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Grid system for slides

I was wondering if anyone ever tried to typeset slides with a grid layout, ie. something like (see below the tikz grid showing it). Expected functionalities: ability to write text or place image ...
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List of all control sequences let to primitives in common formats

I would like to know a list of all control sequences which are let equal to primitives in common formats. For plain TeX for instance, we would get the list \endgraf % = \par \endline % = \cr \repeat ...
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Get or change ConTeXt path for components/projects/environment

How does one get items in subdirectories or change the path that ConTeXt uses to get components, environments, and project files? In other words, how might one set up a hypothetical directory ...
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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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Ugly-looking integral signs in ConTeXt MkIV

A few days ago, I decided to try out ConTeXt (just for fun), but ran into the following problem. Running the 'context' command on \setuppagenumbering[location=] \starttext \startformula \int_a^b ...
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ConTeXt: How to align a delimitedtext?

I'm using pandoc's default ConTeXt template, and it uses the following setup for blockquotes: \setupdelimitedtext [blockquote] [before={\blank[medium]}, after={\blank[medium]}, ...
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Ukrainian language support in ConTeXt [closed]

Are there any possibilities to write Ukrainian texts in the ConTeXt system? What do I need to do this?
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ConTeXt: Height fitting with row spanning in a table

How can I shrink the height of the foo cell to fit its content? \starttext \startTABLE \NC foo \NC[nr=2]\input knuth \NC \NR \NC bar \NC \NR \stopTABLE \stoptext ...
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Biblography in ConTeXt: Enumerated references like [1],[2] print errors.

In my context document I would like to set my Bibliography to be cited like this: »what can be said at all can be said clearly [1]« and a bibliography that than has that number:»[1] Wittgenstein, ...
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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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Kile fails to start ConTexT

Windows 7 64bit, Kile 2.9.60 with default settings and ConText mkiv. Trying to compile a test document: \starttext \startsection[title={Testing ConTeXt}] This is my first ConTeXt document. ...
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Nested itemize with large lines in ConTeXt

When I try to nest lists like this: \starttext \startitemize[n] \item bla \item \startitemize[a] \item bla $\displaystyle\int$ \item bla \stopitemize \stopitemize \stoptext I get this ...
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Stop Hyphenating Across Page Breaks

How to prevent hyphenation across page breaks? Here is my minexample: \starttext \dorecurse{200}{Aprikosengeschmacksrichtung } \stoptext What I mean is a feature, which many other typographic ...
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Vertically aligned table in plainTeX / LaTeX / Context etc

My last answer about vertically aligned table inspired me to write my first question at this site. How to create the following table in various TeX approaches: plainTeX, LaTeX, Context, eplain, OPmac ...
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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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ConTeXt vs LaTeX compilation time

In the past I used ConTeXt only when some font was not available in LaTeX -- I may probably be wrong -- but my impression is that ConTeXt is compiling faster than LaTeX. For a document that compiles ...
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What are the advantages of using ConTeXt's XML?

I have discovered quite a number of documents at the PRAGMA ADE Web page, showing how to create documents using an XML system. Much of the documents show features, such as tables, which appear, at ...
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Error PracTeX Jurnal Modules at ConTeXt

I have the same problem like My Way Module from question before (My Way Modules), i try to compile example PracTeX Jurnal document like this \usemodule[pracjourn] % Replace the text inside <+ ...
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Detecting the local style in a text with ConTeXt

I would like to detect the local style in a text. What is the ConTeXt equivalent of such these LaTeX commands? \ifthenelse{\equal{\f@shape}{it}}{italic}{not italic} ...
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Error My Way Modules at ConteXt ?

I want to make a document from My Way Modules at ConTeXt, like this example : \usemodule[mag-01] \setvariables [magazine] [title={Introduction}, author=Hans Hagen, affiliation=PRAGMA ADE, ...
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Splitting tables longer than a certain size in ConTeXt

Is there any way in ConTeXt to provide a 'one size fits all' table setup that allows large tables to span pages (> 75% of page height for example) but tries to keep smaller tables together by not ...
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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 ...
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ConTeXt parsing xml file

I am having some problems when I try parse an .xml file exported from from OmniOutliner. When I parse this lines <context:item>It's a form of advocacy: I'm happy with the various tools that ...
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ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml

I am using ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml. I would like to change the MathML fonts to a OTF Font. Please advice how this could be done. I have included a sample code below. \usemodule[mathml] ...
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ConTeXt: Disable Hyphenation, Enable Indentation, and Enable Sorting for Bibliography Entries (Items in List of Publications)

Enable Indentation I've tried: \setuplist [pubs][ before={\indentation}, ] and also: \setuppublications[ indentnext={yes}, indenting={yes}, ] Unfortunately, no effect. I would like both ...
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Why should I be interested in ConTeXt?

