# [NTG-context] Background placement

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue May 23 01:03:00 CEST 2006

```nico wrote:
> On Mon, 22 May 2006 14:32:45 -0400 (EDT), Aditya Mahajan
>
>
>> On Mon, 22 May 2006, nico wrote:
>>
>>
>>> The problem often occurs just after a heading starting at the top of a
>>> page (section, enumeration title). Here is an example showing the
>>> behaviour:
>>>
>> I had a similar problem in the past, and Hans suggested to use
>> starttextbackground instead of background. background is supposed to be
>> deprecated.
>>
>
> Deprecated? Really?
>
>
>> Try the following code and see if you get what you want.
>>
>> setuplayout[middle]
>> \setupcolors[state=start]
>>
>> \definecolor[ScreenGray][s=0.95]
>>
>> \definetextbackground[listing]
>>
>
> Yes, thanks, it works (this time I haven't the weird behaviour I had some
> time ago with textbackground... strange). But it's time consuming and
> looks then as an overkill solution. To build a 400p book (on a slow
> machine, it's true):
>
> - It takes 396s with background,
> - It takes 539s with textbackground, and I've 260 MP graph files generated!
>
runtime? if so, try --automp

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