# [NTG-context] Two minor questions

Stefan Nedeljkovic tsar.srb at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 22:07:26 CEST 2022

```Wolfgang, Aditya, thank you both very much!

I have 2 more questions:

Observe the files here:

1. I'd like to shift the text area down so that the red lines align with
the blue lines (I think this amount is called depth). How would I do that?
2. The font is such that exactly 2 characters fit into the grid cell, but I
see that towards the end of the line it gets out of sync with the grid. How
would I ensure that all text rendered is strictly monospaced without any
stretching/shrinking trickery?

Sincerely,
Stefan

On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 5:50 PM Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Jun 2022, Stefan Nedeljkovic via ntg-context wrote:
>
> > Dear list,
> >
> > I have 2 small questions:
> >
> > 1. In \setuplayout if I try to set topspace=5\measured{base} +
> > \dimexpr2bp I get an error. How should I add these 2bp?
>
> (Untested)
>
> \dimexpr\measure{base}+2bp\relax
>
> or
>
> \dimexpr\measured{base}+2bp\relax
>
> should work.
>
> > 2. I have an mp graphic defined in the file "graphic.mp" which has the
> > exact same dimensions as my page. I'd like to set that graphic as a
> > background. How do I do this?
>
> (Again, untested)
>
> \startuseMPgraphic{background-image}
>   input graphic.mp;
> \stopuseMPgraphic
>
> \defineoverlay[background-image][\useMPgraphic{background-image}]
>
> \setupbackgrounds[page][background={background-image}]
>