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How to Display Document in Multiple Columns in Writer 2013

Kingsoft Writer 2013 allows you to display document in multi-columns, follow this guide to learn and use the column feature in Writer.

Display document in columns

Step 1 If you want to display the whole document in the multi-column layout, place the insertion point anywhere in the entire document. If you want only part of the document to be displayed in the multi-column layout, please select the appropriate text, shown as below:

select the text

Figure 1 Select the text

Step 2 Open the Page Layout tab and select the number of column you want in the Columns drop-down list.

Step 3 If you want to set more columns, select the More Columns option at the bottom of the Columns drop-down list. The Columns dialogue box will then open and show as below:

split document to columns

Figure 2 The Columns dialogue box

Step 4 Select the format that you want from the Presets section. For example, click the option Two.

Step 5 In the Apply to roll-down box, specify the scope of the application as either to the Whole Document or from This point forward.

Step 6 If you want to establish a line between the two columns, select the Line between check box.

Step 7 In the Width and spacing section, enter the values you want for the column width and spacing, or click the Equal column width check box.

Step 8 Click the OK button and the result is shown as below:

column effect in writer

Figure 3 Format the text into two columns

Modify existing columns

To modify existing columns, please do the following:

Step 1 Move the insertion point to the column that you wish to modify.

Step 2 Open the Page Layout tab and select the More Columns option in the Columns drop-down list. The Columns dialogue box will open then.

Step 3 Select the format that you want to use in the Presets section.

Step 4 To change a column width or the spacing of the columns, go to the Width and Spacing section and enter the appropriate width and spacing values in the box.

Step 5 Click the OK button to complete the operation.

Cancel columns

To cancel the column layout, the steps are as follows:

Step 1 Select the text that you want to change from the multi-column to single column format, or simply place the insertion point in the section that you desire to modify.

Step 2 Open the Page Layout tab and select the More Columns option in the Columns drop-down list. The Columns dialogue box will then open.

Step 3 In the Presets section, select the One option.

Step 4 Click OK to complete the operation.