[NTG-context] centering framed boxes

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at lamar.colostate.edu
Sun May 15 14:02:26 CEST 2005

I forgot about $\vcenter$ (I hardly ever need math mode, so...)

The following works for the framed boxes, and the text is well positioned
also, but is there a better/more efficient way to center the text between
frames?

Best
Idris
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\setupoutput[pdftex]%

\setuppagenumbering[state=stop]
\starttext\showstruts

\setupfloats[location=middle]
\placefigure
[here][tab:enclosure]{4 Stages.}
{
\midaligned{
\framed
[width=12\baselineskip,height=12\baselineskip,strut=yes]
{\midaligned{\raise.25ex\hbox{Stage 1}}
\vcenter% {\framed[width=9\baselineskip,height=9\baselineskip,strut=yes] {\midaligned{\raise.25ex\hbox{Stage 2}}\vcenter%
{\framed[width=6\baselineskip,height=6\baselineskip,strut=yes]
{\midaligned{\raise.25ex\hbox{Stage 3}}
\vcenter% {\framed[width=3\baselineskip,height=3\baselineskip,strut=yes] {\midaligned{\raise.25ex\hbox{Stage 4}}} }
\midaligned{\null}}%
}\midaligned{\null}}% }
\midaligned{\null}}
}
}

\stoptext
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===============original message=============
Dear gang,

I need a way to overlay four framed boxes so that each inner box is exactly in
the center of its respective outer box. So far I have the following, but
careful inspection will show that the boxes are not precisely centered with
respect to each other. I could go on by trial and error but I'm sure there is
a direct way to do this.

The text should also be precisely centered between frames.