How To Create A Column Layout In Google Docs

If you’re on this page, it’s probably because you need to create a column layout in Google Docs but can’t figure out how. Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you exactly how to do that and even give you some screenshots of the tricky steps. You’ll have your columns ready in just a few minutes.

You can do this after you started typing but I prefer to get a new Doc open and start with a blank page.

Go to Table > Insert table >and select 2 squares on the top row for a 2 x 1 table (select 3 or 4 if you want more columns.

You will see a short 2 column table appear. Don’t worry about the size or borders yet, just type what you need. You will see the table will grow as you type more.

Once you finish typing, it’s time to remove the borders (if you want). Select Table > Table properties > and change the Table Border to 0 pt. This completely removes the border and makes it look like a regular 2 column layout.

Adjust the margins. The table increases the top and bottom margins so you might want to shrink them a little if you don’t like them larger. You can do this by selecting File > Page setup > and putting whatever margin size you want for top and bottom. I find what .8 will make the text have about a 1” margin on the top and bottom.

Feel free to comment down bellow, if you need any more how-tos or tutorials just let me know and I can post a quick write up.

Posted DEC 12TH 2015

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