The use of columns is a standard method for increasing the
readability of documents. The example document below is divided
into two columns with a line in between. A line of text in
each column averages about 8 - 9 words. A shorter line is
easier to read.
Another benefit is that the use of columns actually saves
space, and therefore a document uses less paper. Try it! You
will be amazed.
Using columns in documents is particularly prevalent in newsletters,
brochures and articles.
The procedure for formatting a document with columns is reasonably
simple. see instructions below.