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Simply using \twocolumn changes my document to look like this:

-----HEADER----
######   ######
######   ######
######   ######
######   ######
######   ######
######   ######
-----FOOTER----

But I'd like to make the line between two columns visible like this:

-----HEADER----
###### | ######
###### | ######
###### | ######
###### | ######
###### | ######
###### | ######
-----FOOTER----

What command will make the line visible?

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Use \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt}.

EDIT: Obviously, you may freely choose the thickness of the column-separating line. I suggested 0.4pt because standard LaTeX uses this value for rules above footnotes and around fboxes.

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Thanks, and if I want to make it invisible again do I just modify {0.4pt} -> {0pt} ? –  Level1Coder Jul 23 '11 at 11:23
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Yes. Should you want to change settings mid-document, \setlength{\columnseprule}{0pt} will take effect starting with the page where the command was placed. –  lockstep Jul 23 '11 at 11:26

You can use the multicol package (edit: not required in fact) and adjust those settings:

\setlength{\columnsep}{1.5cm}
\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.2pt}
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