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BrainStorm Cool Tip: Placing Columns in the Middle of a Page in OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer



By: coolguys

October 26, 2006 12:00 am

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Placing Columns in the Middle of a Page in OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer

Some documents, such as newsletters, might need column formatting on only one section of the page. Here’s how to insert different formatting without changing page styles.

  1. Place your cursor in the area in which you want columns to appear.
  2. Select Insert | Section.
  3. Name the section appropriately.
  4. Click the Columns tab.
  5. Select the appropriate column options.
  6. Click Insert.
  7. Enter or paste text into the new section.

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  1. By:usmanrocks

    Cool tip it works like a charm mate.

    Regards,

    Usman From Alaska Cruises

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