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

Sylvain Hubert champignoom at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 14:25:46 CET 2020


Hi Thomas,

Thanks for sharing the trick, it did help me!

Sylvain

On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 at 13:55, Tomas Hala <tomas.hala at mendelu.cz> wrote:

> 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:
>
> \starttext
> \dontleavehmode
> \blank[5*big]
> %\blank[20cc]
> foo
> \stoptext
>
> Maybe it will help you.
>
> The best,
>
> Tomáš
>
>
> 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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