[NTG-context] changing number of columns

Willi Egger w.egger at boede.nl
Tue Jul 5 16:13:14 CEST 2011

As Hraban mentions it might be best to place the two tables with \placefigure + startcombination .. \stopcombination.

If you want to stick to the columnsets and this is for this single page only, then you could place the spanning text in a \framedtext.  The placefigure command must be place right after the \startcolumnset command. This you could place with \placefigure like this:

{Zwar werden ...}}}

With the offset you can move the text-box to the position you want it. 

On 1 Jul 2011, at 19:46, Bernd Kosubek wrote:

> Am Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:32:52 +0200
> schrieb Henning Hraban Ramm <hraban at fiee.net>:
>> Am 2011-07-01 um 18:00 schrieb Bernd Kosubek:
>>>>> is it possible to change the number of columns on the same page?
>>>> Please read http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Columns
>>> Thanks for your quickly answer.
>>> I have read it, but there is no answer of my question.
>>> I know, that I can use "columns" instead of "columnset".
>>> It is not in my interest to find other solutions for this Problem,
>>> rather I wish to know: is it possible to use different numbers of
>>> columns on the same page if I use columnset!
>> It's not that easy.
>> Please carefully read the columns manual, linked from the above page.
>> If you want to change between e.g. 2 and 3 columns, you can either  
>> define a columnset with 6 layout columns and put your text in spans
>> of 3 or 2 of those layout columns or define two different columnsets
>> like in the examples in chapter "Spanning and More".
>> Principally you should be able to use the old columns mechanism and  
>> change the number of columns in-page, but I don't know if you can
>> make it work reliably.
>> Greetlings from Lake Constance!
>> Hraban
> Tis is a possibility, but if the following text [in my example b)] is a
> huge paragraph, it is not realizeable.
> I give a sample for the problem on my neglected page
> "http://www.bk-tex.de/csetquest.html" [= (c)olum(set)-(quest)ion]
> The text on the second page (see the pdf-file) should be placed in a
> short distance to the table.
> I know that this is not the best method to handle this job but it
> shows good what I mean.
> Greetlings from Leipzig (Lipsia)
> Bernd
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