Command/setupcolumns

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\setupcolumns

Syntax

\setupcolumns[...,...=...,...]
n number
ntop number
rule on off
height dimension
tolerance verystrict strict tolerant verytolerant stretch
distance dimension
balance yes no
align yes no text
blank fixed halfline line flexible big medium small
option background
direction left right
[...,...=...,...] see \setupframed


Description

n: number of columns, default is n=2
rule: draw a line between the columns, default is off
tolerance: affects spacing, narrow columns should be set tolerant, verytolerant or stretch
distance: gap between the columns
balance: should the columns be balanced, i.e. should they get the same number of lines?
align: left, right (raggedleft, raggedright)
blank: amount of whitespace between paragraphs set in columns. Also accepts a dimension as an argument. Column equivalent of \setupwhitespace
option: with option=background you can use everything that \setupframed offers
direction: default is right, i.e. the first column is on the left; 'left' means the first column is the rightmost.
height: ?
ntop: ?

comment

Consider using paragraphs or column sets instead of "simple" columns.

ntop has to do with balancing, but I can't make sense of it. See page-mult.tex / minbalancetoplines. height is unclear to me

Example

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