[NTG-context] Help needed with slide grid layout

Stefan Nedeljkovic tsar.srb at gmail.com
Wed May 25 18:24:12 CEST 2022


Thank you very much Wolfgang, that solved the problem.

On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 4:01 PM Wolfgang Schuster <
wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Stefan Nedeljkovic via ntg-context schrieb am 25.05.2022 um 13:35:
> > Dear list,
> >
> > This is a follow-up question on my previous question about Jean-Luc
> > Doumont and his grid layouts. This time I have concrete questions. I
> > reverse engineered his slide (slide_grid_overlay.pdf). All his units are
> > based on inches, because the inch is an integer multiple (72) of the TeX
> > point. His base unit is 0.1in. I tried implementing the layout first,
> > but the pdf dimensions do not match the ones I set up. For example the
> > width should be 8 inches, but the pdf is over 11 inches wide. I wish to
> > shut off all margins and similar things and only have a text area with
> > an offset of 0.2in all around the page (see slide_grid_overlay.pdf).
> > Here is my current attempt:
>
> You have to use the \measured (with a trailing s) command when you need
> multiples of a measure value. When you use something like 2\measure{...}
> ConTeXt uses the "2" followed by the value of the measure, the following
> example demonstrates this in the second output.
>
> %%%% begin example
> \definemeasure [point] [1pt]
>
> \starttext
>
> \startbuffer
> \tex{measure}: \measure{point}
>
> \tex{measured}: \the\measured{point}
> \stopbuffer
>
> \typebuffer \getbuffer
>
> \startbuffer
> 2\tex{measure}: 2\measure{point}
>
> 2\tex{measured}: \the\dimexpr2\measured{point}\relax
> \stopbuffer
>
> \typebuffer \getbuffer
>
> \stoptext
> %%%% end example
>
> Wolfgang
>
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