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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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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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 ...
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ConTeXt: How do I get multi-level descriptions? The contextgarden example does not work

The following contextgarden example from http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Description to produce a two-level description using ConTeXt doesn't work for me. The resulting pdf is as if all four items form ...
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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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Box plot with pgfplots package

I did my first box with pgfplots package. I have several questions : How to write numbers without commas with a thousands separator ? How to have a larger distance between the box and the x axis ? ...
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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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How to use \baselineskip with \blank[…]?

I want to add a space inbetween two sentences exactly one baselineskip apart. Apparently \blank[\baselineskip] doesn't work but if I first do \definemeasure[x][\baselineskip] and then do ...
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In ConTeXt, what command resets the font size to “normal” after e.g. \tfa?

I tried the following snippet just now: \starttext \tf A quick brown fox \par \tfc A quick brown fox \par \tf A quick brown fox \par \tfb A quick brown fox \par \tf A quick brown fox \par \tfa A ...
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Correct way to make \externalfigure[] to look in only current directory of ConTeXt file?

I'm trying a document directory structure like the following: proj/proj.tex proj/env.tex proj/product/product.tex proj/product/entries/comp1/entry.tex proj/product/entries/comp1/image.pdf ...
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How to add some extra spacing between two paragraphs in ConTeXt?

I've set up inter-paragraph spacing for a ConTeXt document but in-between two specific paragraphs, I'd like to have some extra spacing. About 1 inch. In LaTeX I'd use \vspace{1in}. What is the command ...
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How to get ConTeXt “title” section into table of contents?

I'm trying the following code: \setuphead[subject][incrementnumber=yes, number=no] \setuphead[title][incrementnumber=yes, number=no] \setupcombinedlist[content][list={title,subject}] \starttext ...
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What is the mindset to take when using ConTeXt vs LaTeX?

Having recently gotten back into writing with LaTeX, I explored XeTeX and found advances in using modern fonts, explored LuaTeX and found a next-gen development underway, and explored ConTeXt and ...
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Is there an “article class clone” for ConTeXt available anywhere?

I'm trying to get to grips with ConTeXt. It is an interesting system. Coming from LaTeX though, it is quite a significant change. Is there some sort of a ConTeXt template for e.g. a LaTeX article ...
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How include MetaPost from ConTeXt to LaTeX?

I found ConTeXt document and I get file with MetaPost like this : % language=uk % author : Hans Hagen, PRAGMA ADE, NL % license : Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 ...
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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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Chapters with and without numbering together in the same table of contents

I am typesetting a novel in ConTeXt and though I have read as much documentation as possible, I still have doubts about how to do things in a clean and correct way. I typeset my chapters by using a ...
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parametric overlay in context

I am trying to make something like excel databars in context TABLE enviroment. I have created overlay, that should draw the databar, but I can't figure out, how to pass data into that overlay. Is it ...
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What is “the” LUA root for context packages?

As package author, I want to write a LUA module which can be found by both lualatex and context. The lualatex prototype works reasonably and I am convinced that this will also be true if I release ...
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caption for \starttables

How can I put caption for a \starttables? I am using context to generate a pdf with captions on top of tables, which are to be auto-numbered. I have tried \placetable, but without any success. Also, ...
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Similar Structured Macros

I am currently using the macro, \def\<#1: #2: #3\>{\langle #1\;:\if#2\empty\else\;#2\;\fi:\;#3\rangle} Taken from: http://ctan.org/pkg/tex-ewd. And I would like to make another similar macro, ...
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Aligning header to the right in ConTeXt

I am typesetting a novel in ConTeXt and one of the things I was in need was a way of typesetting headers for scenes. A scene as I understand it, is simply a couple of lines which separate paragraphs, ...
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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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ConTeXt: Prevent page break between heading and image

Using ConteXt, how could one prevent a page break between a heading and an image or text + image? For example, given: \section{With a Chart} \placefigure[here] {}{\externalfigure[Chart.pdf]} % or ...
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TikZ calendar and ConTeXT

I'm trying to use the TikZ calendar package in ConTeXT, but I'm not having luck. The problem is that before the months and days names appears the keyword translation between square brackets. How i ...
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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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Why does ConTeXt fail to compile when using custom fonts and a bulleted list?

