Tables Overview

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Revision as of 11:32, 6 November 2005 by Mojca Miklavec (talk | contribs) (Features: a comment about setting width and height of cells in natural tables (and some invisible source cosmetics))

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ConTeXt has a whole bunch of possibilities to typeset tables. Not each provides everything you may need, and the older ones are deprecated.

Features

Featuretabulatetable tablesTABLElinetable
horizonal lines \HL \HL \HL
\setupTABLE
[topframe=on]
or
\setupTABLE
[bottomframe=on]
unknown
vertical lines no \VL \VL
\setupTABLE
[leftframe=on]
or
\setupTABLE
[rightframe=on]
unknown
multipage yes no yes yes, with split=yes or split=repeat yes, even horizontally
repeated header no no \starttablehead
\bTABLE
[split=repeat]
\bTABLEhead
...
\eTABLEhead
yes
repeated footer no no \starttabletail no yes
automatic fitting to given table width no \SetTableToWidth \SetTableToWidth
\setupTABLE
[option=stretch,
 textwidth=10cm]
unknown
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
no setup for heights and widths (???)
WRONG! in \setupTABLE or after \bTD you can say [width=5cm,height=3cm] (although there may be some weird cases where this fails from some unknown reason)
still experimental, nearly no documentation
documentation (except wiki) cont-eni.pdf, core-tbl.tex ms-cb-en.pdf, core-tab.tex core-tab.tex enattab.pdf, NaturalTables.pdf, core-ntb.tex core-ltb.tex