How to delete columns in a Microsoft Word Document
Stuck with a pesky column in your Microsoft Word document and no matter where you highlight, press delete or right-click it just won’t go away?
Don’t worry, you are not alone.
Removing a column from your Microsoft Word document isn’t something that can be done through the margin lines at the top and bottom of your file. Deleting a column does take a particular sequence of steps, lucky for you they are fairly straight forward.
Before you try copying the text from your current Word Document and pasting it into a new, blank, column-free page, the formatting such as columns will usually copy across as well. It’s helpful that Microsoft takes all formatting with a copy-paste, but not when you are trying to remove the columns from your document.
In this post, we will take you through 4 easy steps to remove the column from your Word document and leave you to type across your page, column-free.
How to remove the columns for your Word Document
- Open Microsoft Word
- Click the Insert Tab
- Under the Insert Tab, Click Columns
- Select the One column
By selecting one column, you have successfully removed any columns from your document. One column describes a single column (or page) of text, which is also a standard word document – column-free!
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