[NTG-context] Ugly hack for multiple MSWord docs.

2006-06-15 Thread John R. Culleton
Frequently I find myself in the position of needing to combine several MSWord and/or rtf documents into a single file for either pdftex or Context. I have settled on this strategy. 1. If necessary I convert the documents to rtf with Open Ofice Writer. 2. I convert the resulting rtf documents

Re: [NTG-context] Ugly hack for multiple MSWord docs.

2006-06-15 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 15 June 2006 08:50, Hans Hagen wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: Someday there will be an elegant solution to the MSWord to Context problem. For now there is my ugly hack as described here. maybe the word xml output, since that can be parsed Hans Interesting suggestion. I don't

Re: [NTG-context] Ugly hack for multiple MSWord docs.

2006-06-15 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 15 June 2006 13:55, Hans Hagen wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: On Thursday 15 June 2006 08:50, Hans Hagen wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: Someday there will be an elegant solution to the MSWord to Context problem. For now there is my ugly hack as described here. maybe

Re: [NTG-context] texexec

2006-06-19 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 04 May 2006 18:03, Hans Hagen wrote: Hi, I'd like to make the ruby version of texexec the default. Are there any strong objections to this? Also, i'd like the stubs to run texmfstart as launcher. For that purpose i'll add a /scripts/context/stubs/[mswin|unix] path with the

Re: [NTG-context] Optional Arguments for cite

2006-06-20 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 08 May 2006 02:57, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote: I'm not Taco... buy have a look at section 3.2 of the bibtex manual: \cite[extras={page~4}][key] HTH Thomas Whazzup? My bibtex manual is from Boris Patashnik and has no Section 3.2. Where is the URL for the newer manual? (Awaking

[NTG-context] Long listing of typescript files

2006-06-21 Thread John R. Culleton
For every run of texexec no matter how trivial I get a list of it seems all the available typescript files and map files. Is this normal? E.g.: (/usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/type-syn.tex) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/type-enc.tex)

Re: [NTG-context] Long listing of typescript files

2006-06-22 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 22 June 2006 03:30 am, Hans Hagen wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: For every run of texexec no matter how trivial I get a list of it seems all the available typescript files and map files. Is this normal? E.g.: (/usr/share/texmf/tex

[NTG-context] Linux upgrade

2006-06-22 Thread John R. Culleton
I have been working with two versions of TeX, neither one of which is new enough to accomodate all the latest Context bells and whistles. I tried downloading context.zip and installing it on my standard /usr/share/texmf tree. No joy. I get messages telling me to use the texmfstart command

Re: [NTG-context] Linux upgrade

2006-06-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 22 June 2006 09:37 pm, Aditya Mahajan wrote: Hi John, Others will be able to tell you better on how to upgrade on Linux (I myself use windows) but standard /usr/share/texmf tree. No joy. I get messages telling me to use the texmfstart command instead. This is as I recall a

Re: [NTG-context] Linux upgrade

2006-06-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 23 June 2006 12:34 pm, Peter Münster wrote: On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, John R. Culleton wrote: So next I tried linux binaries only. Still no joy. Hello John, you could try the tetex-rpm from http://pmrb.free.fr/work/OS/ConTeXt/tetex/ It has the latest ConTeXt (also latest pdfTeX

Re: [NTG-context] Linux upgrade

2006-06-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 23 June 2006 12:34 pm, Peter Münster wrote: On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, John R. Culleton wrote: So next I tried linux binaries only. Still no joy. Hello John, you could try the tetex-rpm from http://pmrb.free.fr/work/OS/ConTeXt/tetex/ It has the latest ConTeXt (also latest pdfTeX

[NTG-context] INstall minimal context system.

2006-06-25 Thread John R. Culleton
I downloaded the justtex.zip and the context-linux.zip files into a work directory /usr/local/cont and unzipped them. Then I cd to the tex directory under that work directory. I made the the setuptex file executable and executed it with no apparent effect. Then I changed the path to point to

Re: [NTG-context] [OT] Is Indesign CS 2 better than ConTeXt ?

