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    MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Hello,

    I am into a strange problem with Columns. I made a three column document with first column showing the heading and the other two columns showing the content.
    So far so good.

    But here is the thing, with my initial page, i write the heading in the first column and start writing the content in the second and third column, but when my content goes to the second page, it jumps to the first column.

    Well, no problem, I put the column break and it goes to the second column ... but then the problem arises, it starts a new paragraph forgetting that it is coming from the previous page and shuold not loose the punctuation.

    Is there anyway, I can continue my content without stumbling on my heading content !!!

    Thanks and Regards

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    The way you are using Columns is not what they were designed for. Word assumes that you want text to flow from each column into the next one.

    You could achieve the layout you want more easily by using a three column table.

    StuartR

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    As an alternative to StuartR's suggestion, you could use two columns for the text, and a text box in the margin for the header. See the attached document.
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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Wooow !!!

    This is exactly what I wanted ! ...

    This is the best forum ever !!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much.

    Regards!

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Hi,

    First of all, thank you for your previous help. I am into one another problem.

    I have just two column cell, (as in the attachment of the previous reply). But now I want to add a picture which spans to both the columns.

    I accomplished it by copying the picture and made it one column after selecting it. It appeared exactly as I wanted, but the connection between the column before the picture and after the picture is lost ...

    Now that when I write something before the picture, it losses its flow ...

    any help please !

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Leave the columns setup the way it was (two columns), and make the picture floating above text in the Layout tab of Format | Picture... - select the Square option.
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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Hello Hans,

    Thank you very much yet again !

    I also have to write Fig No: X below the Picture ... I used textbox for it ... but still text comes in the space between the picture and the textbox ...

    any suggestion here ...

    Thank you very much again !

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Using the document that Hans provided, I simply selected the picture, and then used Insert > Reference > Caption and it placed a text box with a caption in exactly the right place.

    StuartR
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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    You can create a floating text box and insert both the picture *and* the caption in the text box. See attached version.

    Note: the text box has been formatted to have no border, so you won't see it when you open the document. But if you move the mouse pointer just above or to the left of the picture, it will change to a four-pointed arrow. Clicking will then select the text box.
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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    thank you very much stuart and Hans ... the workaround stuart provided worked great ... also it gave auto numbers to the figures, which I think is veryyy coooool


    Thank you again guys !

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Hi (yet again)

    The thing which i did with Images, can I do it with Tables.



    I have two column cell, (as in the attachment of the previous reply). Previously I added Image but now I want to add a Table which spans to both the columns.

    I accomplished it by copying the picture and made it one column after selecting it. It appeared exactly as I wanted, but the connection between the column before the picture and after the picture is lost ...

    I tried to find the same setting as I did in Pictures, but it isnt there.

    Right now whole of the page is given to the Table.

    Thank you very much yet again

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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Just like a picture, you can make a table floating:
    - Click anywhere in the table.
    - Select Table | Table Properties.
    - In the Text wrapping section of the Table tab, click Around.

    See the attached version. The table is on page 2.
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    Re: MS Word Column Problem (2002)

    Thanks again Hans !

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