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Make two columns with bullets or numbers in a Word Document

Creating Dual Columns with Bulleted or Numbered Lists in Word

Microsoft Word has a great feature that makes a list of bullet points for your document that you can choose from. You can easily make two columns with bullets in Word or PowerPoint with a couple of simple steps.

In this article, you can make two columns with bullets or numbers, as explained beneath the table of contents.

Make two columns with Bullets Using Section Breaks

Make sure your cursor is positioned at the beginning of a document
On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, select the paragraph mark to show it on the document
Show paragraph mark
Show paragraph mark
Go to the Layout tab in the Page Setup group, then click Columns and then select Two
Selecting two columns formatting
Selecting two columns of formatting
On the same tab, in the same group, click Breaks and then select Continues under the Section Breaks
Applying continuous section breaks for dividing columns
Applying continuous section breaks for dividing columns
Now the cursor moves one step below the previous position (After applying the continue section break) so again keep the cursor at the same position
keep the cursor at the same position
keep the cursor in the same position
On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, select the bullets or numbering (Here, bullets or numbering don’t appear until you start typing.)
Applying bullets or numbering
Applying bullets or numbering
Now type the text and hit the Enter key to start the next bulleted or numbered list.
Lastly, turn off the paragraph mark.

Note: A bullet will not be created in the column immediately after you type text and hit the Enter key for the next bullet list. If you want to see a bulleted or numbered list, you have to type the text.

Create two columns with bullets using the selection

To learn how to split bullet points into two columns in Word using text selection, read the following steps:

As soon as you select the Two under the Columns, automatically a two-column bulleted or numbered list will be created.
Then select all the bulleted or numbered lists you created
On the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns and then select Two
As soon as you select the Two under the Columns, automatically a two columns bulleted or numbered list will be created.

How to make two columns of lines in a Word Document

To learn how to make a two-column list or line in Word, do the following:

Type the text you want
Then select all the text
On the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Columns and then select Two.

How to make two rows of bullet points in Word

To make two rows of bullet points, after creating one row of the list hit Enter two times to start the next row of bullet points in Word.
To make two rows of bullet points after creating one row of the list hit Enter two times to start the next row of bullet points in Word.

Whether you’re creating a new document or adding pages to an existing one, creating multiple columns in your document with bullets or numbers is useful. Thankfully, there are several ways you can speed up the process of making columns in MS Word easier and more enjoyable.

What are the 2 uses of using two columns with bullets in Word?

1. It is also useful if you create pages of web pages that contain multiple columns.

Is it possible to adjust column width?

Yes, use the “Columns” dialog to adjust the width of columns as needed.

Can I change column layout after adding content?

Yes, you can change column layout, but reformatting may be needed to maintain content flow

Can I adjust column layout for specific sections?

Yes, use section breaks to customize column layouts for different parts of the document.

Can I have different bullet styles for each column?

Yes, apply bullet styles individually to each column’s bulleted lists.

How do I make a numbered list in two columns?

Create a numbered list in the first column, then manually number items in the second column to match.

Can I add bullets to content in two columns?

Yes, create a bulleted list in each column separately to organize content.

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