For a number of reasons, you may need to know how to add columns to Google Docs. Whether you’re working on a three-column brochure or a two-column newsletter, the ability to add columns to Google Docs is a great feature.

Make text into columns

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Select the text you want to put into columns.
  3. Click Format >Columns.
  4. Select the number of columns you want.

Change column formatting

  1. Select the columns you want to change.
  2. Click Format >Columns.
  3. Click More options.
  4. Make your changes and click Apply.

Remove column format

  1. Select the columns you want to change.
  2. Click Format >Columns  1 column .

Add a column break

Column breaks make the next text start at the top of the next column, similar to a page break.

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click the part of the column where you want to add a break.
  3. Click Insert >Break >Column break.

If the column break option isn’t available, put text into 2 or more columns.