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  Keith100 10:12 13 Feb 2014
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I have written my C.V. using Microsoft word. I sent it to my documents so I could email it to employers. I find when clicking on it in 'documents' it will not open & shows this message. Adobe Reader could not open 'CV.doc because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (For example, it was sent as an email attachment & wasn't correctly decoded. I use Windows 7 & Internet Explorer.

  xania 10:36 13 Feb 2014
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You may have got .docx files set yo open in Adobe. Rather than clicking the file, right click and select the 'Open with' option, then tell it to use Word. Make sure that the option to 'always use the selected program...' is checked and this should solve the problem permananently.

  alanrwood 11:08 13 Feb 2014

Actually you should do the above for ,doc and .docx files.

  wee eddie 12:48 13 Feb 2014

I'm sure that this should be obvious, but when Titling your CV, include your Name so that when it sits on someone else's PC they can quickly Identify it.

e.g. "CV-Joe Smith"

  Keith100 21:53 13 Feb 2014

Thank you all for your help & advice. It solved my problem. Regards. Keith.

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