How To Make Columns In Microsoft Word

Give your word document a newsletter look by making columns in Microsoft Word. Regardless of which version you are currently using, the following steps will show you how to make columns in Microsoft Word.

To make columns in Microsoft Word, you will need:

  • Microsoft Word
  1. Open a word document. The first step is to open your word document if you have one available. Or else, just create one. Go to the "View" menu, then select the "Print Layout" option. Your document must be in the "Print Layout View" before making columns.
  2. Go to the "Format" menu. The second step is to click on the "Format" menu. Select the "Columns" option. When you see the "Columns' dialog box, select your desire column settings. Let's say you want three columns. Click on "Three" on the "Presets" options. If you want lines between columns, check the "Line between" box. You can have "Equal Column Width" by checking its box, or feel free to adjust each column's spacing and width as well. You also can apply the column format to the entire document or to the selected sections. Click "OK" when you are finished.
  3. Save your document. The last step is to to save your document. If it is a new document, name your document and select "Save As". You want to make sure that your column settings are in effect.

Your word document will look like a newsletter with these steps on making columns in Microsoft Word. Remember that you can do this with any version of Microsoft Word.



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