3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2013 7:53 PM by jimhaynes
jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1
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I have created a word processing document in Pages with 2 columns.  I can not seem to move the cursor from column 1 to column 2.


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Solved by Barry on Apr 15, 2013 6:22 PM Solved

Columns in a word processor document continue to the bottom of the page. When text fills the left column, it continues from the top of the second column.

 

You can force a jump to the next column before the end of the column by inserting a column break. Go Insert > Column Break.

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Regards,

Barry

Reply by Yellowbox on Apr 15, 2013 7:22 PM Helpful

Hi Jim,

 

You can't type anything in the second column until the first column fills and spills to the second column.

 

If Barry's suggestion of a column break does not suit your need, perhaps a two-column table will. A table is also easier to line up items in the two columns if that is what you want. Hide the table cell borders if you wish.

 

Regards,

Ian.

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  • Barry Level 7 Level 7

    Columns in a word processor document continue to the bottom of the page. When text fills the left column, it continues from the top of the second column.

     

    You can force a jump to the next column before the end of the column by inserting a column break. Go Insert > Column Break.

    Picture 11.png

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Yellowbox Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Hi Jim,

     

    You can't type anything in the second column until the first column fills and spills to the second column.

     

    If Barry's suggestion of a column break does not suit your need, perhaps a two-column table will. A table is also easier to line up items in the two columns if that is what you want. Hide the table cell borders if you wish.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    Thanks, it is a two column document I am developing.