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Printing only the text that appears between two symbols

I have a macro which contains some text: \textmacro{This is some text.} Normally, when compiled, it should just print text, like this: This is some text. Sometimes, the text contains “①”and “②”, ...
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Italic in ConTeXt

What is the equivalent of the LaTeX-code \textit{} in ConTeX? It sets the text in the brackets italic. There is \it but I am searching for something like \startit...\stopit.
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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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How to switch page numbers to/from Roman numerals

I am trying to have the page numbering of the front matter in lower case Roman and the rest in Arabic numbers. I also don't want the number on the title page (though it should be counted). According ...
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Metapost - Boundary box

I want to make a series of images with Metapost and Context. I want the height and width of the images to be fixed ( like a frame ) and center the picture drawn with Metapost inside that frame. So, is ...
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Fatal format file error; stymied. fmtutil: infinite recursion

I'm using texlive / ConTeXt / Xetex, but I don't know which of those might be relevant to the problem. The summary is that when I run TeX, I get a "Fatal format file error; I'm stymied" message. ...
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How to add whitespace after every item in a list in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing some questions. I need to leave readers space to write a few sentences as an answer. I am using this code: \startitemize[r] \item Where do most bears live? \item ...
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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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How to replace specific words with an underscore equal in length to the original word replaced in ConTeXt?

My problem is identical to Phantom and line break, however, I am using ConTeXt. I am creating a cloze test, e.g.: Frogs have four ____ and two eyes. The original text in the source appears like ...
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How to change the font formatting in the text and numbers of footnotes in ConTeXt?

I have a document with two different types of footnotes, \noteone and \notetwo, defined with this: \definenote[noteone][footnote] \definenote[notetwo][footnote] For these two footnotes, I need to ...
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Sans serif fonts for section titles in ConTeXt

In LaTeX, some document classes specify sans serif fonts for chapter and section titles, and serif fonts for the main text of a document. what is the proper way to achieve this in ConTeXt? I have code ...
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Replacing matching text with a macro containing information from a CSV file

I have some data stored in a CSV file, in this manner: 000000001 @ name @ information @ more information @ some more information I also have a information.tex file containing the numbers from the ...
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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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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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Indented block in ConTeXt

I need to write pseudocode in ConTeXt. Since there is no documentation of the t-algorithmic module, and because I don't have so much to write, I decided to format the code myself. Here is what I ...
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Using ConTeXts cow font with pdfTeX

So I have really become intrigued with the Cow font of context, however I really wish I would be able to use this with latex. I found a place, where it listed the steps on what to do, but it was ...
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How to start a new chapter at right hand side in ConTeXt?

I have read the manual and try the \setuphead [chapter] [page=right] but it has no effect :-(
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How to create tables of contents limited to parts of a document in ConTeXt?

I am working with a multi-volume document within a single PDF and with no reset page or section numbers. As ConTeXt does not seem to have any \volume title, as it has for \part and \chapter, I just ...
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How do I have all section titles, etc bold-faced, in ConTeXt?

I'm just experimenting with ConTeXt. At the moment, all my \section and \subject headings are appearing in large type. But I'd like them (and the \section numbers) all in bold-face. I've tried ...
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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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Vertically align \framed with itemized list using ConTeXt

Problem The numbers in the following itemized list are not aligned with the text: Code It is possible to adjust the vertical alignment using the offset command: % Itemized bullet list ...
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Apply columns to sections without explicitly bracketing each section

Background Creating a document that can have zero-, two-, or three-column layouts, depending on user preferences. I would like to keep the content clean of \columnsets by redefining only the sections ...
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Define colour transparency in relation to existing colour

Background Using ConTeXt to develop a nice theme where users can change the colour scheme, but still get the same "feeling" for the output, primary, secondary, and tertiary colours are defined. For ...
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Set the width of every columns of a table in ConTeXt

Sometimes, I need such a table whose column widths should be equal with each other. Here is an example: Name Email John john1989@gmail.com Bill bill1990@outlook.com Tim ...
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Why does ConTeXt sometimes ignore surrounding font properties?

