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How to span the background graphic across verso and recto pages in ConTeXt?

I want to place background images behind all of my part titles, with the image spanning across two pages, e.g.: ___________ ___________ | | | | Part 1 | | | Birds of ...
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Why is this CSV form letter code incompatible with the table of contents in ConTeXt?

Using the code in the answer to How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?, I am building a document from data in a CSV file. I found that some part of the code is incompatible with ...
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Type phase symbol in ConTeXt, like LaTeX steinmetz package

I am trying to create an electrical phase symbol in ConTeXt like that produced by the \phase{} command from LaTeX's steinmetz package. Here is what the symbol looks like: Is there something out ...
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How to achieve nested alignment of formulas?

I'm trying to get a nested alignment in math mode: +----------------------------------------------------------------+ | ..... & ................ | | +--...
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Problem with old ConTeXt separated list example

I have been trying to get the following small example from ConTeXt garden to work without success. \starttext \usemodule[database] \def\SendMe#1#2#3#4{\framed [align={flushleft,lohi}, width=4cm, ...
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Is there a ConTeXt version of the LaTeX lefteqn?

What I want is to be able to set up equations like this: a very long first expression = the second line = and a third line = and maybe even a fourth In LaTeX, this would be ...
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ConTeXt \quote command resets font shape. Is this a bug?

Whenever I use \quote command, it resets font shape to upright (while \quotation command works as expected). I suppose it's a bug. Here's the minimal example: \starttext {\bf Font shape \quote{does} ...
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In ConTeXt, how do you restart paragraph enumeration?

I can create paragraph enumerations, such as below, but how can I restart the numbering? \setupparagraphnumbering[state=start,distance=0pt] First paragraph, which is numbered. Second paragraph, ...
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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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ConTeXt: Enumeration, Comments cause undefined control sequence startformula error

I'm a LaTeX user working through some ConTeXt tutorials, and hit a brick wall pretty early. It makes me wonder if something is wrong with my setup, or if I'm not understanding something pretty ...
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ConTeXt: Styling pagenumbers in registers

I'm using some description paragraphs as definitions for some concepts. I want to add them to my register and typeset their pagenumbers in bold numbers (to recognize where is the definition). The ...
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Align multi-line section head on the grid

What I want to achieve Align the first line of a multi-line section head on the grid and consecutive lines according to the baseline distance given in the font definition. The baseline distance of ...
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Paragraph-style for footnotes in ConTeXt

Is there a way to have paragraph-style footnotes in ConTeXt, similar to what is provided by the footmisc package? E.g.: This is some text^1. This is some other^2 text. This is some more text. --------...
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ConTeXt scaled headline with hanging/protrusion

I'm using \scale to scale up a headline to the width of the entire paragraph, like so: \def\scaleHead#1% {\scale[width=\textwidth]{#1}} \setuphead[subject] [textcommand=\scaleHead] \subject{Call me ...
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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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Set layout for the first page of Chapters in ConTeXt

When designing some documents, I hope I can set a global layout and another layout for the first page of all chapters. I have defined two layouts as follows: \setuppagenumbering [alternative=...
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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. ...
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Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX

I would like activate Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX compilation. Currently, I'm using this: \definetypeface[Libertine][rm][Xserif][Linux Libertine O] \...
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How to use ConTEXt to typeset Arabic, and color diactrical marks?

I need to typeset Arabic and color different group of letters/diactrical marks in different color. For this purpose, I explored capabilities of XeLaTeX/ArabXeTeX environment, but could not obtain good ...
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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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What is the state of support for (Unicode) Indic scripts in Context?

I have used XeTeX for typesetting a book using Unicode Malayalam. It is working perfectly and the production is fine. Reading about ConteXt, I learn it is more suitable and flexible for book ...
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Preventing page break in register between reference and page number (ConTeXt)

Problem: The page number of an reference in the register is set to th next page - pake breaking between the reference and the page number. I do not know how to produce a smaller Example: \...
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Exporting graphics wth text labels from OpenOffice.org Draw to ConTeXt

I often create graphics in OpenOffice.org Draw, containing vector graphics, text labels, with photos occasionally mixed in. OpenOffice.org supplies a variety of export formats. Is there any way to ...
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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 page-...
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ConTeXt: Font weights

Is there a canonical way to access font weights other than regular and bold in ConTeXt? This does not work: \definefontfamily [myfamily] [serif][Calluna] \definefontfamily [myfamily] [sans] [Calluna ...
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Use ConTeXt to turn EPUB into PDF

Because ConTeXt is good at manipulating XML, it would seem likely that it is also good at handling EPUB, since this is essentially a zipped collection of HTML and CSS files. I am wondering if there ...
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About the internals of ConTeXt [duplicate]

It appears that ConTeXt is more structured than LaTeX2e in terms of naming scheme, key-value naming, macros, etc. However I haven't seen any guide or so that explains how this structure works. Where ...
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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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Using macro variables with Lua in ConTeXt

I need to make some macros in ConTeXt. I have tried to use Lua code, but I do not understand how to mix ConTeXt source and Lua source together. Here is an example: \define[3]\textmacro{ \startlua ...
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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 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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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 place a small table of contents in the footer in ConTeXt?

I would like to place a small table of contents in the footer in ConTeXt, which only shows the sections within the current chapter, but it does not appear. This is what I tried: \setupfootertexts[\...
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Why does fontspec interfere with Ligatures? (In retrospect: How the dutch hyphenate)

The tufte sample text (provided by ConTeXt) contains a || sequence which normally gets turned into an emdash. For some reason the inclusion of fontspec disables this. I've tried to use various options ...
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How to make a fancy rule under a line of text in ConTeXt

I've (mis)used LaTeX on and off for the past 10 years and am now trying out ConTeXt, mostly because it allows alignment to a baseline grid. I'd like to produce a rule (line) below some text such that ...
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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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Hierarchical semantic network

I would like to reproduce a hierarquical semantic network like this (Memory and Learning, from brain to behavior", Mark A. Gluck) My main problem is to add the lateral information in each box. ...
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How to continue \startParagraphNumbers in ConteXt

I just started using ConteXt to typeset some legal documents. The paragraphs in these docs need to be numbered sequentially. And though I did find a code for this in here ConteXt Ref \...
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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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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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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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Stack margin text in ConTeXt

If I try the following in ConTeXt: \starttext text text\inmargin{this is a note.} text text\inmargin{Another note.} \input knuth text text\inmargin[stack=yes]{this is a note.} text text\inmargin[...
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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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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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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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Alternative to \large, \Large, \Huge, \small etc in ConTeXt

Are there simple alternative of these font sizes in ConTeXt? Or one needs to use some special module? I looked at this page here. It seems to be a lot of boilerplate of such a simple task.
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Context with TexMaker

I'm using TexWorks to type my Context documents. I wish to get folding (which is not, yet, implemented in TW). I hoped to use TexMaker but I can't find the way to choose a Context build. Did anyone ...