[NTG-context] vertical alignment of table of contents in makeup

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sun Dec 21 22:12:10 CET 2014

On 12/21/2014 09:01 PM, Mark Szepieniec wrote:
> Hi Pablo,
> thanks for your clarifications. My thinking was that I didn't want my
> table of contents page to have a page number, but I didn't realize that
> the ToC head acts as a chapter head, so you can just get rid of the page
> number in the way you suggest.
> So just leaving out the makeup works fine, thanks!

Hi Mark,

to get rid of page numbers in the table of contents,
may help you.

Just in case it helps,


> On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:41 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>     On 12/20/2014 03:13 AM, Mark Szepieniec wrote:
>     > There is a trick mentioned on the wiki for top-aligning the contents of
>     > a makeup page, namely adding "top=,", which cancels the default value of
>     > \vss, which is infinitely strechable space.
>     >
>     > However, that doesn't seem to work when the first element in the makeup
>     > page is \completecontent:
>     Hi Mark,
>     this is what it happens when you start a makeup page with a \chapter
>     command. \chapter inserts a page break before the heading.
>     > [...]
>     > Here, the table of contents and the section are both placed on the
>     > makeup page, but they are centered vertically. If the \completecontent
>     > line is commented out, the correct vertical alignment of the section
>     > header is obtained. Is there a way to get top-alignment when a makeup
>     > page starts with \completecontent? Is this a bug?
>     As far as I know, this isn’t a bug.
>     You can disable the page break before chapter with:
>         \setuphead[chapter][page=]
>     This way it works as you intend.
>     > Or should I even be using makeup pages in my table of contents?
>     I wonder whether this makes sense at all.
>     Why do you want or why do you think you need the table of contents
>     wrapped in a makeup page?
>     A makeup page is fine for contents such as title pages, colophons or
>     similar ones. Their contents should fit in a single page, because the
>     contents won’t be split across pages.
>     Here you have a sample that shows why makeup pages shouldn’t be used for
>     table of contents:
>         \starttext
>         \startmakeup[standard][top=,]
>         \chapter{Contents}
>         \dorecurse{50}{\section{testsection}}
>         \stopmakeup
>         \stoptext
>     I hope it helps,
>     Pablo


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