# [NTG-context] fixed columns height

Jano Kula jano.kula at tiscali.cz
Mon Aug 30 15:27:15 CEST 2010

Hello,

looking for the multicolums of fixed height I've found the solution from
Wolfgang [1], which doesn't work with latest beta (mkiv):

\usemodule[streams]

\definestreamlayer[test][method=overlay]

\setupbackgrounds[page][background=test]

\starttext

\startstreamlayer[test]
\startcolumns
\input knuth
\stopcolumns
\stopstreamlayer

\setlayer[test][x=5cm,y=10cm]{\placestreamlayer[test]}

\stoptext

Here is the scenario: tree columns of fixed height should be placed at
the precise place (end of the page, so they can also float there).

It is necessary to measure their natural height, also, to check if all
the material fits in the the specified height or find some other way to
check if the material is lost or not.

Do you have any hints?

Thanks,

Jano