I've been typesetting (mainly books and reports) in LaTeX for ca 15 years now. Recently I got really fed up with various problems related to typesetting on grid in LaTeX, and this is how I learned about ConTeXt. You can't imagine how excited I was when I started reading about it, especially given my recent grid-related LaTeX frustrations. Now I'm past all the ConTeXt manuals available in English, but still with no practical experience. ConTeXt is still a wild animal to be tamed, for me, but with a lot of sex appeal.
So - it's grid that attracted me. But I can't get it - the grid - in my test document. I find it hard to understand what the below commands (which are hardly documented) do:
and how is "framed" related to them. I experimented with various settings/combinations of the above, but none seem to actually FORCE my content on the grid.
The explanation in the manual is not clear for me, there is no explanation in the Wikia.
What I need is a way to FORCE a line of text onto nearest grid line available (so that baselines match), for example:
- on page opening a chapter, so that all body text is forced on grid regardless of the amount of space taken by headers etc.,
- on any page, when the text is being interrupted by figures, tables, formulas or fancy breaks.
Is there an easy way to accomplish that? By 'easy' I mean other than manual setting the height of headers/figures/tables/formulas/fancy breaks so that following text sits on the grid (which is more or less also doable in LaTeX).