[NTG-context] What do you miss in ConTeXt?

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 06:53:57 CET 2010


On 8 févr. 2010, at 12:25, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> ConTeXt has many features but sometimes there is something missing, what feature or package do you miss which is already available in another TeX system or unavailable in any TeX system?
> 
> Wolfgang

Hi Wolfgang and all ConTeXters,

Thanks for asking us the question.
I haven't really missed any particular feature, since each time I wanted to do something less elementary, I found out that the feature is actually waiting there, and I have just to be a little bit patient and look in the manuals or on th wiki. And if I am not patient (that is most of the time…) some wizards on the list are so patient and so wise that they know how to do things.

Now, that said, I do all my presentations with ConTeXt, and there is one thing which should be added for more ease of use: a stepwise procedure which can do better than the RawSteps module I use (see http://wiki.contextgarden.net/RawSteps), and which would also work with the simpleslides modules set up by Thomas A. Schmitz and Aditya Mahajan.

Another problem one may encounter is that, as far as I know, the Mathematics journals do not accept yet a paper written in ConTeXt. So at some point, when submitting the source file of the paper, one has to « translate » ConTeXt commands into plain-TeX or LaTeX.  I wish I had a script, for instance
go-back-2-latex.lua
(or any other language) which would take as input the file
my-beautiful-article.tex
written in ConTeXt and turn it to 
my-ugly-article.in-latex.tex. 
Actually I do this manually and, despite being time consuming, I prefer to write in ConTeXt and to translate my paper into LaTeX at the very last step.

Best wishes: OK




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