FAQ

Fonts
How to install Fonts

It is very important to install the fonts first (and activate them by restarting your computer) to ensure
your resume format is exactly as shown in the pictures.

 

Each resume template comes with instructions
and fonts. Installing fonts is listed in folder Fonts under our resume template file. Without the proper fonts, yes, the formatting will change because
your computer will replace the font with fonts already installed on your computer. Each fonts has a
different size, so smaller or larger fonts will change the formatting.

 

WINDOWS® USERS:

 

1. First, close any open applications. Newly installed fonts may not appear in your font menu if you ignore this step.

2. Navigate to the folder Fonts ( Resume template > 2. Fonts ) that contains the fonts in .otf or .ttf format.

3. Select the fonts you want to install, then right-click the selected fonts and choose "Install."

4. The fonts are now installed and will appear in the font menus of your applications

 

MAC® USERS:

1. First, close any open applications. Newly installed fonts may not appear in your font menu if you ignore this step.
2. Double-click on the font, Clicking on the font file will open Font Book automatically. You'll see a dialog box with a preview of the font. Press "Install Font.," the font is installed!
3. *You must restart Word/Pages in order for the fonts to load into the program. Close the program completely and then re-open it. Some older computers may require restarting.

Change the font type and size

 FONT - Select the text you want to modify.

1. Left-click the drop-down arrow next to the font style box on the Home tab. The font style drop-down menu appears.

2. Move your cursor over the various font styles. A live preview of the font will appear in the document.

3. Left-click the font style you want to use. The font style will change in the document.

 

SIZE - Select the text you want to modify.

1. Left-click the drop-down arrow next to the font size box on the Home tab. The font size drop-down menu appears.

2. Move your cursor over the various font sizes. A live preview of the font size will appear in the document.

3. Left-click the font size you want to use. The font size will change in the document.

Open & Edit The Templates
How to open templates

1. Choose your program file: Microsoft Word (Mac or PC .docx file format ) or Apple Pages (Mac only, macOS Sierra, Pages version 6+ ).

2. Choose your paper size: US Letter for US residents, or A4 for any other country. The paper sizes are different.

  • Corrupt Files? If you get an error that the files are corrupt or cannot be opened, email us with your version # or year of
    Word or Pages and we will send you the files individually.
  • Microsoft Word 2008 or earlier, or Pages ’09? If you open the files and they just look off, you may have an old version of
    Word/Pages, but just message us with your version of Word or Pages and we can send you the corresponding files. =)

3. Save the file as a different filename on the Desktop or somewhere you’ll easily remember as soon as you start typing in your
information. This is to preserve the original downloaded file just in case you need to go back and start from scratch.

How to edit templates

1. Change one line at a time: This resume template is made up of individual text boxes, so for the best results please click
    carefully so as not to move any items and only change one line at a time when inserting your own text (tutorial on next page). If
    you are pasting from an old resume, take note of what the font is supposed to be set at in the template and be sure to change
    the font back to what it’s supposed to be after you’ve pasted. If you aren’t familiar with using text boxes and need a format
    clean-up when your resume is complete, you can email it to us at news.officeresume@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to help.

 

2. Don’t forget about the icons! Extra icons can be found in the folder titled - Icons. Choose the correct file for Word or
    Pages. If you need help inserting them, please email me! It only takes me a second and can save you some time and
    frustration.

Color
How to change the color of a shape

1. Click the shape that you want to change. If you want to change multiple shapes to the same color,
click the first shape, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other shapes.

 

2. On the Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, dick the arrow next to Shape Fill, and then click the
color that you want. To choose no color, click No Fill.

Change the color of text

1. Select or block the text that you want to change, and move your pointer to the Mini tool bar that
appears with your text selection.

 

2. Click Font Color, and then select the color that you want.

Change the color of a shape border

1. Click the shape border that you want to change. If you want to change multiple shape borders to the
same color, click the first shape, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other shapes.

 

2. On the Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the arrow next to Shape Outline, and then click the
color that you want. To hide the border, click No Outline.

Pdf
Save as a borderless pdf file for emailing/uploading

If you’re uploading/emailing your resume, you MUST save it as a PDF file! A regular Word/Pages document might not translate
properly on the receiving end, especially when emailing. Also, many companies require PDF format.
 

1. To do this, when you are completely finished with your resume, go to File > Page Setup. Make sure you are under the tab
    Page Attributes. Under Paper Size, click on US Letter (Borderless) or A4 (Borderless).
    *If you cannot find Page Setup in Word, don’t fret. It’s there, you just have to find it. This link will tell you where it is
    depending on your version of Word - http://www.addintools.com/documents/word/where-page-setup.html
 

2. If this option does not show up, you will have to click Manage Custom Sizes at the bottom and then click the + to add a new
    size. Make it a size of 8.5” x 11” (or the dimensions for A4 size if you’re international) and under the section titled Non
    Printable Area, click on User Defined and ensure all of the borders at set to “0.”
 

3. In some versions of Word, in order to preserve these settings you have to hit Save IMMEDIATELY after changing to a
    borderless PDF file. If you even just CLICK somewhere else in the file, it will switch back to a regular, bordered page.
 

4. Once you save your template as a borderless word document by hitting Save, go to File > Save As and then select PDF from
    the Format drop down, or click the PDF button at the bottom of the screen, depending on your version of Word/Pages.
    Save it as something professional, like YourNameResumeMonthYear.PDF (NicoleParker2017.pdf)
    *If there is no option anywhere to save as a PDF, your version of Word probably just needs to be updated. You can
    download the specific update to show the “Save as PDF” option here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/
    details.aspx?id=7

    If you still can’t figure out how to save as a PDF after all that, just email us your resume and We’ll do it for you!

Combining numerous PDFS into 1 file

1. If you are emailing or uploading your resume and are using a cover letter or the references template, you might want to
    combine all your files together so that you’re only uploading one file.

 

2. Once you have saved your template pages as borderless PDF files, go to http://www.pdfmerge.com, upload your PDF files in
    the order in which you want them to appear in your file, and hit the Merge! button. Hitting this button will combine the PDF
    files into one file, which is downloaded automatically onto your computer (probably into your Downloads folder). This site is
    super easy and completely free.

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