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\startnarrower ... \stopnarrower


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

[+-]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)


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.


Example 1


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.


    (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.

    (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.

    (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.


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


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