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!+COLUMN+


!+COLUMN+ set the number of text columns _________________________________________
The text will henceforth be formatted into <n> columns.


!+COLUMN<n>+
1 _
2
3
4
5


<n>...the number of columns into which the text is formatted (one
to five)
NOTES _____
The manner in which multiple columns are formatted on a page is
determined by the <col> parameter of the !+JUST+ alter code.
In Multi-Column Mode, !+WIDTH+ is segmented into several
sections: a binding offset which is taken from alternate sides
of the page (see the !+OFFSET+ alter code), text columns, and
space(s) of equal size between columns. Each space is called a
"gutter."
The width of each column can be calculated using the following
formula:
(!+WIDTH+ - !+OFFSET+ - !+GUTTER+ *(n-1))/n
The following diagram shows how one or two columns would be
laid-out in relation to other alter codes (defaults shown):
<-------------------------!+width65+------------------------>
<--!+offset0+--><---------------!+column1+----------------->
<-!+column2+-><-!+gutter3+-><-!+column2+->
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WARNINGS ________
Multi-Column Mode has bugs _____________________________. It should only be used if the
following points are kept in mind:
If multi-column mode is to be used, some text in
single-column must precede _____________ mode (the default) ____________ the text to
multiple columns be formatted in ________________.
It is best to have a left-margin of zero (!+margin0+).
Footnotes should not be used if <n> is greater than two.
In !+column2+ mode, footnotes will be placed at the foot
of the column in which they appear. The footnote margins
will be within those of the column.
The column mode should not be changed on the last line
(or near the bottom) of the page.
The !-T- and !-U- edit codes may cause FULLPRINT to
format incorrectly in Multi-Column Mode.
EXAMPLES ________
The default values of !+WIDTH+, !+GUTTER+ and !+OFFSET+ (65, 3
and 0 respectively) in combination with !+COLUMN2+, would form
two 31 character columns.
(formatted text)
Text-processing computer provides entered into the
is the system by several advantages computer, one need
which document when an author never retype an
preparation is goes "online", the entire document;
assisted by biggest of which only errors have
machine. A is that once the to be corrected.
first draft is
(unformatted text)
!+column3+!+gutter6+
!-p-Text-processing is the system...corrected.!+column1+
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