[NTG-context] Feature request

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jul 26 16:21:26 CEST 2005


Steffen Wolfrum wrote:

> Hi,
>
> it would be great if the \placefigure macro could be extended to 
> combinations like
>
> \placefigure{top,left}
>
> or
>
> \placefigure{bottom,outer}
>
>
> The reason for this request is that we use ConTeXt a lot for 
> typesetting books from "arts and humanities".
>
> There we often have to place a lot of (more then 100) figures at 
> "fixed" positions like top-outer and bottom-inner, wrapped by text.
>
> I guess it's not a trivial feature to be implemented in TeX's 
> paragraph processing, but I know it might be worth the effort: 
> ConTeXt's way to deal with fonts and text is so superior that it 
> should be also accessible for disciplines that besides text also rely 
> on images - as the arts and humanities do.

not trivial indeed, although it is more or less doable when you accept some limitations, e.g. if you have only text and graphics, use a grid,  and have no other tricky stuff that can interfere (display math or so)

Hans 


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