Create newsletter columns

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Add columns to part of a document

  1. Select the text you want formatted in columns, or place your cursor where you want columns to begin.
  2. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns.
  3. Click More Columns.
  4. Click the number of columns that you want.
  5. In the Apply to list, click Selected text or This point forward.

 Notes 

  • To add a vertical line between the columns, click Columns again, click More Columns, and then select the Line between check box. You can also adjust the column width and spacing.
  • To change the layout again further on in your document, select text or click where you want to change the layout, and then follow the same steps. For example, you can change from one column to a two-column layout, and then you can change back to the single-column layout on a later page.

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Format a document with columns

You can follow these steps before you enter text in a blank document.

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns.
  2. Click the layout that you want.

Your document is now formatted in columns.

 Note   To add a vertical line between the columns, click Columns again, click More Columns, and then select the Line between check box. You can also adjust the column width and spacing.

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Start with a template

The fastest way to format your file is to start with a template that already has the layout you want. Replace the template's placeholder text with your own text, and you are done.

The Microsoft Office.com Templates Web site offers a number of designs. Just search for newsletter columns.

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Stop using columns

You won’t find an undo command to return your document to a single-column format, but you can undo a multiple-column format by following these steps.

  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns, and then click One to return to one-column format.

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Applies to:
Word 2010