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Is it possible in Word 2003 to make two columns of text behave as if they
were one (e.g., if you add text on the left the text on the right moves
down) without using a table?
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I'm not sure what you're describing. Do you want the text in the two columns
to be continuous? If so, you need to use newspaper-style columns (Format |
Columns).

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Is it possible in Word 2003 to make two columns of text behave as if they
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Use text columns. On the Format menu, click Columns, and then choose
the desired options.

You may also want to take a look at
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingColumns.htm.

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Suzanne,

Thanks for your comment.

What I am specifically not looking for are newspaper-style text columns. I
am trying to replicate the effect of having a continuous table of two columns
with text that may, or may not, alternate from one side to the other. If
that case if the text in one cell gets longer it pushes the bottom of that
cell down which is reflected in the same movement in the top of the next cell
in the opposite column. Although the effect I am looking for can be achieved
that way, I am trying to find out if it can be achieved whithout resorting to
a table.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I'm not sure what you're describing. Do you want the text in the two columns
to be continuous? If so, you need to use newspaper-style columns (Format |
Columns).

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Is it possible in Word 2003 to make two columns of text behave as if they
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No, I can't think of any way to do it efficiently without a table.

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Suzanne,

Thanks for your comment.

What I am specifically not looking for are newspaper-style text columns.

I
am trying to replicate the effect of having a continuous table of two

columns
with text that may, or may not, alternate from one side to the other. If
that case if the text in one cell gets longer it pushes the bottom of that
cell down which is reflected in the same movement in the top of the next

cell
in the opposite column. Although the effect I am looking for can be

achieved
that way, I am trying to find out if it can be achieved whithout resorting

to
a table.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I'm not sure what you're describing. Do you want the text in the two

columns
to be continuous? If so, you need to use newspaper-style columns (Format

|
Columns).

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Is it possible in Word 2003 to make two columns of text behave as if

they
were one (e.g., if you add text on the left the text on the right

moves
down) without using a table?






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Is there a specific reason why you want to avoid using a table?

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Suzanne,

Thanks for your comment.

What I am specifically not looking for are newspaper-style text

columns. I
am trying to replicate the effect of having a continuous table of

two columns
with text that may, or may not, alternate from one side to the

other. If
that case if the text in one cell gets longer it pushes the bottom

of that
cell down which is reflected in the same movement in the top of the

next cell
in the opposite column. Although the effect I am looking for can be

achieved
that way, I am trying to find out if it can be achieved whithout

resorting to
a table.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I'm not sure what you're describing. Do you want the text in the

two columns
to be continuous? If so, you need to use newspaper-style columns

(Format |
Columns).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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Is it possible in Word 2003 to make two columns of text behave

as if they
were one (e.g., if you add text on the left the text on the

right moves
down) without using a table?







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