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WORD 2000 Menu Putting Columns in your Document - 5 Next Topic

 

Objectives:

  1. Learn how to Insert columns in a document
  2. Learn how to Adjust columns in a document
  3. Learn how to Format columns in a document

Putting Columns in your document.

  1. Save any work that you have not previously saved.
  2. Choose File/New/Blank Document/OK.
  3. Type the following text for a newsletter in this new document.
  4. This information will appear in the first of three columns. This will go in the second of three columns. This will go in the third column.

  5. To put this information into columns, choose the Columns button from the Standard Tool Bar.
  6. To select the number of columns (in this case 3), click in the 3rd column with the mouse.

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Adjusting columns

To specify which text goes in each column you will need to set column breaks after the phrase "first of three columns." and after phrase "second of three columns.".

Position the cursor at the end of the first phrase.

  1. Choose Insert/Break/Column Break.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Position the cursor at the end of the second phrase.

  4. Choose Insert/Break/Column Break.
  5. Click OK.

(You may need to delete a few extra spaces.)

This information will appear in the first of three columns.

This will go in the second of three columns.

This will go in the third column. 

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Formatting columns

Select the columns you have typed. (Highlight the text.)

  1. From the Standard Toolbar, choose Format/Columns.
  2. (The following dialog box will appear.) Use the dialog box to:

    1. Change the number of columns
    2. Change Column widths
    3. Change Column spacing

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