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Revision as of 09:15, 30 July 2015

< Visuals | Structurals >

ConTeXt has a whole bunch of possibilities to typeset tables. Not each provides everything you may need.

  • Tabulate (tabulation, recommended for simple requirements)
  • TABLE (natural tables, HTML tables, recommended)
  • Linetable (new multipage tables, experimental and probably obsolete)
  • xtables (extreme tables)

Older ones:

  • Table (TaBlE, deprecated)
  • Tables (multipage TaBlE, deprecated)


If you have simple tables with lots of contents, and you're tired of typing \bTR\bTDs or \NC\NRs, you can also have a look at

Features

FeatureTabulateTable TablesTABLELinetablextables
horizonal lines \HL \HL \HL
\setupTABLE
[topframe=on]
or
\setupTABLE
[bottomframe=on]
unknown yes
vertical lines \VL \VL \VL
\setupTABLE
[leftframe=on]
or
\setupTABLE
[rightframe=on]
unknown yes
multipage yes no yes yes, with split=yes or split=repeat yes, even horizontally yes
repeated header
\setuptabulate
[header=repeat]
\starttabulatehead
...
\stoptabulatehead
only one line
no
\setuptables
  [split=repeat]

\starttablehead
...
\stoptablehead
\bTABLE
[split=repeat]
\bTABLEhead
...
\eTABLEhead
yes yes
repeated footer no no
\setuptables
  [split=repeat]

\starttabletail
...
\stoptabletail
no no yes
automatic fitting to given table width no \SetTableToWidth \SetTableToWidth
\setupTABLE
[option=stretch,
 textwidth=10cm]
unknown default
problems very limited limited
\starttext
\starttablehead
  \HL
\stoptablehead
\starttables[|l|l|]
\dorecurse{50}{%
  \VL SomeText
  \VL SomeText
  \VL \AR}
\stoptables
Problem: top margin on
first page is bigger.
\stoptext
there may be problems in width and height calculation and perhaps the multipage features experimental, nearly no documentation very verbose
documentation (except wiki) contextref.pdf, tabl-tbl.mkii, MAPS article ms-cb-en.pdf, tabl-tab.mkii tabl-tab.mkii enattab.pdf, NaturalTables.pdf, tabl-ntb.mkii / tabl-ntb.mkiv tabl-ltb.mkii / tabl-ltb.mkiv xtables-mkiv.pdf