[NTG-context] Unconventional page number placement

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Fri Feb 18 21:14:31 CET 2005


Hi Matt.

I don't have a total solution, but I think you were much closer than you
thought.

Matt Gushee said this at Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:40:22 -0700:

>   * Use negative dimensions to cause the header and footer to overlap
>     the text area, e.g.:
>
>      \setuplayout [...,headerdistance=-0.35in,footerdistance=-0.5in]
>
>As I said, this comes very close to the desired effect, but it seems 
>impossible to correctly align the header text and page numbers with the 
>main text. 

How about this:

\setuppapersize[A4,landscape][A4,landscape]
\setuplayout[width=16cm,rightedge=\marginwidth]
\setuplayout[headerdistance=-2\lineheight,
                 header=2\lineheight,
                 footerdistance=-2\lineheight,
                 footer=2\lineheight,
                 height=middle]
\setupheadertexts[margin][section][]
\setupfootertexts[margin][pagenumber][]
\setuphead[section][page=yes]
\starttext
\showframe
\section{one}
\section{two}

You had it pretty much right, you just need to make sure that the text
blocks reach the bottom, a la the grid or \setupalign[line] stuff on the
list these past weeks.

Actually, at first, I thought this was a job for texttexts (weird, yeah,
but in the manual...), but I have not idea how to move those up and down,
where you want them.

And that rightedge block isn't really relevant here, but it looks nice on
the page. :)
\section{three}
\setuptext[margin][style=bold]
\setuptexttexts[margin][section][pagenumber]
\section{four}
\stoptext

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