[NTG-context] Problem with \stoptabulate

Bruce Horrocks ntg at scorecrow.com
Tue Mar 21 00:34:52 CET 2023

I have a technical manual style document that requires a lot of examples to be included.

They can easily be typeset with a table so I thought I would save myself some typing by defining macros for the various bits of a tabulate table. Thus I have:

\def\MyExampleItem#1#2#3{\NC #1 \NC \rightarrow \NC #2 \NC #3 \NC\NR}

Here are some examples...

  \MyExampleItem{before}{after}{change before into after}


The problem is that \stopMyExample doesn't work - the \stoptabulate isn't recognised and I get an end of file reached error. If use a straight \stoptabulate then it works as expected. That's fine but it would be nice, from an aesthetic point of view, to have start & stop 'paired' commands in the source.

Presumably some sort of deep ConTeXt fu is going on - can anyone explain it please?

Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK

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