# [NTG-context] Page with minimum margins, maximum text width/textheight

Gerben Wierda gerben.wierda at rna.nl
Sat Jan 14 01:31:44 CET 2012

Thanks.

My external figures are PDFs with all weird sizes, the smaller ones, I want to print on portrait A4 (if they are more landscape than portrait, they will be rotated) and the larger ones on landscape A3 (again, rotated when they are more portrait than landscape). Distorting is not allowed. So far I am doing stuff like

\externalfigure[foo.pdf][factor=max]

\page\setuppapersize[A4,portrait][A4,portrait]
\externalfigure[bar.pdf][orientation=90]

\page\setuppapersize[A3,landscape][A3,landscape]
\externalfigure[foobar.pdf][factor=max]

\externalfigure[foo2.pdf][orientation=90]

\externalfigure[foo3.pdf][orientation=90]

But thanks to your suggestion, I am now doing

\rotate[rotation=90]{\externalfigure[foo.pdf][width=\vsize]}

The 'orientation' stuff of external figure doesn't work at all. It messes up size to fit and it rotates around points such that images are rotated partly out of the page. Your method works.

G

On 14 Jan 2012, at 01:20, Philipp Gesang wrote:

> Hi Gerben!
>
> On 2012-01-14 00:43, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> but I forgot how to do something like  width=\paperwidth-2cm (not
>> like that obviously, but I have forgotten how to do simple
>> addition and subtraction with dimensions in TeX)
>
> See TeXbook p. 118f.
>
>> So, how do I set a margin of 1cm all around the makeup area?
>
> Does the following fit your needs?
>
> ·································································
>
> \newdimen\myborderoffset \myborderoffset=1cm
>
> \definelayout[mypage][page]
> \setuplayout [mypage][
>  backspace=\myborderoffset,
>  topspace=\myborderoffset,
> ]
>
> \setuplayout[mypage]
>
> \showframe
>
> \def\docowpage{%
>  \rotate[rotation=90]{\externalfigure[cow][width=\vsize,height=\hsize]}\page%
> }
>
> \starttext
>
> \dorecurse{5}{\docowpage}
> \stoptext
>
> ·································································
>
> Regards, Philipp
>
>>
>> G
>>
>> On 14 Jan 2012, at 00:06, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, 13 Jan 2012, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>>
>>>> How do I create a page with maximum text width, text height? I tried using \setuplayout with stuff like [textwidth=\pagewidth-1cm], but nothing happens. I need empty pages with minimum margins, just to be able to put other PDF's in that space.
>>>
>>> \setuplayout[page], or if you want to do this for only one page, \adaptlayout[page]
>>>
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