Specifies the number of columns and the column layout for a page style, frame, or section.
Choose Format - Page - Columns tab
Choose Format - Frame/Object - Columns tab
Choose View - Styles and Formatting - open context menu Modify/New - Columns tab
Choose Insert - Frame - Columns tab
Choose Insert/Format - Section(s) - Columns tab
- 1 Default settings
- 2 Width and spacing
- 3 Preview Field
- 4 Separator line
- 5 Apply to
- 6 Properties
You can select from predefined column layouts, or create your own. When you apply a layout to a page style, all pages that use the style are updated. Similarly, when you apply a column layout to a frame style, all frames that use that style are updated. You can also change the column layout for a single frame.
Enter the number of columns that you want in the page, frame, or section.
You can also select one of the predefined column layouts.
Evenly distribute contents to all columns
Evenly distributes the text in multi-column sections.
Width and spacing
If the Automatic width check box is not selected, enter the width and spacing options for the columns.
Displays the column number, as well as width and distance to the adjacent columns.
Moves the column display one column to the left.
Moves the column display one column to the right.
Enter the width of the column.
Enter the amount of space that you want to leave between the columns.
Creates columns of equal width.
Displays a preview of the current selection.
The column layout preview only shows the columns and not the surrounding page.
This area is only available if your layout contains more than one column.
Select the formatting style for the column separator line. If you do not want a separator line, choose "None".
Enter the length of the separator line as a percentage of the height of the column area.
Select the vertical alignment of the separator line. This option is only available if Height value of the line is less than 100%.
Select the item that you want to apply the column layout to. This option is only available if you access this dialog by choosing Format - Columns.
Specify the text direction for a paragraph that uses complex text layout (CTL). This feature is only available if complex text layout support is enabled.