The only information I can find out about Microsoft word columns concerns “snaking” them (so that the bottom of one column leads to the top of the next one, like a newspaper), which doesn’t help me at all, since I want to create side-by-side columns. (I.e., I want the material in Column B to comment on the material in in Column A.)
Specifically, I’m writing a screenplay and need a format such that I have the visual stuff in the left hand column and the verbal stuff in the right hand column, and they need to align more or less perfectly. I’m finding it vexingly difficult to find out how to do this seemingly simple task.
If anyone knows how to do this, or at least to point me to a source that might explain this to me, I’ll be grateful for the tutelege.
Until then, I’ll be doing my drafting in pencil and paper, if I can calm myself down enough to write. Trying to figure this stuff out by my own wits has put me in such a riled up state that I think I should do some heavy-duty exercise before getting down to work.
Or at least take a walk. But when I’m done, I’ll be checking in to see if anyone has set me straight.
Thanks for the help in getting the great American screenplay written. Look for your name in the credits.