[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 


instead of \startcolumns?

There are examples in the manual on page 16

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

Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK

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