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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: What Format for Word Users Reply with quote

I currently use a Mac with open office what format should I use for windows users using word. Whenever I send my resume they tell me they can't read it. Also can I change the format of an existing resume or do I have to start over.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What Format for Word Users Reply with quote

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Ibis99 wrote:
Whenever I send my resume they tell me they can't read it.


Which format (file type in SAVE/SAVE AS dialogue) do you save? (Old) Word users need *.doc

But why not export as PDF and send that? Your resume not have to be changed by others Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any important documents such as resumes should always be sent as a PDF. PDFs can be opened on every operating system including a mobile phone and the page formatting doesn't change. It also makes it harder for the recruitment company to alter your resume.

Otherwise:
ODF text document (ODT) When sharing an OpenOffice document with OpenOffice users.
MS Word 97/2000/XP (DOC) when sharing with MS word users as this is compatible with all versions of Word.

OpenOffice can do strange things when saving in MS Word format so it's best to stick with ODF and save a copy as doc when you need to share with others.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chopsuwe wrote:

OpenOffice can do strange things when saving in MS Word format so it's best to stick with ODF and save a copy as doc when you need to share with others.


And how! I recently tried to save a file as a Word file, and all the font information got lost! Most of the time I export as PDF's if I'm going to, say, print a file (I don't own a printer, so I need to take the file to a library machine to print) because other machines don't have all the same fonts I have, so PDFs are the way to go there. But I tried writing a .doc file just as an experiment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRG wrote:
I recently tried to save a file as a Word file, and all the font information got lost!


You have to make sure the reader's machine have the same fonts installed!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probe1 wrote:
BRG wrote:
I recently tried to save a file as a Word file, and all the font information got lost!


You have to make sure the reader's machine have the same fonts installed!


I am perfectly aware of this. But in the case I'm talking about, I opened the document on the same machine that I'd saved it on, so of course all the fonts were installed!
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