[NTG-context] Descriptions ... I wish I understood them

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 25 21:37:09 CEST 2008


Am 24.09.2008 um 20:45 schrieb Mojca Miklavec:

> Hello,
>
> I have some weird problems with descriptions, but let's start at the
> beginning. (I have more problems with understanding how they work, but
> more about the rest later.)
>
> 1.) How do I get some space between "title" and "abc"? (I currently
> put the space there manually.) If I set distance=1em, weird things
> start happening.

width=broad

See my second example (thanks to your example I was able to solve the  
first).

http://archive.contextgarden.net/message/20080130.152108.77e74a14.en.html

> 2.) What exactly does "hang=1" do? I have no idea what it does there,
> but that was the only way to get the desired result, else everything
> gets indented. width=fit makes problems. With width=5cm everything is
> OK.

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/www-rz/schwanbs/TeX/ -> page 39

> \definedescription
> 	[ma]
> 	[headstyle=bold,
> 	 style=italic,
> 	 align=left,
> 	 location=left,
> 	 width=fit,
> 	 distance=0pt,
> 	 margin=0pt,
> 	 hang=1,
> 	 indenting=never,
> 	]

\definedescription
   [pa]
   [headstyle=bold,
    style=italic,
    location=left,
    width=broad,
    hang=1]

> \starttext
>
> \input tufte
>
> \startma{title} abc. \input tufte
> \stopma

\pa{title} abc. \input tufte\par

> \input tufte
>
> \stoptext

Regards,
Wolfgang



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