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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 05 Aug 2018 16:09 #9619

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Keeping this simple. I only use WordPad to type up letters/documents etc....I know about google docs and the other online stuff but just want the answer to this at the moment as it`s my main word processing program.

WordPad saves documents in these formats only:

Rich Text Document
Open Office XML Document
Open Document Text
Plain Document Text
Other Formats (whatever that is....)

When I type something and want to `save it, I usually don`t choose a format, I close the file I`m working on by clicking the X in the upper right corner and a box appears with `SAVE` and I click on it. I`m then taken to my `Documents file` and a cursor flashes asking me to `name it`. I do this and when I check which format it is saving the document in, it`s always RTF or Rich Text Document.

This is fine. BUT....I`ve been told that if I send a letter, a CV or a document via email attachment, it may not show as I want it to appear at the recipients end? Is this true? I would have thought most computers these days are able to open an attachment that`s been sent as long as it`s not encrypted or a pdf?

Just wanted to know if anyone has had issues with this and what the `fix` is if I was to send a rich text format attachment in an email for example. I would be mortified if I attached a CV and it looked like binary language at the other end!
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 05 Aug 2018 18:01 #9621

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not a expert any more on IT.
dont really use word pad much.

I use Microsoft word these days but i know from experience even sending my CV out to employers they sometimes cant open mainly smaller company's
just a guess but i think it depends on the version
they have if i have old Micro word and they have new some times wont work properly even thou its meant to.

i have had a few replays about my CV formatting
messed up when i sent to agency's etc even thou my copy is correct.


try sending a copy to your self see what it looks like
i have a CV Guide book not much help but it says
some people send 3 or 4 different file formats to jobs applied for RTD,RTF, PDF version etc
i just send the one version thou :cheer:

i had trouble sending my CV to IOSH yrs ago they kept saying they cant open my CV and certificates etc
so i sent it as ,PDF,RTD etc and they still said no it wont open in the end i printed sent by post.
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 05 Aug 2018 19:27 #9623

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Hi Comply,

"Rich Text Format (RTF) is a word-processing format that can be read by many different word processors, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, and Corel WordPerfect. Saving files in Rich Text Format will help ensure that your documents can be opened on a computer regardless of the type of word processor being used."

Can be used and opened its how you want that particular file to look,like if its a cv typed up in a rtf file, note pad etc, will look a bit plain. There is nothing to stop you copying and pasting the text into the body of an email and fully format in in whatever email account you use.Most have good enough free word processing these days built in.


www.cnbc.com/2017/08/18/heres-how-to-choose-the-right-file-format-for-your-resume.html
Don't use obscure formats including .txt, .rtf, .pages or even .docx, as not everyone has the newest version of Microsoft Word. Using one of these formats could result in a hiring manager not being able to open or read your resume, says Allyson Goodman, CEO and co-founder of the Pyramid Consulting Group.



90% of businesses will have Microsoft word installed and most HR departments as their default program so using word is by far the best and most convenient without having to rely to much on will the file format be OK.


Bottom line is if you want just a basic looking document to send rtf etc is all fine,if you want something more professional looking PDF or DOCX are the way to go.

For joke shop use back of a toilet roll :cheer:
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 05 Aug 2018 19:30 #9624

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"i had trouble sending my CV to IOSH yrs ago they kept saying they cant open my CV and certificates etc
so i sent it as ,PDF,RTD etc and they still said no it wont open in the end i printed sent by post."

Me too Blackbeard most probably when the scumbags haven't actually got the job available bit like their other bullshit of texting you to say 'they tried contacting you today but was unable to speak with you??like they never made the call in the first place and want you using your data whole they sip coffee reading jobs off the net that have been posted since last bloody year.
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 05 Aug 2018 19:48 #9625

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For joke shop use back of a toilet roll :cheer:

ha ha gave me a laugh that one jobber :cheer:
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 06 Aug 2018 12:48 #9626

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Blackbeard wrote: try sending a copy to your self see what it looks like

I`ve done this in the past and it attached and opened okay, but will try it with a few of the documents I have saved in rtf and some other formats and see what happens and report back.

