I want to print some labels on label paper and therefore have to align pieces of text at very precise locations on the page. I'll have to measure the actual numbers again but it's something like 27 rows and 9 columns of labels, each being 2 cm wide and 1 cm high with about 2 mm distance between columns and no (0 mm) distance between rows.
Now my question is: How do I best do that in ConTeXt? My first idea was using a table mechanism but ideally I'd like to stay away from that and rather use something where I can just feed in the individual label contents and not worry about when a column is full and I have to go the next one.
I expect this would be possible with a combination of
startcolumns but I can't get the frames to go where I want them:
The three problems I have are:
- It seems to ignore my topspace, it still starts way too low
- There is vertical space between the framed's and I don't know how to get rid of it
- Instead of completely filling the first column before going to the second, it seems to try and balance them out across all column. I'd rather have that done differently.
Can someone give me some pointers on how to fix those? Or is there another mechanism that's exactly made for this kind of problem that I'm overlooking?