# [NTG-context] Labelling figures

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:21:29 CEST 2008

Hi all,

any new news about my question below.

Wolfgang

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Wolfgang Schuster
<schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> what is the best method to add labels to a figure; I want them not only on
> the figure but their position should be relative to the figure size.
>
>
> I tried start/stopfigure (mentioned as outdated in the source) but the label
> is not shown.
>
> \setupexternalfigures[location={local,global,default}]
>
> \starttext
>
> \startfigure[kuh][cow]
> \referring(1,1)(1,1)[r:horn]
> \stopfigure
>
> \externalfigure[kuh]
>
> \stoptext
>
>
> After this I tried collector and got with a little extra and a box and to dimens
> what I wanted but it's not very elegant.
>
> \setupexternalfigures[location={local,global,default}]
>
> \starttext
>
> \newbox\labelbox \setbox\labelbox\hbox{\externalfigure[cow]}
>
> \newdimen\labelwidth  \labelwidth \wd\labelbox
> \newdimen\labelheight \labelheight\ht\labelbox
>
> \definecollector[label][state=repeat]
>
> \setcollector[label]{\box\labelbox}
>
> \setcollector[label][x=.65\labelwidth,y=.75\labelheight]{udder}
>
> \placefigure
>  {A labelled cow}
>  {\flushcollector[label]}
>
>
> \stoptext
>
>
> Figurelabel as described in the label manual [1] seem to be the perfect
> solution but the module isn't finished :-(
>
>
> Is there not better way to achieve what I want and do I have to live with
> my second method or could I hope for the future.
>
>
> [1] http://pragma-ade.nl/general/manuals/mlabels.pdf
>
>
> Greetings
> Wolfgang
>


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