# [NTG-context] textrules

Peter Rolf indiego at gmx.net
Thu Oct 19 17:04:43 CEST 2006

Hi Thomas,

Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I want two paragraphs separated by a rule which has the same distance to
> the preceding and the following line (yes, I know that this is fuzzy,
> it's just the optical impression that counts). I can't get my head
> around the \setuptextrules command, which should allow to do this. I
> tried this:
>
>
> \def\smallblank{\blank[line]}
> \def\bigblank{\blank[2*line]}
>
> \setuptextrules[inbetween=\bigblank,
> before=\bigblank
> ]
>
> but I realize that the before, after, and inbetween keywords either
> don't do what I want or plain do nothing. Could somebody explain what
> their expected behavior is (and if I should use a different approach
> than textrule?).
>

\showskips

to your source (better a small one). I just tested a bit (between my
current mp examples) and 'inbetween={\blank[2*big]}' and
the meaning of 'before' ;)

Greetings, Peter

> Thanks
>
> Thomas
>
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