[NTG-context] simpleslides help needed

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Wed Jul 18 17:09:53 CEST 2012

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Pavneet Arora wrote:

> Thanks, as always, for the prompt replies.  Does this mean that I need to 
> focus on the typescript mechanism rather than simplefonts?

In principle both should work with simpleslides module though I never 
tested it with simplefonts.

> Wolfgang, that was also the point I wanted to clarify since from my 
> earlier reading of the manual's section on "Choosing on your own fonts", 
> the example pointed to using typescripts. However, from the Aditya's 
> posting I was encouraged that I could use (my) default method of relying 
> on simplefonts.

ConTeXt comes with typescripts for lot of the commonly used fonts. 
Earlier, you had to use


to use an existing typescript. Since a year or more now, the first line is 
not needed. You can just use


and context will run \usetypescript[...] if a typescript is not already 

> One last question stemming from the Jean-Luc Dumont's article on effective 
> communications:  is there a way to turn off the interaction bar in the 
> slides. I am using the simple 'Shaded' style where the interaction bars are 
> displayed as small circles along the bottom.

The simpleslides module is not designed for configurability. Sorry. The 
best solution is to copy the Shaded style to another file and remove the 
code for the bottom bar.

Thomas and I were working on a more extensible version of simpleslides, 
but haven't had the time to finish it.


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