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Default Columns of equal length in Word 2007

In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Default Columns of equal length in Word 2007

To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

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In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




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There is a Compatibility Options setting that determines whether columns are
balanced, however, and this setting might have changed.

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"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
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To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of

the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"dlf" wrote in message
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In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it

flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting

a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





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Suzanne and Stefan, thank you very much. You were most helpful.

dlf

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

There is a Compatibility Options setting that determines whether columns are
balanced, however, and this setting might have changed.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
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To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of

the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"dlf" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it

flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting

a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx






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Good point.

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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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There is a Compatibility Options setting that determines whether columns
are
balanced, however, and this setting might have changed.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of

the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"dlf" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it

flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting

a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx









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thanks a lot

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"dlf" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





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Default Columns of equal length in Word 2007

Glad I could help.

But note that a continuous section break doesn't work if the "Don't balance
columns at the start of Continuous sections" compatibility option is checked
(in Office button | Word Options, Advanced category, under the
"Compatibility Options for" heading).

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thanks a lot

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To balance the columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of
the
text (Page Layout tab | Breaks | Continuous). FWIW, this behavior has not
changed from previous versions of Word.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"dlf" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 how do I create two (or more) columns that are always of
equal
length in ? I used to be able to do this in Word 2003.

When I create two columns now and fill the first column with text it
flows
over to the second column and looks like this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whereas I'm trying to make it look like this without manually inserting
a
column break:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx









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