on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

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on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:46 pm

so i am advised not to send out .doc for resume and cover letter

is this necessary for symplicity?
or can we just upload .doc files?

appreciate the help

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:01 pm

Probably fine but you might as well take the 5 seconds to convert it to PDF. That ensures the formatting will be preserved and metadata wiped.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:02 pm

thanks so much for the reply,

thing is, i dont have adobe reader pro, only the reader version, how do other people do this?

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:13 pm

If you have a Mac, you can do it from the File menu. There are shareware Windows apps that will do it, too. I used to use this one – http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp – but that was probably like 7-8 years ago, there might be better ones now.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:17 pm

I use PrimoPDF. The formatting thing is a big reason - there are weird situations where you resume might come out to two pages instead of one on a different version of word.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:21 pm

thanks guys

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Ludo! » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:23 pm

Dont all versions of word just allow you to save as pdf? You don't need any other program

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Agent » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:40 pm

TCR. Always send pdfs unless they request something else.

dixiecupdrinking wrote:Probably fine but you might as well [T]ake the 5 seconds to convert it to PDF. That ensures the formatting will be preserved and metadata wiped.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby dr123 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:43 pm

Doesn't symplicity convert .doc to .pdf when you upload it.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:20 pm

dr123 wrote:Doesn't symplicity convert .doc to .pdf when you upload it.


Simplicity converts to PDF when you upload, but it also resets the fonts and screws with formatting, so it's best to just upload the PDF yourself. Use PrimoPDF or Word's save feature or just go into your school's computer lab.

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Re: on symplicity, can we just upload .doc format for resume?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:57 pm

You can download a free word extension from M$ that allows you to save as a pdf.




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