Resume templates

How can I make a resume with the template I bought?
How do I save my document as pdf?
How can I add my own information?
How can I add a photo?
Can I change the colors of a template?
Can I change the headings?
Can I change the layout?
Can I change the number of pages?
Which version of Word do I need?
Can I use Open Office or Pages?
Can I use a Mac?
Can I upload my resume to a job board?

How can I make a resume with the template I bought?
After payment you will receive an email containing a link to the template. With this link you can download the template to your computer. When the template is downloaded, you open it by double-clicking the file. In Word you can add your personal information by double-clicking a textbox, and remove the text that is already there. When you are done, save the document (File > Save). We recommend that you also save the document as a PDF, it will guarantee that the layout of your resume remains the same.

How do I save my document as pdf?
It depends on the version of Word you are using. In most versions you can choose ‘Save As’ and then select ‘PDF’. If you do not have this option, check out this page.

How can I add my own information?
To add information you must first remove the existing text. Press the Ctrl key and the A key simultaneously (for Apple use CMD + A) and press ‘Delete’. Select the text that you have created and copy by pressing the CTRL key and the C key at the same time (CMD + C in OSX). Double-click again on the section in the template and use the Ctrl key and the V key simultaneously (CMD + V in OSX).

How can I add a photo?
To do this, go to ‘Insert’ and ‘Photo’ and choose ‘Picture From File’. Select the file which contains the photo and press ‘OK’.
Sometimes it is necessary to format your picture. Right click on the picture and choose ´Format Picture” and choose (under Format) for ‘Text’ under ´Wrapping Style´. Move the picture to the desired location. To make it more easy give the photo the right proportions before embedding it in the template.

Can I change the colors of a template?
Of course you can. Click with the right mouse button on the object you wish to change. Choose ‘Format AutoShape´. Choose the tab ‘Colors And Lines, and choose a new color. Repeat this process for all objects you want to change.

Can I change the headings?
Yes you can. Double click on the heading you want to change and type the new heading.

Can I change the layout?
Sure. Everything in the template can be changed, moved or resized. You will have to have some knowledge of Word. In general it is best to move an object by using the arrow keys. If you want to place an element more precise hold down the CTRL key (ALT key for Mac) while using the arrow keys to move the object.

Can I change the number of pages?
Yes. First add a page break on the top of your current page. Choose Insert > Page Break. Then copy all of the text and pictures to the (now empty) first page. Then remove text, objects and figures that you no longer need on page two.

Which version of Word do I need?
Almost all of our templates are in Word 97-04 format. We support all versions of Word later then Word 97. A couple of templates are in docx format (2007/2010). For this you will need a version of Word 2007 or later.

Can I use Open Office or Pages?
Unfortunately not at this time. We only support Microsoft Word. This does not mean that the templates will not work in Open Office, Pages or LibreOffice. We don´t support these programs.

Can I use a Mac?
Yes, all templates are suitable for Windows and Mac. On a Mac you will need Microsoft Word 98 or later. On a PC you will need Microsoft Word 97 or later.

Can I upload my resume to a job board?
Unfortunately each website uses different requirements for uploading Word documents. Some of our resume templates contain text boxes. Not all websites can handle text boxes in Word documents. If you can upload your document as a pdf there is no problem. In fact that is the only way to know for sure that the lay-out of your document does not change. Here you can read how to save a Word document as a pdf file.

   
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