[NTG-context] two additional pagenumber series

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Wed Apr 29 19:20:47 CEST 2020

On 4/29/20 3:32 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Pablo Rodriguez schrieb am 29.04.2020 um 14:00:
>> Dear list,
>> for one of the documents I share with others, I need to add five
>> pagenumber series.
>> [...]
>> My question is: how could I get new pagenumber series using \definecounter?
> While I think there are better solutions to your problem (e.g. adding
> the section number as prefix) you can increment a counter with each page.

Many thanks for your reply, Wolfgang.

The text structure is more complex. The document uses sections as
second-level chapters. I mean, they have a page break before.

It is a huge book, divided in parts, which contains units. Each unit
contains the standard explanation, different explanation approaches, and
other additional information in some units.

Each unit is a chapter. The explanation, the exercise sets and the
additional material are a section each. And both chapters and sections
need to be numbered as page/lastpage (for each).

> The hard part is to find a hook for this because AFAIK there is no
> simple key to do this (e.g. \setuppaper[setups=...]). What you have to
> do in this case is to append the counter settings to a token register
> which is called when ConTeXt has finished a page.
> \definecounter [section:chapter] [way=bychapter]
> \definecounter [section:section] [way=bysection]
> \appendtoks
>    \incrementcounter[section:chapter]%
>    \incrementcounter[section:section]%
> \to \everybeforepagebody
It is clear to me now what makes it works.

Now I have to adapt this to the huge document.

Many thanks for your help again,


More information about the ntg-context mailing list