# [NTG-context] columnset and placefigure

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Aug 19 23:51:59 CEST 2016

```On 8/19/2016 7:38 PM, Henri Menke wrote:
> Bump
>
> On 07/20/2016 11:24 AM, Henri Menke wrote:
>> Dear list,
>>
>> I'm using columnsets to typeset stuff for a conference poster.  I can't
>> use paragraphs or columns, because these do not allow to set frames or
>> backgrounds.  Currently I do not use the column-spanning features, but I
>> might in the future.
>>
>> The thing is, when I place a figure using `\placefigure` and the column
>> distance is too large (i.e. the columns too narrow), the figure is not
>> placed on spot but flushed to the next page.  I'm unsure what the exact
>> value for this threshold is and based on which criteria the figure is
>> flushed.  While this is not a problem in a normal document, it is for
>> sure for a poster (I have not seen any multi-page posters yet).
>>
>> Please find below an example to illustrate my problem (with version
>> 2016.05.17 19:20 from TL2016).
>>
>> Cheers, Henri
>>
>> ---
>>
>> \definecolumnset[threecolumn][n=3]
>> \startmode[bug]
>>   \setupcolumnset[threecolumn][each][distance=3cm,frame=on]
>> \stopmode
>> \startnotmode[bug]
>>   \setupcolumnset[threecolumn][each][distance=2.999cm,frame=on]
>> \stopnotmode
>> \setupcolumnset[threecolumn][1][distance=0pt]
>>
>> \starttext
>>
>> \startcolumnset[threecolumn]
>>   \placefigure[force,here]{}{\externalfigure[cow][width=\textwidth]}
>> \column
>> \stopcolumnset
>>
>> \stoptext

best do your experiments with the new column sets (put this on top of

\input page-cst.mkiv

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