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ConTeXt: How to set up interaction mode to emulate hyperref?

I have prepared a self explanatory MWE to check interaction mode for various objects in ConTeXt ver: 2013.01.10 01:04 MKIV. Evince document viewer is used for testing. Questions: How to set up ...
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How to span the content across two pages in ConTeXt?

Most of the pages in my document look like this, a layout common in books: ___________________________ | | | | Title | ........... | | | ........... | | ...
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How to place all chapter titles on verso pages in ConTeXt?

I need to set all of the chapters within a document to begin on the verso, or left-hand pages. How can I get ConTeXt to add a blank page before each chapter title if the chapter title does not appear ...
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ConTeXt: Too much hyphenation

I am trying to control the amount of automatic hyphenation in my document. But all the options I specify don't seem to have any effect. The following MWE shows two paragraphs with six hyphenated ...
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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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Caption label formatting in Context

I am trying to introduce a linebreak after the caption label so that the caption starts below the caption label in context. However, the suffix key for the \captionsetup only accepts text like : or ...
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Bold math in Context

I am not able to get bold math symbols using context. Details: I am using Tex-live 2012 distribution. Compiled using context main.tex which means I am using context mkiv. Log file shows the version ...
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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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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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Why do fonts no longer work after upgrading ConTeXt? [closed]

After a recent upgrade of ConTeXt, ConTeXt can not longer find the OTF and TTF fonts in my ~/.fonts directory. Prior to this upgrade, when I ran these three script, it was sufficient to get the fonts ...
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standardmakeup layer in ConTeXt

Need to place a PDF file as a watermark behind the title page and part break pages. These have been laid out using \standardmakeup. Have created the layer and can place it on a normal text page but ...
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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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How to let text flow around irregular-shaped graphics in ConTeXt?

I have some illustrations which I need to scan and place within a document. The illustrations come in various shapes, with no straight edges, and are bound by lots empty white space, e.g.: ...
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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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Accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt

I'm having difficulty accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt. I'm using mkiv. I have a font and I know it has fancy ornaments in it because I see them in the spec sheet. I don't understand what to do ...
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PDF links generated by \cite do not work when using project component files

When using the project files shown below, links generated by \cite[…] are displayed as links, but when I click on them nothing happens. But when \completepublications[…] is directly written in ...
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Change color of links created with \in, \at, etc

By default the link color of references created with \in or \at is red. How can this color be globally changed, so that all links have the same color (e.g. blue)? \setupinteraction ...
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ConTeXt equivalent of AMSmath's \substack

The Plain TeX $$ \sum_{i \in S \atop j \in T} i $$ seems to be usually typeset mathematically in LaTeX using the \substack macro from the AMS maths macros (accessed using \usepackage{amsmath}) \[ ...
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How to change indentation/margin of table in Context?

This is the code I use to create a simple table in Context: \starttable[|lw(43mm)|lw(43mm)|] \NC {\em Mer uttalade} \NC {\em Mindre uttalade} \NC\AR \NC {\em bearbetningsegenskaper} \NC {\em ...
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Remove line below header on title page

How to remove the line below header on title page using this minimal example: \setuppapersize[A4] \setuplayout [width=fit, height=fit, topspace=2cm, header=\lineheight, ...
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Number kerning in ConTeXt math mode is different and worse than normal

Compare these two: \starttext \unit{0.01 kilogram} $ \unit{0.01 kilogram} $ \stoptext I would naively expect these to produce very similar results, but the latter case—the one in math mode—we get ...
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fancyhdr equivalent in ConTeXt

In LaTeX the fancyhdr package provides the lhead, chead and rhead macros that allow me to create the left, center and right parts of the header. These macros also enable me to treat each part of the ...
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Abstracting an author list

I am writing an academic paper and have no problem manually formatting an author list like \startnarrower[middle] \startalignment[middle] Author One\thanks{email_one@gmail.com}, Author ...
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ConTeXt (mkiv) bibliography not respecting \setupinterlinespace[big]

Early in my document I have \setupinterlinespace[big] for double-spacing per course requirements. However, when I do \placepublications[criterium=all], it doesn't seem to respect this. In other words, ...
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How to show additional contact information in t-letter head

I am working on a letter using the t-letter module and have found that only my name and address show in the head layer. Any ideas as to how I can show additional contact information as well? Here is ...
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Floats that span the text width and the margin

What is the correct way of placing floats that span the text width and the margin? If the width of the float content is increased, ConTeXt does not reserve space in the margin which leads to ...
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ConTeXt: Page numbering in words for spanish

