How to Make Precision Distance & Width of Columns in Microsoft Word. After making a column written in the document, we sometimes need to adjust the spacing between columns by dragging the mouse. But the spacing is less precise or only be guessed at. To be able to make more precise distance between the columns of 1 cm or 1 inch for example, you can use the following steps in Microsoft Word 2007.
Click on or place the text cursor in text fields that you want to change the distance between columns.
Click the Page Layout Ribbon
Select the Columns button
On the popup menu that appears select the More Columns item
You will be given a Column dialog that allows you to organize your writing the column configuration. On the width and spacing grup, fill the column width in the Width box, while to adjust the spacing between the columns fill the distance between columns in the Spacing box.
Make sure that you fill value is to your liking and then press the OK button.
Tips when creating precision spacing and column width in Microsoft Word
When you arrange or provide value for the column width, the spacing between the columns will be adjusted automatically by Microsoft Word and vice versa. When you set the value of space between the columns so the column width is automatically adjusted.
How to Adjust the Distance Between Columns Easily in Microsoft Word. When you make writing in a columns format, sometimes you feel the distance between the columns are too close or too far perhaps. By the way, you can easily adjust the spacing between columns written in Microsoft Word with the following steps.
Click on a column that will change the spacing between columns
Point your mouse cursor to the ruler
If the mouse cursor has changed into a two-way arrows, horizontal left and right, click and drag to the left or right to change the distance between your columns. At the time of dragging the process is done, you will see vertical dotted lines change with the position.
If the column space has been to your liking, release the mouse button.
The distance between the columns of your writing has changed.
Tips when Set the Distance Between Column Text in Microsoft Word
When you do a drag to minimize the distance between the columns, there is a minimum distance allowed by Microsoft Word.
To set a more specific range or precision, you should use the column dialog for setting the column.