Modified 07 November 2019 by Ian Weatherhogg

Utilise the multiple columns option in Docs to create a layout to suit your publication.

Google Docs now has the ability to format the page into 1, 2 or 3 columns. This is great when it comes to writing different styles of writing for various publications, such as newspapers, newsletters and leaflets etc.

From within Docs

  • Select the Format option from the menu bar
  • Select the Columns feature
  • This will allow you to select a one (the default), two or three column layout

There is a also a More options feature which enables more control over spacing and lines between the columns.

To enter the next column you need to use the Column break feature from the Insert menu.