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This article explains how to create side-by-side paragraphs. You can use the side-by-side paragraph feature to create multiple columns of uneven widths and lengths, place text beside graphics, or overlay text and graphics.
In Word 98 Macintosh Edition, side-by-side paragraphs are different from newspaper, or snaking, columns. When you use newspaper columns (snaking columns), the text fills one column and continues at the top of the next column (see method 2 below if this is your intention). When you are using side-by-side paragraphs, paragraphs are matched side-by-side to show relationships. You specify which paragraphs belong beside each other by applying the appropriate indents and side-by-side formatting to each set of paragraphs.
The following is an example of side-by-side paragraphs:
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Method 1: Use Word TablesUse tables in Word to create side-by-side paragraphs as follows:
side-by-side columns, tablesand then click Show Topics. Select the topic you want, and click Go To. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
Method 2: Use Linked Text BoxesUse linked text boxes to flow text in parallel, or side-by-side paragraphs from page to page. By using linked text boxes, you can have text from column 1 flow to column 1 on the next page. The text beside it in column 2 can flow to column 2 on the next page, parallel to column 1.
To use linked text boxes to create side-by-side columns, follow these steps:
For more information about creating side-by-side columns with linked text boxes, click Contents And Index on the Help menu (or on the Balloon Help menu if you are using a version of the Macintosh operating system earlier than 8.0), click the Index button in Word Help, type the following text
side-by-side columns, linked text boxesand then click Show Topics. Select the "Keep columns side by side from one page to the next" topic, and click Go To. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
Article ID: 182488 - Last Review: May 14, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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