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Basically, I'm working on a resume and having a hard time getting the layout I want.

I have a title for my coursework section called "RECENT COURSEWORK", with each word on a separate line. I want a table of my coursework organized beside it, rather than under the title. How can this be accomplished in Word?

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Create a table right below your text then add a continuous section break and divide the text and the table into columns.

Here's how to do that:

  1. Type your text as you ordinarily would and press Enter. Create a table right below your text. The screen-shot below shows the sample text and tables.

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  2. Insert a "Continuous Section Break" between your group of text and tables. To do that, place the text cursor immediately before the text you want to separate into a new section, go to Page Layout tab > Breaks > Continuous.

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  3. You now have separated your groups of text and table. Show the non-printing characters to see the inserted section breaks by clicking on Home tab > Paragraph group > Show/Hide or simple press Ctrl+*.

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  4. Select a group of text and table and divide it into two columns by clicking on Page Layout tab > Columns > More Columns...

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  5. In the Columns dialog box, select either Two, Left or Right and adjust the column widths and distance between columns, then click on OK.

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  6. Your text and table will now be in separate columns. Press Enter as necessary to move the table to the second column.

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  7. Hide the non-printing characters by clicking on the Show/Hide button. You now have created a table to the right of your text. Output should look like below.

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