[NTG-context] Entering text into layers

Keith McKay mckaymeister at gmail.com
Tue May 20 10:10:47 CEST 2014


Thanks Wolfgang

This is really useful and something I will give further study to.

Thanks again for your help.

Best Wishes
Keith

On 19/05/2014 22:54, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>
> Am 19.05.2014 um 17:43 schrieb Keith McKay <mckaymeister at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mckaymeister at gmail.com>>:
>
>> Colleagues
>>
>> I have been designing a simple document which comprises of 4 areas (3 
>> for text, 1 for images) on an A4 page.  I thought that the best way 
>> to do this would be using Layers and so far I come up with the code 
>> below after scanning the wiki. As you can see it is not very 
>> sophisticated, but I'm not a regular user of Context.  The question I 
>> have is what would be the best way to add text to the various 
>> layers?  Some would have quite a lot of text and I was wondering if 
>> would be better to define the text for the different layers in some 
>> way rather than enter into the braces of \setlayerframed.  The code 
>> would look messy this way. Finally, can layers be positioned within 
>> layers or would it be better to use overlays?  I'm thinking about 
>> adding three columns to the Footer layer.
>
> A short description about layers and overlays: 
> http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2013/070935.html
>
> Wolfgang
>
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