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I have a word 2007 document with two colums and need to get the rows
of text to line up horizontally with each other. the document is
using a heading style with each heading at font 11 and body text at
10. paragraph spacing set to auto and line spacing set to exactly
14. is there a way to force the columns to have rows of text line up?
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Yes, there is a way to align text in multiple columns in Word 2007. Here are the steps:
  1. Select the text you want to format into columns.
  2. Click on the Page Layout tab in the ribbon.
  3. Click on the Columns button in the Page Setup group.
  4. Select the number of columns you want to use.
  5. Click on More Columns at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
  6. In the Columns dialog box, select the options you want for your columns, such as the width and spacing.
  7. Check the box next to "Line between" if you want a line to appear between your columns.
  8. Click OK to apply the changes.

To ensure that the rows of text line up horizontally with each other, you can adjust the tab stops for each column. Here's how:
  1. Click on the View tab in the ribbon.
  2. Click on the Ruler checkbox in the Show group to display the ruler.
  3. Click on the tab stop marker on the ruler for the first column.
  4. Drag the tab stop marker to the desired position.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each column.

You can also use the Table feature in Word to create columns and ensure that the rows of text line up. Here's how:
  1. Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon.
  2. Click on the Table button in the Tables group.
  3. Select the number of rows and columns you want to use.
  4. Click on the Table Tools Layout tab in the ribbon.
  5. Click on the Distribute Rows button in the Rows group to ensure that the rows are evenly spaced.
  6. Click on the Distribute Columns button in the Columns group to ensure that the columns are evenly spaced.
  7. Enter your text into the table cells.

I hope this helps you align your text in multiple columns in Word 2007!
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How to Force Columns to Have Rows of Text Line Up in Microsoft Word 2007
  1. Select the text that you want to align in columns.
  2. Click on the "Page Layout" tab in the ribbon.
  3. Click on the "Columns" button in the "Page Setup" group.
  4. Select the number of columns that you want to use.
  5. Click on the "More Columns" option at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
  6. In the "Columns" dialog box, select the "Line between" checkbox under "Presets".
  7. Click on the "Equal column width" option under "Width and spacing".
  8. Click on the "OK" button to apply the changes.

This will align the text in columns and force the rows of text to line up horizontally with each other. If you want to adjust the spacing between the columns, you can do so by going back to the "Columns" button in the "Page Setup" group and selecting "More Columns" again. From there, you can adjust the column width and spacing as needed.
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If you are striving the typographic nicety of aligning type across the page
as in most published materials, you are part way there. Try changing the
paragraph spacing to zero or 14 points. Also, the heading plus spacing should
to be a multiple of 14 points. The zero paragraph spacing setup reads best
if you indent paragraphs.

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I have a word 2007 document with two colums and need to get the rows
of text to line up horizontally with each other. the document is
using a heading style with each heading at font 11 and body text at
10. paragraph spacing set to auto and line spacing set to exactly
14. is there a way to force the columns to have rows of text line up?


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