2006-07-01 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 25 May 2006 07:52, luigi scarso wrote: OK, it is a big OFF TOPIC. Some notes * the Elements of Typographic Style was made with Indesign (true or false?) and the only words about TeX is an url (true or false ?) * indesign eat xml * there is an indesign server; maybe actually too

[NTG-context] Problem with \typefile

2006-07-19 Thread John R. Culleton
I use the lines: \typefile {samp.tex}{samp.tex} \page[yes] \stoptext % For debugging purposes The file samp.tex contains ascii tex from the sample files knuth, zapf and tufte, concluded by the single tag \bye. The document compiles fine and displays fine in xpdf or kpdf (Linux). But Acrobat

Re: [NTG-context] Problem with \typefile

2006-07-19 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 19 July 2006 11:21, Taco Hoekwater wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: The document compiles fine and displays fine in xpdf or kpdf (Linux). But Acrobat Reader 7.0 (Linux) comes up with the message there was a problem with this document and displays two blank pages instead

Re: [NTG-context] table numbering

2006-07-19 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 19 July 2006 13:30, Peter Münster wrote: Hello, in the following example, the first table gets the number 1 and the second table the number 0 ! Could someone help please? Cheers, Peter \setupoutput[dvi] \starttext \placetable[][tab1]{bla}{ \bTABLE \bTR\bTD

Re: [NTG-context] Charts, Graphs, Tufte, and ConTeXt

2006-07-22 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 21 July 2006 15:22, David Wooten wrote: Mojca Miklavec wrote: Thus I'm curious as to what others use... is R an efficient method to produce elegant charts? Is straight MetaPost preferable? With metapost you can surely achive most beautiful results and it is not as difficult to

Re: [NTG-context] Fleurons

2006-07-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 02 June 2005 18:25, Hartmut Henkel wrote: On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, John R. Culleton wrote: (K.I.S.S. = Keep it simple silly.) wasn't the 2nd S. stupid? Regards, Hartmut ___ ntg-context mailing list ntg-context@ntg.nl http://www.ntg.nl

[NTG-context] Success and a question.

2006-07-26 Thread John R. Culleton
I successfully updated to the latest cont-tem zip but it wasn't easy. Karl Berry suggested the following: cd $TMPDIR dir=`pwd` wget http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/current/cont-tmf.zip cd /wherever/texmf-dist unzip -t $dir/cont-tmf.zip /tmp/z unzip -q $dir/cont-tmf.zip rm web2c/natural.tcx mv

[NTG-context] Vendor for Lucida Bright

2006-08-11 Thread John R. Culleton
Many of the Context manuals are set in Lucida-Bright. From what vendor was this specific font obtained? -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at reasonable cost. Satisfaction guaranteed. http://wexfordpress.com

[NTG-context] --silent switch seems not to work.

2006-08-12 Thread John R. Culleton
The --silent parameter seems to have no effect. I still get messages listing every typescript in use on every pass: e.g., (/hdb1/usr/local/texlive/2005/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/type-exa.tex) (/hdb1/usr/local/texlive/2005/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/type-syn.tex)

Re: [NTG-context] --silent switch seems not to work.

2006-08-14 Thread John R. Culleton
On Saturday 12 August 2006 13:52, Taco Hoekwater wrote: I am using texexec 5.4.3. I get warning messages telling me to use texmfstart instead but since that script is not functional on my What do you mean with 'not functional'? No ruby installed? Cheers, Taco

[NTG-context] Purpose(s) of texmfstart

2006-08-16 Thread John R. Culleton
I have read a great deal about the details of texmfstart. I still don't have a handle on what its purpose is. Did anyone write a manual on the program or create a comprehensive wiki entry? BTW I solved my problem with texmfstart and with upgrading Context in general by creating the separate,

Re: [NTG-context] Purpose(s) of texmfstart

2006-08-16 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 16 August 2006 14:09, Taco Hoekwater wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: I have read a great deal about the details of texmfstart. I still don't have a handle on what its purpose is. Did anyone write a manual on the program or create a comprehensive wiki entry? I love easy

[NTG-context] Message supression revisited.

