[metapost] [NTG-context] Standalone MetaPost Graphics from ConTeXt

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Thu Aug 30 23:38:46 CEST 2012

On Thu, 30 Aug 2012, Troy Henderson wrote:

> Is there a way to output several MetaPost PDF graphics from a single
> ConTeXt source file.  For example,

> \startMPpage
>  draw fullcircle scaled 72;
> \stopMPpage
> \startMPpage
>  draw unitsquare scaled 72;
> \stopMPpage

> and have a separate output PDF generated for each MPpage?  It seems that
> this ConTeXt code generates a single PDF which contains only the first
> graphic.  I would like to have either

If you add \starttext ... \stoptext, then ConTeXt generates a single PDF 
with all pages.

> 1) two separate PDF's with each containing their own graphic

You can use external tools like pdftk to split a pdf file into multiple 

> 2) a single two page PDF where each page corresponds to the appropriate
> graphic.

See above.

> Of course, the "holy grail" would be to be able to "compile" a MetaPost
> source file with ConTeXt.

(Relevant? http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.context/78007)

With a recent beta, you can use:

    context file.mp

to compile a ConTeXt file.


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