Place text in only the left side of a 2-column table in MS Word

Posted on 2014-08-21
Last Modified: 2014-08-21

Suppose you have a Word (2013) doc with several pages of text (broken into paragraphs, etc.). How do you set up a 2-column table so that all of the text is in the left column and the right column is open for adding notes or comments, etc.

By the way, I realize that comments can be inserted in the form of a reviewing pain or balloons, etc. (Review menu), but I am specifically interested in how to do it using a table.

Also, after selecting all of the text, I tried using:

        Insert > Table > Convert Text to Table…

but that placed the text in both the left & right columns of the table.

Question by:WeThotUWasAToad
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    Accepted Solution

    Use the procedure you list above, "Insert > Table > Convert Text to Table" and select 1 column. Then right-click your table and select Insert - Insert Columns to the Right.


    Author Comment

    Ah, I was only a single step shy…

    …plus, I should have just remembered one of my cardinal rules:  When unable to find what you want, remember to try right-clicking!  :)

    Many Thanks
    LVL 22

    Expert Comment

    remember to try right-clicking!
    Truly words to live by! Thanks

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