Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-08 Thread Hans Hagen

On 2-3-2010 22:33, James Fisher wrote:


A minor other thing confusing me is the terminology; mainly 'cut' and
'back'.  Are these ConTeXt-specific terms or are they found elsewhere?
'Back' would make more sense to me as 'binding' or 'spine', and the edge
referred to as 'cut' is referred to in
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book#Book_manufacturing_in_the_modern_worldas
the 'fore-edge'.


there are a few more 'not so good translations' ... actually, they were 
translated by native speakers so we hav eto liv ewith them (for some we 
can consider synonyms but not now)


Hans


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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread Hans Hagen

On 25-2-2010 21:17, James Fisher wrote:

Hi Hans,


Thanks for the reply -- and sorry for the rather grumpy way in which I posed
the question.  The problem for me was this mysterious width=middle,
height=middle -- this is fairly undocumented at
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout .  There is a mention of
width=middle, but it's just followed by some code, most of which seems to
be irrelevant (if cutspace == 0pt then cutspace = backspace; end), and
there is no mention of height=middle.  I would be more than willing to
document this myself, but what is it that width=middle actually *does*?
And what does middle actually *mean* -- the middle of *what*?


just the space between back- and cutspace

(there's also fit, which takes edges into account as they play a role in 
interactive documents)


Hans

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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
That makes sense.

The main thing confusing me on contextgarden is:

   if cutspace == 0pt then
  cutspace = backspace
   end

Which I would guess is meant to allow you to just specify backspace if you
want symmetrical margins; but what if we want a 0pt cutspace?

A minor other thing confusing me is the terminology; mainly 'cut' and
'back'.  Are these ConTeXt-specific terms or are they found elsewhere?
'Back' would make more sense to me as 'binding' or 'spine', and the edge
referred to as 'cut' is referred to in
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book#Book_manufacturing_in_the_modern_worldas
the 'fore-edge'.


James

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote:

 On 25-2-2010 21:17, James Fisher wrote:

 Hi Hans,


 Thanks for the reply -- and sorry for the rather grumpy way in which I
 posed
 the question.  The problem for me was this mysterious width=middle,
 height=middle -- this is fairly undocumented at
 http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout .  There is a mention of
 width=middle, but it's just followed by some code, most of which seems
 to
 be irrelevant (if cutspace == 0pt then cutspace = backspace; end), and
 there is no mention of height=middle.  I would be more than willing to
 document this myself, but what is it that width=middle actually *does*?
 And what does middle actually *mean* -- the middle of *what*?


 just the space between back- and cutspace

 (there's also fit, which takes edges into account as they play a role in
 interactive documents)

 Hans


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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread Wolfgang Schuster

Am 02.03.10 22:33, schrieb James Fisher:

That makes sense.

The main thing confusing me on contextgarden is:

   if cutspace == 0pt then
  cutspace = backspace
   end

Which I would guess is meant to allow you to just specify backspace if 
you want symmetrical margins; but what if we want a 0pt cutspace?

Then use absolute values for 'backspace' and 'width'.

Wolfgang

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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread James Fisher
Fairy muff!


James

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Wolfgang Schuster 
schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote:

 Am 02.03.10 22:33, schrieb James Fisher:

  That makes sense.

 The main thing confusing me on contextgarden is:

   if cutspace == 0pt then
  cutspace = backspace
   end

 Which I would guess is meant to allow you to just specify backspace if you
 want symmetrical margins; but what if we want a 0pt cutspace?

 Then use absolute values for 'backspace' and 'width'.

 Wolfgang



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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-03-02 Thread luigi scarso
On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote:
 That makes sense.

 The main thing confusing me on contextgarden is:

    if cutspace == 0pt then
       cutspace = backspace
    end

 Which I would guess is meant to allow you to just specify backspace if you
 want symmetrical margins; but what if we want a 0pt cutspace?

 A minor other thing confusing me is the terminology; mainly 'cut' and
 'back'.  Are these ConTeXt-specific terms or are they found elsewhere?

see  page-lay.mkiv

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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-26 Thread luigi scarso
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:17 PM, James Fisher jameshfis...@gmail.com wrote:

 document this myself, but what is it that width=middle actually *does*?
I suppose
if cutspace == 0pt then
   cutspace = backspace
end
makeupwidth =  paperwidth- backspace -cutspace
(as wiki says, from page-lay.mkiv, 2009-11-17 - 23:59)

(btw I'm the author of the irrelevant code )
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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-25 Thread Hans Hagen

On 25-2-2010 5:39, James Fisher wrote:

Hi all.


I am trying to understand the terminology for the \definelayout and
\setuplayout commands.
Unfortunately the documentation at
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layoutdoesn't correspond to the actual
output I get.
Nor does the 'documentation' at http://getfo.org/context_xml/page3.html ,
which the first page recommends.
More, the two pages seem pretty contradictory.

Consider my situation: I'm trying to set up an A4 page with the following
margins (I use the term margin to mean the space from the edge of the
physical paper to the edge of the body text area):

top: 2.97cm
bottom: 2.97cm
left: 2.1cm
right: 2.1cm

For the moment, I don't care at all about header and footer space, nor notes
in the margins; I'm just trying to get the above margins.
However, with all conceivable combinations of commands at both of those
pages, I've been unable to set anything like this up.

