# [NTG-context] columns and \definemakeup

Tue Apr 29 13:32:30 CEST 2008

```On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Suno Ano <suno.ano at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks!
>
> I am in the curse of setting up the environment plus a project structure
> for a book. My problem is with a few pages like for example colofon
> where I used
>
> ,----[ content from comp_colophon.tex ]
> | \startcomponent comp_colophon
> | \product prod_back_matter
> | \project proj_a_book
> |
> | \startstandardmakeup[doublesided=no, page=right]
> |
> | \startalignment[flushleft]
> |   \ssd Colophon\par
> |   \blank[1mm]
> |   \ssa \title\par
> | \stopalignment
> |
> | \hairline
> |
> | \stopstandardmakeup
> |
> | % -------
> |
> | \startstandardmakeup[doublesided=no, page=left]
> | \stopstandardmakeup
> |
> |
> | \stopcomponent
> `----
>
> Now I want the text to be in columns -- two that is ... However, I tried
> with
>
> ,----
> | \startcolumns[n=2]
> |  <my text goes here>
> | \stopcolumns
> `----
>
> and
>
> ,----
> | \definecolumnset[example][n=2]
> |
> | \starttext
> | \startcolumnset[example]
> | \dorecurse{15}{\fakewords{100}{200}\par}
> | \stopcolumnset
> | \stoptext
> `----
>
> but I just get one column in both cases. Can anyone tell me how I would
> for example use \definemakeup in order to get exactly what
> \startstandardmakeup and \stopstandardmakeup provides me with PLUS the
> text gets typeset into two columns? Maybe if it is not possible with
> \definemakeup what else could I do? Tia!

Try this:

\starttext
\startstandardmakeup
\startsimplecolumns
\dorecurse{3}{\input knuth\par}
\stopsimplecolumns
\stopstandardmakeup
\stoptext

Wolfgang
```