How to format columns in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to decide how your columns look. You can format your columns with formatting options in “Column Options.”

To format your columns,

  • Highlight the text you wish to put into columns first, then click Format in the menu bar.
  • Hover over the Columns sub-menu, and click More options.
  • This will open up the “Column Options” dialog box. 
  • You can select the number of columns you need (a maximum of 3) in the “Number of Columns” option.
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  • You can also set the spacing between columns (shown in inches) and check the box to indicate whether you want a line to appear between columns.
  • Once you set these options to your preference, click Apply to save changes.

Unfortunately, these column options are limited. If you want more control over the appearance of your columns in Google Docs documents, you can use a table to organize and manage your text.


How to change the Spacing between Columns In Google Docs

You can also increase or decrease the space between two or three columns to make it look more tidy. This helps to fit more words into a specific column. Also, you can create a column for only specific texts in the document. You can learn it all from the information below as you read through and follow the steps.

  • Tap on Format and open Columns.
  • Select More Options.
  • You can now set the number of columns you wish and a size for spacing between the columns.
  • Click on Apply.
How to change the Spacing between Columns In Google Docs

You can repeat the method unless you get the right number for the spacing that looks visually appealing to you or at least presentable. Also, you can always go back to the default size set from before to undo the changes made eventually.

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