# [tex-eplain] adjusting the space between multiple columns

John Gabriele jmg3000 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 20:05:49 CET 2007

On 1/11/07, Oleg Katsitadze <olegkat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 11:40:51AM -0500, John Gabriele wrote:
> > \gutter = 30 mm
> >
> > but that doesn't seem to do anything.
>
> Set it _before_ \doublecolumns, otherwise it has no effect -- by the
> time you change it, \doublecolumns has already used the old value to
> compute column widths.

Whoops. Yup, works now.

> > \def\gutterbox{\vbox to \dimen0{\vfil\hbox{\hskip 10 mm}\vfil}}
> >
> > it seems to make the space between columns larger, but also makes a
> > dark black vertical line on the far right side that cuts off the
> > column on the right.
>
> The black line is the overfull box marker.  Your 10mm-wide gutter box
> does not fit in the default gutter of 2 picas.

Ah. I see.

Thanks for the help Oleg. :)


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