Thank you Aditya!

Your hint to using the narrower environment lead me to \startnarrower \stopnarrower on the wiki which was exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks again

Best Wishes
Keith McKay

On 02/09/2014 17:22, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
If you just want to reduce the width of paragraphs, use the narrower environment. If you also want frames or background colors that break across page, use the background environment. If you want floats and parshape to also work, use the textbackground environment.

Aditya

On Tue, 2 Sep 2014, Keith McKay wrote:

Colleagues

I've been struggling today with trying to change paragraph width of selected paragraphs within the body text of a novel I'm typesetting. I thought that the way to do this would be by framing the text that I would like to reduce the paragraph width off. However the framed text doesn't seem to honour page breaks and just seems to disappear off the page bottom. Also the framed text starts on a new page which I do not want to happen.

Any suggestions on how I may go about solving this problem?

Best Wishes
Keith McKay

Here is an example tex file which shows these effects:
\definepapersize[book][width=5.06in,height=7.81in]

\setuppapersize [book][]

\setuplayout [width=middle,backspace=12.5mm,cutspace=12.5mm,height=middle,topspace=12.7mm,bottomspace=12.7mm]

\starttext

\dorecurse{2}{\input ward \blank}

\midaligned

\framed[frame=off,width=5cm,align={width,nothyphenated,verytolerant,stretch},before=\blank]{\dorecurse{4}{\input ward \blank}}

\dorecurse{2}{\input ward \blank}

\stoptext


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