[OS X TeX] Opinions about ConTeXt

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Sat Feb 5 10:37:55 EST 2005

On Feb 3, 2005, at 9:56 AM, cormullion wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience or opinion about ConTeXt (Pragma ADE) 
> (uncertain about capitalization)? I’ve had trouble finding out about 
> it from their elegantly obscure web site. Does it sit on top of, 
> alongside, or replace my existing i-Installed TeX installation?

ConTeXt is good for publishing complex layouts--magazines, newsletters, 
ads and the like. For example. ConTeXt can handle multiple columns with 
wrapped images, even images spanning two partial columns. It supports 
color with transparency controls. Once you learn a little bit of the 
Metapost Interface, it is cool, too, for doing some graphics. ConTeXt 
is sort of object-oriented, meaning you can define things then use them 
over again. A good way to learn it is to read the intro docs and just 
do it.

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