In the MWE the text overflows into the footerdistance and into the footer. Why is this happening and how can I avoid it? The documents are generated and very long.

The split at placetable seems to be the cause for the overflow. Is there a other way to split tables over multiple pages?

updated MWE:






   {}  {
      \startxcell text  \stopxcell
      \startxcell text \stopxcell

overflowing text into the footer, overflowing text into the footer

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    If you want more control over the layout use \definemeasure to set the values but don’t use topspace etc. to set the main values for the layout. The first big problem in your document is the missing brace for the first float, another is the split option because the float can’t be splitted. To create dummy lines you can use the \emptylines[<NUMBER>] command. – Wolfgang Schuster Nov 15 '18 at 19:06
  • The first brace is wrong. I must have overlooked it when creating the mwe. The split is necessary, otherwise the table cannot be split over multiple pages. I minified the mwe further. The split attribute seems to play a big role. – Christopher Bock Nov 16 '18 at 7:14
  • can you provide a complete MWE that compiles and produces the undesired result? – FLonLon Nov 16 '18 at 8:30
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    @FLonLon The MWE compiles flawlessly and shows the result. Please note that this is ConTeXt and not LaTeX. – TeXnician Nov 16 '18 at 13:07
  • @TeXnician oh- my bad! – FLonLon Nov 16 '18 at 15:20

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