OpenOffice.org Writer: Use Columns in Your Document

Posted April 25, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Windows

If you are using Writer to create a newsletter or similar document, columns can be quite necessary for giving it a more professional look. Adding columns to your document is easily accomplished by doing the following:


Dividing a page into columns:
1. Go to the page of your document that you wish to divide into columns.

2. Click Format and select Columns.

3. Under Settings, select the appropriate column option by entering the number or clicking one of the column layout icons. By using the Width and Spacing controls, you can adjust your columns to meet your needs. To may need to uncheck the AutoWidth checkbox to adjust the width of some layouts. From the Separator line section, you can add a vertical line to separate your columns by using the Line dropdown.

4. Click OK.

To remove columns:
1. Go to the page of your document the you wish to remove columns.

2. Click Format and select Columns.

3. Input 1 into the Columns textbox or select the first column layout icon.

4. Click OK.

 

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