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\startcolumns[...,...=...,...] ... \stopcolumns
[...,...=...,...] see \setupcolumns


Start a columnation environment. You must specify how many columns you want using [n=2], unless you have already done so using \setupcolumns. A new column can be forced with \column. A columnation environment that does not fill up the remainder of the page will be balanced by default, rather than produce full columns next to empty ones.



% Indentation helps us see where one paragraph ends and the next begins
\setupindenting[yes, small]

\startcolumns[n=3, rule=on]
  \input weisman 

  \input weisman
% Start the Hawking quotation in a new column
  \input hawking

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According to this [1] mailing list thread the \startcolumns implementation has probably been updated in the form of \mixedcolumns.

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