I would like to have the following typesetting in my ConTeXt document, but I don't master its conversion mechanism to yield it.

First part, Second part, Third part...

Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3...

Section 1.I, Section 1.II, Section 1.III...

Subsection 1.I.a, Subsection 1.I.b, Subsection 1.I.b...

Subsubsection 1.I.a.i, Subsubsection 1.I.a.ii, Subsection 1.I.a.iii...

Thanks for helping me.

1 Answer 1


First you define a structure conversionset. The first argument is the name of the conversion set. The second argument is the list of conversions, starting with part. The last argument is a default value.

Then you apply the defined conversion set to your structure elements.

  [numbers, numbers, Romannumerals, characters, romannumerals] %% part, chapter, section, …

\setupheads [sectionconversionset=structure]


\startsectionlevel [title=Alpha]
  \startsectionlevel [title=Beta]
    \startsectionlevel [title=Gamma]
      \startsectionlevel [title=Delta]



  • 1
    @Wondrous you can also use the traditional \startsection, \startsubsection etc rather than sectionlevels.
    – Aditya
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 14:46
  • How to make ConTeXt print the part number in words?
    – Jouasse
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 15:28
  • @Wondrous A small nudge: At the moment at is set to numbers and it prints numbers and characters which print characters.
    – Marco
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 15:40

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