Word for Office 365 – How to Add Column Dividers

Adding columns to a document can give it an appearance that might be more suited for a flyer or a newsletter. Similar to what you would see in a newspaper, simply adding columns as elements can dramatically affect the layout of a document.

But after adding columns in Word, it might still seem like something’s missing, particularly if you find the document difficult to read. Our tutorial below will show you how to add column dividers in Word so that you can include a visual elements that improves readability.

How to Put Divider Lines Between Columns in Word 365

The steps in this article were performed in the Word for Office 365 application, but the steps are very similar in most other versions of Word as well. This guide assumes that you already have columns. If not, you can add them by going to the Layout tab, then clicking Columns.

Step 1: Open your document in Word.

Step 2: Select the Layout tab.

word 365 layout tab

Step 3: Click the Columns buttons, then select the More Columns option.

click columns, then more columns

Step 4: Check the box to the left of the Line between option, then click OK to apply the setting.

how to add column dividers in word 365

An example of a two-column document with a column divider is shown below.

sample word document with column dividers

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