Which File Type ?

  Bayleaf 20:27 06 Oct 2004

Could anyone out there please advise on which file type to use when saving a CV for emailing which will enable the recipient to access it regardless of what software they are using.

  Dorsai 20:52 06 Oct 2004

Generally, just as .TXT

A basic, unformated, no added frills file type that should work almost anywere, on any PC.

  bally1020 21:03 06 Oct 2004

that if you are writing a cv, then the spacing would be important. If it is a simle text file, wont the text spaceing and/or tables be jumbled/?

I may be wrong but thats the first thought that comes to mind!!!! Maybe send two files a .doc and .txt. Doc seems to be quite popular although obviously not EVERYONE will be able to see it


  VoG II 21:04 06 Oct 2004

.rtf (Rich Text Format).

You can save a Word document in this format. It will open in Word, Wordpad and many other programs.

  Dorsai 21:26 06 Oct 2004

But if you are e-mailing it, and they can't read a well presented format.....

That is what snail-mail is for.

Or perhaps, send as an attachment, and include RTF, and .TXT

You can always write it, save it, in several formats, and then open it in the other formats, adjust the look, and save.

I guess.

  TomJerry 21:47 06 Oct 2004

it keeps format.

  powerless 22:07 06 Oct 2004

Phone the switchboard and ask them.

  Bayleaf 21:30 07 Oct 2004

Many thanks to all who responded to this thread. I thought I remember seeing a CV writing website recommending Rich Text but cannot find it now, anyway - thanks everyone.

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