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    I would like to know if I could have say four columns on a word page, run down the first column with a list of names, and at the bottom go to the top of the second column and insert another list of names to the bottom until all four columns are full.

    I have tried to do this and wound up inserting the first name of the second column under the first name in the first column.

    There has got to be a way that word can be used in this way.
    Catz

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    Word 2003?

    If you don't need to align the information horizontally, try Format>Columns (and Insert>Break>Column Break to get the breaks where you want them).

    If you need to control horizontal alignment, you usually get better results with a table.

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    Hi pauliez,

    Your description suggests you might be trying to work with a 4-column table. Don't. Format the page to have 4 columns instead. Then all you need to do is to paste the data after whatever line has the last preceding data in it (but in the same column, unless the next line automatically goes to the top of the next column). Word will take care of the column layout all by itself.
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    Paul Edstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by macropod View Post
    Hi pauliez,

    Your description suggests you might be trying to work with a 4-column table. Don't. Format the page to have 4 columns instead. Then all you need to do is to paste the data after whatever line has the last preceding data in it (but in the same column, unless the next line automatically goes to the top of the next column). Word will take care of the column layout all by itself.
    Thanks guys.

    Will try your suggestions.
    Catz

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Will try your suggestions.
    Thanks again guys.

    Everything worked out better than I thought.

    Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

    Got two more tricks in my Word tool box now.
    Catz

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