[NTG-context] Set default background color or pattern for tables

Nicola nvitacolonna at gmail.com
Mon May 30 19:31:14 CEST 2016


On 2016-05-30 16:45:37 +0000, Wolfgang Schuster said:

> Nicola 30. Mai 2016 um 17:45
> I'd like to set a default background color for all the tables in my document.
> This is what I have tried (using the latest beta):
> 
> \setuptables[background=color,backgroundcolor=red]
> \starttext
> \starttable[|cm|]
>        \HL
>            \NC \bf R \NC \AR
>            \NC A     \NC \AR
>        \HL
>            \NC \bot  \NC \AR
>            \NC 1     \NC \AR
>  \stoptable
> \stoptext
> 
> No red background, though. What am I missing?
> 
> The next step would be how to use a hatched pattern, but for now I'd
> be happy with a flat color.
> The table environment does not support backgrounds but you can use the 
> tabulate environment.
> 
> \starttext
> 
> \defineframedcontent[nicola][frame=off,background=color,backgroundcolor=yellow]
> 
> \setuptabulate[frame=nicola]

Thanks, it works! And it does with tables, too. From there, I think I 
know how to use a
MetaPost pattern instead.

Nicola




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