Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

How to Make Columns in Google Docs

How to Modify Columns in Google Docs

How to Make Columns in Google Docs

If you have a document that is pretty text-heavy, like a newsletter or magazine, you can format it in columns to make it a little easier to read. When using columns, you can also control where a new column begins using column breaks.

Apply a Column Layout

  1. Click Format on the menu bar.
  2. Select Columns.
  3. Select a column layout.
    Columns

Select More options to manually configure your column layout from the Columns dialog box.

Customize a Column Layout

  1. Click Format on the menu bar.
  2. Select Columns.
  3. Select More Options.
    Columns
  4. The Column options dialog box opens, with some extra column formatting options.

  5. Customize the column layout options.
  6. Click Apply.
    Columns

Insert a Column Break

Inserting a column break ends the current column, moving the text cursor and any text after it to the top of the next column.

  1. Place the cursor where you want the column break.
  2. Click Insert on the menu bar.
    Columns
  3. Select Break.
  4. Select Column break.
    Columns

The column break is inserted, and the cursor moves to the beginning of the next column.

FREE Quick Reference

Click to Download