[NTG-context] Problem with \stoptabulate

Bruce Horrocks ntg at scorecrow.com
Tue Mar 21 12:06:30 CET 2023

Thanks Julian - I tried a startstop environment originally but it didn't work.

The answer turns out to be trivial - just needed to use \long\def for \stoptabulate so the following appears to work:

\long\def\stopMyExample{\stoptabulate}  %% long def required here
\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}


> On 21 Mar 2023, at 05:23, jbf via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> Not sure if this helps, Bruce, but there is \definestartstop
> Julian
> On 21/3/23 10:34, Bruce Horrocks via ntg-context wrote:
>> 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\startMyExample{\starttabulate[|r|c|l|p|]}
>> \def\stopMyExample{\stoptabulate}
>> \def\MyExampleItem#1#2#3{\NC #1 \NC \rightarrow \NC #2 \NC #3 \NC\NR}
>> \starttext
>> Here are some examples...
>> \startMyExample
>>   \MyExampleItem{before}{after}{change before into after}
>>   \MyExampleItem{straw}{gold}{Rumpelstiltskin}
>> \stopMyExample
>> %\stoptabulate
>> \stoptext
>> 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?
>> Regards,
>> —
>> Bruce Horrocks
>> Hampshire, UK

Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK

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