# [NTG-context] Poster with layers

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Sep 27 10:54:09 CEST 2004

Eckhart Guthöhrlein wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have to prepare a scientific poster, and of cause using anything
> except TeX is below a real scientist's dignity.
> The main problem is that I have to arrange content rather freely on the
> page, without the regularity imposed by using tables or columns. Using
> layers for this purpose is probably best. I have started with something
> like:
>
> \definelayer[ModelingLayer]
> \setupbackgrounds[page][background=ModelingLayer]
> \setlayer[ModelingLayer][position=no,x=1cm,y=1cm]{%
> 	\framed{Whatever}}

layers are ok for that,

\starttext

\useMPlibrary[dum]

\setuppapersize
[A1][A1]

\setupcolors
[state=start]

\definelayer
[page]
[width=\paperwidth,
height=\paperheight]

\setupbackgrounds
[page]
[background=page]

\startstandardmakeup

\startbuffer
\input ward
\stopbuffer

\setlayerframed
[page]
[preset=lefttop]
[align=normal,
width=.25\paperwidth,
frame=off]
{\getbuffer}

\setlayerframed
[page]
[offset=.2\paperwidth,
preset=righttop]
[width=.2\paperwidth,
align=normal]
{\getbuffer}

\setlayerframed
[page]
[preset=middle]
[offset=1cm]
{\externalfigure[whatever][width=4cm,height=5cm]}

\stopstandardmakeup

\stoptext

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