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ConTeXt for non-technical person

A dear person to me has started her own small publishing company (psychology related books -- completely non-technical) and she uses Microsoft Word. It's a one woman operation and she often asks me ...
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conTeXt Mkiv: the number of parameters can not be more than 9?

For testing, I have a definition: \define[9]\DEFINETEST{#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9} context test can work fine, when I modify the above into: \define[10]\DEFINETEST{#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9,#10} ...
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conTeXt: What should I do for compile a tex file when I have two different types of modules?

For resolving my previous question , according to [AboAmmar's answer] (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/253658/81323), I must create a separate file m-resume.tex and use command texexec cv.tex to ...
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why the year “2007” can not be displayed in my generated pdf after compiling “http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Curriculum_Vitae”?

I want to use the resume template m-resume.tex and cv-resume.tex, and downloaded it, combined the two files into one file called resume.tex, and then used conTeXt mkiv's command context to compile it ...
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what is meaning of “\hbox to \hsize” in ConTeXt?

In many tex, I saw \hbox to \hsize, such as: {\hbox to \hsize \bgroup \hfill \setupframed[height=5cm,offset=.5em,frame=off,backgroundcolor=red] \framed[width=12cm,align=left]{#1}% ...
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How to implement a specific head or top like this in conTeXt?

all I want to use conTeXt for writing my resume, I found the head like the red area very awesome, but I don't know how to implement it, or what elements I should use to do it? After reading ...
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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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Cleveref-like command in ConTeXt

Following ConTeXt garden, I set up theorem environments like in the below MWE. I wonder if ConTeXt has a command similar to \cref from the LaTeX package cleveref which automatically adds "Corollary,", ...
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\usepackage{preview} equivalent for ConTeXt?

I would like to create a ConTeXt document cropped around a single \starttikzpicture \stoptikzpicture. How to achieve this by letting TeX infer the page size from the box dimensions?
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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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ConTeXt: Using Unicode symbols for bullets

I'm having trouble figuring out how to use ▸ (AKA BLACK RIGHT-POINTING SMALL TRIANGLE) as the bullet in my itemized lists in ConTeXt. My first thought is that this should work: ...
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Getting started with LuaTeX and ConTeXt

I've been using LaTeX now for roughly about 20 years. Only within the past 3 years or so have I tried understanding the internal workings of TeX. There are not a few posts here for which the OP is ...
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ConTeXt using the tex-context package in pkgsrc

The cross-platform package manager pkgsrc includes a ConTeXt package, http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/print/tex-context/README.html Has anyone used this successfully? I have ...
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Table of Contents for poetry collection (ConTeXt)

I'm getting stumped about how to generate the ToC for this book. I'm about to give up and just do it by hand. The author wants to include a lot of structural information that isn't present in the ...
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How to print page number over page containing \externalfigure in ConTeXt?

I'm trying to merge a full size PDF page into my document and then to print the page number over the top in the normal position. I've read the page on the wiki about inserting PDF pages ...
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Kerning and ligatures in upright math font with unicode-math

How can I get the kerning and ligatures of text mode in an upright math font with the unicode-math package loaded? 1. Without unicode-math Code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Formulas in columnsets using ConTeXt

I tried out ConTeXt, where I found that columnsets worked just fine---until I put math into them. The below code produces an error. What am I doing wrong? \setuppapersize[A5] ...
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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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Force leading spaces in \if result [duplicate]

\def\test#1{ \def\csv{#1} \ifx\csv\empty \else X\fi } \starttext This is a test x\test{1}x. \stoptext Should result in xXx, but shows x Xx. How do I avoid the leading space here? Edit: Ok, this ...
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Test whether CSV field is empty or not (ConteXt)

I am designing an address book using the CSV parser in How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?. Some persons have an academic title, while others not. Some also have a job ...
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Conditional pagebreak depending on counter

After hours and hours I am still not able to produce a simple pagebreakif a counter is tested successfully being equal to a constant in ConTeXt. \definenumber[eintraege][way=bytext,prefix=no] ...
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How to set maxheight of a combination in ConTeXt?

I want to do a combination that fits in my page without taking care of figures dimensions itself. I tried this: \placefigure[][myfigure] {mycaption} {\startcombination[1*4, ...
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Best way of formatting a given paragraph (or set of paragraphs) in ConTeXt

Altough I have read the documentation, I have not find a definitive answer for this, so I hope somebody has a better understanding that I have. I want to make a paragraph (or set of) stand out from ...
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Invisible floor and ceil math delimiters

Why the floor and ceil math delimiters don't display? Code: \starttext \startformula \Bigl\lfloor \frac{x}{y}\Bigr\rfloor \stopformula \startformula \Bigl\lceil \frac{x}{y}\Bigr\rceil ...
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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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Hint for title page layout in ConteXt

After reading a lot of the manuals, docs and wiki articles provided by the ConteXt developers, I still have no clue how to achieve this. I want to set up a newsletter title page. On the top it ...
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Limitations of ConTeXt?

