How do I move my cursor between columns in a Word document?


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Guest

I have a document with two columns. I would like to type in the right-hand
coiumn with out having the words wrap from the left-hand column.

HOW DO I GET MY CURSOR TO THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN???
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can insert a column break using Ctrl+Shift+Enter, but make sure that
newspaper-style columns are what you really want; possibly you need a table
instead. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/UsingColumns.htm

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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T

Tracy Kelly

Very Helpful information not found in the Help menu of the program. Thank
you!!!
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

If you're referring to the keyboard shortcut, you can find a list of all of
them in the Help topic "Keyboard shortcuts."

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Simon G

RTH said:
I have a document with two columns. I would like to type in the right-hand
coiumn with out having the words wrap from the left-hand column.

HOW DO I GET MY CURSOR TO THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN???
Actually the above question has not been answered. What has been answered is
now to create column breaks. I have two columns and would like to move from
one column to another even if there is no text. I don't want to use table
with lines, I just want to move about.

Thank you
 
S

Stefan Blom

Simon G said:
Actually the above question has not been answered. What has been answered
is
now to create column breaks. I have two columns and would like to move
from
one column to another even if there is no text. I don't want to use table
with lines, I just want to move about.

Thank you
You cannot move between newspaper columns unless they contain text. If they
do contain text, you can move the insertion point for example by clicking in
the text, or by using the same commands as in single-column text (see the
article at
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP051866641033.aspx?pid=CH060831551033
"Keyboard shortcuts for Word").

From your description, it does seem as if a table would be the best choice.
Note that you can remove the table border.
 
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L

Linda

I just found it on-line. At the end of the text in your left column, press
Control+Shift+Enter.
 
S

Stefan Blom

Ctrl+Shift+Enter inserts a column break, yes.

Usually you let Word flow the text into the next column, though (or make use
of a table).
 
T

trying

RTH said:
I have a document with two columns. I would like to type in the right-hand
coiumn with out having the words wrap from the left-hand column.

HOW DO I GET MY CURSOR TO THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN???
 
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Peter T. Daniels

Keep typing until you've filled up the first column.

However, it's more likely that what you want is a two-column table
(with no borders); then you can put items side by side in the two
columns.
 

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