In LaTeX we have \listoftables, \listoffigures, and so on (at least thats the name as far as I remember).

Is there something to achive similar in ConTeXt?

My first thought was to define a register for tables and one for figures and one for each other type of float I need, and use it together with every single \placetable, \placefigure, \placeSOMETHING, and put a corresponding \completeregister in the appendeix, but to use the register with every \place… is easy to forget. Also the ordering would be wrong, since I want to order floats in the corresponding list by occurence, not by “name” or “label” or what ever.

  • Search the manual for \placelistof<<floats>> and \completelistof<<floats>>. – Philipp Gesang Nov 15 '13 at 17:20
  • OK, thats giving a list at least, but how can I modify the behaviour? So it gets a \chapter instead of a title? I will alter the question as soon as I have the time for it. \…listof… isn't documented very well, neither in contextref.pdf nor in the wiki :( – NobbZ Nov 15 '13 at 17:58
  • 1) Use \place... instead of \complete... and supply your own heading. 2) \setuplist should get you started. – Philipp Gesang Nov 15 '13 at 18:20

In Context, all commands derived from \definefloat receive their own list that behaves just like a normal list created by \definelist. For example, for a floating object foo the corresponding setup would be \setuplist[foo]. In order to output the list in your document, use \placelist[foo] or \placelistoffoo.

\useMPlibrary [dum]
\definefloat [foo]
\setuplist [foo] [style=italic]
  \placelistoffoo \page
  \dorecurse {10} {
    \startplacefoo [title=Some Foo Float]
      \externalfigure [dummy] [width=42mm]

Another command, \completelistoffoo, auto-inserts a \title heading with the list name first.

Since \placefigure and \placetable are derived using the same mechanism, they also each come with a list predefined:

\setupexternalfigures [location=default]
\setuplist [figure] [style=slanted]
    \startsection [title=Some Section]
      \input knuth \endgraf
      \startplacefigure [title=A Dutch Cow]
        \externalfigure [cow] [width=4.2cm]
      \input ward \endgraf
  • \completelistoftables does NOT insert a \chapter heading, it is inserting a \title heading, so it is not numbered and not in the TOC. edit Also I just realised, that the tables are numbered 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, etc in the text, but 1.I, 1.II, 2.I, etc in the list. – NobbZ Nov 15 '13 at 19:49
  • @NobbZ you’re correct, of course. Regarding the numbering, I cannot reproduce your result with either of my examples, anyways have a look at conversion sets. – Philipp Gesang Nov 15 '13 at 20:08

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