[NTG-context] inside and outside margins (vs. 'left' and 'right' margins)

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sat Apr 9 23:11:19 CEST 2011


On Sat, 9 Apr 2011, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:

>
> Am 2011-04-09 um 22:26 schrieb James Fisher:
>
>> I want to define 'inside' and 'outside' margins (i.e. left and right pages 
>> are symmetrical, not the same).  Reading the document 'co-pagedesign.pdf', 
>> ConTeXt talks about 'left' and 'right' margins (and other measurements). 
>> At first I thought this must be either a 'representative' left or right 
>> page (the diagram on page 3 doesn't say which), but experimenting suggests 
>> that there really is no concept of left and right pages here (despite the 
>> incredible detail that the document goes into on arranging pages etc which 
>> must understand this).
>> 
>> In short this is a basic requirement.  How do I solve it?
>
> As stated on http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Layout :
> "You define always a right page; if you use a double page layout 'right' and 
> 'left' values are mirrored on a left page."

A concerete example:

\setuplayout
     [backspace=5cm,
      cutspace=2cm,
      leftmargin=4cm,
      rightmargin=1cm,
      width=middle]

\setuppagenumbering[alternative=doublesided]

\showframe

\starttext
\dorecurse{8}{Page \recurselevel \page}
\stoptext

Aditya


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