# [NTG-context] Change the default text colour for entire document

Keith J. Schultz schultzk at uni-trier.de
Mon Jan 27 12:30:31 CET 2014

Hi Everybody,

If I remember right colors can be defined in ConTeXt, right?

So why not just redefine black!

If this is stupid, the defaults get initialize before a redefined occurs!

forget it!

Just a stupid simplistic idea!

regards
Keith.

Am 27.01.2014 um 12:10 schrieb Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:

> On 1/27/2014 12:24 AM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>>
>> Am 22.01.2014 um 02:15 schrieb Thangalin <thangalin at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> In ConTeXt to change the default text colour for the entire document,
>>> there are at least two settings that need to be configured:
>>>
>>>  \setupcolors[textcolor=red]
>>>  \setupinmargin[line=13,color=red,style=slanted,]
>>>
>>> The border colour for tables remains black:
>>>
>>> \setupcolors[textcolor=red]
>>> \setupinmargin[color=red]
>>>
>>> \starttext
>>> {\bTABLE
>>> \bTR \bTD One \eTD \bTD Two \eTD \eTR
>>> \eTABLE}
>>> \stoptext
>>>
>>> How can you override *all* instances of black? (Ideally there would be
>>> a single setting that is inherited by all.) That is, it is difficult
>>> to know all the various aspects of a ConTeXt document that use the
>>> default black colour -- margins, body text, table borders, and
>>> possibly more that I don't know about.
>>
>> Notes (local notes excluded because they use a different placement system)
>> and margin texts ignore the global text color because both mechanism reset
>> colors and many other settings to avoid unwanted output from local changes
>> in the main text etc.
>>
>> Even though there is a comment about this problem for margin notes in
>> the source it wasn’t fixed yet but I think it makes sense to to so.
>
> \appendtoks
>    \inheritmaintextcolor
> \to \everybeforenoteinsert
>
> \appendtoks
>    \inheritmaintextcolor
> \to \everymargindatacontent
>
> could work, but it needs testing as we cannot predict side effects
>
>> The problem with the black frames for natural tables are a result of the explicit
>> framecolor setup for it (I guess to avoid problems when you use metapost
>> backgrounds which use the framecolor value). A possible way to fix this is to
>> add a framecolor setup to \setupcolors which argument is now used as default
>> color for the frame of natural tables, this way can use this color also in other
>> commands (core functions as well as third party modules) to set a default value.
>
> needs some thinking
>
> \setupTABLE
>  [framecolor=\maintextcolor]
>
> some settings date from mkii times but again we need to think of side effects
>
> Hans
>
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