[NTG-context] xpos.sty

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Aug 30 01:32:35 CEST 2006

Paul Jones wrote:
> Thank you again for very timely and great answers to my question 
> yesterday.  I am finding that implementing things in Context is 
> usually easier than I expect.  This is very nice.  Our company decided 
> to switch to context from latex recently.  It seems to have been a 
> very good decision.  Thanks for all the work you do to make context so 
> fun to use.
> We have one last thing to get translated from latex to context.  David 
> Kastrup wrote a bit of latex for us (included below) that magically 
> writes out the absolute xy position of each paragraph and image to a 
> log file for us.  We pass some extra information to the commands that 
> get put in the log file for us, but in the end we mainly need a way to 
> get the absolute xy coordinates of the bounding boxes for each 
> paragraph, each section title, each image and each image caption.  Is 
> there a way to get this information with context already? Or do I need 
> to get a new module written?
i dunno about that code but context has support for positions for years now, in your case you probably need something 






\StartPos{x}\input tufte \StopPos

\StartPos{y}\input zapf \StopPos



in the *.tui/tuo file you can grep for mypos  

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