Command/defineparagraphs

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\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

Description

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.
 
\startmypar % begin the side-by-side paragraphs; start with the first one
    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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