Hello, On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Patrick Gundlach wrote: > >> >> [starting ConTeXt wiki at] http://members.ping.de:8062/ > >> What kind of example documents do you think of? I guess that you know > >> that the magazines on the main ConTeXt site have their source code > >> included? > > I was thinking of all kinds of day-to-day documents, like the letter > > template I mentioned. I could not find one according to DIN-standards, so I > > did some trial-and-error experiments and created my own. > > What were the difficulties you ran into?
One problem was on how to create a header with a different height for just one page for a letter template ... I needed some trickery (I don't recall it exactly, now) to make it work, and tried many things on the way. Another was the anchoring of layers, although for that I found some very helpful documentation (thanks, Hans, for the "Details"). And, as I'm no wizard in TeX, I had some problems with redefining in macros; I still do not know, whether these work for all cases now. > > Arguments for a collection could be: > > > > 1) Perhaps a comprehensive and classified collection of sample documents > > could spare others such time consuming trials. > > a) it is impossible to have a comprehensive collection of documents. > There are too many faces ConTeXt has. Okay, but it would be nice to have a starting point, instead of starting all projects from scratch. Didn't anybody write a letter for window-envelopes yet? > b) It is hard to classify the documents. Two possibilities: > > 1) layout trickery > macro hacking > itemize weirdness > crazy table fun > > or > > 2) letters > articles > poems > magazines/newspaper > > Any other? Which one makes sense? You are right. But from my perspective, the latter would make more sense. At least, I thought about such a collection being useful when I start a new project (e.g. a letter ...). Then I could look up, whether there is anything I can build on. For the trickery and stuff, there is the documentation (okay, these are not editable by everyone), and one could build a second hierarchy in the Wiki which contains simply links to helpful trickery in the other parts ... -- Holger F. Schoener TU Berlin; Dept. IV: EE and Computer Science [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.cs.tu-berlin.de/~hfsch/ Rooms FR2525 Tel: +49-30-314-73115, Fax: -73121 Office FR 2-1 Franklinstr. 28/29, D-10587 Berlin, Germany _______________________________________________ ntg-context mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context