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Setup the paragraphs of a side-by-side environment defined with \defineparagraphs. This command occurs in two forms. One to set options for the entire environment:


And one to set options for specific paragraphs (columns) in the environment:



% Source: ConText Manual ms-cb-en.pdf
\setuppapersize[A5] % narrower page --> better-sized picture for the wiki.

% Define a paragraph environment with 3 columns. 
% Insert a blank line just before and just after the paragraph. 

% The first column occupies 10% of the text's width and is rendered bold. 

% The second column occupies 40% of the text's width. 

% The third column uses default settings. It will occupy 
% the remaining 50% of the text's width.
% Set a paragraph with "mypar"

\startmypar % begin paragraph body with 1st column 
\mypar % switch to 2nd column
    Hasselt obtains its city charter from bishop Hendrik van Vianden. 
\mypar % switch to 3rd column
    Hendrik van Vianden was pressed by other towns not to agree 
    with the charter. It took Hasselt a long period of time to 
    convince the Bishop. After supporting the Bishop in a small 
    war against the Drents, the charter was released. 
\stopmypar % end paragraph body 

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