# [NTG-context] Some questions about an extreme table

Sun Aug 26 15:19:14 CEST 2018

On Sun, 26 Aug 2018, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

> The normal alignment of figures is with the bottom of the figure on the
> baseline.
>
> You can control the vertical alignment with a few box commands but what you
> should use depends on the context, in tables I would use 2 while in running
> text 3 can be better. Which alignment you’re using is your choice.
>
>
> \useMPlibrary[dum]
>
> \defineexternalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=3cm]
>
> \setuplayout[grid=yes]
>
> \showgrid
>
> \starttext
>
> Default: \externalfigure[dummy]
>
> 3: \bbox{\externalfigure[dummy]}
>
> \stoptext

Another option is to use the location key for \externalfigure:

\useMPlibrary[dum]
\defineexternalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=3cm]
\setuplayout[grid=yes]

\showgrid

\starttext

Default: \externalfigure[dummy]