Word 2016: Inserting a Column Break

Updated 2017.11.01

·        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.