- In print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.), click at the end of the columns you want to balance.
- On the Insert menu, click Break.
- Click Continuous.
Microsoft Word inserts a continuous section break (section break: A mark you insert to show the end of a section. A section break stores the section formatting elements, such as the margins, page orientation, headers and footers, and sequence of page numbers.), which balances the text equally among the columns.