[NTG-context] \setupheadertexts for chapters with different authors

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Sat Mar 19 10:18:14 CET 2022

Hi Julian,

you’re right, the example didn’t do what you wanted, and it didn’t 
intend to.

Using \getmarking you can get a section title (or another “mark”), you 
can’t combine it with the variable commands, and you don’t need it for 
your case.

https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/getmarking isn’t really helpful 
since there’s no example with section titles, but it shows you can also 
get previous or next “marks”.

BTW, I can’t remember when you need \structurevariable vs. 


Am 19.03.22 um 03:16 schrieb jbf via ntg-context:
> I might need a little more help just to understand how best to adapt 
> this to my situation:
> One thing is clear: I was attempting to use a 'list' variable, and I can 
> see why that was an error, since it is headertexts, not TOC that I want 
> to influence.
> But let me simplify my situation:
> You seem to suggest initially that I could use \structureuservariable 
> (or \structurevariable) instead, especially since I already have a 
> variable to call on, e.g \startchapter[title={My title}][author={A. 
> uthor}]. But in the example you then gave, you made no use of either of 
> these.
> My current setting is:
> \setupheadertexts   [{\hfill\getmarking[chapter]\hfill}][]   
> [{\hfill\documentvariable{metadata:title}\hfill}][]
> which gives me the book title centred on verso pages, and the chapter 
> title centred on recto pages. All I want to do is to have the chapter 
> contributors' name for each chapter instead of the chapter title.
> So why can't I create a setups along the lines of:
> \startsetups[contributor] \getmarking[\structureuservariable{author}] 
> \stopsetups
> Then just swap 'chapter' in \setupheadertexts, with 'contributor'? I 
> tried it but it doesn't work. I thought it would be logical. Clearly I'm 
> wrong but don't appreciate why.
> Julian
> On 18/3/22 18:52, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
>> The *list* variables work only in lists.
>> There’s also \structurevariable and \structureuservariable.
>> Make sure you use setups for the header, otherwise the variable gets 
>> expanded only once at the beginning.
>> Like in:
>> \setuppagenumbering[alternative=doublesided]
>> \setupheadertexts[] % empty
>> \setupheadertexts[\setups{text right}][][][\setups{text left}]
>> \startsetups[text right]
>> \rlap{\pagenumber}
>> \hfill
>> \getmarking[chapter]
>> \hfill
>> \llap{Un Nom}
>> \stopsetups
>> \startsetups[text left]
>> \rlap{Una Person}
>> \hfill
>> \getmarking[section]
>> \hfill
>> \llap{\pagenumber}
>> \stopsetups 
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