On 2/5/2014 11:03 AM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Am 05.02.2014 um 16:45 schrieb Lars Huttar <lars_hut...@sil.org>:
>> Hello,
>> Under mkii we used to have a running footer that appeared below the crop
>> marks. Under mkiv I can't get that to work.
>> The MWE I'm trying (with ConTeXt mkiv from the TeXLive 2013 CD):
>> \def\TopText { Top Text }
>> \def\BottomText { Bottom Text }
>> \def\pagecutmarksymbol {\the\realpageno}
>> \def\pagecutmarklength {.5cm}
>> \let\pagecutmarktoptext \TopText
>> \let\pagecutmarkbottomtext \BottomText
>> \setuplayout[marking=text]
>> %\setuplayout[marking=on]
>> \starttext
>> \input knuth
>> \stoptext
>> Code like this used to work for us in mkii.
> Redefining internal commands isn’t a good solution, what you can do is to use 
> a layer to place your texts.

Thanks for your reply.

When you say "redefining internal commands", is that referring to
statements like

  \let\pagecutmarktoptext \TopText


AFAICT this is the recommended solution, both on the current wiki 
(http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Imposition#Cut_marks) and by Hans 
(http://context.markmail.org/thread/kpayudrtabsti76i) albeit several years ago; 
the current ref man (section 3.4 Page design / page composition) also lists 
marking=TEXT as an option for \setuplayout. If this is correct, how is one 
supposed to specify the text to display?

Am I misunderstanding the documentation, or is it just obsolete?

If we need to implement this using layers, does anyone have a recent
example of using a layer to place a running footer outside the crop marks?


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