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From: Bruce Horrocks <ntg@scorecrow.com>
To: ntg-context mailing list <ntg-context@ntg.nl>
Subject: [NTG-context] Re: chronological TOC
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 20:12:49 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <EFD0D947-F3C2-44E6-94FC-B30B566C8E8A@scorecrow.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3f6cbeb1-bc02-4f4b-4875-4dc103dc0a9d@gmail.com>

On 29 Jan 2024, at 19:15, Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists@gmail.com> 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.

The order= mechanism doesn't seem to work for \definelist lists as opposed to the built-in ones, viz:







Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK

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  reply	other threads:[~2024-01-29 20:17 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 [this message]
2024-01-29 20:45     ` jbf
2024-01-30  8:05       ` Henning Hraban Ramm
2024-01-30 12:08         ` BPJ

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