So I tried to hack the macro given in the ConTeXt wiki to write pagenumbering in words in spanish, my native language. Things were great until I had to reach the 100th page. ConTeXt claims when ...
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Systems of equations in ConTeXt

In LaTeX+amsmath, I can say \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \left\{ \begin{aligned} px-y-4&=0\\ 2x-2y-6m&=0 ...
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ConTeXt keeps trying to create “missing” font files

I'm running ConTeXt/XeTeX on a file that uses the Gentium Book Basic font. The problem I'm having is that XeTeX appears to spend a large amount of time trying over and over again to create that font ...
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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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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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Forbid word breaking (ConTeXt)

In the following example \definefont[Shehkl][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 15pt] % or file:amiri-regular.ttf*... file:alq.ttf \definestartstop[Arab][commands=\setups{Arabic}] \def\Arab{\doArab} ...
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Prevent page break within footnote in ConTeXt

I have the following example of footenotes: \definepapersize[MyBook][A5] \setuppapersize[MyBook][A5] \usetypescript[times] \setupbodyfont[times,11pt] \setupbodyfontenvironment [default][em=italic] ...
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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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Gridsetting: Space between section and subsection (ConTeXt)

Here is my Minexample \mainlanguage [de] \definepapersize[MyBook][A5] \setuppapersize[MyBook][A5] \usetypescript[times] \setupbodyfont[times,10pt] \setupbodyfontenvironment [default][em=italic] ...
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Adjust table of content depth in ConTeXt

How to create a table of contents in ConTeXt MkIV with dots? In the wiki there is \title{Inhalt} \placelist[section] But the old way to make dots \setupcombinedlist[content][level=4, ...
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Flushleft and flushright in the same line (ConTeXt)

I have the following macro \mainlanguage [de] \definepapersize[MyBook][A5] \setuppapersize[MyBook][A5] \definestartstop[Test][commands=\setups{Test}] \def\Test{\doTest} \def\Test[#1]{ ...
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How to embed videos in pdf with ConTeXt?

I have heard that it is possible to embed videos with ConTeXt in tex-files and in the resulting pdf-file. Hans Hagen wrote very briefly about videos in his manual, but there is no Minexample. I could ...
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ConTeXt equivalent of latexdiff

I was just wondering if anyone knows of a ConTeXt equivalent to latexdiff? For those not familiar with latexdiff: it is a Perl script that marks up differences between 2 latex files. It is included ...
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(ConTeXt) Changing to garamond or other typefaces

As far as I understood changing the typeface from the default is hard in ConTeXt. Here is my example of using not the default typeface - first question: Is this the correct way?: \mainlanguage ...
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How to prevent chapter titles from appearing in the header on the first page of each chapter in ConTeXt?

To place the chapter title in the header of my document, I used: \setupheadertexts[{\getmarking[chapter]}][][][{\getmarking[chapter]}] My document is not double-sided. Whenever the chapter title ...
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How to renumber and redisplay additional references to a previous footnote if the previous appearance was several pages prior in ConTeXt?

I am using \setnotetext[footnote][0001]{This is a footnote.} to set a footnote's text and \note[footnote][0001] to create multiple references to it. When the footnote's first appearance, and later ...
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How to place a line break between every character in ConTeXt?

I have some text appearing in a macro, like this: \printascolumn{This is some text.} How can I place a line break between each letter or printed symbol, such that it appears like this? T h i s i ...
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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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Why are my tables running off the edge of the page in ConTeXt?

I need to make a table which fits to the \textwidth, or essentially, the width generally available to text on the page. I have created columns of 20%, 60%, and 20%, which should fit the width, ...
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How to fine-tune the vertical placement of characters in ConTeXt?

I need to insert a dot symbol, such as “•” or a METAPOST circle into my document, at different heights between the baseline and top of characters, like this example: _____ _____ ...
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\placeongrid and \moveongrid not working in ConTeXt

I am trying to use the grid features in ConTeXt, but some of the commands are somehow not recognized by the compiler. Whenever I try to use the commands \placeongrid or \moveongrid, the compiler ...
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Arabic numbers mirrored in Arabic environment (ConTeXt)

In my arabic environment the arabic numbers are mirrored. Minimal Example: \definefont[Sheh][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 18pt] \definestartstop[Arab][commands=\setups{Arabic}] \def\Arab{\doArab} ...
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Font setup in header (ConTeXt)

I use \setupheadertexts [][section][chapter][] to get the section- and chapter-title in the header of the odd- and even pages. How to change the font, like its size, or making it bold or italic? ...
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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.