# [NTG-context] How do I create a table like this in ConTeXt?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 22 01:04:32 CET 2005

```Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On 19 Mar 2005, at 20:38, Willi Egger wrote:
>
>> secondly you might use \starttabulate ..\stoptabulate look at MAPS22
>> Voorjaar 1999, pp 153.
>
>
> I did look at that. I cannot see how that helps me recreating the
> example I posted, sorry.
>
> G
>
> PS. Is it me or is tabulating in ConTeXt a bit counterintuitive? For
> instance, take the exampl efrom MAPS:
>
> \starttabulate[|l|k2c|r|]
> \NC this and that \NC left and right \NC here and there \NC \NR
>
> Why 4(!) \NC's here? There are only 3 columns...

to keep it kind of code-compatible with the starttable mechanism where each
column is separated by NC or VL or .. ; just consider NC to be a column boundary
mark

Hans

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