2006-08-22 Thread John R. Culleton
I compile a Context file using an F key in my Gvim session. I I waste a lot of time watching messages scroll past in my Gvim window. What I am looking for is a command line switch or a combination of command line switches that will suppress ALL messages except for: 1. error messages that cause the

Re: [NTG-context] typesetting verse?

2006-08-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Tuesday 22 August 2006 23:39, Derek Schmidt wrote: Hi, Another simple question--have at it! I'd like to typeset some poetry. It should be indented, obey lines, and the lines should be close together, not like separate paragraphs. So far I've got

Re: [NTG-context] Message supression revisited.

2006-08-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 23 August 2006 00:13, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, John R. Culleton wrote: I compile a Context file using an F key in my Gvim session. I I waste a lot of time watching messages scroll past in my Gvim window. What I am looking for is a command line switch

[NTG-context] Making context produce dvi file.

2006-09-11 Thread John R. Culleton
For one recurring task I first produce a booklet version 5.5. x 8.5in, then a straight pdf 8.5 x 11in, all controlled by modes. The third format is plain text. Others recommend dvi2tty for this conversion. But how do I get Context to produce a dvi file? The Context manual does not make this clear.

Re: [NTG-context] Making context produce dvi file.

2006-09-11 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 11 September 2006 11:21, Hans Hagen wrote: Mari Voipio wrote: On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, John R. Culleton wrote: But how do I get Context to produce a dvi file? texexec --dvips yourfile Hans Thanks! That works after excising some grqphics. Just as a matter of curiosity, why

[NTG-context] Imorting multiple page pdf.

2006-09-27 Thread John R. Culleton
Some of my friends over on the Scribus list are struggling with pamphlet layout and so on. It occured to me that if a multiple page pdf created by Scribus were inserted into a Context file then the Context prepress manipulation could be used to set it up. Here is an edited fragment of an actual

[NTG-context] A new manual

2006-09-28 Thread John R. Culleton
What is needed now for greater acceptance of Context is not new features but a new manual, perhaps a multi volume set with a common index. The 2001 manual is great, but many of the features discussed daily here are not in it. One must chase around the wiki and the individual manuals like details,

Re: [NTG-context] A new manual

2006-09-29 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 29 September 2006 10:19, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 9/28/06, John R. Culleton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What is needed now for greater acceptance of Context is not new features but a new manual, perhaps a multi volume set with a common index. The 2001 manual is great, but many

Re: [NTG-context] Problem with ConTeXt installation

2006-09-29 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 29 September 2006 09:45, Jeremy Johnson wrote: I'm having problems starting ConTeXt with texexec on my Gentoo system. I've installed ConTeXt using the MikTeX Package Manager: Miktex is for Windows, not Linux. Try another distro, such as TeX Live or the the minimal distro at the

Re: [NTG-context] table: code doesn't work any more with recent beta

2006-10-02 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 02 October 2006 13:07, Wolfgang Schuster wrote: On Sun, 01 Oct 2006 22:42:03 +0100 Sanjoy Mahajan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd seen a similar problem but didn't manage to catch it before it slithered away. But I'm pretty sure it used to work (perhaps with an August 06 release).

Re: [NTG-context] How to make copyable Chinese documents ?

2006-10-03 Thread John R. Culleton
On Tuesday 03 October 2006 01:04, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, My friends can use LaTeX+CJK or LaTeX+CCT to generate Chinese documents the Chinese characters in which can be selected and copied. The procedure is using LaTeX to convert .tex file to .dvi, then using gs to convert .dvi to

[NTG-context] Why must I move frame to center it?

2006-11-24 Thread John R. Culleton
I am using some old code that Hans provided to create a pretty frame around some text, for purposes of a Part header page. Here is my current test file: -- \setupoutput[pdftex] \definepapersize[bok][width=6.0in,height=9.0in] \setuppapersize[bok][letter]

Re: [NTG-context] Why must I move frame to center it?

