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I want to put a poem in one language and its translation in another language side  by side on a page with the lines corresponding. How to do? Is it with 'insert columns'?
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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No. Columns work as in newspapers, taking no account of vertical alignment.

Use a two-column borderless table.
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by:Eirman
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In Word 2007

Page Layout > Columns
and choose two

For more precise column layout and options such as gutter width, line between columns, unequal widths,
choose More Columns rather than two.
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by:Michael Murphy
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Thank you. I have it done.
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by:Michael Murphy
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Very prompt, clear advice. I learned something and it worked.
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by:Qlemo
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GrahamSkan is correct. You'll have to use one table row per sentence or line to be able to exactly align original and translation with ease.
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by:Eirman
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I missed the "side by side" mention in the question by poor speed reading,
so Graham's reply is the best/ideal solution.
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by:Michael Murphy
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I marked  GrahamScam as the BEST SOLUTION.  Clearly that indicated the solution that I used. Cant see why I was reprimanded
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Both comments got the same amount of points.
That's going to happen more often because of the way questions are now closed - an extra step is now required to reapportion points.
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by:Michael Murphy
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True. I assumed that when I mark one question as 'best answer' the system will allocate it higher marks than the 'assist'. I was wrong
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I didn't know that, either.

However, since our answers were in actual contradiction, I guess that subsequent readers will be able to draw their own conclusions.

For myself, I frequently misread the question and fire off a quick, but inappropriate reply. It wasn't me that did it this time, but the facts that your compatriot supplied were correct in themselves. They just didn't fit the question.

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