So far, from what I hear about ConTeXt, it sounds like the solution to many of the major problems in LaTeX (perhaps all of those that can be solved at all). It supports grid typesetting (which is ...
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Change font for math functions (sin, log, etc.) in ConTeXt MkIV?

When I’m using the Euler font for math, I notice that since Euler is upright, the font for math functions like sin, cos, and log is identical to variables. Is there a way to change the font for math ...
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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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Table caption above, figure caption below in ConTeXt

My definition looks like this: \setupcaptions[location=top] \setupcaptions[way=bysection,prefixsegments=section,headstyle=\bf] And placement of tables ...
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ConTeXt table row vertical fill page

Is there a way to have a bTR for ConTeXt fill a page vertically? I want to have a full-page table, with both width and height filled. Given e.g. \bTABLE \bTR \bTD One \eTD \eTR \bTR \bTD ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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Listing with source code included from file in ConTeXt (with label and caption)

I would like to include listings with source code in ConTeXt MKIV and have a mechanism for labeling and referencing the listing and even being able to attach the code with useattachment. In LaTeX, I ...
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ConTeXt: Table header as section in TOC (while parsing xml to pdf with xmlflush)

I would like to use the header of a table as a section for the TOC (while parsing an XML to pdf) \startxmlsetups xml:table \page[yes] \dorecurse{3}{ \bTABLE[frame=on,split=no] ...
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ConTeXt: How to (force) capitalization of the first letter of some string?

I want to do the following: \Word{\word{Massively Parallel Processing}} and I expect it to be rendered as "Massively parallel processing". However, it is rendered as "massively parallel ...
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Using a table as a header in Context

I want to define a table to use as a header in my Context document. This table shall contain different variables, like document title, document number, date, page x of yy, etc. I have defined the ...
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Vertical alignment of fonts of different size on same line in ConTeXt

Given a document like this \starttext \setupbodyfont[palatino,8pt] small \setupbodyfont[palatino,12pt] normal \setupbodyfont[palatino,16pt] big \stoptext how would I center those words vertically?
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ConTeXt: Use url parameter to hyperlink bibliography title references

Background A technical design document includes a number of citations. It would be convenient to include hyperlinks to the cited documents in the bibliography. The bibtex entries include articles, ...
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ConTexT, disable node text indenting

I have a problem with TikZ picture under ConTexT. If I set it up for document wide indenting such as "setindenting[medium,yes]", then the problem is that tikz will always indent the text in a node as ...
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Footnote complete citation, plus ibid, op, cit., etc (in ConTeXt)

I need my citations to be in a footnote. I tried \footnote{\cite[alternative=data][bib_key]} but this can’t help me with ibid. or Author, op. cit. when required. Searching a little, I found something ...
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ConTeXt: Is there a way to show the \part heading?

I’m new to ConTeXt, and noticed that \part{Some title} (and neither \start part[title={Some title}]…\stoppart) will produce and output (besides an empty page with footer and header). Nevertheless, ...
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How to use ConTeXt in a unix pipeline?

I can process my tex file into a PDF by running "context something.tex". It produces an output file called something.pdf and a few other files (such as something.log). I want to run a command as part ...
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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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Pass parameters to ConTeXt \component, \product, etc

I would like to use, and it appears suited, the \component and related commands in ConTeXt. However, I would like to have multiple parameters to a given component e.g. \startcomponent X ...
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Typing of math sign charts

For typing of quantities of solving mathematical problems I would like to type signs charts (diagrams to visualize the values of expressions). Something like this: x-5 - | - | + x+4 ...
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Error running Context texexec on Mac OSX 10.10, Ruby 2.2.0 Stable

When I try to run texexec on my context file I get the following error: texexec va.ctx /Users/davidsmith/context/tex/texmf-context/scripts/context/ruby/base/ctx.rb:120:in `manipulate': invalid byte ...
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Simulating hand-drawn lines

I am working on a project that will have some vector graphics, perhaps using TikZ (or a similar package). All of the graphics consists of lines, in shades of gray. However, the lines from TikZ appear ...
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Missing page numbers, first chapter only - ConTeXt

I am typesetting books in ConTeXt, and for some reason the first chapter is missing page numbers! There are correct page numbers in the frontmatter, and correct page numbers in the second chapter and ...
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ConTeXt / e-TeX Real Numbers?

I've been using LaTeX for about 6 years and the calc package for a long time. Therefore, not being able to use real / floating point numbers was never really a problem. I've been pouring over the ...
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Typesetting scenes in a novel

I am typesetting a novel in ConTeXt and I need a way to correctly typeset scenes. A scene in my novel is just a sequence of paragraphs separated from the previous one by two blank lines (though in the ...