Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-17 Thread Hans Hagen
On 17-11-2010 1:59, Martin Schröder wrote: 2010/11/17, Hans Hagenpra...@wxs.nl: On 16-11-2010 9:41, Peter Münster wrote: Layers or overlays are certainly the right method. But there is also the \position macro: So that is still used? (If so, I should look into optimizing and cleanup as it's

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-17 Thread Alan BRASLAU
On Tuesday 16 November 2010 22:16:33 Peter Davis wrote: Thanks! I didn't find much in the ConTeXt reference manual on this. Is there more info somewhere? \position is (will be) fully documented in the updated reference manual. :) (I was not aware of positioning, either!) Again, we see

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-17 Thread Hans Hagen
On 17-11-2010 10:21, Alan BRASLAU wrote: On Tuesday 16 November 2010 22:16:33 Peter Davis wrote: Thanks! I didn't find much in the ConTeXt reference manual on this. Is there more info somewhere? \position is (will be) fully documented in the updated reference manual. :) I upgraded the

[NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Davis
Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm thinking of something like LaTeX's minipage, but with the ability to specify absolute coordinates, rather than just position relative to the

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Am 16.11.2010 um 21:06 schrieb Peter Davis: Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm thinking of something like LaTeX's minipage, but with the ability to specify absolute

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Davis
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 16.11.2010 um 21:06 schrieb Peter Davis: Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Münster
On Tue, Nov 16 2010, Peter Davis wrote: Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm thinking of something like LaTeX's minipage, but with the ability to specify absolute coordinates,

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Am 16.11.2010 um 21:32 schrieb Peter Davis: Thanks, Worfgang! I just tried this. I don't see any errors, but I don't see any PDF either. Force ConTeXt to produce a page with „\page[empty]“ or „\dontleavehmode\page“ when you have enough material for one page or when you’re at the end of

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Davis
Thanks again! Now I get output, But text isn't getting composed inside these boxes. It's just all output on one line. I tried a couple of paragraphs, and just saw the the end of one and the beginning of the next one one line. Sorry if there's some obvious remedy for this. I'm still new to

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Davis
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Peter Münster pmli...@free.fr wrote: On Tue, Nov 16 2010, Peter Davis wrote: Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm thinking of something

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Am 16.11.2010 um 22:12 schrieb Peter Davis: Thanks again! Now I get output, But text isn't getting composed inside these boxes. It's just all output on one line. I tried a couple of paragraphs, and just saw the the end of one and the beginning of the next one one line. Sorry if

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Davis
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: Am 16.11.2010 um 22:12 schrieb Peter Davis: Thanks again! Now I get output, But text isn't getting composed inside these boxes. It's just all output on one line. I tried a couple of paragraphs,

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Hans Hagen
On 16-11-2010 9:41, Peter Münster wrote: On Tue, Nov 16 2010, Peter Davis wrote: Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box? I guess I'm thinking of something like LaTeX's minipage, but with the

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Peter Münster
On Tue, Nov 16 2010, Peter Davis wrote: Layers or overlays are certainly the right method. But there is also the \position macro: Thanks! I didn't find much in the ConTeXt reference manual on this. Is there more info somewhere? Not much. A bit is in mp-cb-en.pdf Cheers, Peter --

Re: [NTG-context] Placing boxes anywhere on the page

2010-11-16 Thread Martin Schröder
2010/11/17, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl: On 16-11-2010 9:41, Peter Münster wrote: Layers or overlays are certainly the right method. But there is also the \position macro: So that is still used? (If so, I should look into optimizing and cleanup as it's real old code). Seems like a feature