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


  1. Open an existing Word document. If you want, you can use our practice document.
  2. Select the text you want to format into columns. If you're using the example, select the two bulleted lists in the New Online Resident Portal section.
  3. Format the selected text into two columns.
  4. Add a column break. If you're using the example, add a column break before Communicate with Lime Grove staff.