Format Columns in Microsoft Word

Last modified 2/16/2022

Sometimes your information is best displayed as columns. Microsoft Word offers the ability to add column breaks which will allow your text to be announced by assistive technologies in the correct reading order. 

Step 1. Select Text to Format

Step 2. Choose Layout Tab

Choose the layout tab then select the columns button from the Page Setup ribbon.

Step 3. Select Column Number

From the drop down menu select the number of columns for your document.

Screenshot of Microsoft Word with text selected and two column option selected.

*if you want to remove columns repeat steps 1 and 2 then choose one column option.