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echooo23
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Online Application Forms - Help!

Postby echooo23 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:59 pm

Every time I upload something, no matter whether it's in .docx or .pdf format, or in times in roman, arial, or some other font, it always ends up looking like garbled wingdings. Does anyone know how to solve this issue? I filled out like 20 of these damn online applications before I realized this. How do I fix it, and should I go back and re-submit apps?

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echooo23
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Re: Online Application Forms - Help!

Postby echooo23 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:59 pm

In the online system, after you upload it, you can click on it again to look at it. It's at that point that I realized they were all garbled wingdings.

But, I just tried it out with Firefox instead of Safari (my default browser) and it works just fine. So I guess that was it. Oops. Also, thank god.

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BostonLove
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Re: Online Application Forms - Help!

Postby BostonLove » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:40 pm

hopkins23 wrote:
echooo23 wrote:In the online system, after you upload it, you can click on it again to look at it. It's at that point that I realized they were all garbled wingdings.

But, I just tried it out with Firefox instead of Safari (my default browser) and it works just fine. So I guess that was it. Oops. Also, thank god.


Okay, it seems like you have it solved now? It may be the way that Safari is opening it up on your browser.


Also, if this is through Symplicity, sometimes it has issues if the name of the document (on your computer that you are trying to upload) is too long. I don't know why, because it seems to be a matter of the document name itself, not the entire pathname.

I check every document on Symplicity before applying to things, but that's only because I've heard of issues (and had one myself) - plus it is a good final check on typos and that you uploaded the right document.

I know you got it to work, but I thought this might be helpful if others have similar issues in the future.




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