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Re: Columns in a text page

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  • Subject: [mg33269] Re: Columns in a text page
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 03:14:36 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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you can't.  A GridBox[] will not move the text to the second
text cell, when the text in the first cell is longer than 
the page. The coulumns can't balanced for the same reason.

Since a notebook is a dynamic document it knows nothing
about page sizes until it get printed.


chris wrote:
> Hi
> I would like to arrange a text story  in a notebook page in 2 columns
> per page.
> This means that from the  bottom of a printed page the text continues
> at the top of the same page, taking the right half of the page.
> In Mathematica the cells take the whole breadth of a page,  so the
> page is partitioned horizontally  in stripes over  the whole width,
> making flowing text a challenge.
> How can it be done? By using gridboxes?
> I looked to Publicon but did not see an example.
> Then I would like  to  cut up a page  into  4 pieces and arrange these
> pieces to make 4  A6  index cards  on a A4 printed page.
> Merkat

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