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Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents

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Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents justiceerolin 1/6/09 12:53 PM
I need to create a two-column layout in Google Docs. 
 
Please note that this is not for Google Spreadsheets, but for Google Documents (Word, Write equivalent).
 
It's seems like a pretty straightforward setting to change, but I can't find it anywhere.
 
Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents ahab 1/6/09 1:16 PM
Google Docs text editor does not support a multi-column layout. The only 'workaround' you can try is to fake it using a multi-column, one row table. However, and you won't like that, the text will not 'snake' along columns with this method...
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Gill 1/6/09 1:17 PM
You will have to fake it with a 2-column borderless table.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents justiceerolin 1/6/09 1:21 PM
Does Google plan on adding this functionality anytime soon?  It seems like such a basic feature that it should have been in there since Day 1.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents gabc 6/12/09 7:10 PM
Agreed.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Gill 6/13/09 11:16 AM
I think hte problem is it's really hard to do in HTML, which is what the underlying format is I believe.

<<Does Google plan on adding this functionality anytime soon?>> Who knows? It is not Google's practice to let us know what the future holds.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Andrew Giles 7/31/09 12:34 PM
With pure html perhaps.. not with html + CSS.
This should be easy for the code wizards at GOOG.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Jake.wewwl 7/23/10 3:26 PM
I see that almost a year later there is still no column support. I would really like to know if this is a feature Google plans on adding anytime soon.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Gill 7/24/10 5:36 AM
I'm afraid Google never reveal future plans.....
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents neomech 9/17/10 9:39 AM
I'd also like to see columns!  I agree it might be difficult with pure html, but it seems like such a basic feature for a word processor, and there's a lot going on that's not pure html as it is!
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Linda J-H 10/17/10 9:34 PM
Wraparound columns should be a basic feature. I don't understand why Google doesn't have this function on their documents.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents juln 8/20/15 2:42 PM
Thank you for your continued feedback on this feature. This currently is a feature that is not available in Google Docs. I have made sure to pass along this request to the product team. You can also share your feedback by the steps below. I will make sure to post back with any updates.

How to Submit Feedback or Feature Suggestions for Google Docs
1. Open a Google Docs document.
2. Go to Help > Docs help.
3. Click on Send feedback (at the bottom).
4. Type in your feedback suggestions.
5. Press the blue Send button.


Cheers,

Julianne
Google Docs Community Manager
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Nascarnonna 8/21/15 6:27 AM
Columns are a huge need in google docs.  My school system is planning on not renewing our Office software at the end of the school year and then, I will be forced to only use Docs.  While I like it, I use columns constantly.  HELP!

Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents DAS1951 8/21/15 6:53 AM
Nascarnonna, I wonder whether the IT dept has had any input in this decision, or maybe the school does not care about document functionality.  If it is a purely financial decision they might also learn the cost of supporting people in an unfamiliar environment, or does everyone there already use GDocs?

A 'workaround' is using LibreOffice or OpenOffice.  As I have used neither I am not sure which is better; I recently read a comment that LO interacts better with MS Office, at least on the text editor side, but I have not verified this.
Both will be compatible with GDocs as they use the Open Document Format.  That means you can convert between gdocs and ODF as you can now with MS Office but you will still experience loss of formatting and layout to a greater or lesser extent, as with any file-type conversion.

Maybe this helps a bit.
Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Renee Nicole 8/21/15 9:20 AM
Why don't they have columns yet?

Re: Making Two Column Layout in Google Documents Dana Wells 8/24/15 11:52 PM
Now it is 2015 and still no way to make columns?