How to Change Column Spacing in Google Docs

Whether you’re writing an article or creating a newsletter, a document with columns could be your preferred method for displaying your content. But if you’ve added columns to your document, it may seem like there is either too much or too little spacing between those columns, resulting in a document that could be difficult to read.

Luckily there are a few options concerning columns that you can adjust in Google Docs, including the amount of spacing between them. Our guide below will show you where to locate this setting so that you can change it to the preferred amount of space.

How to Increase or Decrease Column Spacing in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers, like Firefox or Edge, as well.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the Google Docs file containing the columns to modify.

Step 2: Click the Format tab at the top of the window.

click the Format tab

Step 3: Select the Columns option, then click More options.

click Columns, then More options

Step 4: Change the value in the Column spacing field to the desired amount of spacing, then click the Apply button.

how to change column spacing in Google Docs

Is the text in your document either too large or too small? Find out how to change the font size for an entire Google Docs document and quickly make all of your text the same size.

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