Learn about the changes in file format of Microsoft® Office 2010
What are the different types of file formats provided by Microsoft Office 2010?
Microsoft Office 2010 file formats documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft Office file formats, including the binary file formats as well as the standards-based file formats, ODF and Open XML (ECMA 376 and IS 29500). The binary file format documentation is designed to describe each such file format in detail as it is used by applications to create documents. The ODF and Open XML documentation is designed to describe how Microsoft has implemented those standards in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. It is also intended for use in conjunction with the publicly available standard specifications, computer language design and implementation art. What it assumes is that the reader either is familiar with this material or has access to it.
The different types of file formats provided by Microsoft Office 2010 are given below:
- Use Microsoft Word 2003 formatted .doc files
- Convert MS Word document into text
- Convert MS Word document into PDF
Use Microsoft Word 2003 formatted .doc files
Microsoft Office 2003 version is a bit old and not everyone is a fan of Microsoft products, but it is the de facto standard file format for resumes. And while you might prefer to author and maintain your resume in other tools, you must realize that most managers, recruiters, and others that want to read or review your resume are probably most proficient with MS Word. It is keeping your master resume in MS Word format also provides you with the most flexibility for providing resumes to people in any other formats that might be needed.
Convert MS Word document into text
There is not as much need for a txt formatted resume as there used to be. In the early years of online job searches, you used to paste text resume directly into e-mail messages to apply for online jobs. The primary use is to paste portions of your resume into the online resume such as monster, supplying them with your career details properly deposited into their specific online templates. In the importing mechanics are still not without problems, so pasting the text in by hand is preferable.
Your moderately complex looking resume or your need to include graphics or items that might not print well on every model of printer, then the PDF file format is a good choice. The problem with a PDF file, you send it to a recruiter or company they could not always import it easily into their resume tracking system. The PDF format also limits the ability of the recruiter to easily select text from your resume when proposing you to a potential hiring manager.
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