[NTG-context] Works and Doesn't Work

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 12:56:18 CET 2019

jdh schrieb am 16.01.19 um 08:18:
> Here is my small sample ConTeXt sample:  I want to be able to control the blank gap between the end of an item and the next item.  It has to be fine tuned at times.  Any advice would be appreciated.
> NOTE: Two cases with inbetween attempting use use two variations of the \blank  command which
>        causes 'context' run to hang.  The comment escape on them has to be removed to test them.
> The rightmost column contains result comments.
> Note that inbetween=\blank[.5mm]  and \blank[small] cause context to hang .
> But, underbar'd command with a text string works as advertised.
> Regards
>       dh
> %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% start of contxt source
> \definesymbol[5][$\diamond$]
> \starttext
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][packed][before=\underbar{mae-da },after=\underbar{ato-da}] % WORKS
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][symbol=5]                        % WORKS

Don’t use empty arguments when they aren’t necessary, skipping the 
argument is enough in most cases.


>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][left=\underbar{lefttxt}]  	    % NO EFFECT
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][right=\underbar{rhttxt}]  	    % NO EFFECT
The left and right keys are only used for numbered items.
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][inbetween=\underbar{inbetween} ] % WORKS
>      %\setupitemgroup[itemize][each][     ][inbetween=\blank[small]] 	    % !!! HANGS WONT COMPILE !!!
>      %\setupitemgroup[itemize][each][     ][inbetween=\blank[2mm]]	    % !!! HANGS WONT COMPILE !!!
You needs braces around the blank setting, e.g. \setupitemgroup 
[itemize] [each] [inbetween={\blank[...]}|
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][beforehead=\underbar{befhead}]   % NO EFFECT
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][afterhead=\underbar{AHEAD}]      % NO EFFECT
The beforehead and afterhead keys are only used when you use \head or 
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][itemalign=right]		    % NO EFFECT
This works only when you use a fixed width for the item symbol.
>      \setupitemgroup[itemize][each][      ][textdistance=3cm]      	    % NO EFFECT
The textdistance keys controls the horizontal space between inline items 
(all items appears in single paragraph).


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