[NTG-context] special book layout problem in ConTeXt

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Sun Sep 15 14:55:48 CEST 2019

> Am 2019-09-15 um 13:52 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com>:
> Nicolas Mondon schrieb am 12.09.2019 um 18:55:
>> Dear ConText Hepers,
>> I'm not sure I'm writing at the good email adress, or even the good place; but sorry, I didn't find any online forum or othr hep centers, so I try. Please tell me if I have to write to someone else.
> This is the right place for your questions.
>> I'd like to edit a thesis (so, as a book), with the text only on even pages, and tables and figure only on odd pages, in front of the paragraph wich comment them. I try to do this automatically by writing the text, make a reference to the figure in the paragraph, and then the layout appears correctly...
> If the figures/tables should appear before the text you want on a even (left side) page while the text would appear only on odd (right side) pages. A few questions remain before a certain answer can be given, e.g. should the left page be empty when there are no figures/tables for the following right page and should the float appear at the same vertical position as the reference.
>> I have the impression this is possible to do in ConText, but I havn't find how yet. Is it possibel to force, in the setups, the text to be on the right pages, and the figures on the left pages?
> There is no easy solution for this yet and it also depends on your requirements mentioned above. The easiest way to achieve such a layout is to to increase the paper width to twice the normal layout and use the left half for a very big margin area where you can place the tables/graphics.
> In a first step you create a normal document with this unusual layout. Afterwards you split each page in half and create two separate pages from one single page which can be done with a loop (can be done theoretically with the imposition mechanism but a separate document is easier).

Wouldn’t it make sense to use streams (https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Columns#Streams)?

Greetlings, Hraban

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