[NTG-context] Side figure bug in mkiv?

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 01:02:32 CEST 2019


On 19/07/19 9:36 AM, Duncan Hothersall wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jul 2019 at 22:30, Henri Menke <henrimenke at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>
>> Your formatting obscures the problem because compiling this example
>> works fine.  I think you are starting a new paragraph before {\bf ...}.
>> That is a well-known problem and there are posts about it on the mailing
>> list every once in a while.  The sidefigure mechanism uses \parshape to
>> make the paragraph flow around the figure.
>>
> 
> Very many thanks Henri for your patient explanation, and my apologies for
> inadvertently asking a FAQ. I had thought the effect hasn't happened with
> the same content in mkii but it must have been a happenstance of different
> formatting.

It is maybe an FAQ but I don't think it has been documented anywhere
properly.  I added my explanation to the Wiki page about unexpected
behaviour.

https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Unexpected_behavior#The_.E2.80.9Cparagraph_in_a_group.E2.80.9D_problem

Cheers, Henri

> 
> Thanks again for the clear solution.
> 
> Duncan
> 
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