[NTG-context] something between packed and "small"??

Mike Cooper mike at murchisondrillingschools.com
Wed Jul 1 22:30:21 CEST 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ntg-context [mailto:ntg-context-bounces at ntg.nl] On Behalf Of Henning
> Hraban Ramm
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 1:30 PM
> To: mailing list for ConTeXt users
> Subject: Re: [NTG-context] something between packed and "small"??
> > Am 01.07.2020 um 21:04 schrieb Mike Cooper
> <mike at murchisondrillingschools.com>:
> >
> > Me again…
> >
> > I’ve got an itemize that needs to fit on one page.  I’ve been using
> inbetween={\blank[small]} for all the other analogous lists but this one is longer and
> with that spacing, it goes about one inch onto the next page.  But if I use packed,
> the list is way too crammed together and there’s about 2.5 inches of extra space on
> the page!
> >
> > How do I go smaller than small?  Is there a “lightly packed”?  Or other degrees?
> >
> > I’ve tried \blank[1mm] and other dimensions but nothing will go smaller than
> small…  :-(
> \blank understands an arbitrary measure, e.g. \blank[3pt] or \blank[0.25em]
> Probably also \blank[0.5*small] works (didn’t check, but \blank[3*big] works).
> Otherwise see https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/blank
> Hraban

Thanks Hraban,

These don't work though...  It appears that a decimal will work with a dimension (like em) but not with small.  \blank[0.5*small] causes this "fatal error":

     ["lasttexerror"]="! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted)",

I had tried em then pt, then mm.  But it won't get any smaller than small = 3mm = 10pt = 0.9em = small.  Except packed, that is...

Surely there is something in between small and packed??

I looked at the Command/blank page multiple times and searched the wiki and the web in every way I could think of.  I only ask the list when I absolutely can't find anything.  (Of course, at least once, it was there where I had already looked but I didn't understand enough to realize it!)  I even gave searching the mailing list archives a shot.

Thanks again!

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