2006-11-27 Thread John R. Culleton
On Sunday 26 November 2006 11:27, Hans Hagen wrote: setbounds currentpicture to Page ; Unfortunately the recommended line had no effect. Did I put it in the right place? So here is the file that works (so far!) \setupoutput[pdftex] \definepapersize[bok][width=6.0in,height=9.0in]

Re: [NTG-context] Why must I move frame to center it?

2006-11-28 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 27 November 2006 19:44, Aditya Mahajan wrote: \definepapersize  [bok]   [width=6.0in,height=9.0in] \setuppapersize   [bok]   [letter] \setuplayout [marking=on,margin=.5in,textwidth=4.5in,width=middle,location=middle] \setupcolors      [state=start] \noheaderandfooterlines

[NTG-context] Anyone for Garamond?

2006-12-05 Thread John R. Culleton
I am able to establish Adobe Garamond as my body type with just a couple of TeXish commands. But my maneuvering though the maze of typescripts and synonymns yields no results. Here is my current typescript type-agaramond.tex: -

Re: [NTG-context] utility file

2006-12-05 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 29 November 2006 06:35, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote: On Nov 28, 2006, at 10:08 PM, Hans Hagen wrote: you need to make sure that only one run takes place and no utility file is processed --arrange normally will handle this for you Hans Hans, can you elaborate on

Re: [NTG-context] Anyone for Garamond?

2006-12-05 Thread John R. Culleton
On Tuesday 05 December 2006 13:01, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote: On Dec 5, 2006, at 6:57 PM, luigi scarso wrote: There are no error messages, but no Garamond either. But this works: \font\rmm 8r-raw-AGaramond-Regular at 10pt \rmm Strange, at least your log should be report something like

[NTG-context] Context and eplain.tex

2006-12-05 Thread John R. Culleton
These two excellent macro sets continue to be incompatible. Currently this is the error message I get when I do an \input eplain.tex in a Context document, using the latest eplain.tex version 3.1: -- (./eplain.tex ! No room for a new \count . [EMAIL

[NTG-context] Full justification within \startframedtext..\stopframedtext

2006-12-15 Thread John R. Culleton
I want even margins within a textframe. How to do it? -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at reasonable cost. Satisfaction guaranteed. http://wexfordpress.com ___ ntg-context mailing list ntg-context@ntg.nl

Re: [NTG-context] Full justification within \startframedtext..\stopframedtext

2006-12-15 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 15 December 2006 10:55, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, John R. Culleton wrote: I want even margins within a textframe. How to do it? What do you mean by even margins? maybe TeX normally sets a paragraph with full justification, which means that each line of text

[NTG-context] What happened to the em dashes?

2006-12-15 Thread John R. Culleton
I just noticed on a sample chapter sent to a customer that the em dashes are missing. What is shown is the three hyphens instead. In my document I have this: \loadmapfile[8r-adobe-garamond.map] \usetypescriptfile[type-agaramond.tex] \usetypescript[AGaramond] \setupbodyfont[MyGaramond,11pt] In

[NTG-context] SmallCaps for Bitstream Charter

2006-12-16 Thread John R. Culleton
It took a bit of searching but I found this package on ctan: mdbch.zip This is a math add-on that has both regular and bold small caps. Unzip it in texmf-local and then modify type-charter as needed. -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at reasonable cost.

Re: [NTG-context] Manual (English) Update soon?

2006-12-28 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 28 December 2006 19:43, Mojca Miklavec wrote: then I finally discovered PSTricks which became kind-of-obsolete with pdfTeX or XeTeX. The same story with just about any package for creating slides or changing page layout, headers, footers (and they all took a lot of time to learn

[NTG-context] Fwd: Re: Manual (English) Update soon?

2006-12-28 Thread John R. Culleton
Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Manual (English) Update soon? Date: Thursday 28 December 2006 20:58 From: John R. Culleton [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ntg-context@ntg.nl Cc: Mojca Miklavec [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Thursday 28 December 2006 19:43, Mojca Miklavec wrote: then I finally discovered PSTricks

[NTG-context] Typescript for Linotype NimbusSanL-BoldCond

2007-01-18 Thread John R. Culleton
Has anyone put together a typescript for some or all of the Nimbus family? I have the font referenced above and ran it through texfont. It is specified by a customer's designer for a book I am working on. I can of course do the old plain TeX \font thing but I would like to do it a more

[NTG-context] Serried itemized list with long items.

