# \defineparagraphs

## Syntax

 \defineparagraphs[...][...,...=...,...] [...] name n number rule on off height fit dimension before command after command inner command distance dimension tolerance verystrict strict tolerant verytolerant stretch align flushleft flushright middle

## Examples

\setuppapersize[A5]
% Source: ConText Manual ms-cb-en.pdf

% Define a paragraph environment with 3 columns.
% Insert a blank line just before and just after the environment.
\defineparagraphs
[mypar][n=3,before={\blank},after={\blank}]

% The first column occupies 10% of the text's width and is rendered bold.
\setupparagraphs [mypar][1][width=.1\textwidth,style=bold]

% The second column occupies 40% of the text's width.
\setupparagraphs [mypar][2][width=.4\textwidth]

% The third column uses default settings. It will occupy
% the remaining 50% of the text's width.

1252
\mypar % switch to 2nd column
Hasselt obtains its city charter from bishop Hendrik van Vianden.
\mypar % switch to 3rd column
Hendrik van Vianden was pressed by other towns not to agree
with the charter. It took Hasselt a long period of time to
convince the Bishop. After supporting the Bishop in a small
war against the Drents, the charter was released.
\stopmypar % end paragraph body

yields

Footnotes need special treatment, as follows.

\setuppapersize[A10,landscape]
% when using footnotes, you have to use the following trick
% (from Hans on mailinglist, Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 00:53:48 +0200)
% but the names have changed since then  from postponefootnotes
% to postponenotes and flushfootnotes to flushnotes

\defineparagraphs[Par][n=3]
\starttext
\startPar
Text
\Par
and\postponenotes\footnote{A footnote whose placement is postponed...}
\Par
text
\stopPar
\flushnotes
\stoptext

This gives:

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