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May
28
answered Switch to one-sided mode in the appendix of a double-sided document
May
28
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May
27
answered Create a capitalized macro token using \csname
May
27
comment How to snap the page dimensions to the grid in ConTeXt?
Please add a MWE
May
27
comment Creating a grid which fills available text area on a page in ConTeXt?
PGF comes with a grid macro, so the solution is shorter. But the ConTeXt solution is doing much more than just defining a grid. For example you can use \externalfigure[cow][gridsize=10pt, background=page:grid] to get a grid background for an image, and \setupbackgrounds[page][background=page:grid] to get a grid background for the entire page. There is no such close coupling between ConTeXt and PGF, and that is why I prefer Metapost for drawing backgrounds when using ConTeXt.
May
27
comment Creating a grid which fills available text area on a page in ConTeXt?
ConTeXt does handle pgf, but there is not inbuilt way to define overlays using pgf. One would need to write code for passing the overlay box size to pgf...with metapost, ConTeXt does that automatically.
May
27
comment Creating a grid which fills available text area on a page in ConTeXt?
Most of the code is to get the positioning right. (I don't know how pgf handles grids when the size of box is not a multiple of grid distance). The code can be shortened, and I think that Metafun has a grid macro, but it was just easier to write my own code.
May
27
answered Creating a grid which fills available text area on a page in ConTeXt?
May
27
comment using **xyz** instead of \foo{xyz}
If you are using luatex, then this approach for multiline comments can be easily adapted to your case. (Just add \foo{ and } at the beginning at the end of each match, and don't delete the intermediate text). Since this parses the text when the file is read, it does not suffer from any of the drawback of active characters.
May
25
comment Automating quoting across LaTeX documents
I added a complete working example. ConTeXt is a macro package similar to LaTeX. See the context wiki for an introduction.
May
25
revised Automating quoting across LaTeX documents
Added complete example
May
24
answered Automating quoting across LaTeX documents
May
24
comment Context: Vertical-Align Image in Table Cell
Add location=low to the second argument of \externalfigure.
May
23
answered Discontinuous table rules in ConTeXt
May
23
answered Change border of a few cells in a table
May
22
comment What needs to be introduced in a short introduction to LaTeX?
I agree with Kondard. TeX macros are important because they help in separating content from presentation. Thus, you should encourage new users to use \important{new concept} rather than \textbf{new concept} and \VEC {U} rather than \mathbf {U} and so on.
May
22
comment What needs to be introduced in a short introduction to LaTeX?
That is a tall claim; you never know, there might be a ConTeXt user in the audience :-). Even if you include all TeX variants, TeX is not always the best system.
May
22
comment Splitting a long equation while maintaining size of brackets
@Mico: Or simply use nath
May
22
comment \expandafter parameters that are not commands
I wish etextools's documentation did not look like a geocities website! All that is missing is a <blink> tag.
May
22
answered Insert web content dynamically (Javascript?)