[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]

There are examples in the manual on page 16