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.

Inserting columns

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Columns and column breaks can improve your document's organization and increase its readability. They also allow you to utilize all of the available space on the page.

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To add columns to a document:

  1. Select the text you want to format.
  2. Click the Page Layout tab.
  3. Click the Columns command. A drop-down menu will appear.Adding columns in Microsoft Word 2010Adding columns
  4. Select the number of columns you want to insert. The text will then format into columns.

If you want to remove the columns, click the Columns command and select One for the number of columns.