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Subject:Re: A bit more about wp programs. From:John Russell <johnr -at- BRS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 7 Sep 1994 09:03:49 EDT
> >> Because
> tables are the only to format parallel columns in Word (WP has both
> tables and parallel columns), Word is nearly useless for my style of
> If you are referring to wrapping columns, as in a page with two columns of
> text, both Word for Windows 2.whatever and 6.0 do this. If I've
> misunderstood your requirement, here, I apologize.
I wondered about this, too. I can think, though, of situations where a
simple two column table would work better than, for instance, inserting
a continuous section break and formatting the section as two column layout
and then inserting another continuous section break to continue on with
single column. OR, formatting a tag with a hanging indent. But I would
think that these situations would be pretty rare.
I situation might be an outdented heading. We used to use them regularly,
until we went to 7x9 page layout (from 8.5x11). The heading would look
This is My Here is the text of the section. I would include
Sample Outdented all relevant information bla bla bla. But it
Heading parallels the outdented heading, so a hanging
indent wouldn't work. And, a table might even
be awkward. We worked around this by creating a
macro that inserted a pre-formatted frame and then
inserted the text of the heading into it. But I
don't think this is what the original poster meant.
Maybe the original poster of this message (can't remember who it was, sorry)
could clarify why exactly *they* (for all those he/she/it people) use
tables to achieve a two column formatting effect.
johnr -at- lurch -dot- brs -dot- com
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