[NTG-context] bibmodule: two small questions

Thomas A.Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Tue Mar 29 22:16:00 CEST 2005

Thanks Taco!

Actually, the \switchtobodyfont works even with \completepublications.

But the spacing seems to have a problem even in newer versions --I use 
the latest and greatest:

TeXExec 5.2.5 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005

                texexec : TeXExec 5.2.5 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005
                texutil : TeXUtil 9.0.0 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1992-2004
                    tex : pdfeTeX, 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
                context : ver: 2005.03.16
                cont-en : ver: 2005.03.16  fmt: 2005.3.23  mes: english

Nevertheless, the space between items in the publicationlist is 
slightly smaller than between normal lines. You can observe it best if 
you set the interlinespace to something like 5ex.

I tried something like


but this is just a guesstimate and will have to be adapted when I 
change the bodyfont or the interlinespace.

On an unrelated note: A couple of months ago, somebody posted about 
problems with cross-references. You supplied a workaround then:


This still works, but any chance that the bug will be fixed?

But most importantly: thanks for providing this wonderful tool!



On Mar 29, 2005, at 6:05 PM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> Thomas A.Schmitz wrote:
>> I've been playing with Taco's bibmodule, and I'm absolutely thrilled 
>> how easy it is to customize things. Once you've groked how things 
>> work, you can simply copy code from bibl-apa.tex and modify, it's 
>> just wonderful (OT: what does "apa" stand for in this abbreviation? 
>> For me, it's the American Philological Association, but I guess 
>> that's not meant here.)
> American Psychological Association, http://www.apastyle.org
>> 1. Is  there a general option to have the publicationlist typeset in 
>> a smaller font size? The default seems to be the general bodyfont, 
>> but I couldn't see where this could be modified.
> The easiest solution is not to use \completepublications, but
> \placepublications, something like this (untested):
>   \section{References}
>   \switchtobodyfont[8pt]
>   \placepublications
>> 2. The space between the items does not follow the normal 
>> interlinespace, but is fixed to a somewhat smaller value, which looks 
>> a bit bizarre. Is there any way to modify this behavior.
> I believe this may depend a bit on your ConTeXt & bib module 
> version(s).
> The current one looks fine (I think), but I know for a fact that there
> have been some problems with older versions, and perhaps they have
> not been resolved properly. See the options to \setuplist in texshow,
> if you want to tweak the spacing between items, you can use all those
> options inside a \setuppublicationlist command.
> Greetings, Taco
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