How to Create Columns in Word 2007/2010

Several times you have observed that some articles or text documents divided into columns on the same page which looks nice, and if you want to apply the same settings on your Microsoft Word 2007 or Word 2010 document then how you can do that?
So, here is the method to create columns in Word 2007 / 2010 document. Just continue reading below to know the complete process to create columns in Word.

How to create columns in Word 2010 or 2007

Step 1

Open an existing Word document or create a new document in Microsoft Word 2010 or 2007


Step 2

Just type your text in that file whatever you want. Now there are two options either you want to apply columns to whole document or to a specific portion of document.

Create two columns whole Word document.

Click on “Page Layout” tab > “Columns” and select the number of columns according to your requirement

Output: 2 columns in word.

2 columns word

Create columns on one page or portion of text in word document

Select the text of one page or specific portion that you want to convert to columns and click on  “Page Layout” tab > “Columns” and select the number of columns as show below in screen shot.

Output: 3 Columns of specific text of word document

See also:
how to adjust width, Spacing and put line between columns in Word

13 comments… add one
Mary May 11, 2010, 8:25 pm

is that too easy to create columns in word 2007, thanks for sharing these word 2007 tips

Ula May 13, 2010, 3:50 am

I was wondering about this columns feature in Word, its really nice.

Hi May 31, 2010, 8:39 am

Is there any limit to create columns in word 2007

van Nguyen January 23, 2012, 9:58 am

I would like to ask you a favor.
How I could create a 3-column PAGES that each column continue indepedently to the next page (not the 2nd column of the same page ?
I wouls like to work on an article with 3 different languages which run in paralel on each page.
Thanks for your help.

dventy April 2, 2012, 6:53 pm

I have created a landscape doc with 2 columns which worked beautifully. However, there is a blank page 2 portrait that I cannot delete. How do I delete this 2nd page

deltenney May 12, 2012, 5:59 pm

To justify right and left margins in the same paragraph, create a table with only two cells; justify the first cell with the left justify and the right cell with the right justify; pretty simple to do but can be problematic with columns. Use table with two cells and type away!

mfauncedbrown August 3, 2012, 11:18 am

How can I make my existing columns straight?

Ted Butler February 11, 2013, 9:17 pm

Word user since word came out. Help function is difficult to use. I wanted to set up two columns in my doc and searched for the old tab, or old menu. Couldn’t find for five minutes. This new word is more difficult to use.

cole February 25, 2013, 10:13 pm

good but u should put a little more in it

Michele May 15, 2014, 3:42 am

I have been creating a document with columns on several of the pages. I can highlight and insert the column command BUT I want some of the columns to be balanced (i.e. both the columns are the same length) and some of the columns are unbalanced (i.e. 15 lines in column 1 and 5 lines in column 2). These are names and addresses and some are four lines and some are 5 or 6 lines long.
In other words, I want to be able to tell the program where to break the column (as I can in WordPerfect).

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