[NTG-context] A not so short introduction to ConTeXt Mark IV
arstoffel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 08:17:41 CET 2021
Here is a small suggestion, which would have a few different uses. The
following link, which I copied from the index, should take you to the
definition of \vbox:
This works at least in some browsers, or by passing the stuff after #
as a suitable command-line argument to some PDF viewers.
So, it would be really nice to make those named destinations stable and
readable, for instance
I suspect this is either a switch you turn on in ConTeXt, or something
that would still need to be implemented as a feature.
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM Henning Hraban Ramm <texml at fiee.net>
> > Am 03.01.2021 um 22:24 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:
> > On 1/3/2021 10:02 PM, BPJ wrote:
> >> I understand that and it is all well and good. I am wondering if
> there already is *another* text which presupposes basic knowledge of
> TeX and general knowledge of LaTeX, perhaps in a by-topic style.
> > I think this relates to the question how someone comes to tex and
> then to context. Are tex macro packages used alongside and such? Are
> there 'from word/office to tex' or reverse manuals? What could be a
> motivation to write one.
> I guess most ConTeXt users migrated from LaTeX at some point, so
> that guide would really make sense. But I can’t write it either,
> even if I’m also working with LaTeX (but just as a user of one
> special class).
> If I run into a problem in LaTeX that I know to solve in ConTeXt,
> the approach is never right.
> I think the similarities of LaTeX and ConTeXt are mostly misleading,
> you’re better off trying to forget everything and start anew.
> In LaTeX most problems are solved with “use this or that
> package”, without the need to understand the commands and settings
> involved, while in ConTeXt most problems are solved with
> Of course it helps to understand basic TeX stuff – but you’re
> not supposed to use (plain) TeX commands in LaTeX, while it is or was
> much more usual in ConTeXt.
> Writing my book I have users of text processors (Word/LibreOffice)
> and layout applications (InDesign etc.) in mind, even if I assume
> that most readers (if I’ll ever publish it...) will come from LaTeX.
> > So, one way out could be to have some collection of tips /
> suggestions and turn that into a kind of manual. Something to do by
> those who make some transition or use alongside. The wiki is the
> place start with that.
> > So .. up to users.
> Yes, and that means: up to users migrating from LaTeX and
> documenting their struggles.
> If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an
> entry to the Wiki!
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