[NTG-context] Equivalent in ConTeXt mkiv for LaTeX's picture environment?

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sun Jun 26 03:59:56 CEST 2016

On Sat, 25 Jun 2016, Thomas Fehige wrote:

> The headline says it: As a convert from LaTeX I'm looking for the 
> functionality of LaTeX's picture environment, i.e. the placing of boxes 
> et al. according to absolute coordinates, possibly with calculating 
> measurements and coordinates on the go, like the stuff provided by the 
> picture package on LaTeX. (It's labels for cider bottles this time.)

Depends on the specifics. If you just want to place labels, then use 
layers. If you want labels + measuring stuff + drawing lines etc., then 
use a combination of layers and metapost.


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