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

``` >| On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:40:59 +0200,
>| Wolfgang Schuster
>| who can be reached at: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>| (whose comments are cited below with " Wolfgang> "),
>| had this to say in article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>| in newsgroups gmane.comp.tex.context
>| concerning the subject of Re: columns and \definemakeup
>| (see <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> for more details)```
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Wolfgang> Alternative solution:

Wolfgang> \Definelayout
Wolfgang>   [titlepage]
Wolfgang>    footer=0pt,
Wolfgang>    backspace=4cm,
Wolfgang>    width=12cm]

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Thank you Wolfgang, it works! However, I tried but did not figure out
how to also change the fontsize from within the \definelayout block. Is
it possible?

I want to change the fontsize to 11pt. I know I could use
\switchtobodyfont but I would rather save myself some typing in the
future and put it in the \definelayout block -- or something else that
does not require me typing it over and over again if \definelayout is
the wrong way to go here altogether (/me is still a novice to ConTeXt).

Same as for the fontsize -- can I "demand" two columns from within the
\definelayout block instead of always putting \startcolumns[n=2]
respectively \stopcolumns in the actual source?

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