[NTG-context] absolute positioning of figures

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Oct 13 00:00:57 CEST 2006

andrea valle wrote:
> Hi to all,
> In case of presentations sometimes one has to combine many figures in 
> the page, maybe overlapping for some parts. Something very easy in 
> powerpoint.
> What's the best technique?
> Taking a look at the wiki and ot "It's in the details" manual it seems 
> that layers, which can be placed according to absolute positions, are 
> the ConTeXt solution to the problem.
> Is it so?
indeed, layers put in overlays (there can be many layers on top of each 

if you want to do even dirtier tricks, you can use streams and have 
multiple subpages make up a page (see m-streams)
> I was in fact considering to create a simple python GUI app to allow a 
> visual control on position of figures on a page, outputting ConTeXt 
> code to be copied and pasted.

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