Word 2013/2016: Inserting a Column Break

Updated 2013.06.06

·       Objective:

·       To learn how to insert column breaks in a Word document.

Column Breaks

A column break forces the text that follows it to the beginning of a new column. To insert a column break:

·        Keyboard:

·        Type <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<Enter>.

·        Ribbon:

·        Click on the Page Layout tab.

·        In the Page Setup group, click on the Breaks button.

·        From the drop-down menu, click on Column.


·        If the hide/show button https://p3plcpnl0895.prod.phx3.secureserver.net:2078/public_html/Word/2013/InsertingAColumnBreak_files/image002.jpg is pushed in, column breaks will appear as shown below:


Removing column breaks

To remove a column break, position the cursor to the left of it and press the Delete key on the keyboard.