# [NTG-context] Problem Nesting defineitemgroups

Rogers, Michael K mroge02 at emory.edu
Sun Mar 25 15:14:26 CEST 2012

You can use \startitemize[1] directly.  (You can put it in a macro, so if you ever want to change the style of bullets, you just have to adjust the macro.)

\startnlist
\item Foo
\startitemize[1]
\item Some bullet item 1,
\item Some bullet item 2.
\stopitemize
\item Baz
\startnlist % start level=2 nlist
\item sub Baz 1
\startitemize[1]
\item Another bullet item 1,
\item Another bullet item 2.
\stopitemize
\item sub Baz 2
\stopnlist % stop level=2 nlist
\stopnlist

If you want complicated nesting of the two types with automatically chosen symbols, you'll have to do some programming of ConTeXt, I think.  Here's hack, which I can offer as a hint.  I'm just beginning to learn ConTeXt, so I fear to wade in deeper than this:

% bulleted nlist
\def\startBnlist{\doifelse{\currentitemlevel}{1}{\startitemize[1]}{\startitemize[2]}}
%\def\startBnlist{\expanded{\startitemize[\currentitemlevel]}} % this works too
\def\stopBnlist{\stopitemize}

The bullet used in the above depends on the overall item level, which is a solution I doubt anyone would ever want.  To really get it to work right you would probably need to define your own blist item level variable and do your own bookkeeping.

On Mar 25, 2012, at 7:25 AM, Malte Stien wrote:

> Wolfgang,
>
> Thank you for that info. That is unfortunate. Is there any way I can achieve what I need? That is
>
>> 1. Foo
>>   + Some bullet item 1,
>>   + Some bullet item 2,
>>   + Some bullet item 3.
>> 2. Baz
>
> Thank you.
> Malte.
>
>
> On 25/03/2012, at 3:54, ntg-context-request at ntg.nl wrote:
>
>> ConTeXt uses the type of the item group in the first level also for the inner levels
>> and handles the inner \startblist as if it was \startnlist.
>
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