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Word 2007: Use Columns in Your Document

If you are using Word to create a newsletter or similar document, columns can be quite necessary for giving it a more professional look. Word makes dividing a page into columns very simple and easy to use.


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

2. Go to the Ribbon and select the Page Layout tab.

3. In the Page Setup section, click Columns.

4. Select the appropriate column option.

5. If you don’t see the option you desire or if you want to modify column widths and spacing, select More Columns. Here you can change the number of columns to a value between 1 and 11. You can also change the width and spacing to be equal widths or customize the width and spacing of each column. By checking the Line between checkbox, you can insert a vertical line to add further separation to your columns. The Apply to dropdown allows you to apply your changes to the current section, this point forward, or the entire document. When you have made all of your customizations, click OK.

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

2. Go to the Ribbon and select the Page Layout tab.

3. In the Page Setup section, click Columns.

4. Select One.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
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