[NTG-context] help at layout

Boris Pedrofiets pedrofiets at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 13 15:42:55 CEST 2005


Thank you Taco.
This is exactly what i needed!

btw. I think I need to do layouts more often. What is good litterature about 
this subject?

Boris




From:  Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>
Reply-To:  mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
To:  mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
Subject:  Re: [NTG-context] help at layout
Date:  Tue, 13 Sep 2005 11:22:21 +0200
>
>
>Boris Pedrofiets wrote:
>>Hello,
>>I want to make a layout where a vertical line is putted at the rigth of 
>>the left margin. Capters and paragraphs must indent in the left margin, 
>>and be boxed.
>>Someting like:
>
>The important trick is to define a special command that does the
>typesetting  of the chapter number + text, I hope you're not too
>scared of low-level TeX, because in the actual example below I've
>added  some low-level stuff to fiddle with the outdent.
>
>This is the basic setup for the chapter command:
>
>
>   \setupcolors[state=start]
>
>   \def\Boxedchapter#1#2%
>     {\framed[background=color,
>              backgroundcolor=white]{#1.~#2}}
>
>   \setuphead[chapter][command=\Boxedchapter]
>
>
>The color commands are needed so that the background of the
>chapter head overwrites the line in the margin. That line
>is a single command, btw:
>
>   \setupbackgrounds[text][leftmargin][state=start,rightframe=on]
>
>
>Also, I've added a \blank in the example below so that a bit
>of the line sticks out above the framed text, that looks
>better, I think.
>
>
>You can look up other options for \setupbackgrounds, \framed and
>\setuphead in http://texshow.contextgarden.net, or use your local 'texshow' 
>command.
>
>
>Greetings, Taco
>
>
>% start
>\setupcolors[state=start]
>
>\setupbackgrounds[text][leftmargin][state=start,rightframe=on]
>
>\newdimen\outdentchapter
>
>\outdentchapter=1cm % change this for more or less outdent
>
>\def\Boxedchapter#1#2%
>    {\advance\hsize\outdentchapter
>     \vbox
>       {\moveleft\outdentchapter
>        \vbox
>           {\blank[2*line]
>            \framed[background=color,
>                    backgroundcolor=white]{#1.~#2}}}}
>
>\setuphead[chapter][command=\Boxedchapter]
>
>\starttext
>
>\chapter{The first chapter}
>
>\input knuth
>
>\stoptext
>% end
>
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