[NTG-context] Template for handling editorial content in a large book project

Pavneet Arora pavneet_arora at waroc.com
Sat Aug 8 17:03:42 CEST 2015

Perfect.  I think that modes will work nicely.

To further explain my use case:  I have a manuscript, which I would like 
to continue to evolve with editorial comments, suggestions, ideas for 
further development (some generated by the author, others by reviewers).  

At any given time the "text" of the document is lagging the editorial 
input.  Revisions of the project are under "mercurial" source code 
control.  The primary view of the document is to be a publication ready 
version, but in its draft form, the author's version should include the 
work-in-progress.  Eventually, the editorial comments may diminish or be 
left for another day, and the work-in-progress will get incorporated 
into the main text.  The "publication" view is useful if you have 
multiple people reviewing the book, and you don't want to proliferate 
the union of all editorial comments into the review copy.

I wanted to capture this author-editor workflow under ConTeXt.  I think 
modes will be just what I need.


On 08Aug15, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Aug 2015, Pavneet Arora wrote:
> >I am working on a large book project.  What I need done in ConTeXt
> >is something similar to what Boris presented at TUG 2015:
> >
> >http://tug.org/tug2015/abstracts/veytsman-access.txt
> >
> >In other words, the output should address different audiences.  In
> >my case, I want the full project to continue to contain editorial
> >comments, or notes by the author.  I am thinking of using both
> >margin notes, and specially styled paragraphs (narrower, font
> >change, etc.).  Then depending on the target audience, reader or
> >editor, the editorial comment could be included or not.
> >
> >Is there a recommended design pattern that I could use for this
> >type of work?
> I am not sure I completely understand your question, but have a look
> at modes: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Modes
> Aditya

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