[NTG-context] problem embedding TABLE macros within wrapper macros "to reduce repetitive complexity")

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 22:31:38 CEST 2020

Rudd, Kevin schrieb am 08.09.2020 um 19:50:
> I have a number of slides using \...framedtext blocks to break the 
> slides into panes within a TABLE environment (TMI: not in MWE; merely 
> my justification for writing the wrapper macros). When the TABLE 
> macros are invoked explicitly it all works fine and produces a 
> suitable single-cell table with "quux blech baz bar foo" framed; when 
> embedded in macros (whether defined by \def, \unexpanded\def, \define) 
> then it fails with the error "The file ended when scanning an 
> argument. => fatal error: return code: 256. A previous question on the 
> topic seemed to indicate that TABLE was suitable, so I figure that 
> something subtle is wrong as I've invoked the embedded TABLE macros. 
> Any suggestions?

While most natural tables command can be embedded within other command 
the cells have to see the end command.

I guess this shouldn't be a problem for your case because something 
simpler can be used to create your desired layout but you have to 
provide more information:

1. Are there blocks side by side or do you stack them only vertically?

2. Do you need a frame around each block?

3. Are (small) gaps between the blocks allowed?


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/attachments/20200908/0b280e11/attachment.htm>

More information about the ntg-context mailing list