[NTG-context] Blank at beginning of page

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 19 12:41:26 CET 2010

Am 18.01.10 13:40, schrieb Philipp Gesang:
> Hi,
> being new to ConTeXt I'd have loads of questions but I'd like to start
> with what puzzles me most: any \blank[] command that happens to be at
> the beginning of a page seems to be ignored.  For instance in a document
> as follows
> \showframe
> \starttext
> \blank[5*big]
> Some text.
> \stoptext
> the string "Some text." will be placed on the very top of the text
> field, regardless of what \blank[]s precede it.  I read a good deal of
> the documentation but couldn't make out the cause nor a workaround.
> Right now I even consider to put headings inside a float or something
> like that in order to make their [before=\blank[someblank]] option
> effective.
You need braces around the \blank command or you will get a error message.



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