How to Remove Columns in Google Docs

Are you working on a document in Google Docs that contains columns, and you would either like to remove one of those columns, or you would like to revert the document to a standard, one-column one? Luckily this is a setting that you can modify in Google Docs.

Whether the columns in the document are there because you added them, or you received a document from someone else that contained columns, there are a number of reasons to change the amount of columns in a document. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can either remove all of the columns or reduce the amount of columns.

How to Change the Number of Columns in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will work in other modern desktop browsers as well.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at and open the document containing the columns.

Step 2: Click the Format tab at the top of the window.

click the Format tab

Step 3: Choose the Columns option, then click the image with the desired number of columns.

how to change the number of columns in Google Docs

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