How do I write dividing in Microsoft Word

Word: how to write in columns

To make a text more legible, it can be useful to divide it into columns. Here we show you how to write in columns with Word.

Generate columns of text in Word

With just a few clicks, you can create a page layout with columns of text in Word. That's how it works:

  • Select the "Page Layout" tab.
  • In the "Page Setup" area, click on "Columns".
  • In the drop-down menu, either select one of the preset column layouts, or configure your individual columns under "Additional columns ...".

Set columns individually

The "Columns" dialog box provides all the parameters you need to customize the columns to suit your individual needs. You have the following options:

  • Select one of the presets or set the number of columns manually.
  • In order to specify the width of the individual columns and their spacing from one another using the input fields, deactivate the checkmark next to "Same column width".
  • If you would like Word to place lines between the columns, check the corresponding box.
  • In the "Apply to" drop-down menu, you can specify the document area for which the settings should apply. You can choose between the entire document and the section before or after the cursor position.

This practical tip was carried out under Word 2010 and Word 2013. We have more tips and tricks about Microsoft Word here.