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How to make columns in wordpad

Updated February 21, 2017

WordPad is a word processor that is similar to Notepad. Unlike more advanced word processors like Microsoft Word and Word Perfect, WordPad does not support special formatting, bullets or tables. It is limited in its ability for advanced formatting, but can be used to create and edit web documents with HTML (hypertext markup language). If you have basic HTML design skills, you can learn to make columns to create tables in WordPad.

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  1. Open WordPad and begin creating your HTML (hypertext markup language) code.

  2. Add the following code to your WordPad document: Your Page Title Goes Here

  3. Add the following code between your body tag, "":

    Some Information Here
    Here's what the above HTML code represents: : Creates the table
    : Ends the table : Creates the row : Ends the row : Creates the column : Ends the columns

  4. Create a table with multiple columns by adding "Your content for the column" as follows:

    This is your first column This is your second column This is your third column
    This is your first column in row 2 This is your second column in row 2 This is your third column in row 2

  5. Add a background colour to your WordPad column by doing the following: The background colour for this column will be red The background colour for this column will be blue The background colour for this column will be yellow

  6. Save your WordPad document by selecting "File > Save As" from the menu. Do not save your WordPad document as an ".rft" file. Instead, save it as an ".html" web file.

  7. Preview the columns you created in WordPad in a web browser. Congratulations-- you've just made columns in WordPad.

  8. Warning

    Note: You will not be able to view your WordPad columns until you save your document and preview it in a web browser.

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About the Author

Foye Robinson is a freelance writer and Web designer with Precision Web Crafting. She shares her love for family/relationships, fitness and Web design in her writing. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University and also writes miscellaneous articles and novels.

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