[NTG-context] mix two-column and single-column footnotes

Mohammad Hossein Bateni bateni at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 03:38:36 CET 2019


Hi,

Is it possible to mix two-column and single-column footnotes?

Here's my use case.  I have two types of footnotes:
1) short one- or two-word terms
2) long descriptions and notes

On some pages there are a lot of "short" footnotes which take up a lot of
space at the bottom of the page.  I'd like to typeset them in 2 or 3
columns.  But then the "long" footnotes had better stay in one column.

See below for desired input and output.

Thanks,
~MHB

Sample input:

\definenote[shortfootnote][...,n=3]
\definenote[longfootnote][...,n=1]
\definenotation[shortfootnote][...]
\definenotation[longfootnote][...]
\starttext
\shortfootnote{short}\shortfootnote{short}\shortfootnote{short}
\longfootnote{This is a long footnote which spans the entire width of the
page.}
\shortfootnote{short}\shortfootnote{short}
\longfootnote{Another "long" footnote.}
\longfootnote{Note that footnotes 5, 6 used only two out of three available
columns.}
\stoptext


Desired output:

__________
1 short          2 short       3 short
4 This is a long footnote which spans
the entire width of the page.
5 short          6 short
7 Another "long" footnote.
8 Note that footnotes 5, 6 used only
two out of three available columns.
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