[NTG-context] Problem with MkIV and TikZ picture remembering

Jörg Weger joerg.weger at web.de
Tue Mar 3 08:23:05 CET 2015

In the minimal working example below inside of a text two words should 
be printed inside of rounded TikZ rectangles and should be connected by 
an TikZ arrow pointing from the first word to the other.

TikZ offers the remember picture/overlay option for that.

The MWE works in MkII (command “texexec”) which I am not using, but not 
in the latest MkIV (command “context”).

The problem might be that according to the PGF/TikZ manual “You need to 
use a driver that supports picture remembering and you need to run TEX 
twice” (16.13.1 Referencing a Node in a Different Picture).

So my questions are:

1.) Does LuaTeX support TikZ picture remembering?

2.) If so, how can I get ConTeXt MkIV to “run TeX twice”?

3.) If all of the above worked, would that work also if the inline TikZ 
pictures to be remembered are on another file referenced via \input?

I have seen a solution similar to what I want to achieve in the METAFUN 
manual but I don’t have a clue how to get that METAPOST alternative working.

Greetings Jörg

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% START MWE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%




\tikz[baseline,remember picture] \node[rounded 
rectangle,draw,anchor=text] (n1) {this};
belongs to
\tikz[baseline,remember picture] \node[rounded 
rectangle,draw,anchor=text] (n2) {that};

	[remember picture,overlay]
		\draw[->] (n1.north) to [bend left] (n2.north);


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% STOP MWE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

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