[NTG-context] Help needed with slide grid layout

Stefan Nedeljkovic tsar.srb at gmail.com
Wed May 25 18:48:17 CEST 2022


I have problems setting up the grid in question. I cannot seem to configure
the grid spacing properly, despite combing through the "details" manual.
Could you help me configure the grid?

On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 6:24 PM Stefan Nedeljkovic <tsar.srb at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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