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Using Microsoft Word 2010 by Mike Miller, Tim Huddleston

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9. Setting Text in Columns

Word lets you arrange text in columns, so you can create professional-looking multi-column documents, such as brochures and newsletters. This chapter shows you how easy it is to create elegant, easy-to-read multicolumn formats.

Columns were once the exclusive domain of desktop publishing (DTP) programs. In those days, word processors didn’t have all the tools required to lay out text in smooth, evenly spaced columns. But things have changed, and Word can set up columns that are both easy to create and nice to look at.

Multi-column layouts are pretty much de rigueur in newsletters and brochures, but columns have uses in other kinds of documents, as well. An annual report, for example, might be laid out with page-width ...

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