Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a Multicolumn Layout
To format your document so that it has more than one column, click the Page Layout tab,
click Columns (in the Page Setup group), and select a number of columns.
It’s a rare document that is formatted using a multicolumn layout throughout, however.
A more likely scenario is to have a heading or picture that spans the full page width, with
multiple columns below. Figure 8-3 shows an example.
This continuous section break
separates the one-column section
from the two-column section below
This section break causes the
chapter to begin on a new page
Figure 8-3 It’s easier to work with sections and columns when formatting symbols are displayed.
To set up a document like this, follow these steps:
1. If formatting symbols are not displayed, press Ctrl+* or click Show/Hide ¶ on the
2. Place the insertion point where you want the multicolumn layout to begin, and then
click Page Layout, Breaks, Continuous to insert a section break.
3. Place the insertion point where you want the multicolumn layout to end, and then
insert another section break.