[NTG-context] Why I needed \parbox and why does \framed not work here?

Willi Egger w.egger at boede.nl
Sun Mar 13 18:34:34 CET 2005


hi Gerben,

Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Hi Willi,
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> If what you changed was the addition of the (2cm) stuff, I did try that 
> but it did not change anything at that time.
> 
> But now I notice that I need to start my rows with a \NC. I would have 
> thought that a \NC would be like a \crlf or a \page and that it would 
> have been implied in the \NR command. I find this counterintuitive.
>
No, the \NC means new column and in order to organize this I believe it 
is natural to start with \NC and end with \NC\NR to indicate a new row 
to be started.

> Anyway, Having that (2cm) stuff in the \startabulate makes all tables 
> the same in column width. I used to be able to have one command \xttable 
> where the result depended on what I had in the main text.
What about extend your definition with another parameter?

\newcommand{\xttable}[8]{\starttable[|p(#8)|p(#8)|p(#8)|] ...

KR

Willi

> So, yes, I can use p columns, but that means that all of my tables will 
> hae to have identical column widths. That is why I wanted to use c 
> columns and have that decision in the text. So I would still be 
> interested in a way of doing \parbox in ConTeXt.
> 
> (For non-LaTeX users \parbox{2cm}{text text text text etc} creates a 
> paragraph 2 cm wide and sets the text in it. The height of the box is 
> the result of that typesetting.)
> 
> G
> 
> On Mar 13, 2005, at 16:05, Willi Egger wrote:
> 
>> Hi Gerben,
>>
>> There is no worry about the mentioned chaos. You might be lucky, that 
>> your definition is giving a result at all.
>>
>> If you consult the manual or read the article in the MAPS22 on 
>> tabulating, you will see, that you missed a correct setup of the 
>> tabulation.
>>
>> I attach my version and it works.
>>
>> KR
>> Willi
>>
>> Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>
>>> Here is the example again, now with p columns. Never mind the 
>>> non-working third example (ConTeXt wraps three elements in the third 
>>> column now but not inside the \framed), but it seems that ConTeXt 
>>> does not wrap the first column at all. As a result, the other two are 
>>> very small.
>>> G
>>> PS. The ConTeXT manual does not have \starttable documentation, not 
>>> does the wiki (how does 'p' work etc).
>>> % Try with 'p' columns
>>> \usemodule[bib] % defines \newcommand
>>> \newcommand{\operand}[1]{{\sc #1}}
>>> \newcommand{\ttvalue}[1]{{\sc #1}}
>>> \newcommand{\xttable}[7]{\starttable[|p|p|p|]\HL %
>>> #1 \NC #2 \NC #1 \operand{#3} #2 \SR\HL
>>> \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{#4} \FR %
>>> \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{#5} \MR %
>>> \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{#6} \MR %
>>> \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{#7} \LR\HL %
>>> \stoptable}
>>> \newcommand{\ttable}[5]{\xttable{a}{b}{#1}{#2}{#3}{#4}{#5}}
>>> \starttext
>>> Looks fine:\blank
>>> \midaligned{%
>>> \xttable{Statement X}{Statement Y}{$\Rightarrow$}%
>>> {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>>> }
>>> This doesn't work:\blank
>>> \midaligned{%
>>> \xttable{Some sort of longer statement}{Another sort of longer 
>>> statement}%
>>> {$\Rightarrow$}%
>>> {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>>> }
>>> This doesn't work either:\blank
>>> \midaligned{%
>>> \xttable{\framed[width=2cm,frame=off]{Some sort\par of longer
>>> statement\par}}{\framed[width=2cm,frame=off]{Another sort\par of longer
>>> statement\par}}{$\Rightarrow$}%
>>> {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>>> }
>>> \stoptext
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>>
>> % Truthtables Gerben Wierda
>> % C0ntext file
>> % filename: truthtable-Wierda.tex
>> % Gerben Wierda
>> % W. Egger
>> % 13-03-2005
>>
>> \setupoutput[pdftex]
>> \setupbodyfont[ss,12pt]
>>
>> \usemodule[bib] % defines \newcommand
>> \newcommand{\operand}[1]{{\sc #1}}
>> \newcommand{\ttvalue}[1]{{\sc #1}}
>> \newcommand{\xttable}[7]{\starttable[|p(2cm)|p(5cm)|p(3cm)|]
>> \HL %
>> \NC #1 \NC #2 \NC #1 \operand{#3} #2 \NC\NR
>> \HL
>> \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{#4} \NC\NR %
>> \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{#5} \NC\NR %
>> \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{false} \NC \ttvalue{#6} \NC \NR %
>> \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{true} \NC \ttvalue{#7} \NC\NR\HL %
>> \stoptable}
>> \newcommand{\ttable}[5]{\xttable{a}{b}{#1}{#2}{#3}{#4}{#5}}
>> \starttext
>> Looks fine:\blank
>> \midaligned{%
>> \xttable{Statement X}{Statement Y}{$\Rightarrow$}%
>> {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>> }
>>
>>
>>  This doesn't work:\blank
>> \midaligned{%
>> \xttable{Some sort of longer statement}{Another sort of longer 
>> statement}%
>> {$\Rightarrow$}%
>> {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>> }
>>
>> % This doesn't work either:\blank
>> % \midaligned{%
>> % \xttable{\framed[width=2cm,frame=off]{Some sort of longer
>> % statement\par}}{\framed[width=2cm,frame=off]{Another sort of longer
>> % statement\par}}{$\Rightarrow$}%
>> % {unknown}{unknown}{invalid (false)}{valid (true)}
>> % }
>> \stoptext
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