Word – Changing Formatting (Special Breaks)

Hi Friends!

This tip will teach you how to go from text across the entire page, then into two columns, then back to across the page:

Before we get started, go to the Home tab, paragraph group, and click on the paragraph symbol to show hidden characters.

1. Type something, anything, at the beginning of your Word document. I spanned the page on purpose.

2. Click the Page Layout tab and hit the drop-down arrow next to “Breaks.”

3. Click on “Continuous Break”

4. On the Page Layout tab still, click “Columns” and then “Two”

5. Type “This is column ONE”

6. Click on “Breaks” then “Column”  and type “This is column TWO”

7. Click on “Breaks” then “Continuous”

8. Click on “Columns” then “one” and type something to the end of the line or more.

Yours should look something like this:

This layout technique is great for recipes, newsletters, and lists without using tabs. Oh, the unhidden markings will disappear if you hit that paragraph xymbol on the Home tab, paragraph group again.

Thanks for stopping by!


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