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    Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    Anyone know if there is a keyboard shortcut to move from one "newspaper" column to the next? (These are the columns created by Format ==> Columns...) I salute the person that can enlighten me on this point... <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    Since you didn't post which version, my answer is specifically to Word 97 SR2.

    This <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q157/9/35.asp>Knowledge Base article</A> gives all the Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 97. I looked there and searched for the term "column." There is no keystroke listed there for moving from one "newspaper" column to the next.

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    It is Word 97 SR-2, Kellie -- thanks!

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    You can use Ctrl+Shift+Enter to insert a column break, which will jump you to the next column.
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    Thanks Egghead! <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    Hi Sarah,

    If you want to use newspaper columns more as parallel columns, it is much easier to use a borderless Word table instead.

    With this method you can press <Tab> to move from one column/cell to the next and your information will align better.

    Otherwise you need to insert a column break to move to the right column and a continuous section break to move back to the left, and you have to align the information yourself.
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    Re: Keyboard shortcut to move from one column to anoth

    That's a great idea -- this article is 4 pages long. I'll put all the text into a borderless table with one row and one column, and then Format ==> Columns and make it 2 columns. I still won't be able to hit <Tab> to go to the other side since the table is one column and one row, but I had never thought of that as a way to get the multi-column look.

    Cheers <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> to you too, and thanks!

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