I am working on a document which contains a wide range of font styles and sizes. I am using commands such as \ss to change to sans serif, \tfa to set the font size to size "a", and \bf to make text ...
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Bibliography in ConTeXt

I have two problems with bibliography using ConTeXt ver: 2013.01.10 01:04 MKIV. I would like to get \citet like behaviour Author name [1]. However, presently the MWE produces only the numbers. ...
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Minipages in macros for ConTeXt

In LaTex I build the following macro "kum" for translating arabic to german. The result are two minipages, left one with german, right one with arabic (the other two minipages were for design-issues). ...
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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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Remove the space above/below itemizes and descriptions

In the document below an itemize is nested in a description and I want to have no vertical space between the entries. I removed the space above and below of itemizes and descriptions using ...
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Context - Error creating boxes in loop

The following code creates an array of boxes to represent an array. \startMPinclusions input boxes ; \stopMPinclusions \starttext \startluacode function createGraphic(k,c,indH) local i=1 ...
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Custom table of contents style in ConTeXt

I want to change the style of the table of contents: Chapter entries shouldn't have a dotted line. (see below) Chapters without a number should have no left spacing. (see below) The dotted line ...
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How to make written text within math mode appear using the font of the surrounding text in ConTeXt?

In some parts of my document, I have text inside of math mode, to position text, e.g.: \math{ \overset{ \text{This text is above.} } { \text{This text is below.} } } ...
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Text in outer margin of multiple columns

I want to put some text in the outer margin (by which I mean on the left side of the page of even pages and on the right side of odd pages) of the page. My naive approach of using \inoutermargin{Text} ...
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formatting natural table header with conTeXt

I am struggling with my table formatting a bit and hope there is someone around here that can give me some help. This is the table I have at the moment. \bTABLE \startTABLEhead \bTR \bTD ...
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AMSsymb in ConTeXt

Where can I find some of the functionality, namely the symbols, from the LaTeX package AMSSymb in ConTeXt? For example, how do I place a \blacksquare? Is there an equivalent in ConTeXt? I didn't find ...
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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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Compilation error with \ifnum in ConTeXt

Why the following code gives me the following error? Code: \begingroup \catcode`\"=12 \gdef\newmcodes@{\mathcode`\'39\mathcode`\*42\mathcode`\."613A% \ifnum\mathcode`\-=45 \else ...
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\setuppagenumbering[location=] causes problem in Context

I am new to tex world. I am converting a markdown to pdf, first using the pandoc to create the text and then ConText to generate the pdf. I hope to release the template to wider pandoc audience if I ...
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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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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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Change list bullet style independently from each other in ConTeXt

Background I would like to vary the style of multiple itemized lists on the same page, independently from one another. Code A short example: \setuppapersize[A5] \setupcolors[state=start] % ...
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How to place section titles in the header, but not in the document?

I need to place some \part titles within my document, but make them invisible in the text, and only appear within the table of contents and headers. With this code, the \part titles are not found ...
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Link to start of current section, automatically, in ConTeXt?

I want page headers to link to the start of the current \subject, and – because I am automatically processing an XML document – I want to do this without manually entering the subject label. (This may ...
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Custom list labels in ConTeXt

I have just started learning ConTeXt and I have to say that I am pretty amazed by how intuitive it is to use. But I can't find a way yet to achieve automatically a list with the following labels. C.1 ...
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How does one vertically center the heading for a 'part' in ConTeXt?

My best effort thus far has been to simply add a big blank as a before perameter: \setuphead[part][placehead=yes, alternative=middle,before={\blank[12*big,force]}, header=empty] Obviously, this ...
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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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ConTeXt: How to prevent new paragraph after \hrule in section heading?

I'm using ConTeXt, and trying to setup my document's subsection headings to start with a colored rule. However, any way I've tried doing this results in a rule placed a line higher than the heading ...
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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: Figure scaling to width and text wrapping for Pandoc-generated documents

Consider the following Pandoc-generated ConTeXt document: \setuppapersize [A4][A4] \setuplayout [width=middle, backspace=1.5in, cutspace=1.5in, height=middle, topspace=0.75in, ...
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How do I do hanging indents in Context?

How do I do hanging indents in Context? I've been looking at the few examples that I've found, for example at http://wiki.contextgarden.net/MLA_style, but couldn't get anything to work as I want it. ...