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    Default Open Office docs in Windows.

    Hi , I am new to Linux. When I make documents, for example a resume and send it to a PC using Windows, why does it end up looking different to the way designed it? Areas have text and it is unaligned if viewed as a word doc in windows. Nobody has accepted my resume yet. How do I save the file? I am creating it as a text document, is there a better method?
    I am using openSUSE 11.0
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Open Office docs in Windows.

    ^ Sorry, some areas on the document change to different text^

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    Default Re: Open Office docs in Windows.

    It is better to send your resume as PDF documents. In OpenOffice, you can do it with one click. (Or, File -> Export as PDF).

    PDF formating will remain same irrespective of all platforms. Also, it will look more professional.
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    Default Re: Open Office docs in Windows.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxinlennox View Post
    Hi , I am new to Linux. When I make documents, for example a resume and send it to a PC using Windows, why does it end up looking different to the way designed it? Areas have text and it is unaligned if viewed as a word doc in windows. Nobody has accepted my resume yet. How do I save the file? I am creating it as a text document, is there a better method?
    I am using openSUSE 11.0
    Thanks
    From the other hand, it's absolutely normal if Word renders the text on a slightly different way. Try to use less complex styling, and the rendered document will be more identical to the original in Word.
    You can also try to save your documents in an independent format what is available in Word and in OOo Writer too. Like XML.
    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Open Office docs in Windows.

    Thank you to you both for the good advice. I will give it a shot. See you around these boards. Lots to learn.

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