2007-01-25 Thread John R. Culleton
I used \setupitemize[serried] for a numbered list. The items were each wider than the text block so they wrapped around to a second line. As a result Context left a blank line between items. I got 1. x 2.

[NTG-context] Alternating screen/noscreen rows on table

2007-01-25 Thread John R. Culleton
I am required by my customer to alternate between white and screen backgrounds for each row of a table for all tables, and there are lots of tables. I am considering adding code to each row of the table or else doing the thing in metafun/metapost. Advice, anyone? Just to mess things up

[NTG-context] Texfont generated map files.

2007-01-29 Thread John R. Culleton
After a texfont run the generated map files contain lines like: texnansi-raw-n019043l NimbusSanL-ReguCond 4 n019043l.pfb texnansi.enc What does the term raw signify? -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at reasonable cost. Satisfaction guaranteed.

[NTG-context] pagenumber in header line.

2007-01-29 Thread John R. Culleton
Here is my code at the moment: \def\CapStretchAmount{.08em} \def\CapStretch#1 {\def\stretchedspaceamount{\CapStretchAmount}\stretchednormalcase{#1}} \setuppagenumbering[location=] \setupheadertexts[text][pagenumber][\CapStretch{ROBERT S. CABLE}][pagenumber] [\CapStretch{INVESTING ON AUTOPILOT}]

Re: [NTG-context] pagenumber in header line.-SOLVED

2007-01-30 Thread John R. Culleton
4ROBERT S. CABLE but what I want is the two components in the middle thus: 4 ROBERT S. CABLE If I insert \hfil etc. the pagenumbering gets replaced with the word pagenumber. Solution? I received a few

[NTG-context] How to make a natural table float.

2007-01-31 Thread John R. Culleton
My task requires alternating whate and gray bars for a table. I was happy to jump on the Natural Table facility. Further, I want the table to float in the classic TeX fashion. I don't know the exact code for this in Context. This doesn't work:

Re: [NTG-context] Letters in ConTeXt

2007-01-31 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 31 January 2007 15:34, Idris Samawi Hamid wrote: Looking through the archives it appears that the m-letter module has been withdrawn or was never released; it's not part of theConTeXt distro. On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:14:32 -0700, Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [NTG-context] How to make a natural table float.

2007-01-31 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 31 January 2007 17:16, John R. Culleton wrote: My task requires alternating whate and gray bars for a table. I was happy to jump on the Natural Table facility. Further, I want the table to float in the classic TeX fashion. I don't know the exact code for this in Context

Re: [NTG-context] Letters in ConTeXt

2007-02-01 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 01 February 2007 01:11, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren wrote: the one thing that stops my total conversion to ConTeXt is my lack of understanding of, er, context. I've studied the manual Corresponcence which presupposes far better

Re: [NTG-context] How to make a natural table float.

2007-02-02 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 31 January 2007 19:31, John R. Culleton wrote: OK I solved that problem by enclosing the table in {} and now the table floats. But now I have a wierder one. The \setupcaptions[location=high] command puts the caption alongside the table instead of over it. Unfortunately

Re: [NTG-context] How to make a natural table float.

2007-02-02 Thread John R. Culleton
On Friday 02 February 2007 13:29, Peter Rolf wrote: John R. Culleton wrote: On Wednesday 31 January 2007 19:31, John R. Culleton wrote: OK I solved that problem by enclosing the table in {} and now the table floats. But now I have a wierder one. The \setupcaptions[location=high] command

Re: [NTG-context] Sort bibliography by authors

2007-02-04 Thread John R. Culleton
On Sunday 04 February 2007 06:51, Sanjoy Mahajan wrote: Is it possible to sort by the bibliography list by authors? The manual says that sorttype=cite|bib? No, because there is no reasonable way to do alphabetic sorting in TeX. Perhaps I will reveal my own fundamental confusion about

Re: [NTG-context] Sort bibliography by authors

2007-02-05 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 05 February 2007 04:44, Taco Hoekwater wrote: Thomas A. Schmitz wrote: I wasn't precise enough: for German bibliographies, there's a convention to have works with an author sorted by the author's name and edited books by the first word of the title, like so: At first I thought:

[NTG-context] Test, Ignore

2007-02-06 Thread John R. Culleton
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[NTG-context] Test2 please ignore.

