On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Hans Hagen <pragma@wxs.nl> wrote:

> On 11/29/2014 10:49 AM, Mark Szepieniec wrote:
>> I'm trying to set a default width for figures with \setupfloat. However,
>> the command doesn't seem to be picking up the width specification, even
>> though the manual indicates it accepts a width= argument:
>> \setupfloat[figure][width=2cm]
>> \starttext
>> \placefigure{}{\externalfigure[picture.png]}
>> \stoptext
> just
> \placefigure{}{\externalfigure[picture.png][width=2cm]}
>> picture.png just gets inserted at its native size, rather than scaled to
>> have the specified width. What am I doing wrong? (setting minwidth
>> and/or maxwidth doesn't seem to work either)
>> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
>> Mark

Sorry, I should have mentioned I was able to work around it by doing
exactly that, but I'd rather not have to edit all the \placefigure
instances if I decide to change the width.

Also I'd like to use a different default width for graphics, so
\setupexternalfigures[width=XXXcm] wouldn't work well either.

I realize I could define my own macros or something to solve this, but I'm
just puzzled that setting width in \setupfloat[figure] doesn't work. Am I
reading the manual wrong, or is is just not implemented yet or something?
(honest question)

Thanks for your response,


Hi Mark,
You can use \defineexternalfigure as in the following example.


See also http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Floating_Objects