[NTG-context] Putting citations in an e-book

Cecil Westerhof cldwesterhof at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 16:37:28 CET 2011


2011/3/8 Cecil Westerhof <cldwesterhof at gmail.com>

> The trickier part is in the text itself. I would like to use citations near
> the text itself. For example: when I write that you need to set goals to
> fulfill your potential, I like to have nearby the citation from Abraham
> Lincoln: 'A goal properly set is halfway reached'. I have this seen done
> in several way: with and without a surrounding box. With and without flowing
> text, etc.
>
> What is the best way to do this? On one side concerning the medium. (I
> think that an e-book asks for something else as a normal book.) On the other
> side concerning the best way to implement it in ConTeXt.
>

At the moment I have tried the following:
Het probleem {\dontleavehmode
  \framedtext[
    bodyfont=big,
    location=middle,
    style=bold,
    align=middle]{%
      A goal properly set is halfway reached.
      \blank[small]
      Abraham Lincoln}
}
hierbij is dat over het algemeen je niet meer bereikt, dan je probeert te
bereiken. Dus als je de doelen te laag stelt, dan bereik je minder dan
mogelijk is.

It is a start, but there are a few problems:
- I want the citation in the middle.
- There is to much white-space around the citation.
- Only one line flows around the text. I want the text flow completely
around the citation.

I am thinking that it would be better to have the author right aligned and
in a smaller font. Is that a good idea?

-- 
Cecil Westerhof
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