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Old 05. Sep 2013, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Joe A.TT
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Burn-IT, I agree with torres-no-tan-magnifico's advice. When you create your resume in Open Office or Kingsoft, you should save it in either .odt or .doc format, but that's only for your own personal purposes. That is, saving a copy in those formats will allow you to edit it in the future if there's anything you need to add or update. However, you should not send a resume out in that format. Your recipients shouldn't have the ability to edit your resume. If you send it to them in .odt, .doc, .docx or .rtf, then they could edit it, and you don't want that. That's why you should export your resume to a PDF format. The PDF file is the one you should distribute. PDF will allow them to read your resume but not change it.

If you are concerned with security you could go even further and get the free and portable version of PDF-XChange Viewer. You could then use it to set permissions on the PDF so nobody can alter it.

Notice I didn't even mention WordPad. That's because it doesn't have the ability to export to PDF.

Last edited by Joe A.TT; 05. Sep 2013 at 04:25 PM. Reason: Added info on WordPad
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