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Core tools

Inside ConTeXt
Macros, commands, and other programming. Basics, a must read.
Mark IV
an introduction
mtxrun script
the helper script for all sorts of ConTeXt-related things, from individual runs to managing the installation tree
context script
it has two main uses: (1) compiling ConTeXt MkIV documents, and (2) recompiling the ConTeXt core format after you change one of the source files.
Visual Debugging and the currently being updated version Debugging
show the nasty details of your code, to understand and tweak ConTeXt typesetting.
Buffers are named chunks of text, saved by ConTeXt to be retrieved by the user later.
LaTeX users call them "packages", DTP users "plug-ins"
PDF format output
ConTeXt can define the set of PDF Boxes defined by the PDF standard. It can create PDF/A and PDF/X (ISO standard) compliant outputs, and take into account PDF Print Options.
a rather common variant on macros, with usefull properties.
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Additional tools

From LaTeX to ConTeXt
Particular tricks that are useful for moving from LaTeX to ConTeXt.
Posting on
How to submit ConTeXt documents to [1], the worldwide, heavily used physics (and now mathematics and computer science) open-access preprint server.
Sharing graphics
Export MetaPost drawings as PDF, import MetaPost drawings into MS Office, LibreOffice, etc.
Write to an external document
during ConTeXt processing.
Running ConTeXt without a shell
to generate documents via web services, or use a scheduled batch process.
Shell scripts
while context and mtxrun already automate a lot, bash scripts can help.
The starttexdefinition uses the start…stop syntax to define new control sequences.
Purge auxiliary files and local default parameters (2013).
Unexpected behavior
If ConTeXt appears to behave in a counterintuitive way, chances are that it’s actually your intuitions that lack calibration.
LuaTeX callbacks
Tips and tricks to speed up ConTeXt.

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