Split a paragraph into multiple columns InDesign CS6


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Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns

I have my catalog file open here from the exercises folder, and I am going to zoom in on this text down here. Inside this text frame, I have a bulleted list. It looks pretty good, but the problem is, is the column is so wide that it's hard to read each of these bullets. I wish that I could split that up into two different columns; not the whole text frame, but just those bullets. Now, in the old days, in order to do that, you'd have to put that into a table, or split it up into multiple text frames, or all kinds of crazy stuff.

Now it's really easy. I am going to double-click to switch to the Type tool, and then select those paragraphs. To split this into two subcolumns, I go up to the span columns pop-up menu -- the same one that we use to span across columns in a text frame -- but instead of spanning, I am going to choose Split; I'll just choose 2. InDesign creates a new little zone inside this text frame, and it splits it up into two columns. You can't really see the c...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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