# [NTG-context] TwoColumns in two different languages, with alternate text on even and odd page.

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Nov 23 22:58:37 CET 2016

```On 11/23/2016 10:31 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
> On 11/22/2016 08:14 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> [...]
>> Below is an example that should work with the latest beta. I introduced
>> two new keys 'spacebefore' and 'spaceinbetween' for notes. These are
>> needed when we have multiple note categories. In mixed columns this is
>> supported. In single column mode only with luatex experimental (so
>> patience is needed, but no one asked for this feature anyway).
>
> Hans,
>
> I reported an issue about the distance in the before option from
> \setupnote not being honoured when using paragraphed notes (many times,
> being the last one
> https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2014/077280.html).
>
> In the attached PDF file, pages 1, 4 and 5 (maybe page 2 should be
> included in that series) don’t respect
> \setupnote[critical][before={\blank[big]}].
>
> So my question is: would the key "spacebefore" fix this issue?

you could try it ... with paragraph notes you'd better then use a bit
larger spacebefore because rendering them is kind of fuzzy (i.e. the
paragraph can only be rendered after the page is split so there is some
guess work involved (which can result in the blank space begin used as
overflow)

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