# [NTG-context] Problems with left and right

Hans Hagen Outside pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Jul 24 08:26:45 CEST 2004

```Matt Gushee wrote:

>Hello--
>
>I have noticed a couple of cases where ConTeXt macros seem to have
>confused left and right sides:
>
> 1) I want to format some text in two columns, where the left column
>    is right-aligned and the right column is left-aligned. I found I
>
>      \defineparagraphs
>        [ingredient]
>        [n=2, before={\blank[small]},after={\blank[small]}]
>      \setupparagraphs
>        [ingredient] [1]
>        [width=.16\textwidth,align=left,style=bold]
>
>
nowadays, using \starttabulate[|pl|pr|] is the prefered way

forthermore, think of right as raggedright

> 2) In order to format format headers for a book so that the book title
>    appears on the left-hand page and the section title on the right, I
>
>      \setupheadertexts [] [section] [title] []
>
>    ... which, as I read the documentation, is in the opposite order to
>    what it should be.
>
>Is this a bug in ConTeXt, or have I misconfigured something?
>
>

Hans

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