Word 2019/365: Inserting a Column Break

Updated 2019-08-12

·        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:

·         If you want a word to begin at the top of a column:

·         Position the cursor to the left of that word.

·         Click on the Layout tab.

·         In the Page Setup group, click on Breaks.

·         Then click on Column.

·         A column break will be inserted at the cursor location.


·         If the hide/show button  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.