[NTG-context] Textblock does not match the layout parameters

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Nov 18 00:23:55 CET 2005

Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Willi Egger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> While developping a page-layout for a book I cam across the following 
>> strange behaviour:
>> The textblock in the attached example is larger than the paramters in 
>> the layout section would indicate. The pagenumber in the footer 
>> however respects the layout-parameters. Showframe does print the 
>> correct layout as given in de layout section.
>> To me it looks like a calculation error. Hans could you please 
>> comment on this?
> It looks like the 'textwidth' key functions as an override switch.
> If you use the 'width' key, all of the measurements are consistent
> with eachother, and, otoh it gets even sillier if you use textwidth
> but set it to, e.g., 200mmm.
> Whether this is by design or an error is unknown to me. :-)

it's by design (but you're free to doubt the design quality): textwidth 
is for special purposes (i needed it when i had to center a one column 
text on a special page layout)


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