(Your messsage was too large, I dropped the attachments)
> This problem has been with my version of Contex which is running on windows
> XP since I first started maybe 2 years ago and has never bothered me as I
> was doing simple jobs. The version is kept up to date and I have in fact
> downloaded the base distro again on 14 Dec and updated. I am guessing that
> it may be in the parameters given to pdftex which I have just noticed from
> googling for something else.
Like Luigi said: there is no problem. This is absolutely how it
is supposed to look. I do not know what you want precisely, but
apparently you are unhappy with the standard ConTeXt page layout.
That is fine, after all, it is only a default. Just play with
\setuplayout until you are happy (try \showlayout if you want to
see all of the currently used parameter values). But there is
definately no bug in your installation.
> I am happy to test this but I am unsure how
> "\pdfpagewidth (dimension)
> This dimension parameter specifies the page width of the pdf output (the
> screen, the paper, etc.). pdfTEX reads this parameter
> when it starts shipping out a page. After magnification has been changed by
> the \mag primitive, check that this parameter
> reflects the wished true page width.
> If the value is not given, the page width is calculated as wbox being
> shipped out + 2 × (horigin + \hoffset). When part of the page
> falls off the paper or screen, you can be rather sure that this
> parameter is
> set wrong."
> On 12/30/06, luigi scarso <luigi.scarso(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/29/06, geoff.moyle(a)gmail.com <geoff.moyle(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Gday
>> > I know there must be a fundamental answer, but I cannot fathom why
>> > everything is shifted left on the page.
>> hmm, I don't see anything wrong;this is the standard setup.
>> You can play with
>> \input tufte
>> \setuplayout[horoffset=3cm]%%% bang !
>> \input tufte