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Old December 3rd 04, 09:39 AM
Dave_S_UK
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Default Allow column formats to be modified in styles

The columns are somewhat difficult to use in word, especially if you want the
heading to span the entire page you have to select "from this point on" in
the dialog box. Is it possible to have Columns as one of the formatting
selections included with a style? Then you could click on Column 1 as your
style and the section is automatically formatted.
Thanks
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Old December 3rd 04, 12:10 PM
Stefan Blom
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No, you can't include column formatting as part of a style. Have you
considered using a text box or frame for each heading that should
extend across several columns?

For more about columns, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/UsingColumns.htm.

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"Dave_S_UK" wrote in message
...
The columns are somewhat difficult to use in word, especially if you

want the
heading to span the entire page you have to select "from this point

on" in
the dialog box. Is it possible to have Columns as one of the

formatting
selections included with a style? Then you could click on Column 1

as your
style and the section is automatically formatted.
Thanks
--
Dave_S_UK




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Old December 3rd 04, 01:54 PM
Graham Mayor
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If you format your document as a single column first, you can select the
text between the headings and then click the format columns option, only
the selected text is put into columns. Repeat for each text block.

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Dave_S_UK wrote:
The columns are somewhat difficult to use in word, especially if you
want the heading to span the entire page you have to select "from
this point on" in the dialog box. Is it possible to have Columns as
one of the formatting selections included with a style? Then you
could click on Column 1 as your style and the section is
automatically formatted.
Thanks



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Old December 3rd 04, 03:39 PM
Dave_S_UK
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sorry guys,
I meant this to be a suggestion to microsoft rather than a discussion forum
post, probably used the wrong link.
Thanks for the feedback anyway
Dave

"Dave_S_UK" wrote:

The columns are somewhat difficult to use in word, especially if you want the
heading to span the entire page you have to select "from this point on" in
the dialog box. Is it possible to have Columns as one of the formatting
selections included with a style? Then you could click on Column 1 as your
style and the section is automatically formatted.
Thanks
--
Dave_S_UK

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Old December 3rd 04, 06:05 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Your Suggestion for Microsoft is marked as such only for readers using
Microsoft's Communities portal. For the wider audience of readers using NNTP
newsreaders such as Outlook Express or viewing the newsgroups through other
portals such as WordForum or Google Groups, your post looks like any other.

The answers suggest ways to work around the difficulty you're experiencing
and reasons why it is unlikely that Microsoft will implement your
suggestion. Because section breaks are required when you change columns and
there is currently no way to incorporate section breaks in a paragraph style
(though a "Section break before" property has also been suggested), it would
be very difficult to do what you suggest.

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"Dave_S_UK" wrote in message
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sorry guys,
I meant this to be a suggestion to microsoft rather than a discussion

forum
post, probably used the wrong link.
Thanks for the feedback anyway
Dave

"Dave_S_UK" wrote:

The columns are somewhat difficult to use in word, especially if you

want the
heading to span the entire page you have to select "from this point on"

in
the dialog box. Is it possible to have Columns as one of the formatting
selections included with a style? Then you could click on Column 1 as

your
style and the section is automatically formatted.
Thanks
--
Dave_S_UK


 




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