[NTG-context] columnset balancing

Vit Zyka vit.zyka at seznam.cz
Mon Jun 27 18:25:01 CEST 2005


Hans Hagen wrote:
> Vit Zyka wrote:
> 
>> Hans Hagen wrote:
>>  > Vit Zyka wrote
>>  >
>>  >> - each chapter head spans two columns
>>  >> (it assumes stop columns, balancing, continuing on the same page
>>  >> without pagebreak, put chapter head, start columnset on the rest of
>>  >> the page)
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > you can do that with 'manual balancing'
>>
>> Thank you, Hans, for your reply.
>>
>> I know that with such a complex layout manual adjustment is necessary.
>> I know about manual balancing. But how to avoid page break after 
>> columnset closing?
>>
>>>> It is feasible or I will have to abjured this idea?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> the problem with automated balancing in this model is that it's near 
>>> to impossible (never say never with tex, but its definitely messsy 
>>> code) to combine this with the advanced float and area placement 
>>> features; so, your flow will be:
>>>
>>> - typeset article
>>> - determine balance requirements
>>> - setup balancing
>>> - retypeset article
>>> - continue on same page
>>
>> That is the point. How?
 >
> \setupcolumnset [test-1] [balance=yes]
> \setupcolumnset [test-2] [balance=top]

Excelent! Thank you very much Hans. Now I understand the balance argument.
Vit

P.S. On the last page (7) text from the bottom of the first col 
continues on the top and it breaks the grid. But this feature I 
(hopefully) will not need.


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