[NTG-context] Changing margins mid-page?

Alexandros Frantzis alfius at freemail.gr
Tue Oct 14 22:28:55 CEST 2008


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 08:50:20AM +0200, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:31 AM, Rory Molinari
> <context at quokka70.fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm sorry that the subject isn't clearer.
> >
> > I'm learning ConTeXt at the moment by trying to typeset a copy of my
> > resume.
> >
> > I'd like the format to be something like this (view in fixed width):
> >
> >
> >
> >                                     <Address line 1>     <phone number>
> >                                     <Address line 2>     <email
> > address>
> >
> > <MY NAME IN LARGE SIZE>
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > EDUCATION               <Details>
> >                         <of Degree 1>
> >
> >                         <Details>
> >                         <of Degree 2>
> >
> >
> >
> > WORK EXPERIENCE         <Details>
> >                         <of>
> >                         <most>
> >                         <recent>
> >                         <job>
> >                         <many lines here>
> >
> >
> >                         <Details>
> >                         <of>
> >                         <another>
> >                         <job>
> >
> >
> >                         <Yet another job>
> >
> >
> >
> > ANOTHER SECTION         <More information>
> >                         <appropriate for this>
> >                         <section>
> >
> >
> >
> > My first thought was to have "EDUCATION", "WORK EXPERIENCE", etc as
> > unnumbered sections, and to arrange that section titles would appear
> > in a (very large) left margin.  But then I couldn't work out how to
> > have "normal" margins for the top of the page containing my contact
> > information and name.  Margins appear to apply to the whole document.
> >

[snip]

> >
> > What is the right way to typeset this?
> 
> Use descriptions, it's possible to set a left margin and break the text
> across pages.
> 

Hello,

I, too, am trying to create a similar CV layout. As I have already
reported in other emails to the list, I have been having trouble when
the first thing after the title is an enumeration. More specifically,
the first item of the enumeration is not aligned with the title in the
margin (it is always placed a bit below). Unfortunately, this still
happens when using descriptions.

A way around this is to use something like \setupitemize[before=\vskip -20pt].
But this is specific to the font sizes I am using and a bit ugly. I have tried
suppressing the whitespace around itemizations (nowhite, joinedup) and/or using
stuff like \blank[disable] and \blank[back] but to no avail.

Does anyone know of a better, more generic way of doing this or even if
it is possible (judging from the lack of answers to my previous posts I
am guessing this is not something trivial)?

Thanks,
Alexandros

------------------- START CODE ------------------------
\definedescription[desc][location=inmargin,width=broad]

\starttext

\startdesc{Description1}
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
This is the text of desc1.
\stopdesc

\startdesc{Description2}

\startitemize[packed,nowhite,joinedup]
\item First item (should be right next to title)
\item Second item
\item Third item
\stopitemize

\stopdesc

\stoptext
-------------------- END CODE ------------------------



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