It is not unheard of to have a document that mixes different column layouts on a single page. For our purposes, we will assume you have a six-page document, and you want to format the center part of page two as three columns. You want the rest of the document to remain a single column. Overcoming this formatting challenge is easy when you use the tools available on the ribbon.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select the text that will appear in your columns.
- Select the Page Layout tab of your Ribbon.
- In the Page Setup group, click the Columns drop-down list.
- Pick the number of columns you would like to use for your selected text.
That’s it! Word will do the rest and format the selected text into the number of columns you specified. It does this by automatically placing continuous section breaks both before and after the text you selected in step 1 above and then formatting the text into the number of columns you selected in step 4. above.
While you can do the above steps yourself, manually, it is much easier to let Word to do it for you!