By default, every blank document you open in Word contains one column. The text begins at the left margin and runs right across your document to the right margin. If you are creating a newsletter or brochure, however, you may want to add multiple columns.
Some of the many benefits to using multiple columns are:
- Make your documents easier to read;
- Make documents look more professional; and
- Allow you to use your space more efficiently.
As you can see from the screenshot below, using columns can make your document look a lot more professional and more interesting.
Adding columns to your document is very easy in Word 2016. Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select the text you would like to format.
- Select the Layout tab, then click the Columns command. A drop-down menu will appear.
- Select the number of columns you would like to create.
The text will format into columns.
For more precise control over your column width and spacing, click More Columns.
In the resulting dialog box, you can adjust the width of your column, as well as the amount of space between columns. You can also decide if you want your columns to apply to your entire document or from the current point in your document forward.
After you have made your selections, click OK.
Next up, Headers and Footers!