ConTeXt is a TeX macro package like LaTeX and eplain. It provides a consistent, key-value driven user interface, supports all TeX engines, is tightly integrated with LuaTeX & Metapost, and supports grid-typesetting, PDF/A, PDF/X, XML/XHTML & ePub export.

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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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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 ...
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Metapost error related with ConTeXt

I try to reuse this code from fpast (Generating Random arrows in tikz) in context but I found a error message associated with the freelabel() function. If I try to add the labels with label() function ...
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In ConTeXt, how do I typeset my name like a signature?

How could I typeset my name so that it appeared in a calligraphic font for use as a signature? I have tried reading the manuals and documentation regarding fonts, but it seems very complex.
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Aligning table headers to the bottom

I have a table with table headings (which are rotated 90 degrees clockwise because of their length) that needs to be aligned to the bottom. How to do that? Here is my code: \starttext ...
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Build a real histogram in pgfplots

Always in my long learning TikZ, I would build a "real" histogram from the following set of data : xi ni 1000 5 1200 8 1500 24 2500 13 3000 2 The idea is to group the data into ...
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Framed text and pageboundary

I use in my environment file the following definition for framed text: \defineframed[achtergrond] [frame=off, background=color, backgroundcolor=gray, width=fit, height=fit, ...
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Interaction with green chapter titles — right paren shows up black

I use \setupinteraction[state=start] and \setupcolors[state=start] for making the entries of the table of contents interactive, and all entries show up green. But in the backmatter a chapter title ...
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How to vertically center content in ConTeXt?

I would like to vertically center my title page. I have tried code like this, but it does not work: \vfill \startalignment[center] Title \stopalignment \vfill I am using ConTeXt, so the ...
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How to draw this picture in Context?

I want to typeset a figure that expresses how some quantity consists of other quantities, and graphically depict that in a table like form. I have currently done this using a simple table format, and ...
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How to use background on a single row or column in table?

When using simple tables in Context (\starttable command), can one place a background on specific rows and/or columns?
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How to make this typescript work in ConTeXt?

I'm trying to come to grips with typescripts in ConTeXt. Amongst all the examples and all the documentation, it just is not clear what is happening. I downloaded a new font for use with this example ...
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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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vectors with marks for forces representation

In the first approach to teaching forces are presented to students diagrams with various forces and asked to them to group the forces according to their orientation, direction and magnitude. I often ...
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How do I create unequal column widths using columnsets?

I would like to create a columnset where the first column is wider than the others. I understand that column breaks become complicated in such an environment. The ConTeXt columns manual claims to ...
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Converting DNG inline in a ConTeXt document?

I'm writing some code that automatically exports TeX for context to convert into a report. The content that this code manipulates includes images in .dng format. While I'm aware that I can add an ...