# Command/ startnarrower

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# \startnarrower ... \stopnarrower

## Summary

The instances of \startnarrower ... \stopnarrower are used for text with a smaller width than the main text. It can be indented on one or both sides.

## Settings example

 \startNARROWER[...,...] ... \stopNARROWER [...,...] [+-]left [+-]middle [+-]right number*left number*middle number*right reset reverse

OptionExplanation
[+-]left increase left-hand margin
[+-]middle increase margin on both sides
[+-]right increase right-hand margin
number*left increase left-hand margin by a multiple of the default value (decrease with negative number)
number*middle increase both margins by a multiple of the default value (decrease with negative number)
number*right increase right-hand margin by a multiple of the default value (decrease with negative number)

## Description

Make the margins wider on the left, the right, or (default) both sides. The default value is 5 mm; use \setupnarrower to change it, or use the parameters of \startnarrow. Using \startnarrower[left=2cm] does not work.

By preceding the argument with a negative sign (eg. \startnarrower[-2*left]) the text area can be made wider rather than narrower.

## Examples

### Example 1

\setuppapersize[A5]

The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil
tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge.

\setupnarrower[left=1cm,right=3cm]

\startnarrower
(default, middle=0.5cm) Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use
for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for
sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it.
\stopnarrower

\startnarrower[left,right]
(1cm left, 3cm right) And the only use that is known for their ridiculous
wealth is to attract to their larder a continual supply of food.
\stopnarrower

\setupnarrower[middle=1cm]
\startnarrower
(1cm middle) In times of famine they have even been known
to scatter rubies   abroad, a little trail of them to some city of Man, and
sure enough their larders would soon be full again.
\stopnarrower

\blank[line]

\rightaligned{—Lord Dunsany, \quote{The Hoard of the Gibbelins}, \emph{The Book of Wonder}}