[NTG-context] Re: blocks in itemize

r.ermers at hccnet.nl r.ermers at hccnet.nl
Mon Aug 22 13:58:08 CEST 2005

Hi Olivier,

Thanks for your reaction. My original proposal was:

\startitemize
\beginblockA
\item Apple
\endblockA
\beginblockB
\item Pomme
\endBlockB
\beginblockA
\item Pear
\endblockA
\beginblockB
\item Poire
\endBlockB
\stopitemize

This does not work.

The advantage of this setup is that in a bilingual document, printed separatedly, I have both languages underneath and thus more control than when I use separate itemize environments, such as proposed by Taco, and what I had thought of earlier:

\beginblockA
\startitemize
....
\stopitemize
\endblockA

\beginblockB
\startitemize
....
\stopitemize
\endblockB

Nevertheless, if my proposal does not work, I guess I'll have to try it this way.

Kind regards,

Rob

> Hi,
>
>
> I might be wrong, but I think blocks are intended as buffered text.
> This way it is not good to use
> \item {block A}{bloc B}
> and it is not good as well to use {\item block A}
> {\item block B}
>
>
> I think the only good way to use block is
> {\startitemize
> \item block A
> \stoptitemize}
> {\startitemize
> \item block B
> \stoptitemize}
> were good means a natural utilisation of blocks.
>
> However, I certainly understand that the third solution is not practical
>
> Maybe a newif is more appropriate to your situation:
> \newif\ifenlang  and \ifenlang \else \fi switches,
> or maybe even cases if you have more than one language.
>
> Just some thought hoping it helps,
> Olivier
>
>
>