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How to Span and Split Text Across Columns in InDesign

In this InDesign how-to video, Bart Van de Wiele shows how to span a paragraph across columns in a multi-column text frame and also split a single column into multiple “mini” columns to better fill up space. Just by using the Span and Split Columns command, he is able to create a variety of text widths, all while keeping everything in one, easy to manage frame.

This comes from Bart’s “10 Essential InDesign Productivity Tips” session at CreativePro Week 2021.

Bart Van de Wiele is a LinkedIn Learning author and public speaker currently working as a Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe. Visit his website at