[NTG-context] column-spanning floats

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jul 31 14:06:43 CEST 2018



> On 31 Jul 2018, at 13:57, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> It used to be that in an example like the one attached where you were using
> \startcolumns and used an \externalfigure that was wider than the column width, 
> the figure would automatically be moved to the top of _both_ columns on the 
> next page. 
> 
> That was a bit tricky sometimes, but worked fine. However, when I run with 
> the current mkiv beta, the figure is simply overlapping the next column, and 
> it does not auto-migrate. 
> 
> Also \startpostponing does not work here because it will indeed move to the
> next page, but still only occupies the left column, thus overlapping any
> text in the second column.
> 
> Is that functionality gone, or do I need to do something special?
> 
> Best wishes,
> Taco
> 
> PS On top of that, the column balancing creates bad inter-paragraph spacing in 
> the left column. No idea where that comes from! :(


Also, I just tried \definecolumnset, but a) the balance=yes key does not 
work, and b) I still get awful inter-par spacing on the left column, except
with \setuplayout[grid=yes] (but that should not be needed to just get
a reasonable placing, I think).

Taco







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