[NTG-context] Some questions about context

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Tue Mar 6 17:16:53 CET 2007


On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Oliver Buerschaper wrote:

>> And another question (in other topic): how we can do lines at
>> header and
>> footer like fancyheaders in latex?
>
>
> For your headers try this:
>
> ---
>
> \setupheader
> 	[text]
> 	[after=\hrule]
>
> \starttext
> \input tufte
> \stoptext
>
> ---
>
> You can change the actual content of your headers via
> \setupheadertexts ...
>
> Instead of the \hrule command above you could also resort to
> \thinrule. The global behaviour of \thinrule can then be customized
> via \setupthinrules ... However, this comes at the cost of
> introducing additional vertical space between your header text and
> the rule. On the contrary \hrule sticks to the text. Choose whatever
> suits you best.
>
> (To the experts: is this \thinrule behaviour intended?)

A better way is to use \setupbackgrounds. You can specify the exact 
region of the page that you want, and it accepts all the parameters of 
framed, so you can change the rule thickness, background, etc. And for 
a really fancy layout, you can use a metapost background.

Aditya


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