Google Docs, like many other word processing applications, gives you the ability to create columns in your document. You can choose between one, two and three columns, based on the type of document you are creating.
But if it seems like the content in the columns is too close together, or if you simply want some kind of visible indicator that separates your columns, then you might like to insert a line between those columns.
Our guide below will show you how to add lines between your columns in Google Docs using an option found on the Columns menu.
How to Insert a Line Between Google Docs Columns
The steps in this guide were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open your document.
Step 2: Select the Format tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Columns option, then click More options.
Step 4: Check the box to the right of Line between columns, then click OK.
Line should then appear between the columns in your document. You can remove the line between columns by simply returning to the Format > Columns > More options menu and clicking the Lines between columns box again to remove the checkmark.
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