[NTG-context] Align TOC section numbers flushright

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 22:20:03 CEST 2018


> Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد <mailto:Idris.Hamid at colostate.edu>
> 25. Juni 2018 um 21:42
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:17:40 -0600, Wolfgang Schuster 
> <schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد schrieb:
>>> \setuphead[chapter]   [conversion=R]
>>>
>>> \setuplist[chapter][width=2.8em]
>>>
>>> \definecombinedlist
>>> [content]
>>> [chapter]
>>> [level=chapter,
>>> alternative=c,
>>> numberalign=flushright]
>>
>> Use \setuplist to change the numeralign setting, you need also a
>> distance value.
>>
>> \setuplist
>>    [chapter]
>>    [alternative=c,
>>     width=2.8em,
>>     distance=1em,
>>     numberalign=flushright]
>
> Many thanks. Had come up with this awkward workaround:
>
> \define[1]\FLUSHRIGHT{\hfill#1\hbox to0.7em{}}
>
> \setuplist[chapter][width=2.8em]
> \setuplist[chapter][stopper=.,numbercommand=\FLUSHRIGHT]
>
> Does the attached tex file look correct?
>
> \setuplist
>   [chapter]
>   [alternative=c,
>    width=1.85em,
>    distance=0.5em,
>    numberalign=flushright,
>    level=chapter]

You can remove the level setting.

> \definecombinedlist
> [content]
> [chapter]
>
> If one turns on \showframe, one sees that the width value does not 
> prevent crossing the left side of the textblock (a good thing). OTOH, 
> getting the TOC numerals to lineup with the left side is a matter of 
> trial and error. [width=1.85em comes close]
>
> And if the document is changed so that the wider roman numerals are 
> not needed, then one has to reset the width value, again by trial and 
> error.
>
> So is there a way to make the left side of the textblock flush with 
> the widest roman? It's by no means urgent, but sine we are supposed to 
> be able to automate nearly everything.. -)

This isn’t supported but adding a sample key (which is supported by 
enumerations) where you can set a text which is used to calculate the 
width should be easy.

>> The attached file shows which values are valid for \setupcombinedlist.
>
> Ah, our npp-4-context config files for calltips need updating, I have
>
> \definecombinedlist [NAME]
> [LIST]
> [INHERIT: \setuplist]
>
> but that should be
>
> \definecombinedlist [NAME]
> [LIST]
> [INHERIT: \setupcombinedlist]

I have the changes only in my local files.

Wolfang
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