# [NTG-context] Splitting a page in given ratios

Mon Apr 5 09:32:57 CEST 2010

```Am 05.04.10 01:10, schrieb Matthias Weber:
> Dear all,
>
> this is probably even easy in plain TeX, but as I have never learned
> it properly,
>
>
> I would like to have a way to split a part of a page into two columns
> of different width, so something like
>
> \startsplitpage[columns=2,spacing=fill]
>
> \startcolumn[1][width=.6 \textwidth]
>
> \input{tufte}
> \stopcolumn[1]
>
> \startcolumn[2][width=.3 \textwidth]
> \placefigure[theBeerBottle]
> \stopcolumn[2]
>
> \stopsplitpage
>
> so that the individual columns are treated (if possible) as separate
> pages with all features (like \framed etc) adapted to the
> page width of the smaller sub-pages.
>
> This could replace (for me) the somehow (for me) disfunctional
> figuretext construct.
>
> Is there a way to do this?
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Columns#Paragraphs