[texhax] eplain multicolumn

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun May 20 10:23:34 CEST 2018

David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:

> Text is flowing from one column to another with no forced page breaks
> so you would not normally expect to be able to change the text width.
> Linebreaking happens before page/column breaking so a paragraph is
> broken in to lines before it is known which column (or columns) those
> lines will fall on, so the column width needs to be fixed in advance.
> Of course it's always possible to define something. Notably if the
> column breaks are always at a specific command, that command could be
> defined to  split a column and change the text width before starting
> the next, but that would basically be  a completely different
> implementation of "columns".
> This answer applies really to any format, you would see the same in
> latex multicolumns

Thanks, David...  I was speaking though of different column lengths, not


> On 20 May 2018 at 08:59, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I'm trying to make a presentation in (e)plain TeX language and the eplain
>> \...columns command.  How could I ever have, say, 4 columns, but with
>> different
>> given lengths...?  A different one for each of the four...?  E.g., say, the
>> first column 5 inches, the second and third 4 inches and the fourth 3
>> inches...?

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