[NTG-context] How to stop columns from splitting up items in a list?

Bruce Horrocks ntg at scorecrow.com
Sun Jan 30 00:40:40 CET 2022



> On 29 Jan 2022, at 14:45, Joel via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> 
> I am writing a workbook that contains a materials list in front of some craft activities.
> 
> I found that simply displaying a bulleted list can take up lots of space on the page, so instead put the list in three columns. The problem is, if there is an item with a somewhat long description, it can be split across columns. See the example below:
> 
> \starttext
>     \startcolumns[n=3]%
>         \startitemize[1]%
>              \item pizza cutter
>              \item a word processor (or notebook paper)
>          \stopitemize%
>      \stopcolumns%
> \stoptext
> 
> In the example, it split the second item across the columns.
> 
> How can I create columns that don't allow the item to split across them?
> 

Have you tried 

\startitemize[columns,three]

instead of \startcolumns?

There are examples in the manual on page 16
<http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/ma-cb-en.pdf>

The spacing can be adjusted as well if the default is too big.

—
Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK



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