# Re: [NTG-context] index with more than one column?

`The real question is why do you get an index without two columns.`
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\starttext

\dorecurse{26}{\convertnumber{a}{#1}\expanded{\index{\convertnumber{a}{#1}}}}

\placeregister[index]%[n=3]

\stoptext

Hans van der Meer schrieb am 26.08.18 um 17:37:
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```How do I produce an index with more than one column?

This produces one column only:
\startchapter[title=\mytitle{Register}]
\startcolumns[n=2]
\placeregister[index]
\stopcolumns

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Nor did \placeregister[index][n=2] or \placeindex[n=2], with or without the columns envirenment, produce the result wanted. The \startsimplecolumns[n=2] environment did produce two columns, but then played havoc with the textheight.
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dr. Hans van der Meer

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