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I have some tables like this:

    \NC Title 1 \NC Title 2 \NC\NR
    \NC This is a sentence. \NC This is another sentence. \NC\NR

Sometimes, the sentences are too long, so then the table width becomes very wide.

  • How can I make certain that the width of the table never exceeds the width of the available text width?
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Use p columns, rather than l columns. – Aditya Jun 17 '12 at 7:40
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The column types of ConTeXt and LaTeX are equal. The column type l doesn't allow any breaks and so the table runs out to the margin. To allow line breaks you can use the column type p, i.e.


By default, a certain width is used for p columns, but the column width can be specified by writing a length in parenthesis after p, e.g. p(4cm). See http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/starttabulate for more information about column types.

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