[NTG-context] Achieving the style of Jean-Luc Doumont
adityam at umich.edu
Tue May 17 05:56:43 CEST 2022
On Mon, 16 May 2022, Stefan Nedeljkovic via ntg-context wrote:
> Dear list,
> Years ago I stumbled upon the work of Jean-Luc Doumont. He typesets all his
> documents using TeX, although his modified Version called Quantum.
His documents are really beautifully typeset. In the book, "Theorems, Maps, and Trees" all paragraphs are typeset as complete rectangles! See a sample here:
> The whole idea of his fascinating approach is that the page is quantized in 2
> dimensions and that all positioning, even graphical elements stick to that
ConTeXt already implements grid snapping in the vertical dimension. For "grid snapping" in the horizontal direction, you need to ensure that all \hskip's are multiple of the grid size.
> I'm specifically interested in using this approach for report generation. To
> me data I/O is not an issue since I would use a Python script to generate the
You can use layers to position things anywhere on a page. The keys `lines=..., columns=...` work almost like a grid.
See the details manual for examples of grid snapping and layers.
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