Learn How to Insert Columns in Word 2007

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Like previous versions of Microsoft Word, Word 2007 lets you divide your document into columns. This can enhance the formatting of your document. It is particularly useful if you’re creating a newsletter or similarly formatted document.

To insert a column in your Word document, follow these steps:

  1. Position your cursor where you would like to insert the column.
  2. Open the Page Layout ribbon.
  3. In the Page Setup section, click Columns.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select the number of columns you’d like to insert.

Word will automatically insert the columns in your document.

Additionally, you may decide that you’d like to make one column shorter than the other. This can be done easily by inserting a column break. To insert a column break, follow these steps:

  1. Position your cursor where you would like to insert the column break.
  2. Open the Page Layout ribbon.
  3. In the Page Setup section, click Breaks.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select column.

Any text typed will begin in the next column. If there is already text following the cursor, it will be moved to the next column You may not want the entire page to contain columns. In that case, you can simply insert a continuous break in your document. You can insert one before and one after the section that contains columns. This can add a dramatic effect to your document. To insert a continuous break, follow these steps:

  1. Position your cursor where you would like to insert the first break
  2. Open the Page Layout ribbon.
  3. In the Page Setup section, click Breaks.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select continuous.

You can apply separate page setup formatting to different sections as you desire.