How to add columns within a text widget

How do I add columns with in a single text element?

I often do that with the columns short code that I like to use. I generally do that with the shortcodes ultimate plugin. I haven't tried it yet with upfront. The button to add it's shortcodes doesn't exist in the UF editor, but I assume I could build the page in the regular word press page editor and then paste the visual editor text into the upfront text element. But does upfront have a way to create columns within a single text element?