question about columns

Participant ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Hello,

In this example I have a single text frame on all the page. This text frame is made of two columns :

 

columns.jpg

At the red cross (only inside left column), I would like have 2 columns. How to do this ?

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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You can try the Split Columns feature for that paragraph or paragraphs.

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Hi Pierre,

to illustrate what Peter said, a screenshot from my German InDesign 2022 where I use the Split to Columns function of the Paragraph panel with three selected paragraphs:

 

SplitTextToTwoColumns-Three-Paragaraphs-Selected.PNG

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Was thinking about this some more while out walking and given the structure there you might actually do better inserting a table.

In any case I think you'll need to do some re-formatting.

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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@Laubender 

I have used this split column window you advise me to use :

split column.jpg

The result is good here, but I wonder if it is possible that between the two sub-columns, I could have something like a double line margin (like at the right :  see red arrow) ?

 

margin.jpg

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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I could have something like a double line margin

What do you mean by a “double line margin”? A vertical rule like this?Capture d’écran 2022-03-18 à 20.33.30.jpg

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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I was thinking to something like this, between the sub-columns :

 

margin (2).jpg

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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You can, with these settings, combining rule above, rule below and paragraph borders.

Capture d’écran 2022-03-18 à 21.12.39.jpg

Capture d’écran 2022-03-18 à 21.08.26.jpg

Capture d’écran 2022-03-18 à 21.10.33.jpg

Capture d’écran 2022-03-18 à 21.08.34.jpg

Of course, you will need to ajust the length of the rules, depending of the column size, it is just a rough.

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If one set this to non-printing one could use the paragraph borders as guides.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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"… but I wonder if it is possible that between the two sub-columns, I could have something like a double line margin (like at the right : see red arrow) ?"

 

That "double line margin" is a non-printing guide.

I do not think that you can get such a guide with split paragraph texts.

 

If you need a visual hint instead that is non-printing you could use paragraph shading that is set to non-printing:

 

SplitToColumn-ParaShading-Non-Printing.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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