[NTG-context] author in ToC and other design complications

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Fri Sep 4 13:08:27 CEST 2020

> Am 04.09.2020 um 12:08 schrieb jbf <roma83537 at gmail.com>:
> Thanks, and I am sure that this entry into the wiki will be also helpful for others. For me it will be step by step, and using your information I can now at least get an author's name into the toc! But that's about all. 

And that’s what the wiki entry is about and what I can tell.

> Just know that when you say (in the new wiki addition) 'check on \rawstructurelistuservariable' that  link simply tells me 'There is currently no text in this page'. That leaves someone like me without a lot of the long-gained knowledge that others have, quite lost :-)

Sorry that the command is still undocumented but I thought the example would be clear enough:

You can’t check (i.e. use \doifnot) on \structurelistuservariable because that always contains at least some invisible tokens, you must use \rawstructurelistuservariable instead.

But if all of your chapters have the author set, you don’t need that check.

> But I took your example and adjusted it for, say, a chapter which has just a title (no subtitle) and an author, and added, below what I already have in the preamble:
> \define[1]\ChapterTocEntry{%
>   \structurelistuservariable{author}\crlf%
>   #1\crlf% title
>   %\structurelistuservariable{subtitle}}%
> }
> \setuplist[chapter][
>   textcommand=\ChapterTocEntry,
> ]
> So, in other words I swapped the word 'section' in your example with 'chapter'. That now gives me in the ToC, something like the following:
> One   Author name
>          Title                        pg no.
> Which is pretty much what I am after. Hooray! But how do I get that in reverse?

Have another look at your \ChapterTocEntry: you call the author by \structurelistuservariable{author} and set the title as #1 in the next line. Just adapt this to your needs.

> And how do I get the word 'chapter' to also appear in front of 'One'?

Try \labeltext{chapter} in the right place.

Good luck & have fun!

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