Dear list, I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal). I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet. Who can help me out? Regards, Jan Willem \starttext \setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext
Hi Jan, You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following: %%% begin example.tex \starttext \setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Otared, Thanks for the (very quick) reply. I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists). In any case, thanks for your suggestion! Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Otared, Thanks for the (very quick) reply. I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists). In any case, thanks for your suggestion! Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Jan, I don’t know exactly what you want to achieve, but a possible solution is to put a column between the first and the last columns which contains only the spacement between the first column and the third one. Here is an example: %%% begin example1.tex \starttext \setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1}\NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation}\NC\qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation}\NC\qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext %%% end example1.tex Best regards: OK
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:21, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Hi Otared,
Thanks for the (very quick) reply.
I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists).
In any case, thanks for your suggestion!
Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Otared, I apologize for not explaining it better. Maybe the below example will illustrate better what I’m trying to achieve.  The first formula is perfectly aligned.  The bottom three formulas do not line up with the top formula I’m trying to align all formulas regardless of the amount of text added to the left of the formula. Of course I could add \qquad or \quad to try and manually align but basically I’m interested to know if a fool proof method exist that aligns all without using \\qquad or \quad \starttext % Midaligned formula \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula \setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext Thanks JW
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:21, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Hi Otared,
Thanks for the (very quick) reply.
I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists).
In any case, thanks for your suggestion!
Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Jan, if I understood you correctly, this should produce what you are after. \starttext \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=3,align={middle},distance=0pt plus 1 fil] \NC \rlap{\text{Text1}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is an explanation}} \NC\NC E=\sqrt{p^2c^2+m^2c^4} \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is a longer explanation}} \NC\NC \left(\beta mc^2+c\left(\sum _{n=1}^3 \alpha_n p_n \right)\right) \psi(x,t) = i \hbar \frac{\partial \psi(x,t)}{\partial t} \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext The inner workings of this solution are quite messy. You *have* to have the \NC\NC between text and formula and the formula must not contain any further alignment points; text has to be enclosed in \rlap. As you can see it centers the formula unconditionally and just flows into the text if it doesn't fit. Just don't do it like this. Cheers, Henri On 08/24/2016 05:38 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
Hi Otared,
I apologize for not explaining it better.
Maybe the below example will illustrate better what I’m trying to achieve.  The first formula is perfectly aligned.  The bottom three formulas do not line up with the top formula
I’m trying to align all formulas regardless of the amount of text added to the left of the formula. Of course I could add \qquad or \quad to try and manually align but basically I’m interested to know if a fool proof method exist that aligns all without using \\qquad or \quad
\starttext
% Midaligned formula \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
Thanks JW
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:21, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Hi Otared,
Thanks for the (very quick) reply.
I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists).
In any case, thanks for your suggestion!
Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Henri, Thanks for your solution. This is indeed providing the functionality I was after. I need to pick up a good Tex book one of these days to try and master those commands :) Regards, Jan Willem Flamma
On 25 aug. 2016, at 13:52, Henri Menke
wrote: Hi Jan,
if I understood you correctly, this should produce what you are after.
\starttext
\startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\startformula \startalign[m=3,align={middle},distance=0pt plus 1 fil] \NC \rlap{\text{Text1}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is an explanation}} \NC\NC E=\sqrt{p^2c^2+m^2c^4} \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is a longer explanation}} \NC\NC \left(\beta mc^2+c\left(\sum _{n=1}^3 \alpha_n p_n \right)\right) \psi(x,t) = i \hbar \frac{\partial \psi(x,t)}{\partial t} \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
The inner workings of this solution are quite messy. You *have* to have the \NC\NC between text and formula and the formula must not contain any further alignment points; text has to be enclosed in \rlap. As you can see it centers the formula unconditionally and just flows into the text if it doesn't fit. Just don't do it like this.
Cheers, Henri
On 08/24/2016 05:38 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
Hi Otared,
I apologize for not explaining it better.
Maybe the below example will illustrate better what I’m trying to achieve.  The first formula is perfectly aligned.  The bottom three formulas do not line up with the top formula
I’m trying to align all formulas regardless of the amount of text added to the left of the formula. Of course I could add \qquad or \quad to try and manually align but basically I’m interested to know if a fool proof method exist that aligns all without using \\qquad or \quad
\starttext
% Midaligned formula \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
Thanks JW
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:21, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Hi Otared,
Thanks for the (very quick) reply.
I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists).
In any case, thanks for your suggestion!
Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Hi Jan, unfortunately, these commands are in no book. I just looked them up in the ConTeXt source. However, these two books helped me a lot in improving my understanding of TeX and ConTeXt. They are definitely worth their money! The TeXbook by Donald E. Knuth https://amzn.com/0201134489 Programming in Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy https://amzn.com/859037985X Kind regards, Henri On 08/25/2016 03:12 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
Hi Henri,
Thanks for your solution. This is indeed providing the functionality I was after.
I need to pick up a good Tex book one of these days to try and master those commands :)
Regards, Jan Willem Flamma
On 25 aug. 2016, at 13:52, Henri Menke
wrote: Hi Jan,
if I understood you correctly, this should produce what you are after.
\starttext
\startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\startformula \startalign[m=3,align={middle},distance=0pt plus 1 fil] \NC \rlap{\text{Text1}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is an explanation}} \NC\NC E=\sqrt{p^2c^2+m^2c^4} \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is a longer explanation}} \NC\NC \left(\beta mc^2+c\left(\sum _{n=1}^3 \alpha_n p_n \right)\right) \psi(x,t) = i \hbar \frac{\partial \psi(x,t)}{\partial t} \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
The inner workings of this solution are quite messy. You *have* to have the \NC\NC between text and formula and the formula must not contain any further alignment points; text has to be enclosed in \rlap. As you can see it centers the formula unconditionally and just flows into the text if it doesn't fit. Just don't do it like this.
