[LUNI] Resume question
r_a_smith3530 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 1 18:22:25 CDT 2009
If your Open Office is loaded on a Windows PC and you didn't use a template with some fancy theme that MS Office doesn't have, a potential employer should receive much as you created it. If it was done on a Linux PC with MS TrueType fonts installed, pretty much same same. If however, you're doing this on a Linux machine with Linux OOo native fonts, it may look different when opened on the other end on a Windows/MS Office setup. Your formatting should remain, but changes due to differences in fonts (MS Office will probably open it in Times New Roman) may alter appearance somewhat.
Just for giggles, I created a sample letter format document on my Ubuntu Intrepid Thinkpad, using OOo 2.4 Writer. I saved it, copied it and then pasted it to my other laptop running Vista/Win7 with MS Office 2007 Standard loaded. By default OOo used a font called Liberation Serif. I was pleasantly surprised when my Windows machine opened it in the same font. Mind you, I cannot guarantee that the same will hold true when opened in MS Office 2003 or earlier, as that is entirely a different kettle of fish. Office 2003 is the version that most companies are still using.
--- On Wed, 4/1/09, Eric MacAdie <eric at MacAdie.net> wrote:
From: Eric MacAdie <eric at MacAdie.net>
Subject: [LUNI] Resume question
To: "Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion" <luni at luni.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 5:11 PM
I was let go from my company, and so I need to work on my resume. I am
using OpenOffice for this. Since most businesses like resumes in MS Word
format, I will save it as such.
If I save a file as a .doc file and OO displays it as one page, will MS
Word display or print it as more than one page? I don't want just a few
lines bleeding over to the next page. I would like to just sent these
off whenever I want from my home LAN, and not futz around on a computer
at some internet cafe or cough up money for MS Office.
Linux Users Of Northern Illinois (Chicago) - Technical Discussion
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