# Align text to grid in ConTeXt

Guys am working on a page title and I need align some text to grid in \definemakeup

MWE:

\showframe
\showgrid
\setuplayout[custom][grid=yes,backspace=30mm]
\setuplayout[grid=yes,backspace=30mm]
\setupwhitespace[big]
\starttext
\startmakeup[custom]
\setupwhitespace[big]
\input ward\par
\input ward
\stopmakeup
\input ward\par
\input ward
\stoptext


As you can see, commands like backspace= are working when \setuplayout is used, but grid=yes.

EDIT: Thanks for the answers DG' and Aditya, the option grid=high is very close from what am looking for, but it fails when i use another font eg. sans serif. See the following MWE:

\showgrid

\definefontfamily [mainface][rm][TeX Gyre Pagella]
\definefontfamily [mainface][ss][TeX Gyre Heros]
\setupbodyfont[mainface,
sans,%<---
]

\setuplayout[grid=normal]

\definemakeup[titlepage][
footerstate=none,
]

\setuplayout[titlepage][
grid=high,
backspace=30mm,
]

\starttext
\startmakeup[titlepage]
\input ward\blank
\input ward
\stopmakeup

\input ward\blank
\input ward
\stoptext

• The makeup environment doesn’t support grid snapping but this shouldn’t matter for a simple title page or full page chapter etc. title. Please describe what exactly you’re trying to achieve and we can provide you a solution. – Wolfgang Schuster Jul 21 '16 at 8:26

Makeup doesn't play well with grid, because basically it's a \vbox. In this case, internally there is a \dontleavhmode that adds a vertical space, and its effect can be compensate using the top option and guessing the value by try-and-error:

\showgrid
%
\definefontfamily [mainface][rm][TeX Gyre Pagella]
\definefontfamily [mainface][ss][TeX Gyre Heros]
\setupbodyfont[mainface,
sans,%<---
]
%
%
\setuplayout[grid=normal]
%
\definemakeup[titlepage][
footerstate=none,
]
\setupmakeup[titlepage][
top=\vskip-0.75em,
bottom=,]
\setuplayout[titlepage][
backspace=30mm,
]
\starttext
\startmakeup[titlepage]
\input ward\blank[line]
\input ward
\stopmakeup
\input ward\blank[line]
\input ward
\stoptext


You can also use top=\vskip-0.75em\vskip10\lineheight if you want to set the position of the box at 10 lines from the top of the text area.