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Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:22 pm

I don't have the ability to make PDFs conveniently is it okay to send my application materials in a word doc format?

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:24 pm

pdf's are better since the formatting will not be altered.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby TTH » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:24 pm

Yes.

Just be careful not to get too cute with fonts or formatting in case they are running some funky version of Word.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:25 pm

download bullzip then print to pdf your materials.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't have the ability to make PDFs conveniently is it okay to send my application materials in a word doc format?

http://www.cutepdf.com/

Plus, don't all versions of Word from 2007 on have 'Export to PDF'?
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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby ran12 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:31 pm

PrimoPDF works pretty well. I was using that until I realized that Office lets you make docs into PDFs.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby thebigdog » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:33 pm

Microsoft word's save as .pdf function isn't convenient?

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby goodolgil » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:34 pm

Something I've noticed recently is documents written in Word 2010 come out looking fucked up on Word 2007 (random spaces deleted for some reason). Def figure out a way to turn them into PDFs if you can. Hell, you could just upload the DOCs to Symplicity which will convert them to PDFs. After that can you can just delete them.

thebigdog wrote:Microsoft word's save as .pdf function isn't convenient?


For me, it wasn't there by default on Word 2007. I remember having to DL some plugin.
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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:35 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I don't have the ability to make PDFs conveniently is it okay to send my application materials in a word doc format?

http://www.cutepdf.com/

Plus, don't all versions of Word from 2007 on have 'Export to PDF'?

This.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:11 pm

goodolgil wrote:Something I've noticed recently is documents written in Word 2010 come out looking fucked up on Word 2007 (random spaces deleted for some reason). Def figure out a way to turn them into PDFs if you can. Hell, you could just upload the DOCs to Symplicity which will convert them to PDFs. After that can you can just delete them.

thebigdog wrote:Microsoft word's save as .pdf function isn't convenient?


For me, it wasn't there by default on Word 2007. I remember having to DL some plugin.

Yeah, I think there was some legal wrangling with Adobe over it. I THINK the first versions of 2007 had it, it got stripped out at some point, and then MS added the capability back in with the plugin. Or something like that.


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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby TTH » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:19 pm

You could always be baller and go with Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft Works.

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Re: Mass mailing firms Word Doc or PDF

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:10 pm

TTH wrote:You could always be baller and go with Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft Works.

I learned on Word Perfect, back in the days before GUIs (no mouse) and long before Corel bought it. There was this plastic template that slipped over the row of F keys and showed their functions for F, F+Ctrl, F+Alt, F+Shift. I threw a fit (I was like 9, okay) when my dad said he was switching to Windows and Word.

ETA: IBT cool story bro.




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