# Re: [NTG-context] Distance between two Columns

```On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:43:48 +0000
Ursula Hermann <ursula.herm...@univie.ac.at> wrote:```
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> I have the following example. I would like to have two columns that
> are in the distance small.

I'm not sure if I understand you correctly. You want to change the
distance between the columns? That can be done with:

\setupcolumns
[distance=2cm]

> So I have tried:
>
> \setuppapersize[A5]
> \startcolumns
> \defineframed
>    [tightframed][width=5cm,width.1\textwidth,align=right]

1. Usually you don't define stuff in the main text. That's what the
setup area (before \starttext) if for.
2. width is specified twice
3. width.1\textwidth is not valid, an = sign is missing

> \tightframed{Small}
> \column
> \tightframed{A really really long line that is split at 5cm}

\stopcolumns is missing.

Furthermore, \start/stoptext is missing. That results in the
monospaced font. I'd write your example as follows:

\setuppapersize
[A5]

\defineframed
[tightframed]
[width=5cm,
%% width=.1\textwidth,
align=right]

\setupcolumns
[distance=.5cm]

\starttext

\startcolumns
\tightframed{Small}
\column
\tightframed{A really really long line that is split at 5cm}
\stopcolumns

\stoptext

Marco
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