2007-02-07 Thread John R. Culleton
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[NTG-context] Bolding the words Figure 2-1

2007-02-14 Thread John R. Culleton
I too am stuck in specification hell. The specifier is ovenamored of stretching text and the like. I worked through that with the TeX/LaTeX macro soul.sty. My immediate problem is with putting the caption of a table in a different font. Currently I have:

[NTG-context] Suppressing printing of chapter head.

2007-02-14 Thread John R. Culleton
I have a specification for a chapter head that is so complex I have little hope of modifying the Context head within any reasonable time frame. But I still prefer to use the Context chapter head for TOC, numbering of figures and the like. So I decided to hand code the head but still use

[NTG-context] Limitation on natural tables.

2007-02-24 Thread John R. Culleton
The fancy tricks one can to with Natural Tables seem to work within the body of the table where I don't need them but fail in the header area where I do need them. This example, takein from the wiki, works (of course.) \setupTABLE[row][odd][background=color,backgroundcolor=red,

Re: [NTG-context] tree charts

2007-02-24 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 21 February 2007 13:18, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Idris Samawi Hamid wrote: Dear cabal, Do any of you have any examples of tree charts done in, say, MetaFun? Are there any macros, libraries etc. for easy tree charts in \ConTeXt? Example:

[NTG-context] test

2007-03-25 Thread John R. Culleton
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[NTG-context] Semi-verbatim

2007-03-25 Thread John R. Culleton
I have a situation where I wish to import a file and have the line endings and the spaces honored as in \typefile. But I want any font changes (e.g. \it) honored as well. I tried the plain TeX commands \obeylines and \obeyspaces. The line endings and typeface changes were honored but the

[NTG-context] Hanging definition

2007-03-29 Thread John R. Culleton
I want to create a definition that is set up similar to an itemize, or more particularly like page 180 in the Context Manual, third example from the top of the page. Here is what I have: -- \definedescription[Stars]

[NTG-context] Descriptions and buffers.

2007-03-30 Thread John R. Culleton
I used the description facility (both definition and use} within a buffer and it did not work. But I removed the passage from the buffer and it worked fine. -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at reasonable cost. Satisfaction guaranteed.

[NTG-context] Makeindex and Context

2007-04-04 Thread John R. Culleton
I like the extended feature set of makeindex so I creatred my own little routine to use it with Context on a recent project. Here is the code: \newwrite\ind \immediate\openout\ind=book.idx \def\sidx#1{\write\ind{\\indexentry{#1}{\the\pageno}}} It works fine from the indexing point of view. But

[NTG-context] Killing the space after a section.

2007-04-12 Thread John R. Culleton
I have the file set up with no parindent and one blank line between paragraphs. but I want to kill the extra space after \section headers. The current definition is: \setuphead[section][number=no,style=\SectSans,page=no,after={\vskip 2sp}] ...but the blank line remains. Do I need to use a

[NTG-context] Output from texexec

2007-04-17 Thread John R. Culleton
Under TeXLive 2007 version of context when I run even a trivial program I get reams of output referring to the same typefiles over and over again. Then I get a little message (in the log file) about fonts being reset. Then I get messages about the fonts I actually use. The purpose of compiler

[NTG-context] The \frac macro.

2007-04-22 Thread John R. Culleton
Knuth defines a macro for simple fractions such as 3/4 etc. and calls it \frac: \def\frac#1/#2{\leavevmode \kern.1em \raise .5ex \hbox{\the\scriptfont0 #1}% \kern-.1em $/$% \kern -.15em \lower .25ex \hbox{\the\scriptfont0 #2}}% The call is e.g., \frac 3/4. This works fine in Context. However

[NTG-context] AMS extensions and Context.

