[NTG-context] Modes for configuration

Alan Bowen acbowen at princeton.edu
Mon Oct 17 19:04:59 CEST 2005


Many thanks. That is helpful and much appreciated. I missed the  
closing remark about \enablemode on the Mode page of  ConTeXt wiki  
(which I come to rely on extensively).

The advantage of the command line/texexec approach is that one can  
specify the name of the output using --result xxx and so avoid  
clobbering files. But I suspect that the users will find it easier to  
play with \enablemode commands using their various editors of choice  
and to rename the output before recompiling the file.


On Oct 16, 2005, at 2:53 PM, Willi Egger wrote:

> Hi Alan,
> This is simle to solve:
> %\enablemode[screen]
> \enablemode[print]
> \envrionment yourenvironment
> Important is to enable the required mode before loading the  
> environment file. - Dit you know that you can select multiple modes  
> e.g. you have a print-mode and the document should be created for
> letter, A4 and A5. So you could define a letter-mode an A4-mode and  
> an A5-mode.
> In the document you can say
> \enablemode[print,A4]
> \envrionment yourenvironment
> Hope that this helps
> Willi
> Alan Bowen wrote:
>> Following the example in the ConTeXt Wiki (http://  
>> wiki.contextgarden.net/Modes) I have defined an environment file  
>> that  specifies two modes (screen, print) for the production of  
>> the same  source file. This works well when the appropriate  
>> texexec commands  are given at the command line.
>> The problem is that I am trying to set  this production up for  
>> users  who are happier with a GUI. Is there a way to do generate  
>> diverse  outputs from the same source file without resorting to  
>> the command  line? I have experimented with TeXShop—the users tend  
>> to works on Macs —but without success thus far.
>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>> Alan
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