Create newsletter-style columns

Format text in newsletter-style columns so that it flows from one column to the next on the same page. You can add columns to all or part of a document.

Tip    The fastest way to format a document with a fancy layout is to start with a template that already has the layout you want. Replace the template's placeholder text with your own and you’re done. The Microsoft Office.com Templates Web site offers a number of designs. Just search for newsletter columns.

Format a document with columns

Follow these steps to add columns to your document.

  1. On the Page Layout tab, click Columns.
    Columns menu

  2. Click the layout that you want.

Word automatically sets the column widths to fit your page. If the presets don’t work for your layout or you need more than three columns, choose More Columns and adjust the settings in the Columns dialog box.

Note   

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

  • 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.

  • To insert a line between columns, click Columns again and then click More Columns. In the Columns dialog box, select the Line between check box.

  • You can also use the Columns dialog box to adjust the column width and the spacing between columns.

Add columns to part of a document

Follow these steps to add columns to part of your document.

  1. Select the text you want formatted in columns.

  2. On the Page Layout tab, click Columns.
    Columns menu

  3. Click the number of columns that you want.

Word automatically sets the column widths to fit your page. If the presets don’t work for your layout or you need more than three columns, choose More Columns and adjust the settings in the Columns dialog box.

Note   

Applies To: Word 2013



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