A section can be divided into columns with the <w:cols> element.
Note: If the columns are of equal width, then the columns are specified with attributes of <w:cols>. If the columns are not equal, then each column is specified as a child <w:col> element, as shown below.
|equalWidth||Specifies whether all columns are of equal width.|
|num||Specifies the number of columns. If all columns are not of equal width, then the element is ignored, and the number of columns is determined by the number of
Note: Microsoft Word 2007 seems to require the attribute be set even when the columns are not of equal width.
|sep||Specifies whether a vertical line is to be drawn between each column. If set to true or 1, then the line is drawn in the center of the space between the columns.|
|space||Specifies the spacing between columns, in twips or twentieths of a point (1/1440th of an inch). If all columns are not of equal width, then the element is ignored, and the spacing after columns is defined by the same attribute on each <w:col> element.|
|col||Specifies the properties of a single column: <w:col w:space="1440" w:w="2880"/>. It has two attributes:
Reference: ECMA-376, 3rd Edition (June, 2011), Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference § 17.6.3.