\starttypescript[serif] [titillium] \definefontsynonym[Serif] [file:Titillium-Regular] \definefontsynonym[SerifBold] [file:Titillium-Bold] ...
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How to convert a ConTeXt document to PowerPoint presentation?

I created a very simple, ~100-page document in ConTeXt. It only uses \starttext, \chapter, \section, \startitemize, and \item, e.g.: \starttext \startitemize \chapter{First chapter} ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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How to fix in ConTeXt problems after pages and warning 'no GlyphToUnicode entry has been inserted yet!'

Is the warning no GlyphToUnicode entry has been inserted yet! exclusive of texexec or is it caused by patches loaded by mkii or by using 'cont-sys.rme' instead of cont-sys.tex? The funny thing is, ...
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Book style page numbering with ConTeXt

I would like to set the numbering like Cover page = show no page number TOC = roman page numbers Body= arabic page numbers Many people have previously asked similar question like Page numbers ...
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Where to find a comprehensive overview of the features of the ConTeXt cite command?

I need to use the \cite command in ConTeXt very often for in-text citations in APA format, in a wide range of forms, e.g.: (Author, YYYY) Author (YYYY) (Author, YYYY, p. n) Author (YYYY, p. n) ...
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ConTeXt: Flush right formula numbers in cases environment

I would like to have the formula numbers of the cases environment flush right like regular formulas (not at a fixed distant from the cases like it is by default with the default setting ...
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How to embed audio in a PDF created with ConTeXt?

How can I place an MP3 file in the page of a PDF, so that it can play the audio on a Windows machine with Adobe Acrobat Reader?
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How to display in-text citations in the `Author (Year)` format in ConTeXt?

When writing in APA, one can write in-text in one of two ways: (Willows, Q. A. & White, P., 1995) Or, if the author's name is mentioned within the text, using this syntax: Willows, Q. A. & ...
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Embed ConTeXt into LaTeX

I have an XML document which I'm currently trying to converted into XeLaTeX code. I'd like to stick to XeLaTeX rather than move to ConTeXt. However, a problem relatex to the difference in the table ...
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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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Troublesome extra space in matrix with ConTeXt

I need to display a column vector in a table and, by doing it, an extra space occurs like an empty extra number. How can I fix this please ? \starttable[|r|l|] \NC $u=\startmatrix 1 \NR ...
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Devanagari/Indic in LuaTeX

As I gather from the mailing lists, LuaTeX is currently unable to render devanagari properly because it doesn't understand the complex ligature rules involved. This is my experience with test ...
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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: How to enforce spacing below a columnsetspan?

I'm using columnsets with floating columnsetspans, and I would like to enforce a small amount of vertical space below a columnsetspan and the following text, outside the frame. Here are some example ...
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ConTeXt's best approximation to amsart

ConTeXt's wiki and manuals explain very well how to configure all imaginable aspects of your document, but they don't seem to explain how not to do it. There ought to be a very simple way (an ...
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(ConTeXt) Is it possible to use different paper orientation in the same document?

For example, I have two pages. I want the first to be portrait and the second landscape. Can I do that? Or I have to make two pdf and combine them as one later?
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How to install third-party modules for ConTeXt (MacTex distribution)?

I install MacTeX basic package and then install context by tlmgr. How do I install third-party modules?
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verbatim text with C code

I'm trying to typeset a lot of C code in the latest ConTeXt (MKIV). It tried: \startC printf("Hello, world\n"); \stopC only to find that \startC macro is undefined. It is defined in ...
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How to insert hyperlink to web site in ConTeXt?

I need the analogue of latex's \href in context. I need a link when clicking on which pdf viewer would open a browser with it's url.
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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 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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MetaPost: Adjust colour value (brightness/luminosity)

Background In MetaPost, colours can be lightened or darkened by calling the transparency function. However, this allows other colours to show through, which isn't necessarily desirable all the time. ...