[NTG-context] Absolute position in table cell

Volker Mische volker.mische at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 09:01:43 CET 2016

On 02/16/2016 10:49 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> 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}

Thanks again. It's not quite what I'm after as it would be on the same
line as the last in the paragraph (or one after), but another cell might
be higher. So it might not always end up at the absolute bottom.

Anyway, you all provided already so much help. As I'm a Context newbie
I'll just take the to play around with the stuff and see if I can come
up with something that suits my needs. I'll start a new thread in case
I've a more more specific question.


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