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

Romain Diss romain.diss at yahoo.fr
Mon Mar 18 21:41:15 CET 2019


Le 18/03/2019, Alan Braslau a �crit
> 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.
All these source files where here, next to me, all this time and I didn't
know... Thank you very much!

-- 
Romain Diss


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