I'm very frustrated by the fact that almost all ConText documentations are outdated. For example, I followed the steps in ConText Garden Wiki's "Adapting TeXnicCenter for processing ConTeXt documents" but those steps didn't work. I'm using Windows 10. I tried the SCiTe editor following the instructions, but didn't work either.

Is there any up-to-date guide (step by step for a novice like me) under Windows about how to configure ANY text editor to get a pdf using ConText?

If anyone uses ConText under windows, please guide me.

Thanks in advance.

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    Did you try just installing TeX Live and using any old editor plus the command line? I can happily run ConTeXt MkIV on Windows either from the command line or in TeXworks (a very 'light weight' front end). – Joseph Wright Apr 3 '16 at 9:08
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    The contextgarden page about texniccenter it really very outdated. Nowadays you call context with "context file", and you don't need perl, ruby etc. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 3 '16 at 9:17
  • I am able to run context mkiv on windows either from the command line or in TeXnic Center. I followed the instruction given Contextgarden page. In Texnic center you have to go to Build >> Define Output profile and in profiles tab copy any of the existing and rename as context-->pdf and then go to viewer tab and give your pdf reader path in the executable path and in both command text box add "%bm.pdf" and click the ok button. – murugan Apr 3 '16 at 10:39
  • @murugan Could you be more elaborate about Texnic center configuration? What did you put in command line arguments in Output profile? I don't know what you mean by "copy any of the existing". Thanks. – hamachi Apr 3 '16 at 20:09
  • Have you tried compiling using the command line? – Aditya Apr 3 '16 at 22:07

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Click Define Output Profiles menu

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Now copy existing Latex--> PDF menu

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Then change Latex to Context --> PDF and press ok

enter image description here Now go to viewer tab and give path to your PDF VIEWER and command text box as shown in the picture

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Now click OK and start working.

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  • Thanks for your help. I followed your instruction, but didn't work. -_-;;; Anyway I decide to give up using Texnic center. I tried TexWorks instead and it worked. Thanks again and have a wonderful week. – hamachi Apr 4 '16 at 4:44

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