Add or remove sections and columns on a page

Add or remove sections and columns on a page

You can add columns to sections within SharePoint modern pages. To show content side-by-side, you can add up to three columns to each section. If you are working on a page that is part of a Communication site, you can create a column that spans the entire page (including its edges), by adding a full-width column. You can also stack multiple sections with varying numbers of columns.

Note: Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

Add a section with columns to a page

  1. Go to the page where you want to add columns.

  2. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  3. Hover your mouse below the title area of the page to the far left, or above or below an existing web part to the far left of the page, and you'll see a line with a circled +, like this with a tool tip that says Add a new section:

    Hover under a web part to see the add new section button

  4. Click Select the + add section button to add a new section .

  5. Under Section layout, select the number of columns you want, or, if you are on a page that is part of a Communication site, you can select a full-width column to span the entire page (including its edges).

    Section layout

Note: Full-width column is not available on pages that are part of Team sites. It is available only on pages that are part of Communication sites.

Add or remove columns in an existing section

Note: When you have content in two or more columns, and then reduce the number of columns, the content in the right most column will move to the next column on the left. If you reduce to one column, content in the second or third columns will move to the bottom of the first column.

  1. Go to the page where you want to add columns.

  2. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  3. Each section of a page is marked with a dotted line. In the section you want to add columns to, click Edit section on the left side of the page.

    Click the Edit section button to begin editing a section

  4. In the Section toolbox on the right side, choose the number and type of columns you want, and if you want to make the section stand out, or make your page more attractive, choose a section background color. The available colors are shades based on your site theme.

    Section layout pane

Add content to a column

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Go to the column where you want to add content.

  3. Hover your mouse over the column and click Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page .

  4. Select the web part you want to add to the column, and then add your content to the web part. Learn about using web parts.

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