[NTG-context] Can I use mkii and mkiv side by side?

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 12:08:53 CET 2015

Hi Gerben,

Indeed this is possible to use mkii and mkiv side by side.
In particular if you use TeXShop, it is enough to say at the beginning of your TeX file

%!TEX TS-program = mkii


%!TEX TS-program = mkiv

where it is assumed that you have created two files named




located in the directory

For instance my file mkii.engine contains the following lines:

source /Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/setuptex 
texexec --autogenerate --synctex=1 "$1" 

is the path to the file setuptex in my Context standalone directory.

Best regards: OK

> On 21 Jan 2015, at 00:36, Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at RnA.nl> wrote:
> I have a finished mkii project and I’d like to be able to export it to a format that can be a start for other distributions (such as epub or the like). For this, I get the impression I need mkiv.
> Now, before I go on trying to move my project to mkiv I have a question. Can I run mkii and mkiv side by side? That is, if I configure my TeX setup for mkiv (I am using MacTeX 2014), can I still fall back to the old setup when I fail?
> Second, is there some step-by-step instruction to move a project from mkii to mkiv?
> G
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