[xep-support] multi-column page

G. Ken Holman gkholman at CraneSoftwrights.com
Tue Jul 8 07:27:37 PDT 2003

At 2003-07-08 15:26 +0200, Jack Broeren wrote:
>I have a long list of names that is rendered in three columns.
>All goes well..., very nice. The last page however only had enough data
>left to fill the first column. Is it possible to distribute the remaining
>over three columns in a way that they are about the same size.

Yes, include an empty spanned block at the end of your flow.  The formatter 
will try to balance all of your columns on top of this empty block.  Modulo 
keeps, breaks, widows, orphans, etc.

You may actually already have an empty block at the end of your flow used 
for last page number citation ... if so, just add span="all" to that block.

I hope this helps.

......................... Ken

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