# [NTG-context] Solved! Itemize columns with MPgraphics: another vertical spacing puzzle

Gavin gavinpublic at comcast.net
Sat Jan 15 00:25:17 CET 2022

Thanks, Hans!

That works, and it makes sense. Playing with frames always pays, indeed.

-Gavin

> On Jan 14, 2022, at 3:18 PM, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
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> On 1/14/2022 8:10 PM, Gavin via ntg-context wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I solved this problem, but the solution is a bit mysterious to me. I was trying to solve another problem – removing the small space underneath the graphic in the framed box. I did this by adding boffset=-\strutdepth to the framed command. That not only got rid of the space inside the frame, it also removed the excess space between the rows in the itemize columns!
>> I don’t know why this fix solved both problems, but I’m happy with the result. Now I can use options for the choices – like packed and joinedup – with consistent results for any number of columns. I’ve put the fixed code and output below, for anyone who is interested.
>> Even when I’m a bit confused, I’m glad to be working with ConTeXt rather than any other system!
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> \define[1]\mycolordot{\def\mycolor{#1}\framed[location=top,offset=0pt,boffset=-\strutdepth,xframe=off]{\useMPgraphic{name}}}
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> % but ... you just don't want struts
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> \define[1]\mycolordot{\def\mycolor{#1}\framed[location=top,offset=0pt,strut=no,frame=off]{\useMPgraphic{name}}}
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> % and no offset but also no invisible frame
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> \define[1]\mycolordot{\def\mycolor{#1}\framed[location=top,offset=overlay,frame=off]{\useMPgraphic{name}}}
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> playing with framed for a while alway spays back
>
> Hans
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