# [NTG-context] columns in framedtext

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Feb 20 23:56:12 CET 2006

```Hans van der Meer wrote:
> placed within framed and at first did seem to do the trick.
> But the problem I then encountered -- and could not see how to
> correct that -- is balancing of the columns, both at normal
> linespacing and with fixed lineskip.
> The bottomline of the columns is not consistently comeing out straight.
> It is then also difficult to get the whitespace above and below at
> equal size.
> Is there a solution?
>
actually, pdftex now has a feature to manipulate lineheights/depths but i will start using that when i'm sure that this version of pdftex is widely spreak

you can try to add struts,

\startsimplecolumns
\begstrut some text ... and more \endstrut
\stopsimplecolumns

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