[NTG-context] Help on tweaking alignment, page numbers and ToC

Nicola nvitacolonna at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 09:10:04 CEST 2020

On 2020-08-12, Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nicola schrieb am 11.08.2020 um 22:21:
>> On 2020-08-11, Pablo Rodriguez <oinos at gmx.es> wrote:
>>> On 8/11/20 9:24 PM, Nicola wrote:
>>>> Thank Pablo, Wolfgang,
>>>> I have learned more by reading your replies than by myself in the rest
>>>> of the afternoon.
>>> Hi Nicola,
>>> if you found replies useful, please update the wiki (this may help others).
>>>> Just one more thing:
>>>> [...]
>>>> I'd prefer all the titles to be aligned:
>>>>           Preface
>>>>     I     XYZ
>>>>    ...
>>>> VIII     XYZ
>>>>    ...
>>>> I have tried to do my homework by playing with \setuphead, but I am
>>>> afraid I need your help on this.
>>> Sorry, but too tired to type a sample.
>>> How about setting distance for \setuplist[chapter] in the sectionblock
>>> frontpart with the desired width?
>> That does not seem to change the layout, unfortunately. I have tried
>> with `margin` and `aligntitle` as well:
>> \setuplist[chapter][distance=1cm,aligntitle=yes]
>> \startsectionblockenvironment[frontpart]
>> \setuplist[chapter][aligntitle=yes,margin=2cm,distance=2cm]
>> \stopsectionblockenvironment
>> I'll take a fresh look tomorrow.
> When you a unnumbered section with the list alternatives a-c your're out
> of luck with the regular \setuplist options because it always use a
> width of 0pt for regular section number. The aligntitle works only for
> numbered entries to align them when you disable the number entry in the TOC.
> To show the section entry and align all entries on the same line you can
> use the following method:
>    1. Set the width and distance for the section number to 0pt.
>    2. Set the margin key to a value large enough to fit all numbers
>    3. Apply a command to the numbercommand key where you shift the
> number to the left in the margin area you set in the previous step

Thanks, nice trick!


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