# [NTG-context] Layout stuff

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Feb 11 17:50:09 CET 2005

```Adam Lindsay wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> I've been trying to get layouts working, and wanted to verify some things
> (as I haven't really worked much in that space before).
>
> Is there any way to "inherit" a layout's parameters, such as:
> \definelayout [preset-1-1]      [mypresettomodify]
>  \setuplayout [mypresettomodify][width=65\averagecharwidth]

no, but you can set up left and right page layouts etc

\setuplayout[odd|even|pagenumber|yourownid]

> (I finally figured out how to do what I want another way, but the
> question is still interesting to me.)
>
> Is the only way to activate a doublesided page layout though the page
> numbering mechanism?

indeed

Hans

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