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Old 06. Sep 2013, 07:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I created a resume in WordPad,but it was not holding formatting no matter what file type I used,especially when printing.I was advised to use a better word processor and save as .doc. I now have OpenOffice,but from what I can gather, .odt would be a more universal type to use with text files.So, what is the best file type to use when sending out resumes ? Thanks for any help offered.
Are you copying and pasting your txt from your computer to a company's online resume form? If so I have yet to find a way to retain formatting.
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Old 06. Sep 2013, 08:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the helpful responses.I had not considered sending a PDF.

Joeguru: I am currently attaching the document to an email.Good to know
the format will not be held with copy/paste.
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Old 06. Sep 2013, 09:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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There are three versions of .Doc in OpenOffice.Is 97 the version I should be using ? Thanks again.
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as a low weight alternative, I will suggest Kingsoft Office free, which is also good, and has good compatibility with Microsoft Office.
So has FreeOffice (free version of SoftMaker Office): http://www.freeoffice.com
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