# Re: [NTG-context] columns and \definemakeup

```On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Wolfgang Schuster
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Suno Ano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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```
```
Alternative solution:

\definelayout
[titlepage]
footer=0pt,
backspace=4cm,
width=12cm]

\definestartstop
[titlepage]
[before={\setuplayout[titlepage]},
after={\page[right]\setuplayout[reset]}]

\starttext

\starttitlepage

\startcolumns
\dorecurse{3}{\input knuth\par}
\stopcolumns

\stoptitlepage

\input knuth

\stoptext

Wolfgang
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