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In the Columns dialog box, you can pick a Preset and, if needed, provide more specific values for the number and spacing of columns.

  • Choosing one of the layouts under Presets changes the number of columns and all the column width and spacing options at once - if you find a Preset that's just right, select it, and then select OK to close the dialog box and apply the changes.

  • Or, enter a number for Number of columns and then adjust the settings under Width and spacing to choose your column width and the spacing between columns.


  • Insert a column break to control how text flows between columns. For example, insert a column break to end a paragraph in one column and start a new paragraph at the top of the next column.

  • If your document has more than one section, a column layout will only be applied to the current section.

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