In the spirit of a free-form Friday on StackOverflow, I'd like to know if I should consider learning ConTeXt. What got me into LaTeX way back in 1994 was having structural markup that made longer ...
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Problem Update Module at ConTeXt? [duplicate]

From my question before : ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt? Since I updated third party modules at ConTeXT, i get problem can't use modules at My ConTeXt document and I always get a message like ...
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ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
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context tex poster template

There are Latex poster package, such as beamerposter, baposter, a0poster . Any such resource for making a conference poster in ConTeXt TeX?
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How to avoid transliteration of Russian text in ConTeXt?

Using TexShop on Mac OS I try to compile a code: \setupbodyfont[dejavu] \enableregime[utf] \mainlanguage[russian] \starttext Немного русского текста для пробы. \stoptext But it gives me a ...
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Two levels of itemization with the 'intext' option

In ConTeXt, how can I get the output given by the following code, but using the itemize environment? \starttext \quad---~Sed ut perspiciatis, unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium ...
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ConTeXt: How to make table of contents to show only those entries which go after its placement?

\setuplist [chapter][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] \setuplist [section] [color={default}] \setuplist [subsection] [color={default}] \setuplist [title][ style={bold}, color={default}, ] ...
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TeX Capabilities with Arbitrary Fonts

I am formatting 85,000 words of text in InDesign that include several (non-negotiable) .ttf and .otf fonts not canonical to LaTeX. I'd like to switch to a TeX-based format for the following ...
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ConTeXt: How to control vertical and horizontal line thickness in tables?

In LaTeX, I could do something like: \begin{longtabu} to \linewidth {X |[3pt] X} ... \tabucline[3pt]{-} ... \end{longtabu} which would produce vertical and horizontal lines of 3pt thickness. ...
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ConTeXt: Prevent Reference Name Clashes in Floating Objects of Different Types

I find it very annoying that ConTeXt uses the same namespace for references of floating objects. In other words, if you give the same reference to a figure and a table, then you'd always refer to the ...
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New to ConTeXt, looking for better manual than PRAGMA

I am an experienced user of LaTeX learning ConTeXt. However, I find the manuals on the PRAGMA website to be less than ideal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a manual or text?
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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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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Learning Plain TeX via ConTeXt's LuaTeX-plain Format

Succinctly as I can: Want to learn Plain TeX (but with modern conveniences such as UTF-8, mplib, TiKz, etc.) Have much respect for the ConTeXt group of people. Liked the idea, when I stumbled upon ...
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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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Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?

In HTML, over the last decade or so, there has been a strong push toward complete separation of content structure and style. Most websites are now built using HTML for structural mark-up, and CSS for ...
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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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Draw a line under the headertext in ConTeXt

Sometimes, in order to seperate the headertext from the text area, I need draw a line just under the headertext. \setuppagenumbering [location=, alternative=doublesided] \definepagebreak ...
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From XeLaTeX's Unicode-math to ConTeXt's typescript

I search a way to translate the following XeLaTeX's declaration (based on the unicode-math package) \setmainfont{Linux Libertine G} \setsansfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Liberation Sans} ...
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Context: Placing float (figure) and text-top at same height

I would like my figures to be flush with the text line beside them if they are positioned left or right and top. Currently the top edge of the figures are roughly flush with the 2nd line. This seems ...
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Which primitives does ConTeXt rename/move?

TeX's primitives can be renamed by macro formats/packages: this allows new/altered features or behaviours. Usually this is done such that the originals are still available ('renamed'): certainly ...
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Which package is best/easiest for a TeX newbie to lay out a book for print?

This question may be a little general and is subjective, but I am asking because I am not sure where my (limited) time should be invested for the problem I have to solve (I'll detail that in a ...
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Special layout with multi-page table in ConTeXt

I have a special layout of page to make. It contains blocks of text, a graph and tables. I don't know in advance the length of the tables in the document. I have a dummy two tables example to show ...
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Create a font table for all available characters for a particular font

Similar to the question: Lualatex: Font table with examples I have several ornamental fonts and I'd like to create key maps. That is, I want to know what symbol the letter a maps to by having a nice ...