WordPad is a word processor that is similar to Notepad. Unlike more advanced word processors like Microsoft Word and Word Perfect, WordPad does not support special formatting, bullets or tables. It is limited in its ability for advanced formatting, but can be used to create and edit web documents with HTML (hypertext markup language). If you have basic HTML design skills, you can learn to make columns to create tables in WordPad.
Open WordPad and begin creating your HTML (hypertext markup language) code.
Add the following code to your WordPad document:
Add the following code between your body tag, "":
|Some Information Here|
Create a table with multiple columns by adding "
|This is your first column||This is your second column||This is your third column|
|This is your first column in row 2||This is your second column in row 2||This is your third column in row 2|
Add a background color to your WordPad column by doing the following:
Save your WordPad document by selecting "File > Save As" from the menu. Do not save your WordPad document as an ".rft" file. Instead, save it as an ".html" web file.
Preview the columns you created in WordPad in a web browser. Congratulations-- you've just made columns in WordPad.
Note: You will not be able to view your WordPad columns until you save your document and preview it in a web browser.