Sections and Columns

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The editor enables you to divide a document into multiple sections. A multiple section document is useful when you want to:

·Vary the page margins from one page to another
·Create multiple columns of text.



Create a New Section

Select the Insert | Insert Break | Section Break menu option. This creates a new section on a new page. The new section begins at the text following the break.

Note: This option is not available when Edit | Edit Page Header Footer is active.

Edit the Section Parameters

You can edit the following section parameters:

·Number of columns and column spacing
·Portrait or Landscape orientation
·Placement of the text on the next page
·Page Margins.

You can edit the first three parameters by selecting the Edit | Section Edit menu option. You can edit the last parameter by selecting the File | Page Setup menu option.

Delete a section break line

To delete a section break line, position the cursor on the section break line and press [Delete].

Edit Multiple Columns

This option is available in Print View and Page modes only.

To create multiple columns for a section select the Edit | Section Edit menu option and specify the number of columns to create. You can also specify the space between the columns.

Text in a multiple column section wraps at the end of the column. When the text reaches the end of the page, or the end of a section, new text is placed in the next column.

In Print View mode, the multiple columns are not actually seen in the window. In Page Mode, columns are visible as they would be when the text is printed. Therefore, Page Mode is useful when editing multiple column text.

Create a Column Break

Normally in a multiple column section, the text flows to the next column at the end of the current column. The column break option can be used to force the text to the next column before the current column is completely filled.

A column break can be inserted by selecting the option from the menu (Insert | Insert Break | Column Break). A column break is indicated by a line with a 'dot and dash' pattern. The text after the column break line is placed on the next column. To delete the column break line, simply position the cursor on the line and press [Delete].