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I added \threecolumn but it doesn't work.

What command will change the document layout to three column format with dividers visible like the following illustration?

---------HEADER---------
###### | ###### | ######
###### | ###### | ######
###### | ###### | ######
###### | ###### | ######
###### | ###### | ######
###### | ###### | ######
---------FOOTER---------
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You can use the multicol package to do this. It's manual is typeset in three column format! (at least the first half). A separation line can be added by setting the \columnseprule length.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{lipsum}% dummy text

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt}

\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{3}

\section{Test}
\lipsum
\section{Test}
\lipsum
\section{Test}
\lipsum


\end{multicols}
\end{document}
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\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{multicol}
\setlength\columnseprule{0.5pt}
\begin{document}

\begin{multicols}{3}
\blindtext
\end{multicols}

\end{document}

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