[NTG-context] Mini-survey: What do you do with ConTeXt?

Nicolas Grilly nicolas.grilly at garden-paris.com
Fri Nov 4 18:18:29 CET 2005

I totally agree with the comparison you made of ConTeXt and LaTeX: With
ConTeXt, you can produce something unique. With LaTeX, your document will
look like a traditional research paper!

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Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> What do you do with ConTeXT?

I use ConTeXt for any document that I figure someone will want to print out
on paper some day.  This includes resumes, letters, and articles.  I even
considered typesetting software documentation with ConTeXt, but haven’t yet
decided if PDFs are the right medium for that kind of text.
I also typeset my master’s thesis using ConTeXt and probably spent as much
time hacking ConTeXt as I did on doing “actual work” for the content.  Not
because ConTeXt couldn’t do what I wanted, but because ConTeXt allowed me to
do anything I wanted.  Having a lot of options can be time-consuming, as you
want to try them all before deciding on the one that works best.  This is
both the good and the bad thing about ConTeXt.  You can tweak and tweak and
tweak, whereas with something like LaTeX you have a few boring designs and
you just choose the one that suits the type of document your writing.  And
your document will look like five million other research papers outh there.
I wanted something unique and ConTeXt was just the right tool for it.


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