[NTG-context] \blank[] doesn't work when nothing precedes it

Tomas Hala tomas.hala at mendelu.cz
Thu Nov 5 13:53:32 CET 2020

Hi Sylvain,

on my computer (TL2020) I am not able to compile \blank with any command
defining the dimension (2\paperheight, 0.25\paperheight, .25\paperheight).
I do not know why...

But if I use another dimension, eg. 5*big or 20cc, it works with \dontleavehmode:


Maybe it will help you.

The best,


Thu, Nov 05, 2020 ve 01:26:02PM +0100 Sylvain Hubert napsal(a):
#    Dear List,
#    I'm trying to put the document title at around .25\paperheight by
#    inserting a \blank:
#        \setuplayout[topspace=0cm, header=0cm, height=\paperheight]
#        \starttext \blank[.25\paperheight] foo \stoptext
#    But the "foo" still appears at the very top.
#    Does anyone know why it behaves like that, or whether there is a more
#    authentic way to put the first word at .25\paperwidth than inserting a
#    tiny invisible space before the \blank?
#    Thanks!
#    Best,
#    Sylvain

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