Make Columns in Google Docs

While working on a lengthy document, splitting the text into multiple columns is a better option. Even Google Docs allows you to make two or three columns and customize them by adding more space and a line between them.

In this tutorial, we will look at the quick steps to make columns and their formatting.

Steps to Make Two or Three Columns

You can add the other columns to the same page of the document below steps.

  1. To split the text into two columns, first, you need to select the text that you want to divide into columns.
  2. Then, click on the Format button on the above toolbar.
  3. From the drop-down, hover over the Columns, and now the pop-up box will open with three options.
  4. Pick anyone, either a two-column or three, that you want to apply in the Google Docs document.
  5. Immediately, the text you have selected will split into a particular form.

Note: The division of columns depends on the left-hand column filling with the text to the bottom, then the text moves toward the second column of the page.

Formatting the Columns

The best thing is that Google Docs allows you to format your columns and decide how they look.

  1. When you click on the columns option from the format tab, the pop-up window with the title More Options will show you.
  2. Select more options, and the column options dialog box will appear on Google Docs.
  3. You can choose the number of columns (maximum 3) per your requirement.
  4. Next, you can also set the columns’ spacing in centimeters.
  5. Select the line between columns option from the dialog box to add a line between columns.
  6.  Click the apply button to save the changes.
  7. In the end, you can see all the changes in your final document.

Insert a Column Break

You can also use the column break feature to enter the text into the next column.

  1. First, place the cursor from where you want to break the column.
  2. Next, click on the Insert Tab.
  3. Then, hover over the break and select the column break.
  4. Now, the column breaks inserted, and the text cursor moves to the beginning of the next column.

Delete Columns

By default, there is no option to delete the columns in Google Docs. But if you have two or three columns in your document and want to delete them. Then it would be best to go to the columns option and choose a single-column option.