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2012-02-12, 15:38 #1
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Two Column Index Problem
I've hit a really annoying problem that I just can't figure out!
My Word 2007 document contains a two column index. At the moment there are only about 12 entries and these are structured under just two main index entries - for example:
Fruit (main entry)
- Apple (sub entry)
- Orange (sub entry)
- Pear sub entry)
- Lemon (sub entry)
- Lime (sub entry)
- Strawberry (sub entry)
- Potato (sub entry)
- Carrot (sub entry))
- Swede (sub entry)
- Peas (sub entry)
When I generate the index, the two columns are present with Fruit entries on the left and Vegetable entries on the right - so far so good!
However, the last two Fruit entries wrap over to the right column - it's as if the column is too short. I can see how to adjust the column width via 'Columns' in page layout but can't find anything length. I just want to keep all Fruit Entries on the left and all Vegetables on the right.
I wonder if anyone can help?
2012-02-12, 22:33 #2
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I suspect you have a Section break after the Index - which is why you'd have two columns with only a few lines in each.
If you don't mind having all the entries in one column, you could either:
• delete that Section break; or
• go to Word Options|Advanced > Layout Options and check the 'Don't balance columns at the start of a Continuous section' option.
If you want to keep the Index in two columns, you could try adding one or more empty paragraphs just before the final Section break.Cheers,
[MS MVP - Word]