The [columns] tag begins a section where separate chunks of text are placed visually side-by-side, like with newspaper columns. The [nextcol] tag works with the [columns] tag to separate individual columns from one another. Usage of the [columns] tag is best demonstrated by example:
This text is in the first column.|
This is a second line in the first column.
This is the second column,|
with a second line.
This is a third column.|
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The ending [/columns] tag is required.