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From: jbf <roma83537@gmail.com>
To: Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists@gmail.com>
Cc: mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context@ntg.nl>
Subject: [NTG-context] Re: chronological TOC
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2024 07:45:11 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <39bd12fc-0781-44c0-9db9-4c1f0be852aa@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3f6cbeb1-bc02-4f4b-4875-4dc103dc0a9d@gmail.com>

And indeed this is the best solution I could find, though it obviously 
meant that something like '29 April 2017' was no good for sorting on... 
it has to be the US date format YY-MM-DD


On 30/1/24 06:15, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Henning Hraban Ramm schrieb am 27.01.2024 um 10:05:
>> Am 26.01.24 um 23:46 schrieb jbf:
>>> I wonder if someone can point me in the right direction for a 
>>> separate TOC which needs to be in chronological order at the back of 
>>> the book (i.e. not in page number order, although I need the page 
>>> numbers to show up in the TOC. There is the normal TOC at the front 
>>> of the book, according to chapter titles.
>>> I have succeeded in defining a separate TOC to place at the back, 
>>> but have not succeeded in the chronological order! Here is what I 
>>> have done:
>>> \definelist[chron][criterium=all,alternative=c]
>>> At the back of the book:
>>> \placelist[chron][criterium=all]
>>> Then at an appropriate point after each \startchapter I have placed 
>>> (as an example):
>>> \writetolist[chron]{}{{\bf 29 April 2017,} Speech, Panama City}
>>> This gives me my list, but in page number order. How do I get the 
>>> date (e.g. 29 April 2017) to be the ordering factor in the list. I 
>>> assume it will be something to do with criterium, but am clueless at 
>>> the moment on how to indicate this.
>> I don’t know if it works this way (the wizards will know a way), but 
>> for special needs I’m (ab)using indexes:
>> just add something like \index[2017-04-29]{Speech, Panama City} to 
>> your chapter command and setup the index at will.
> Lists have a sort option but this is no use here because you can't use 
> the title to have a chronological sorted list.
> \starttext
> \placelist[section][order=title]
> \section{Hans}
> \section{Peter}
> \section{Anton}
> \stoptext
> Using the register mechanism as you suggest seems to be the best 
> option in this case.
> Wolfgang
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2024-01-29 20:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-01-26 22:46 [NTG-context] " jbf
2024-01-27  9:05 ` [NTG-context] " Henning Hraban Ramm
2024-01-29 19:15   ` Wolfgang Schuster
2024-01-29 20:12     ` Bruce Horrocks
2024-01-29 20:45     ` jbf [this message]
2024-01-30  8:05       ` Henning Hraban Ramm
2024-01-30 12:08         ` BPJ

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