Working with Columns

Using columns in Word can improve readability. When using Word columns can break up text and make Word documents easier to read.

Revising column structure

You can change column width, the number of columns, and the white space between columns.

To add or delete columns:

  • Choose FormatactionColumns.
  • Select the desired number of columns, then click OK.

    Format columns dialog box.

  • Click in the columns section of your document and click the Columns button.
  • Drag to select the desired number of columns.

To change the amount of white space between columns:

  • Drag the left or right margin markers on the ruler.

To change column width and/or move columns left or right:

  • Drag the move columns marker on the ruler.

To move text into the next column:

  • Move the insertion point in front of the text you want to move.
  • Choose FormatactionColumns. The Columns dialog box opens.
  • Choose From this point forward in the Apply to: control.
  • Click the Start New Column check box to move the text to the next column.