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

Willi Egger w.egger at boede.nl
Fri Nov 18 21:50:03 CET 2005

Hi Hasn en Taco,

sorry, that I caused this noise, stupid me used the wrong parameter! - 
As usual Context works to expectation.


Hans Hagen wrote:

> 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)
> Hans
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