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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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\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 ...
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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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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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ConTeXt + XeTeX (TeXLive 2012) does not work for Indic scripts like Malayalam

This is a follow up question to What is the state of support for (Unicode) Indic scripts in Context? I have been trying to get texexec/mkii to work with XeTeX engine, but the resulting rendering is ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 system font search path

I read from the official manual (http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Fonts_in_LuaTex#How_LuaTeX_handles_system_fonts) that I need to export OSFONTDIR="/usr/local/share/fonts;$HOME/.fonts" to specify where ...
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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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How to display the chapter number in the headers in ConTeXt?

I am using serupheadertexts to define the headers in my document: \setuphead[chapter] [number=yes] \setupheadertexts[{\getmarking[chapter]}][][][] I want to access the chapter ...
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How to typeset the titlepage and its verso in ConTeXt?

I typeset the titlepage and its verso, but it always generate an empty page on the right if facing. My codes are as follows: \setupinteraction [state=stop, title=Life in These Days, ...
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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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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 - Binding Offset

In LaTeX, the geometry package allowed me to specify a binding offset (an amount by which the content area of each page was shifted away from the binding) for book layout. I'm very new to ConTeXt and ...
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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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ConTeXt: Part, chapter, section, and subsection names

Background Looking to include the section within an index. Problem In LaTeX the nameref package allows coding a contextual macro called \currentname. This allows users to refer to the current ...
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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 ...