I’ll admit it — I’m not a big fan of the Columns feature in Microsoft Word. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, per se. It works fine (until it doesn’t). But in a legal office environment, I usually format blocks of information with tables because they’re a bit easier to control.
But I’ve seen lots of legal professionals use columns to format things like service lists in Certificates of Service. Hey, to each her [his] own.
So if you want to use this feature in your Microsoft Word documents, here’s what you need to know:
Inserting Columns: The Basic Primer
Everything starts from the Format menu in 2002 and 2003:
In Word 2007 and 2010, this feature has been moved to the Page Layout Ribbon under Page Setup (the rest of the steps are the same in all versions):
Once you click on that, you’re taken to a dialog box that allows you to set up your columns the way you want them.Want to unlock the rest of this article? Click on any one of the social media share buttons below for instant access!