[NTG-context] Background under bibliography (like in mkiv-publications.pdf)

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Mon Mar 18 19:37:05 CET 2019


On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:15:10 -0400 (EDT)
Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Mar 2019, Romain Diss wrote:
> 
> > Le 13/03/2019, Aditya Mahajan a �crit  
> >> > Is there a simple way to split a large \startframedtext environment over
> >> > multiple pages. It doesn't work out of the box and I didn't find any
> >> > option make it work in the wiki nor in the documentation I read.  
> >> 
> >> Use backgrounds or textbackgrounds.  
> > Thank you but I still can't achieve what I want to do whith this
> > command.
> >
> > I try to make something similar to the frames in the
> > "mkiv-publications.pdf" manual (page 6 or 22 for a bibliography for
> > examples).
> > I suppose Hans Hagen made use of metafun to do it but I encounter some
> > problems with 'textbackgrounds'.
> >
> > In this minimal example, the frame doesn't appear (or if i set
> > [frame=on,leftframe=off] all the frame is rendered) and the left and
> > right offsets are not took into account.  
> 
> textbackground uses metapost for ALL backgrounds and the default metapost 
> code to draw the background (draw_multi_pars, defined in mp-abck.mkiv) 
> doesn't handle individual frames. So, you have to write your own metapost 
> code to draw the side bar.
> 
> Another option for simple backgrounds is to use `\definebackground` 
> instead of `definetextbackground`. The background mechanism doesn't have 
> too many options, but does honor leftframe and rightframe by default.
> 
> Aditya

You can look under
doc/context/sources/general/manuals/publications/publications-style.tex
to see how it is done.

Alan


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