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The Template:Col-3 sets column width for each of three columns, with align=left, valign=top. The width, align or valign can be changed: {{col-3 |width=25%|align=right|valign=center}}.

The {{col-begin}}, {{col-break}} and {{col-end}} templates control columns of text on a page:

  • {{col-begin}}: starts a table (followed by {{col-break}} for 1st column)
  • {{col-break}}: triggers the start of each column
  • {{col-end}}: ends the multi-column table.

The widths of columns can be specified by using various additional codes. See below for examples.


{{col-begin|width=70%}}: start table with width.
{{col-break|width=66%}}: start column-1 as 66% wide.
This is text in col-1.
{{col-break|width=33%}}: start column-2 as 33% wide.
Text column-2.

The table will have two columns, with column 1 twice (2×) the width of column 2.

A border of 2px (1px width on each side) corresponds to a 5%. Therefore, with a 2px border—for example, as in Wikipedia:Tutorial/Wrap-up and more info—the width needs to be 95% for the table to fit within the screen. Since it's possible that some tables might not have a border, correction on the individual page could be made after substitution. Another way to create a two column table is like this:

Left column
Right column


See also

Column-generating template families

Family Type
Handles wiki
 table code?dagger
Start template Column divider End template
"Col" Table {{Col-begin}}
or {{Col-begin-small}}
{{Col-2}} .. {{Col-5}}
"Columns" Table Green tickY {{Columns}}
"Multicol" Table {{Multicol}} {{Multicol-break}} {{Multicol-end}}
"Col-float" CSS float Green tickY {{Col-float}} {{Col-float-break}} {{Col-float-end}}
"Columns-start" CSS float Green tickY {{Columns-start}} {{Column}} {{Columns-end}}
"Div col" CSS columns Green tickY {{Div col}}
– {{Columns-list}} (wrapper)
{{No col break}} {{Div col end}}

dagger I.e., can the columns handle the wiki markup {| | || |- |} used to create tables? If not, templates that produce these elements (such as {{(!}}, {{!}}, {{!!}}, {{!-}}, {{!)}}) and/or HTML tags (<table>...</table>, <tr>...</tr>, etc.) will need to be used instead.

External links

This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Col-3

Starts a column in a three-column table begun by {{col-begin}}.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
align align

Horizontal alignment of content.

Auto value
string optional
valign valign

Vertical alignment of content.

Auto value
string optional