Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Flowing Text into a Column Layout
Figure 6-14 You can easily change the width of a column by dragging the spacing bar on
the ruler.
You can also increase or decrease the amount of spacing between columns by dragging
the edge of the spacing bar to the right or left. For example, to extend the spacing into
the right column, drag the right edge of the spacing bar to the right. The size of the right
column is reduced by the same amount of space you added to the spacing bar. Note that if
the Equal Column Widths check box is selected in the Columns dialog box, all columns will
be resized when you click and drag one column edge.
Flowing Text into a Column Layout
Everything in Word should be as simple as putting text into a column layout. When you’re
turning a single-column document into a multiple-column document, Word does all the
work for you. You simply display the Columns dialog box, choose the number of columns
you want, specify any width and spacing settings, choose whether you want a line divider,
and click OK. Word then formats the document as you selected, whether you already have
a document full of text or an empty page.
If you’re entering text into columns as you go, no text will appear in the second column
until the first column has been filled. That is, if you intend to have only headings in the left
column and low your text into the right column of a two-column format, you’ll need to ill
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