[NTG-context] "Float within a frame" challenge

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 2 08:26:46 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM, B. Tommy Jensen <btoj at frisurf.no> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to accomplish the following layout with ConTeXt:
>  - An icon and a descriptive text should be contained together in a
> separate frame
>  - The frame should be centered and have a special background color
>  - Within the frame, the icon should be placed to the upper left.
>  - A descriptive text should "flow" around the icon within the frame,
>    first part to the right and then below the icon.
> I have tried the following construct:
> %----------------------
> \startframedtext
> \placefigure[left]{none}{\externalfigure[danger]}
> The textual description of the icon comes here. It should ideally flow to
> the right of
> the figure within the frame, but the figure actually becomes behind the
> text.
> \stopframedtext
> %----------------------
> The problem here is that the icon and text is placed on top of each other.
> When removing the frame (\startframedtext command), the placement of the
> figure and the text works OK, but I don't get a frame then of course.
> I have studied the "It's in the details" document which explains a great
> deal about float's, but I haven't found anything covering the frame issue.
> Is the "startframedtext" the wrong command to use? All hints or suggestions
> (like references to other tutorials) are very welcome.



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