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How to Add Columns in Google Docs

By default, a Google Docs document has a single column.

But, if you want to add the extra column(s) into a Google Docs document, then here's how you can do that on PC:

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    ​Sign into Google Docs. Open the document you wish and then select the text which you want to be in the columns.
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    ​Hit "Format" option at the top and then hover your mouse over the "Columns" option.
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    ​Now, you can see single (default), double and triple column options. Pick the one you want.
Columns options

Note: If you want to add columns with some customization, do the first two steps you can see above and then click on "More options." In the "Column options" popup, set the options as per your wish and then hit the "Apply" button.

​That's it. All done.

Note: Keep in mind that you can have a maximum of 3 columns in a Google Docs document.

​If you want to change the number of columns, it's spacing, or the line between columns, then here are the steps:

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    ​Select the columns.
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    ​Hit the "Format" option. Hover your mouse over "Columns." Now, click on "More options" option.
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    ​In the "Column options" popup, make the changes as per your wish and then hit the "Apply" button.
Column options popup

​If you want to remove columns and get back to the default, then here are the steps:

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    ​Select the columns. Now, hit the "Format" option. Hover your mouse over "Columns."
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    ​Click on the single column option.

​That's all. All done.

Additional Hint

If you want to move text from one column to the top of its next column, then here are the steps:

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    ​Place the cursor before the text you want to relocate.
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    ​Hit the "Insert" at the top and then hover your mouse over the "Break" option.
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    ​Now, you can see "Page break" and "Column break." Hit the "Column break" option.

​Note: You can't do any of the above tasks on Google Docs for Android.

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