2007-05-02 Thread John R. Culleton
The folks over at Scribus (a Quarkish Open Source page layout program) are considering using some form of TeX for math typesetting. I mentioned plain pdftex and Context as forms of TeX to be considered as well as LaTeX. The question came up: how does Context comport with AMS extensions? What

[NTG-context] \title and \subject parameters.

2007-05-02 Thread John R. Culleton
I want the above cited entities to be done in sans serif and bold. The manual shows \setuphead choices such as textstyle=boldslanted but not my particular selection. What is the preferred way to designate my choice? -- John Culleton Able Indexing and Typesetting Precision typesetting (tm) at

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt on Excursion: translations in the Garden

2007-05-09 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 09 May 2007 03:34, Hans Hagen wrote: luigi scarso wrote: On 5/8/07, Vit Zyka [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, there is a new plant in the Garden: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_on_Excursion%2C_translatio ns It gathers translations of the beginner's manual

Re: [NTG-context] lilypond newbie

2007-05-09 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 09 May 2007 09:19, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Wed, 9 May 2007, Steffen Wolfrum wrote: Hi, just out of curiosity I wanted to check whether my context could typeset music. I found lilypond mentioned on the list, downloaded lilypond-2.10.23-1.darwin-x86.tar.bz2 from

[NTG-context] texexec message suppression.

2007-05-14 Thread John R. Culleton
for some time now I have been fussing over the volume of uneccessary (to me) informational messages spewed forth by texexec, in particular the long list of font scripts repeated sometimes 8 or 9 times. Since I don't even use most of these scripts I wonder why they show up on every pass of

Re: [NTG-context] texexec message suppression.

2007-05-15 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 14 May 2007 19:11, Patrick Gundlach wrote: (to me) informational messages spewed forth by texexec, in particular the long list of font scripts repeated sometimes 8 or 9 times. Did you try \preloadtypescripts? See

Re: [NTG-context] Manual hyphenation

2007-05-24 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 24 May 2007 06:19, Hans Hagen wrote: Elliot Clifton wrote: Thank you very much Taco. It works very well. It really is useful to be able to select less aggressive hyphenation when necessary. here is a variant: stepwise and relative to the current values: \unprotect

Re: [NTG-context] Write once layout everwhere (?)

2007-06-11 Thread John R. Culleton
On Sunday 10 June 2007 23:49, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Pepe Barbe wrote: Hello, I have used ConTeXt in the past and I have been very pleased with it and the results obtained, much more than LaTeX. Now I am looking into a solution that would allow me to layout the

[NTG-context] Wierd problem.

2007-06-23 Thread John R. Culleton
On another list a listmate proposes to print a book in two copies side by side. The page size is 5.5 x 8.5 in. He wants to print two copies on his laser printer. He wants two impressions of page one side by side on letter paper, with two copies of page two on the reverse side etc. for 200

[NTG-context] Texfont feature request.

2007-06-28 Thread John R. Culleton
Texfont is an awesome program. I just created a free and legal Bitstream Charter pseudo small caps font. (The real thing costs money so I can't redistribute it free.) But I have two problems with it in practice. 1. It is designed to work with typescripts. But when I need to use the font with

Re: [NTG-context] whitespace in framedtext

2007-07-03 Thread John R. Culleton
On Tuesday 03 July 2007 04:20, Patrick Gundlach wrote: Hello Hans, I would like to shrink the whitespace at the top and the bottom of a framedtext. Like thus: not this but this -- -- |

[NTG-context] Feature request.

2007-07-05 Thread John R. Culleton
It would be neat if the texfont program, which generates so much else, could generate and install a typescript. -- John Culleton ATTN Publishers/authors: If you don't read you don't succeed. Free short list of publishing/marketing books. http://wexfordpress.com/tex/shortlist.pdf

Re: [NTG-context] Feature request.

