Show Rems side by side using columns.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes it's useful to put content side by side within the same document (rather than across multiple documents, using panes). For example, you might want to create a dashboard that shows widgets side by side, or create a pros-and-cons list with the pros on the left and the cons on the right. You can accomplish this with columns.

As an example, here's the top of the homepage that's included in the Student Workspace example tag (add this example to your own knowledge base by searching for Tags in Ctrl+P search and looking at the Community Examples section).

Columns of Rems, discussed in this article, should not be confused with the columns of a table, which correspond to properties of the Rems that have the table's tag; see Tables for details.

Creating multiple columns

Type /c and then the number of columns you want to show side-by-side, then press Enter. You can create between 2 and 5 columns. This will create several columns, each containing the placeholder Empty Column; click on the placeholder to start adding Rems.

Deleting a single column

Simply delete all of the Rems in the column.

Deleting all columns

Highlight at least one Rem that is not part of the columns (this can be an empty Rem), in addition to the set of columns themselves, then press the Delete key.

Returning to a single column beneath a set of columns

Click on the page well below any of the columns. The new Rem that RemNote creates will be outside of the columns.

Using wide layout

If you have many columns in a document, particularly for something like a dashboard, it may be desirable to enable Wide Layout for that document to make your columns wider and use all of the horizontal space on your screen. Do this by hovering over the document title, clicking the Document Style link, and switching on Wide Layout.

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