Word > Word 2007 Intermediate > Page Formatting

Use Columns

Use columns to arrange text on a page into a newsletter or magazine layout. Word will allow you to format your document into two or more columns.

Format the Page into Columns

Column formatting applies itself to the whole document. If you want to format only a section of your document into columns, be sure to select the required paragraphs first.

  1. Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Columns button in the Page Setup group
  3. Insert columns in Word 2007

  4. Select the column layout you want to use
  5. Or

    Click the More Columns option for further formatting options

    Format the columns in a Word document

    Number of columns: Enter the number of columns you want to use

    Line between: Insert a line down the page between the columns

    Width and spacing: Modify the width of the columns and adjust the spacing between them

    Apply to: Apply the column formatting to the whole document or to a section

Insert a Column Break

Use column breaks to move content onto the next column. This can be useful to create space for quotation boxes and pictures.

  1. Click in the document by the text you want to move onto the next column
  2. Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Breaks button
  4. Insert a column break

  5. Select Column from the list
  6. The column break is inserted and the text moved to the next column

    Column break visible in a document

    Column breaks can also be inserted by using the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keyboard shortcut

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