Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns


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Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns

In the last movie, we looked at how you can span a single paragraph across two or more columns in a multicolumn text frame. But sometimes you want to do just the opposite, split a single column into smaller sub-columns, and you can do that too. For example, I'll zoom in on this part of the page and we can see that we have a little list. I'd like to split this into two different columns but keep it within the story. So I'll double-click on this to switch to the Type tool, drag over all those paragraphs and then tell InDesign to split it into two columns. How? Well, I could go to the Control panel menu and choose Span Columns. Even though we're splitting columns, it still lives inside the Span Columns dialog box. Or I could come up here and use this pop-up menu in the middle of the Control panel.

Instead of spanning, we're going to split this into 2, 3 or 4 columns. In this case, let's just choose 2. Suddenly the last three items got moved up into a second column. It...

Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns
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Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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