[NTG-context] split natural table over columns

Peter Rolf indiego at gmx.net
Tue Sep 26 23:14:50 CEST 2006

Hi Johan,

Johan Sandblom wrote:
> Hi
>> But I don't understand why you want to split a table over columns. You
>> can reach this effect by using offsets (or empty columns if you use
>> backgrounds or frames), beside from the (in my eyes) strange look. And
>> how will you guarantee that a complete table line is horizontally
>> aligned inside of columns (and pages)? Sounds like overkill to me ;)
> I don't understand how you mean with offsets or empty columns, do you
> have an example? I wanted the functionality for a very narrow table in
> a booklet where paper economy is a great concern. It does not matter
> if it is horizontally aligned, a hole at the end (though ugly) might
> still save an entire page for other useful information. Of course it
> is overkill, but since every strange request on this list usually
> leads to a pointer to functionality implemented several years back, I
> figured it couldn't hurt to ask ...
Sorry, I have missed that your test table has only one column (really
narrow). So offset and empty column are pretty useless. :)
I thought there were 9 table columns, that should be split over the
three page columns.

So all depends on the exact size of your table. Can you make a minimal

Greetings, Peter

> Johan
>> Peter
>>> For instance below I would like three cells in each column
>>> \starttext
>>> \startcolumns{3}
>>> \placetable{}{
>>> \bTABLE[split=repeat]
>>> \dorecurse{9}{\bTR\bTD ha \eTD\eTR}
>>> \eTABLE}
>>> \stopcolumns
>>> \stoptext
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