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How to End a Column in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers several ways to end a column of text: you can create a column break, return to Single Column mode, or remove columns from a document.

Create a column break

When you want to keep on using columns but you want the text you're writing to start at the top of the next column, you need a column break.

  1. Place the insertion pointer where you want your text to start at the top of the next column.

  2. Click the Page Layout tab.

  3. From the Page Setup group, choose Breaks→Column.

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    The text hops up to the top of the next column.

Return to Single Column mode

Use this technique when you want to stop the page format from including columns and to return to standard one-column text from that point forward.

  1. Place the insertion pointer where you want your columns to stop.

  2. Click the Page Layout tab.

  3. From the Page Setup group, choose Columns→More Columns.

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  4. In the Columns dialog box, choose One from the Presets area.

    Choose One from the Presets area.
    Choose One from the Presets area.
  5. From the Apply To drop-down list, select This Point Forward.

  6. Click OK.

    The columns stop, and regular, one-column text is restored.

Remove columns from a document

To remove all signs of columns from your document, repeat the previous set of steps, but in Step 5, select Whole Document. This restores all text to Single Column mode.

Remember that removing columns from a document doesn’t remove any section breaks; you have to manually delete them.

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