[NTG-context] Split extreme tables across tables

Thangalin thangalin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 04:31:52 CEST 2019

The following document does not split across tables, which is a little

\startplacetable[title={Average Annual Temperatures}]
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.10\textwidth}] Year \stopxcell
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.14\textwidth}] Value \stopxcell
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.10\textwidth}] 1880 \stopxcell
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.14\textwidth}] 0.1146 \stopxcell
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.10\textwidth}] 2018 \stopxcell
\startxcell[align=middle,width={0.14\textwidth}] 1.014 \stopxcell

I'd have thought the default behaviour would be to split because the
alternative is for the table content to scroll into the footer and off
the page.

A fix is to use:

\startplacetable[title={Average Annual Temperatures}, location={split}]

However, when the document is generated using pandoc, injecting
location={split} is not feasible.

It would be convenient if there was a way to use setups to override
the location option for \startplacetable. Henri Menke provided a work


See: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/499453/2148

This does the job, but it doesn't feel like the ConTeXt way.

How would you use setups to enable page splitting on extreme tables?

Thank you!

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