Hi,

It is not a bug. It is standard TeX: a space counts after "}" and is ignored 
immediately after a control sequence such as "\item".  To override either, you 
have to be explicit, "\ignorespaces" as Hans suggested in your case and "\ " 
(backslash-space) in the other to put a space in.  My preferred, idiosyncratic, 
pedantic way to ignore spaces in this case is a comment symbol and newlines:

\starttext
\startitemize
\item
This is just a normal completely innocent paragraph against which one will be 
able to judge the amount of indentation of the next paragraph.
\item\inmargin{Duck}%
This paragraph has a duck inmargin comment
\stopitemize
\stoptext

But I like newlines in my code, probably because I started editing text on 
24x80 crt that would show only the first 80 characters of a line.

Michael

On May 2, 2012, at 12:33 AM, Malte Stien wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I am experiencing a problem with \inmargin{some text} in \itemized lists. I 
> am using them a lot in my documents, and it is kind of annoying. It appears 
> that if one uses the \inmargin macro just prior to the \item macro, the 
> in-margin text is typeset against the previous line, not the line with the 
> \item. Minimal example.
>
> \starttext
> \startitemize
>       \item This is just a normal completely innocent paragraph against which 
> one will be able to judge the amount of indentation of the next paragraph.
>       \inmargin{Duck}\item This paragraph has a duck inmargin comment
> \stopitemize
> \stoptext
>
> That seems fair enough and even makes sense on some level. If however, one 
> reverses the two macros, like so:
>
>       \item\inmargin{Duck} This paragraph has a duck inmargin comment
>
> the leading space just after the closing brace is actually printed. I take 
> this to be a bug, or is this by design? The only way I can around this is to 
> not use a space, like so:
>
>       \item\inmargin{Duck}This paragraph has a duck inmargin comment
>
> But I don't find that to be a satisfying solution. After all I am using 
> ConTeXt because I am a bit pedantic about text, even the source code in this 
> case.
>
> Regards,
> Malte.
>

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