Most folks do not use columns every day of the week, but when they have the need for them they are usually in the dark about how to go about using them and navigating within them. It’s like anything else – if you don’t use it, you lose it. Luckily, you will now have this handy newsletter that you can look up in the Archive any time you need the information.
Columns are a very handy feature when you need to create newspaper style columns for a newsletter, a flyer for a sale, a booklet, even bookmarks, among many other uses.
It is very easy to create columns in MS Word.
In Word 2007, you will find Columns in the Page Setup Group of the Page Layout tab. Once you click on it, you can select from one to four columns for your document, much like version 2003.
Once you have your columns, you may want to change the width of them to be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. To do this, make sure that you are in Print Layout view (which I personally think you should always be in).
Click the selection whose width you would like to change and drag the the horizontal ruler for that column until you have reached the width you like.
Should you end up with one column much, much shorter than the others, you may not like the unbalanced visual.
Just place your cursor at the end of the columns.
In version 2007, navigate to the Page Layout Tab and click on the Breaks icon and select Continuous Break.
If after completing your document you decide you really do not want columns at all, you can simply go back and just select one column.