Based on the getfo.org page, I should be able to set up these left and right
margins with:


\setuplayout
 [backspace=2.1cm,
  cutspace=2.1cm,
  width=middle,
  topspace=2.97cm,
  bottomspace=2.97cm,
  height=middle]

\showframe

\starttext

\input tufte

\stoptext


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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-25 Thread R. Bastian
On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:23:04 +0100
Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl scribit:

 On 25-2-2010 5:39, James Fisher wrote:
  Hi all.
 
 
  I am trying to understand the terminology for the \definelayout and
  \setuplayout commands.
  Unfortunately the documentation at
  http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layoutdoesn't correspond to the actual
  output I get.
  Nor does the 'documentation' at http://getfo.org/context_xml/page3.html ,
  which the first page recommends.
  More, the two pages seem pretty contradictory.
 
  Consider my situation: I'm trying to set up an A4 page with the following
  margins (I use the term margin to mean the space from the edge of the
  physical paper to the edge of the body text area):
 
  top: 2.97cm
  bottom: 2.97cm
  left: 2.1cm
  right: 2.1cm
 
  For the moment, I don't care at all about header and footer space, nor notes
  in the margins; I'm just trying to get the above margins.
  However, with all conceivable combinations of commands at both of those
  pages, I've been unable to set anything like this up.
 
  Based on the getfo.org page, I should be able to set up these left and right
  margins with:
 
 \setuplayout
   [backspace=2.1cm,
cutspace=2.1cm,
width=middle,
topspace=2.97cm,
bottomspace=2.97cm,
height=middle]
 
 \showframe
 
 \starttext
 
 \input tufte
 

\showlayout 

 \stoptext
 
 
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Re: [NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-25 Thread James Fisher
Hi Hans,


Thanks for the reply -- and sorry for the rather grumpy way in which I posed
the question.  The problem for me was this mysterious width=middle,
height=middle -- this is fairly undocumented at
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout .  There is a mention of
width=middle, but it's just followed by some code, most of which seems to
be irrelevant (if cutspace == 0pt then cutspace = backspace; end), and
there is no mention of height=middle.  I would be more than willing to
document this myself, but what is it that width=middle actually *does*?
And what does middle actually *mean* -- the middle of *what*?


James

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Hans Hagen pra...@wxs.nl wrote:

 On 25-2-2010 5:39, James Fisher wrote:

 Hi all.


 I am trying to understand the terminology for the \definelayout and
 \setuplayout commands.
 Unfortunately the documentation at
 http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layoutdoesn'thttp://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layoutdoesn%27tcorrespond
  to the actual

 output I get.
 Nor does the 'documentation' at http://getfo.org/context_xml/page3.html ,
 which the first page recommends.
 More, the two pages seem pretty contradictory.

 Consider my situation: I'm trying to set up an A4 page with the following
 margins (I use the term margin to mean the space from the edge of the
 physical paper to the edge of the body text area):

 top: 2.97cm
 bottom: 2.97cm
 left: 2.1cm
 right: 2.1cm

 For the moment, I don't care at all about header and footer space, nor
 notes
 in the margins; I'm just trying to get the above margins.
 However, with all conceivable combinations of commands at both of those
 pages, I've been unable to set anything like this up.

 Based on the getfo.org page, I should be able to set up these left and
 right
 margins with:


 \setuplayout
  [backspace=2.1cm,
  cutspace=2.1cm,
  width=middle,
  topspace=2.97cm,
  bottomspace=2.97cm,
  height=middle]

 \showframe

 \starttext

 \input tufte

 \stoptext


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[NTG-context] Margin terminology -- badly documented, undocumented, or misdocumented

2010-02-24 Thread James Fisher
Hi all.


I am trying to understand the terminology for the \definelayout and
\setuplayout commands.
Unfortunately the documentation at
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layoutdoesn't correspond to the actual
output I get.
Nor does the 'documentation' at http://getfo.org/context_xml/page3.html ,
which the first page recommends.
More, the two pages seem pretty contradictory.

Consider my situation: I'm trying to set up an A4 page with the following
margins (I use the term margin to mean the space from the edge of the
physical paper to the edge of the body text area):

top: 2.97cm
bottom: 2.97cm
left: 2.1cm
right: 2.1cm

For the moment, I don't care at all about header and footer space, nor notes
in the margins; I'm just trying to get the above margins.
However, with all conceivable combinations of commands at both of those
pages, I've been unable to set anything like this up.

Based on the getfo.org page, I should be able to set up these left and right
margins with:

backspace=2.1cm,
cutspace=2.1cm

But, looking at the result, and also with using \showlayout (which for some
reason, AFAICS, generates four identical pages at the beginning of the
document), this quite obviously doesn't do what getfo.org claims.

I have also tried setting everything to 0cm with the exception of any random
one of the measurements that go into making a margin, which I would set to
2.1cm.  No avail here, either.

Can someone give me the configuration I would need for the above required
margins?  Even better, can someone give me the definitive definitions of all
the terms used in http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout, algebraically rather
than as ambiguous tables of Remarks?  This would help a bunch.


Many thanks,


James Fisher
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