How to Add a Vertical Line Between Columns in Word

How to Add a Vertical Line Between Columns in WordIn this tip, you’ll learn how to insert a vertical line between columns in Word 2007.

There are different ways that you can lay out text on a page in Word. As you likely already know, one such way is to display text in columns, instead of standard paragraphs. As part of your page layout, you may want to add a vertical line between each column on your page to add more separation and make the layout more visually appealing for your readers.

It’s very simple to add a vertical line. You may think that adding a line between columns entails inserting a shape, but this is not the case. In fact, you need to use the Columns tool, as described below.

To begin, you need to place the insertion point at the beginning of the text that you want to display in columns (you’ll see why very shortly). Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon.

How to Add a Vertical Line Between Columns in Word 2007

Within the Page Setup group, click the Columns tool. From the drop down menu, click the More Columns option. The Columns window appears. Now you can specify the number of columns you want to use from the preset list. For example, by selecting Two, the text is displayed in two columns. You can also use the up and down arrows beside the Number of Columns option if the preset options do not meet your requirements.

In the Apply To box, click the drop down arrow and select This Point Forward. By selecting this option, Word applies columns beginning where the insertion point is located.

Now, to add a line between the columns, check the box beside the Line between option.

How to Add a Vertical Line Between Columns in Word 2007

Click on OK to save your changes.

Your text is now displayed in columns with a line between each one.

How to Add a Vertical Line Between Columns in Word 2007

And that’s how to add a vertical line between columns in Word.

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