[NTG-context] howto start with presentations?

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sun Jan 9 23:28:10 CET 2011


On Sun, 9 Jan 2011, Jonas Stein wrote:

>> You need to either enable write18 or add
>> \runMPgraphicsfalse
>> on the top of your file.
>
>
> I put \runMPgraphicsfalse in the first line of test.tex.
> That changed nothing.

Do you have the metapost executable and format. Does a minimal metapost 
file work.

> Then i searched for write18 in the wiki. I found
> "ConTeXt defines \systemcommandmode that is 2 if \write18 is enabled, 1 otherwise. " on [1]
>
> so i wrote \systemcommandmode to get a 2 or 1 in textbody. [2]
> But i did not get a 1 or 2. Now i can see the circle and a "^"
> I have no idea, where the ^ comes from.
>
>
>> I think that this information needs to be added to the texlive
>> installation page on the wiki.
>
> in the year 2006 someone wrote [3]:
> """
> Hans response on the mailing list
> write 18 is a hack and pdfshellescape a sane replacement
> in luatex it will probably be gone completely since there we have
> \directlua 0 { os.execute("...") }
> """
>
> I wonder if write18 is necessary 5 years later.

You need to use MkIV to get the new features :)

Aditya


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