Re: New Word Document In Columns

Steve Griffiths

Hi Mike,

I've got Word 2013, and the way I would do this is to go to the Page Layout tab on the ribbon and choose Columns. I don't use the virtual ribbons, so the keystrokes for this are Alt, P, J.

That gives me a menu from which I can choose the number of columns.

Be aware that if you read back a document with columns in Page Layout view and you move by line, you'll only get the first column. Options are to read by paragraph of put the document into Draft view, and then you'll get it all.


Steve Griffiths
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Sent: 05 October 2015 05:50
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Subject: New Word Document In Columns

Hi All,

An acquaintance is trying to do the following running Windows 7, J16, & Word

I would like to set a blank document page up to be written in columns. I want to just be able to start typing at the top, have the information confined to the first column, and when I hit the bottom of that column, have the cursor automatically jump to the top of the second column and continue as though I hadn't ever finished the page. Does that make sense?

Does anyone have steps on how the above can be performed? All help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

Take care.
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