way2strong wrote:Do you want to see the columns as you're typing or are you more concerned with the finished output? If you just need the ouput in columns Latex would fit your needs pretty well, with the benefit that you could keep using notepad.
Sure, he can keep using Notepad to edit the document, but he has to install Latex, and learn how to use it. It's all a bit much just to produce a simple 2-column list unless he's already a Latex user (in which case he wouldn't have started this thread in the first place). Kind of like telling someone who wants a new house to get a degree in Forestry first, then grow their own trees to produce the lumber to build the house out of!
You're over-thinking this. If he doesn't have MS Office already, all he needs to do is download and install OpenOffice/LibreOffice. Format -> Page -> Columns -> 2. Done.