# Re: [NTG-context] outer floats on doublesided pages

```Maybe what I did helps: see "Figures III" on
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Biochemistry_textbook.  Although I used
mkII at the time.```
```
Cheers, Jörg

R. Ermers writes:

> Hi Marco,
>
> Thank you very much indeed for your reply. This topic apparently does not
> interest many people.
>
> In your suggestion the figures are put in the outer margin in a vertical row
> below one another close to the top of the page, and not near the position in
> the text.
>
> I want them positioned close to the place in the text which should flow
> around them. I have seen examples of this made by Context. This can be
> obtained by specifying default=left, or default=right, only I need the
> figures to protrude into the (outer) margin. This for some reason does not
> work under mkiv.
>
> I still have some time, but my deadline is approaching.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Robert
>
>
> Op 10 sep. 2013, om 09:59 heeft Marco Patzer het volgende geschreven:
>
>> On 2013–09–10 R. Ermers wrote:
>>
>>> I have problems with the placement of floats. I need them to be
>>> placed in the outer edge of the text, but Context puts them in the
>>> middle of the page. The outer, inner, outeredge, inneredge,
>>> commands do not work. Right and left do work.
>>
>> You probably confused edge and margin. By default the edge has zero
>> width and has to be enabled using \setuplayout.
>>
>>> Preferably the criterium option should also work
>>
>> \setupexternalfigures
>>  [location=default]
>>
>> \setuppagenumbering
>>  [alternative=doublesided]
>>
>> \definefloat
>>  [marginfigure]
>>  [marginfigures]
>>  [figure]
>>
>> \setupfloat
>>  [marginfigure]
>>  [default=margin,
>>   criterium=\marginwidth]
>>
>> \setupcaption
>>  [marginfigure]
>>  [number=no]
>>
>> \showframe
>> \starttext
>>  \dorecurse{9}{%%
>>    \input knuth
>>    \startplacemarginfigure
>>      \externalfigure [cow] [width=\recurselevel cm]
>>    \stopplacemarginfigure}
>> \stoptext
>>
>> Marco
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