Commands > M commands > MTEXT > 
Columns Menu
Quick Reference

Allows you to format an mtext object into multiple columns.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabAnnotation panelMultiline TextNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: Draw  Text  Multiline TextNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Draw 
 Command entry: mtext


You can specify column and gutter width, height, and number of columns. You can edit column width and height with grip-editing.

To create multiple columns you always start with a single column. Depending on the column mode you choose, you have two different methods for creating and manipulating columns – static mode or dynamic mode.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

No Columns

Specifies no columns for the current mtext object.

Dynamic Columns

Sets dynamic columns mode to the current mtext object. Dynamic columns are text driven. Adjusting columns affects text flow and text flow causes columns to be added or removed. Auto height or Manual height options are available.

Static Columns

Sets static columns mode to the current mtext object. You can specify the total width and height of the mtext object, and the number of columns. All the columns share the same height and are aligned at both sides.

Insert Column Break Alt+Enter

Inserts a manual column break.

Column Settings

Displays Column Settings dialog box.