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.

Working with columns

Displaying information in columns gives you more options for displaying different types of information on a page while remaining easy for viewers to read. Certain kinds of information are best displayed using columns. Newspapers, newsletters, flyers, reports, announcements, school projects, and other types of publications often use Word's column feature.

Below is an example of a newsletter using columns and a graphic:

Columns Example

Working with columns can be challenging, but with practice you'll have columns mastered in no time. An approach we'll first try will be to enter text into a single column and then convert it into multiple columns.