Columnize text?

Hey all,

I have been working on a project that would need text to be columnized (2 to be exact) and converted to PDF format. The only problem is, I can't get column-count, column-size, etc to work with wicked_pdf. Is there possibly another solution of programmatically columnizing (either through a div or something else) the text? Splitting the entire body into two at a particular length and avoiding paragraph tags when splitting at a length. Any ideas?