2007-07-05 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 05 July 2007 17:37, Patrick Gundlach wrote: Hello John, It would be neat if the texfont program, which generates so much else, could generate and install a typescript. For otfs you can use otfinstall. Search the wiki for it. Patrick Thanks for the heads up. Now why OTF and

Re: [NTG-context] Fullstop too close with charter

2007-07-09 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 09 July 2007 03:28, Hans Hagen wrote: Aditya Mahajan wrote: Is there a problem with font metrics for charter? \definetypeface [mainface][rm][serif][charter][default] [encoding=texnansi] \setupbodyfont[mainface, 10pt] \starttext POMDP. Test \stoptext

Re: [NTG-context] Bug in itemize

2007-07-13 Thread John R. Culleton
On Thursday 12 July 2007 15:46, David Arnold wrote: All, Think I found a bug in itemize. \starttext \startitemize[a,columns,three] \item $|x|-5$ \item $|x|0$ \item $|x|4$ \stopitemize \stoptext I don't understand your parameters. The Manual allows for columns but not

[NTG-context] Unnumbered TOC

2007-07-24 Thread John R. Culleton
Sections have numbers, subjects etc. don't. What I want is a series of subdividisions (subject, subsubject etc. without visible numbers which nevertheless show up in a chapter table of contents, again without numbers, just page numbers. I tried defining a combined list foo thus:

[NTG-context] Non-printing macro disturbs line justification.

2007-07-28 Thread John R. Culleton
I did a big project in Context and becuse I wanted to use the special features of eplain's interface to makeindex I wrote my own indexing macro. Every place I inserted a call to this macro extra space appeared at that point. Here is my macro:

[NTG-context] Fwd: Re: [publishingdesign] Arabic typesetting anyone?

2007-07-31 Thread John R. Culleton
I think someone on the Context list (not me) could fulfill this requirement -- Forwarded Message -- Subject: Re: [publishingdesign] Arabic typesetting anyone? Date: Tuesday 31 July 2007 From: Barry T. Kerrigan [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Just got this inquiry.

Re: [NTG-context] OpenType in ConTeXt

2007-08-09 Thread John R. Culleton
On Tuesday 07 August 2007, Hans Hagen wrote: Hans van der Meer wrote: On Aug 7, 2007, at 9:16, Taco Hoekwater wrote: Does LuaTeX already support OpenType things like SmallCaps, Old Style Figures, Alternates, Ligatures, etc? Yes. Best read the magazine has mentioned, and lookup

Re: [NTG-context] OpenType in ConTeXt

2007-08-11 Thread John R. Culleton
On Wednesday 08 August 2007, Taco Hoekwater wrote: Wolfgang Werners-Lucchini wrote: well, i still use texfont for type 1 fonts, but for open type i use luatex anyway which can handle it directly (actually, mkiv also usese afm files instead of tfm when available, so texfont is not needed

[NTG-context] Use of standard font engines on Linux

2007-08-11 Thread John R. Culleton
Linux distros have been emphasizing the use of the fonts in fc-cache across applications. TeX always did its own thing, with tfm files, mapping files etc. I note that some of the newer TeX products are using pfb + afm instead of pfb + tfm. Does this presage the availablity of all the

[NTG-context] Handling Docbook files

2007-08-13 Thread John R. Culleton
I am trying to run a bunch of docbook files related to Krita. The convention in these files seems to be to prefix subordinate file names with an character. If I run e.g, texexec index.docbook it blows up on the first such ampersand. I can of course edit all the files to replace with \ but I

Re: [NTG-context] Handling Docbook files

2007-08-14 Thread John R. Culleton
On Monday 13 August 2007, Aditya Mahajan wrote: On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, John R. Culleton wrote: I am trying to run a bunch of docbook files related to Krita. The convention in these files seems to be to prefix subordinate file names with an character. I do not understand what you mean

[NTG-context] Why are all the typescripts accessed?

2005-05-24 Thread John R. Culleton
When I texexec a file the names of all the typescripts on the system scroll by. Is something set up wrong? This slows down each run significantly. I run Slackware Linux and the TeX package from Slack-Current. Texexec alleges that it is version 5.2.4. -- John Culleton The answers to all your

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