[NTG-context] column-spanning floats

Dr. Thomas Möbius moebius at medinfo.uni-kiel.de
Wed Aug 1 13:12:38 CEST 2018


On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:06:43 +0200
Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> > 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

I would also love to see a solution to this. I also tried to play with
the \definecolumnset instead of the \startcolumns but when there are is
a lot of inline math, \definecolumnset produces just horrible inter-par
spacing.

Thomas


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