[NTG-context] Absolute position in table cell

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Feb 16 22:49:29 CET 2016


On 2/16/2016 10:29 PM, Volker Mische wrote:
> On 02/16/2016 05:40 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>>> Volker Mische <mailto:volker.mische at gmail.com>
>>> 16. Februar 2016 um 17:21
>>>
>>> Thanks a lot that works.
>>>
>>> I've a follow up question. I'd like to wrap the `\setgvariable` in a a
>>> paragraph like thing. I found out about annotations, which look like
>>> what I've after.
>>>
>>> Though sadly I get an error message (! Undefined control sequence) when
>>> I use annotations. It works when I hard-code a value within the
>>> annotation, but it doesn't if I use the contents of the annotation. I've
>>> also tried it the `\placeannotationcontent` way, but there I get the
>>> same error. Here's the full example:
>>>
>>> \starttext
>>>
>>> \definelayer [pagenumber][width=\overlaywidth,height=\overlayheight]
>>> \defineoverlay[pagenumber][{\directsetup{pagenumber}\tightlayer[pagenumber]}]
>>>
>>> \startsetups pagenumber
>>> \setlayerframed
>>> [pagenumber]
>>> [preset=rightbottom]
>>> {\getvariable{table}{p}}
>>> \stopsetups
>>>
>>> \define[2]\PageWrapper{\setgvariable{table}{p}{#2}}
>>>
>>> \usemodule[annotation]
>>> \defineannotation
>>> [pn]
>>> [alternative=command, command=\PageWrapper]
>> Use this defintion for your \startpn … \stoppn command:
>>
>> \define\startpn
>>    {\grabuntil{stoppn}{\setgvariable{table}{p}}}
>
>
> Thanks for you help. Sadly I can't get it working, even if I hard-code
> the value of \setgvariable as e.g. \setgvariable{table}{p}{q}.
>
> I start to wonder if my whole approach is flawed and if there's a better
> way to display something absolutely positioned in (the corner of) a
> table cell that gets defined in the normal flow (just like another
> paragraph within the cell).
>
> Any pointers are welcome, I'm happy to dig deeper myself.

test \wordright{p}


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