[NTG-context] different page sizes on one sheet

amerke artur.merke at udo.edu
Thu Feb 27 19:08:51 CET 2014


hi,

i ended up using a very flexible (open source, LUA scriptable by option) 
imposition tool:

podofoimpose (http://podofo.sourceforge.net/tools.html)

it's just an additional step to get my output done (as my ConTeXt files 
are generated by a ruby script) ...

cheers

artur

On 02/27/2014 04:43 PM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Feb 2014, amerke wrote:
>
>> hi rudolf (& list),
>>
>> thank you for your 'quick hack', it's ok for my current solution. 
>> page number, margins and background and stuff like grid alignment are 
>> still a problem ...
>>
>> but, i suppose, there must be :-) a tiny piece of code in ConTeXt, 
>> where the rotation of the whole page can be achieved (but still 
>> treating the page as a landscape page for the above setup arranging 
>> layer)
>>
>> maybe someone knows how to do it and can share his knowledge ... ?
>
> Do you need interaction (hyperref in latex-speak) to work? If not, one 
> possibility is the following.
>
> You anyways have to do manual page-breaking because your sheets are of 
> different size. Create a PDF with two A6 pages followed by an A5 page 
> (and repeat).
>
> Use a separate CLD (Context lua document) for arranging. Once you know 
> the number of pages of the pdf (you can get this in lua as well as in 
> tex), you can simple use something like (pseudo code)
>
> for i = 1, no_of_page, 3 do
>   context.setlayer( {"page"}, {x = "0", y = "0" }, { 
> "\\externalfigure[file][page=i]" })
>   context.setlayer( {"page"}, {x = "0", y = "0.5\\textheight" }, { 
> "\\externalfigure[file][page=i+1]" })
>     context.setlayer( {"page"}, {x = "0.5\\textwidth", y = "0" }, { 
> "\\externalfigure[file][page=i+2]" })
> end
>
> Aditya
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