Inserting Columns in MS Word

Sometimes it just looks nice to have columns of text on your page.  This Technology Tip is all about how to do it in Microsoft Word:

Type your text into Word.  For this example I'll be using the Bill of Rights from the US Constitution which I copied and pasted from the internet.
  1. Highlight the text:
    highlight text
  2. Go to "Format" on the menu bar and select "Columns"
    format menu columns
  1. In this example I'm going to select two columns.  Note that you can make changes to the blank space between the columns (the gutter) and the width of the columns.  Then click "OK"
    two columns
  2. Admire your new columns:   
    two columns



PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Try making some columns in Word sometime today.  If you need some text to use try copying and pasting the text from this website.

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  To learn more about setting up columns in Microsoft Word try searching the internet for:
Columns in Word
Setting up Columns
Formatting Text in Word