microsoft word doc columns

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I know how to set a Microsoft Word document to two columns so if I wanted to do a newspaper format or something, the end of the first column would continue on to the top of the second column. However, what if I wanted two independent columns? The end of the right side continues on to page 2's right side. Basically, I want to put two documents into one document side by side.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Once you get a bit beyond, section/page breaks, and playing around with a bit of MS Words features (or hacking it with tabs and spaces) -- you end up in page layout territory (Pagemaker, Indesign, Quark, etc.) on the Mac.

    When people on the PC side may still be able to get by with something Printshop or something similar.
     
  3. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't sound that hard to do but yet I need a specialized program to do so?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Use text boxes.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Try MisterMe's method... and look at the other options in the Insert Menu.

    You can generally hack your document quite a bit in Word, but rapid changes then become a PIA and worth the $'s you'd spend on the PC side for an quicker/easier solution.

    We lost quite a few of the cheap ones in the transition to OS X.
     
  6. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess text boxes work. Simple and easy, although not elegant.
     
  7. scan300 macrumors 6502

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    The best way to do this is with a 2 column table, 1 row. They will flow side by side for as many pages as you want.

    Format the table without borders.
     

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