Cheers, Henri
On 08/24/2016 05:38 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
Hi Otared,
I apologize for not explaining it better.
Maybe the below example will illustrate better what I’m trying to achieve.  The first formula is perfectly aligned.  The bottom three formulas do not line up with the top formula
I’m trying to align all formulas regardless of the amount of text added to the left of the formula. Of course I could add \qquad or \quad to try and manually align but basically I’m interested to know if a fool proof method exist that aligns all without using \\qquad or \quad
\starttext
% Midaligned formula \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
Thanks JW
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:21, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Hi Otared,
Thanks for the (very quick) reply.
I’ve experiemented with that solution as well. However, the text can vary in length and this would required a lot of tweaking to try and get the formulas midaligned. I’m trying to find a fool proof solution that will get the formula midaligned in all cases (and hope it exists).
In any case, thanks for your suggestion!
Jan Willem
On 24 aug. 2016, at 10:10, Otared Kavian
wrote: Hi Jan,
You can specify a certain horizontal distance in the second column, as in the following:
%%% begin example.tex \starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\qquad E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC\hskip 3cm E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext %%% end example.tex
On 24 Aug 2016, at 10:02, Jan Willem Flamma
wrote: Dear list,
I would like to include text on the same line as a formula. The text needs to be leftaligned and the formula needs to be midaligned (as per normal).
I’ve tried various solutions from the mathalign MyWay but have not succeeded to get the desired result sofar. Below a MNotWE. Clearly, the formula is not positioned correctly yet.
Who can help me out?
Regards, Jan Willem
\starttext
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=2,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{Text2} \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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Henri Menke mailto:henrimenke@gmail.com 25. August 2016 um 15:31 Hi Jan,
unfortunately, these commands are in no book. I just looked them up in the ConTeXt source. However, these two books helped me a lot in improving my understanding of TeX and ConTeXt. They are definitely worth their money!
The TeXbook by Donald E. Knuth https://amzn.com/0201134489 Programming in Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy https://amzn.com/859037985X Other good books for TeX are
 TeX by Topic (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/texbytopic) and  TeX for the Impatient (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/impatient) Wolfgang
On 8/25/2016 4:07 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
Henri Menke mailto:henrimenke@gmail.com 25. August 2016 um 15:31 Hi Jan,
unfortunately, these commands are in no book. I just looked them up in the ConTeXt source. However, these two books helped me a lot in improving my understanding of TeX and ConTeXt. They are definitely worth their money!
The TeXbook by Donald E. Knuth https://amzn.com/0201134489 Programming in Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy https://amzn.com/859037985X Other good books for TeX are
 TeX by Topic (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/texbytopic) and  TeX for the Impatient (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/impatient)
the next upload (not today) will provide a specifier so that one can make helpers \starttext \showframe \setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={middle}] \NC \text to 6cm{} \NC x = 0 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={middle}] \NC \text to 6cm{One\hfill} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two\hfill} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two Three\hfill} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={left}] \NC \text to 6cm{One\hfill} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two\hfill} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two Three\hfill} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \blank[3*big] \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={middle}] \NC \text to 6cm{} \NC x = 0 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={middle}] \NC \text to 6cm{One} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two Three} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={left}] \NC \text to 6cm{One} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text to 6cm{One Two Three} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \blank[3*big] \startformula \startalign[m =2,align={middle}] \NC \text{} \NC x = 0 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={middle}] \NC \text{One} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text{One Two} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text{One Two Three} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \startformula \startalign[m=2,align={left}] \NC \text{One} \NC a = 1 \NR \NC \text{One Two} \NC b = 2 \NR \NC \text{One Two Three} \NC c = 3 \NR \stopalign \stopformula \stoptext  Hans Hagen  PRAGMA ADE Ridderstraat 27  8061 GH Hasselt  The Netherlands tel: 038 477 53 69  www.pragmaade.nl  www.pragmapod.nl 
Dear list members, The below solution stopped working in the latest bet (2017.01.27 14:39 MKIV beta) It is still workig fine using the wiki ConTeXt online. Has anything changed using this align feature? Kind regards, Jan Willem Flamma
On 25 aug. 2016, at 13:52, Henri Menke
wrote: Hi Jan,
if I understood you correctly, this should produce what you are after.
\starttext
\startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\startformula \startalign[m=3,align={middle},distance=0pt plus 1 fil] \NC \rlap{\text{Text1}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is an explanation}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \NC \rlap{\text{This is a very very very long explanation}} \NC\NC E=mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
The inner workings of this solution are quite messy. You *have* to have the \NC\NC between text and formula and the formula must not contain any further alignment points; text has to be enclosed in \rlap. As you can see it centers the formula unconditionally and just flows into the text if it doesn't fit. Just don't do it like this.
Cheers, Henri
On 08/24/2016 05:38 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
Hi Otared,
I apologize for not explaining it better.
Maybe the below example will illustrate better what I’m trying to achieve.  The first formula is perfectly aligned.  The bottom three formulas do not line up with the top formula
I’m trying to align all formulas regardless of the amount of text added to the left of the formula. Of course I could add \qquad or \quad to try and manually align but basically I’m interested to know if a fool proof method exist that aligns all without using \\qquad or \quad
\starttext
% Midaligned formula \startformula E = mc^2 \stopformula
\setupformulas[align=flushleft] \startformula \startalign[n=3,align={left,middle}] \NC \text{Text1} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is an explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \NC \text{This is a longer explanation} \NC \qquad \NC E = mc^2 \NR \stopalign \stopformula
\stoptext
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