This is the area I get confused with because there I am, typing up a nice CV or other such document thinking it`s all nice and crisp waiting to be attached to an email should I ever need to do so and then suddenly realise my nice work will appear (or not) as some encrypted mess at the recipients end! :blink: They might contact me and say "lease send your CV in X format" and I`m clueless. I`m sure this happens to people applying for jobs? How the hell do we combat this when it happens?

I can see the scenario where we see a really good job and want to chase it, send our CV and also cover letter just for the damn thing to fail if they can`t view it?!! Something I need to work on because someone I spoke to last week mentioned that I might have issues using WordPad and relying on anything I created on it being usable.

I know I can use Google Docs or one of the other online programs, but those kind of scare me because they save every keystroke in realtime and save it in a cloud based stotage. I`m okay with that part, but what I`m NOT happy with is the fact it can be so easy to click the wrong key and open up confidential material to sharing with others or not realising. It all seems too easy to make a mistake. It seems thats where everything is heading now these days though and we willall be reliant on online sources for storage. Microsoft Word is a paid for program now so Windows 10 only allows for WordPad use free and OneDrive, which I have set up to use, but try to avoid.
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 06 Aug 2018 15:29 #9628

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Using a gmail account, I attached my CV to an email to myself and opened it with no issues at all. :)

It attached/sent (by default not my choosing) the attachment using the docx format and the CV size was (5k). So I take it that docx is a universal format that can be widely used and opened by others?

The three options when I hovered the cursor over the attachment before opening it were:
download (I presume this means open the attachment?)
Save to drive
Edit with google docs

Save to Drive? Does it mean google drive? I`m wondering too if it would be wise to save a copy of my CV to Google Drive aswell as having a copy of it in my documents folder because although I don`t need to right now,I`m thinking ahead to a time where if I`m coerced into sending my CV to empoyers, what would be the simplest way to do that and if it meant already having my CV uploaded onto a program like Google Docs where I could go in and edit or send it at the click of a key?

Thoughts?
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 07 Aug 2018 14:00 #9635

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Used google docs few times found it to be ok.
I always keep about 4 cv copys on a usb stick
then i can just copy and drag onto desktop

Admin copy for admin jobs
H&S copy for safety jobs
Construction copy for buliding jobs
Standard cv for mix of jobs etc


Also
If you apply for jobs with application form
Example civil service website
most can take a hour filling out the forms
Most likely get the questions to answer

Describe when you worked as a team
Describe when you went beyond the call of duty
What are your strengths and weakness
Describe how you managed your work load in last job role

When i fill out applications out i copy the
question and answer into a word file
Then it can save you time on next application form
If questions are same can just copy and paste.
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 07 Aug 2018 14:33 #9637

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Blackbeard wrote:

Admin copy for admin jobs
H&S copy for safety jobs
Construction copy for buliding jobs
Standard cv for mix of jobs etc

This makes sense Blackbeard because some jobs will expect a CV to be tailored to their specific role, so if we have just a basic outlay with boring words like `excellent communication skills` they will want to know a scenario when we USED these excellent communication skills and not just say we have them! I was on the reed jobsite yesterday reading through their CV pages and it was an eye opener. It made me think more about the various CV layouts expected for different jobs/roles and how they should look/present.

I also have a USB stick for saving stuff, great little gadget. ;)

Blackbeard wrote:
Describe when you worked as a team
Describe when you went beyond the call of duty
What are your strengths and weakness
Describe how you managed your work load in last job role

Ah yes, the questions that need careful thought. Not everyone will have been `beyond the call of duty` for example, so that question could be difficult to answer. I`ve saved a fair few small animals in my time from dying relating to the SSPCA (small birds/mammals) so I could use those experiences to explain what I did and the positive outcomes.

Strengths & weaknesses....I hate that one!
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Microsoft WordPad Format Type 10 Aug 2018 10:34 #9661

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How to not get that job you dont want, be a little more discreet than me though :cheer:


Describe when you worked as a team "I didn't" or 20 years ago :)
Describe when you went beyond the call of duty"Never" or had to leave early as happy hour is every Thursday lunchtime:)
What are your strengths and weakness"Plenty of the later" Strengths would be are usually late but make up for this later in the day :)
Describe how you managed your work load in last job role"Not so good" :)

Thank you for your time i hope ive been able to answer your questions in an honest manner today.

When will you let me know if i have got the job :cheer:


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