Word 2010 Masterclass – Multiple Columns

Multiple Columns TitleWanting to ‘jazz up’ your boring old Microsoft Word documents?

If your answer is “Yes”, then here is a very quick and simple idea for achieving the look of a newspaper article.

The vast majority of newspaper articles are laid out in a multiple column format and this effect is possible to create with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Interested? Then, here goes.

You can download a sample word document >>here<<, in Word 2010 format, to accompany these instructions.

Ensure a suitable document is open.

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Go to the Page Layout ribbon bar and in the Page Setup section, click on the Columns icon.

Select Two from the drop-down list (shown right).

View your results.

Go back to the Page Layout ribbon bar and in the Page Setup section, click on the Columns icon.

Select Three, this time, from the drop-down list.

View your results.

Experiment by repeating the steps above and then selecting Left and then Right respectively to see what results you can get.

Below is the downloaded document (first page only) with the three column layout applied.

3 Column Layout Document

This is the end of our Word 2010 – Multiple Columns masterclass.

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Bob Thomson is an IT professional with over 20 years experience in the industry having worked as a Consultant, Director, Manager and Trainer. He has vast experience using Microsoft software packages as an individual and in businesses situations.

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