the text for a single paragraph only? It should be something like \nogrid{ paragraph.... }. There is \placeongrid{} - but this does not allow ...
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Install ConTeXt manually without using first-setup.bat

For some reason or the other, when I try to install ConTeXt on my machine (Windows 7 OS), it gives an error as shown below: So I have tried and tried and tried and tried. You get the point. I was ...
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Answer keys in ConTeXt

I'm currently working on a textbook. It contains numerous exercises and I'd like it to contain an answer key at the end of the book. The answer key should have the same structure as the book, that is ...
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More Math Fonts in ConTeXt

Yesterday Aditya very helpfully updated the Wiki: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Math_fonts#Using_Math_fonts_in_MkIV. Modern, times, palatino, bonus, iwona (not iowna), antykwa-torunska, lucidanova, ...
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Math Fonts in ConTeXt

I have installed a standalone ConTeXt package: ConTeXt ver: 2013.11.10 12:23 MKIV beta fmt: 2013.11.11. This works well using Sublime Text 3 to edit and build ConTeXt. (I downloaded ConTeXt syntax ...
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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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Bad layout with both lettrine module and builtin initals in two column setup in ConTeXt

I am seeing broken positioning of letters produced by the lettrine module. Here is my MVE: \setuppapersize[A4][A4] \usemodule[lettrine] \definehead[recipe][section] \setuphead[recipe][ ...
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Unicode works in mkii but not in mkiv

I have been using texexec which, as I understand it, is mkii. I have several documents that have unicode in them and typeset perfectly using texexec. However, texexec seems to have trouble with ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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: How to change the background color and border of a Pandoc-generated blockquote?

Consider the following minimum working example containing a blockquote as defined in a Pandoc-generated document: \setuppapersize [A4][A4] \setuplayout [width=middle, backspace=1.5in, ...
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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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bug? unwanted gap in 2nd columnset

(Disclosure: I posted this question on the NTG ConTeXt mailing list before the weekend. I have not received any replies yet, so now I'm asking here.) We have a document where a gap occurs in a ...
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How can oversets and undersets be allowed to appear over neighboring text?

I am using the \overset and \underset commands in ConTeXt, to place text over other text within a paragraph, e.g.: (animal) (animal) (animal) Bears like to eat fish and ...
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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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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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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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How to create outline text with a solid interior in ConTeXt?

Following the instructions for \definespotcolor at the ConTeXt Garden, I created some outlined text: \defineeffect[outline][alternative=outer,rulethickness=.25pt] \starttext \starteffect[outline] ...
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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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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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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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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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Two-column layout with thick vertical rule in ConTeXt

Background I would like to add a thick rule centered between two columns. Example Code A minimum working example that illustrates the issue: \setupcolors[state=start] ...
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Use deeptextcommand and custom register in ConTeXt

Background Looking to emphasize the first letter of the index chapter title. Code The following code does not work as expected: \defineframed[StyleChapterFramed][ frame=off, ] ...