[NTG-context] split natural table over columns

Peter Rolf indiego at gmx.net
Wed Sep 27 11:14:25 CEST 2006


Johan Sandblom wrote:
> What is missing from the example that started the thread?
>
Nothing, but I think it would be a waste of time. Instead of a one
column table (of this size) I would use
\startitemize[n,columns,three] or simply change the orientation of the
table and use column spanning (columns.pdf).
In my eyes a one column table is the wrong approach to present such content.

Peter

> Johan
> 
> 2006/9/26, Peter Rolf <indiego at gmx.net>:
>> Hi Johan,
>>
>> Johan Sandblom wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> >> But I don't understand why you want to split a table over columns. You
>> >> can reach this effect by using offsets (or empty columns if you use
>> >> backgrounds or frames), beside from the (in my eyes) strange look. And
>> >> how will you guarantee that a complete table line is horizontally
>> >> aligned inside of columns (and pages)? Sounds like overkill to me ;)
>> >
>> > I don't understand how you mean with offsets or empty columns, do you
>> > have an example? I wanted the functionality for a very narrow table in
>> > a booklet where paper economy is a great concern. It does not matter
>> > if it is horizontally aligned, a hole at the end (though ugly) might
>> > still save an entire page for other useful information. Of course it
>> > is overkill, but since every strange request on this list usually
>> > leads to a pointer to functionality implemented several years back, I
>> > figured it couldn't hurt to ask ...
>> >
>> Sorry, I have missed that your test table has only one column (really
>> narrow). So offset and empty column are pretty useless. :)
>> I thought there were 9 table columns, that should be split over the
>> three page columns.
>>
>> So all depends on the exact size of your table. Can you make a minimal
>> example?
>>
>> Greetings, Peter
>>
>> > Johan
>> >
>> >> Peter
>> >>
>> >>> For instance below I would like three cells in each column
>> >>>
>> >>> \starttext
>> >>> \startcolumns{3}
>> >>> \placetable{}{
>> >>> \bTABLE[split=repeat]
>> >>> \dorecurse{9}{\bTR\bTD ha \eTD\eTR}
>> >>> \eTABLE}
>> >>> \stopcolumns
>> >>> \stoptext
>> >>>
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