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How can I distribute the information equally to each column?

asked 2020-06-02 14:52:35 +0200

Mesut Çifci gravatar image

updated 2020-07-21 23:16:33 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a page with some information.

1) I want to split this page into columns. For this i used Page Style > Colums section. But there is a problem like this in here.

2) Also I can only write on the left column, I can't write on the other columns.

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answered 2020-06-02 15:15:51 +0200

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Sections with column are intended for continuous text as you find in newspapers. Text can be evenly distributed if your section is smaller than a page and you check the option. You can force a break to next column but this does not change the general intent of section: text in one column logically continues from the previous column.

When your "columns" contain independent topics, as this seems to be your case: a title at head of "column" and description below, with the height of the title bit required to be the same in all "columns" and maybe several paragraphs to be compared from column to column and thus submitted to the same height synchronisation constraint, prefer a table: one row for the title and one row for each "topic" to be compared. Each cell can contain any number of paragraphs but you are guaranteed that all rows will line up nicely. To emphasize change of "topic" you can add borders (traditional table).

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answered 2020-06-02 15:02:38 +0200

keme gravatar image

Manually direct input to next column:

  • Insert manual column break.

Automatic distribution of content:

  • To have content evenly distributed across columns, use single column page and insert a 3 column section.
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I tried what you said but not work for me. I will try it from other computer. Thanks.

Mesut Çifci gravatar imageMesut Çifci ( 2020-06-02 15:21:54 +0200 )edit

You are probably better helped by @ajlittoz' suggestion. Table columns divide content in a different way than page/section columns, is more intuitive with handling of multiple chunks of info, graphical objects, and generally seems better suited to the purpose you have outlined.

keme gravatar imagekeme ( 2020-06-02 15:27:35 +0200 )edit
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