Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Choosing This Point Forward inserts a continuous section break into your document. So
the real solution to mixing column formats is to read about sections in Chapter 14 and then
divide your document into sections and apply the column formats accordingly.
Column Termination
You can stop the multicolumn format in one of several ways. For a newspaper column, the
newspaper can go under. For a Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian column, your civilization can collapse. For a
column of text, however, Word offers a number of tricks, none of which involves bankruptcy or
Giving up and going back to one column
The easiest way to undo a multicolumn document is to return it to a single column. It’s cinchy: From
the Columns button on the Page Layout tab, choose the item One. It restores your document to
single-column mode, which is how Word naturally creates documents.
When that doesn’t work, summon the Columns dialog box (refer to Figure 20-1 ) and choose One
from the list of presets. Ensure that Whole Document is chosen from the Apply To menu and then
click the OK button. The columns are gone.
In Word, you don’t “remove” column formatting as much as you choose the standard column
format, One.
Removing columns from a document doesn’t remove sections or section breaks. See
Chapter 14 for more information on deleting section breaks.
Ending multiple columns in the middle of a document
Say that you’re using multiple columns in a document when suddenly, and for good reason, you
decide to switch back to single-column format. Here’s how:
1. Place the insertion pointer wherever you want your columns to stop.
2. Summon the Columns dialog box.
Directions are offered earlier in this chapter.
3. In the Columns dialog box, choose One from the Presets area.
4. From the Apply To drop-down list, select This Point Forward.
5. Click OK.
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