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					Word - Columns

                    David Turton
                 Conestoga College
   Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
       http://www.conestogac.on.ca/~dturton
                  Doon 1B43 x3610
Why use Columns?
   To keep the text              Eye-scan ease
    from looking too                  it’s easier to read
    wordy                              narrower columns
                                       because there’s less
   create brochures,
                                       eye movement and
    newsletters,                       strain
    advertising materials
                                  less waste space
       and other strangely-
                                      consider a phone
        folded things
                                       book with only 1
                                       column.
Splitting a report into columns


           or
 Result … full-page columns   (in page view)




Note: gutter
& column
width
adjustment
Changing Existing Documents
   Position the cursor somewhere in the
    document and select the number of
    columns you want
   the whole document will be affected
    regardless of where the insertion point
    is.
Formatting Pre-existing document
Note: formatting applied to whole document




                                             Can drag to resize
                                             column & gutter




                                               Line option in
                                               format/columns
But I don’t want it all columns!
   By dividing your document into
    sections, you can format each section
    differently
   sections can have different column
    layouts or even different paper
    orientation.
Desired Result
1st: section banner area from
columns area




                        cursor
                                 don’t want the
                                 section to
                                 cause a page
                                 break
2nd - format columnar area
3rd - Section off bottom thingy




                                  cursor
4th - format bottom section
Balancing Columns
   sometimes, columns end
    unevenly on the last page
   force to be more balanced:
       move to the very end of the
        last column
       choose Insert / Break
       add a continuous section
        break
   the document thinks a new
    section is beginning
       balances the text in the
        preceding section

				
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