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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.