Using columns in Word can improve readability. When using Word columns can break up text and make Word documents easier to read.
Sometimes the information you include in your document is best displayed in columns. Not only can columns help improve readability, but some types of documents—like newspaper articles, newsletters, and flyers—are often written in column format. Word also allows you to adjust your columns by adding column breaks.
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To remove column formatting, place the insertion point anywhere in the columns, then click the Columns command on the Page Layout tab. Select One from the drop-down menu that appears.
Your column choices aren't limited to the drop-down menu that appears. Select More Columns... at the bottom of the menu to access the Columns dialog box. Click the arrows next to the Number of columns: to adjust the number of columns.
If you want to adjust the spacing and alignment of columns, click, hold, and drag the indent markers on the Ruler until the columns appear the way you want.