[NTG-context] placefigure feature request ?

Sanjoy Mahajan sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 5 17:43:46 CEST 2006

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Hans Hagen wrote:
> >>So 'numbering=yes' will number according to position on the page?
> >>
> > no
> To avoid confusion:
> When 'page' refers to the typeset result, then Hans' answer actually
> means 'yes'. Or it should, at least. I remember files where I had to
> run texexec twice though. I am not sure if that bug still happens,
> so be careful.

Right, I meant in pages of the typeset result.  I'll watch for the need
to run texexec and make a minimal example if I find the problem.  

Meanwhile I've been experimenting in baby steps, and numbering=yes does
what I want, as does specifying nothing about numbering.  But
numbering=nocheck doesn't stop it, so I'm confused by what the nocheck
option does (doesn't cause me problems since the default is what I want,
but I'm curious).

Probaby I'm just using an old version of context since the texshow-web
says that numbering=nocheck is a new option.  My last attempt at
upgrading didn't go well (I have tetex-3.0) but maybe it's time to try

$ texexec --version

 TeXExec 5.2.4 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005

               texexec : TeXExec 5.2.4 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005
               texutil : TeXUtil 9.0.0 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1992-2004
                   tex : pdfeTeX, 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
               context : ver: 2005.01.31
               cont-en : ver: 2005.01.31  fmt: 2006.3.28  mes: english

With this output on the file 

$ texexec 2m
systems         : begin file 2m at line 6
figures         : dimensions of ./a.1 loaded from figurefile itself
floatblocks     : 1 renumbered / figure 1 => 2
floatblocks     : 1 placed
figures         : dimensions of ./a.2 loaded from figurefile itself
floatblocks     : 2 renumbered / figure 2 => 1
floatblocks     : 2 placed
systems         : end file 2m at line 13

So the figures get renumbered.

Here's the 2m.tex file:
\setuplayout[textwidth=3.6in, rightmargin=2in]

\input tufte 
\placefigure[rightmargin]{first in source file.}{\externalfigure[mpg]}
\input knuth 
\placefigure[top]{second in source file.}{\externalfigure[mpg2]}

Where a.mp to produce a.1 and a.2 is:
fill unitsquare scaled 1in withcolor red;
fill unitsquare scaled 1in withcolor green;


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