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Anyway to set up columns so text goes down one side

asked 2017-12-03 12:36:15 +0100

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I want to create a 2 page document, with 2 columns. But I would like to have the text stick to one side. Atm, when I start a new page the text starts on the left side. I have to manually move the sections of text. I'm concerned it will cause editing issues, later on.

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A question in return: What do you intend to use the other column for?
As there may not be a solution doing literally what you want, this is relevant concerning possiböe workarounds / alternatives.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-12-03 14:06:28 +0100 )edit

I'm revising my CV. I looked to see how CV's are done these days, and the ones I saw had the two columns. One side was work history, the other side, was key skills contract details.

AdW1080 gravatar imageAdW1080 ( 2017-12-03 14:17:46 +0100 )edit

In this case I would also suggest as @floris v did. In fact it's the way I use if I want to comment on imported or older texts. Works well. In addition I would suggest to give the table a third column. The middle column with a rather small width just for separating left from right.
BTW: A table cell is not restricted to one page in height.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-12-03 16:23:04 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-12-03 16:13:49 +0100

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If you want two columns independent of each other, the best way us to use a table with two columns. The number of rows will depend on how you want to combine or separate historical data and/or those skills.

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answered 2017-12-03 16:58:00 +0100

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Hi it worked. Much easier to edit. Thanks for you help.

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Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-12-03 17:13:34 +0100 )edit

Wiki post as question is bad: you cannot get any karma voor it, so you can't become more useful for this board, and nobody can really improve your question for you.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2017-12-03 17:27:57 +0100 )edit
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