[NTG-context] aligning rotated text in a natural table

Martin Althoff martin.althoff at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 13 05:51:00 CEST 2019

Thanks for that Wolfgang. It doesn't seem to work though. The text stays at the left.

Meantime I have tried two other approaches. Only an approach using a \framed handles
longer lines.

My problem with the 3. \framed approach is: how do I get the size of the current table
cell? In the MWE I used fixed values, in the actual document that would not be good - too
many different cells.

I am trying a further approach using MetaPost and OverlayBox. Seems possible (line
wrapping also an issue), but quite involved...

Thanks, Martin

New MWS:

\setupTABLE[r][1][height= 50mm,align={lohi}]

\bTD \dontleavehmode{\rotate{1. a bit more text again, entering the age of long
sentences}} \eTD
\bTD \hbox to \dimexpr(.5\lineheight+.5\hsize){\hss{\rotate{2. a bit more text again, and
see if linebreaking works}}} \eTD
verlaywidth-05pt),width=48mm,height=29mm]{3. even more huge text, wondering where the
rabbit runs)}} \eTD


On Wed, 2019-06-12 at 22:23 +0200, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Martin Althoff schrieb am 12.06.2019 um 13:11:
> > I am trying to align rotated text horizontally and vertically in a table cell. Vertically
> > is no problem, horizontally it fails. Non-rotated text is, of course, fine.
> > 
> > What can I do to fix the problem? Thanks for suggestions.
> > 
> > Martin
> > 
> > using: mtx-context     | current version: 2019.05.18 10:42
> > PDF of my output is attached.
> > 
> > MWE:
> > 
> > \starttext
> > \setupTABLE[c][1][width=7mm]
> > \setupTABLE[c][2][width=30mm]
> > \setupTABLE[r][each][align={lohi,middle},height= 50mm]
> > 
> > \bTABLE
> > \bTR
> > \bTD \rotate[270]{\switchtobodyfont[8pt]a bit more text} \eTD
> \bTD \dontleavehmode\rotate[...]{...} \eTD
> Wolfgang

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